Cover Art: Joseph Sigillo
We’re thrilled to officially announce A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT: HORROR STORIES FROM THE EMPIRE STATE, coming JULY 2018 from Hippocampus Press and raising funds to support New York based writing mentorship non-profit, Girls Write Now.
A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT, edited by James Chambers, April Grey, and Robert Masterson presents twenty-four tales of darkness and fear written by New York authors and set in New York City and state. This collection of original and reprinted stories showcases many unique voices in dark fiction and settings from the fashion world of Midtown Manhattan to the sinister history of upstate New York.
The authors, editors, and publisher will be donating all proceeds from the sales of A NEW YORK STATE OF FRIGHT to Girls Write Now, a New York organization that mentors underserved young women to help them find their voices through the power of writing and community. For 20 years, Girls Write Now has matched teen girls with women professional writers and media makers as their personal mentors and has helped their mentees publish in outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed; perform at Lincoln Center and the United Nations; and earn hundreds of scholastic art & writing awards.
Special thanks to Derrick Hussey for his unwavering support for this book and to our phenomenal cover artist, Joseph Sigillo.
Available everywhere July 4, 2018. Pre-order your copy from Hippocampus Press today!
A New York State of Fright will also available on IndieBound, Amazon, and BN.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by James Chambers
Heels by Alp Beck
East Side Devil by John Foster
Loathsome in New York by Monica J. O’Rourke
The Chosen Place by Patrick Freivald
The Hunting of the Kipsy: A Cryptozoological Report by Hal Johnson
A Few Leaves from the Travelogue of Doctor Julius Jonsson, Cryptobotanist and Hylesoprotolist: Bay Ridge, or, The Belief in the Undead Still Exists in New York by Erik T. Johnson
A Nightmare on 34th Street by Steven Van Patten
Hurricane Zelda, Part IV by K.E. Scheiner
Shoal by Trevor Firetog
The Insects of Seneca Village by Jeff C. Stevenson
The Grim by Allan Burd
In a Pig’s Eye by Teel James Glenn
Welcome to Brooklyn, Gabe by Marc Abbott
Machine Gun/Latté by Amy Grech
The Spouting Devil by Meghan Arcuri-Moran
Rescue Shelter by Dave Sakmyster
Blood Will Tell by JG Faherty
The Lady in the Sideshow: A Circuspunk Story by Charie D. La Marr
Pink Elephants by Patrick Thomas
Everybody Wins by Lisa Mannetti
Edna’s Soul Kitchen by Elizabeth Crowens
Eyes Left by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee
Tales of the White Street Society: The Hairy Ghost by Grady Hendrix
The Long Lost and Forgotten by J Daniel Stone
Join the HWA’s New York Chapter for the latest event in our SUMMER DARK reading series on June 15th!
This Friday’s reading will feature: T. Fox Dunham, Teel James Glenn, and Carol Gyzander
Readings take place at the Oasis Community Garden on West 52nd St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues), from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. *Rain date: June 22nd, 2018.
Feel free to bring snacks. No tickets necessary, but you’re encouraged to RSVP on our Facebook event page.
Thanks to April Grey, we’re excited to announce the HWA-NY SUMMER DARK reading series is returning for 2018, beginning on June 1st! Each evening will feature three of our chapter’s authors reading from their work at the Oasis Community Garden on West 52nd St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues), from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
June 1, 2018: Charie D. La Marr, Marc Abbott, April Grey
June 15, 2018: T. Fox Dunham, Teel James Glenn, Carol Gyzander
June 29, 2018: Tom Connair, Steven Van Patten, Alp Beck
July 13, 2018: James Chambers, Ed Cardillo, Erik T. Johnson
July 27, 2018: Oliver Baer, V. Peter Collins, Amy Grech
*If necessary, rain dates will be scheduled on the off Fridays. Keep an eye on the SUMMER DARK event page or our Facebook event page for updates.
The latest from HWA-NY members…
Oliver Baer recently wrote a blog post for April Grey’s website about his story in her anthology Hell’s Bells: Wicked Tunes, Mad Musicians and Cursed Instruments and he wrote another for Jake TS Wryte’s website, Writing in Darkness. He is putting on a poetry show, Baer Bergen Rockin’ Raga Quartet, at Sidewalk Cafe on May 8 at 9:30 p.m.
Allan Burd’s story, “Mr. Potato Head,” was published in the new anthology, Triggered from J. Ellington Ashton Press.
Ellen Datlow’s original anthology, The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea, was published recently by Night Shade Books and her Bram Stoker Award nominated Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology was recently issued in paperback by Pegasus Books.
Teel James Glenn’s story “The Occurrence of the Marching Marionette,” was published in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #24, and his story “Storm of Blood” and two poems appeared in the new anthology Dreams of Fire and Steel from Nocturnicorn Press.
Tonya Hurley co-hosts a new podcast series, Stories of Strange Women, which most recently has interviews musician Amanda Palmer; Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; punk-legend Lydia Lunch; and Kate Pierson of the B-52s. You can find all the episodes online.