I got asked to contribute stories to a lot of anthologies last year. Here are the four i chose to give something to:
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Dawn Cano has done a fantastic job raising money for animal charities with her two VS. anthologies. I took part in both editions. I was more than happy to write a new story for the X and I was delighted to share the roster with Jack Ketchum and Wrath James White among many others. My contribution: “To Be Alive”
Jack Bantry and Kit Power put together a great roster with SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, as well. The proceeds to this charity anthology are ALL going to help fight cancer. My brother passed away from his battle with this monster with no cure back in 2010. I was honored to be invited. I also dedicated my piece to Matt Molgaard (Horror Novel Reviews). Matt was one of my earliest supporters and offered up my first review ever. He passed away last year, leaving a major hole in the horror community. My contribution: “Molly”
Daniel Marc Chant approached me for a story for this one. THE BLACK ROOM MANUSCRIPTS always delivers a star-powered cast. I didn’t hesitate in jumping aboard. This one contains stories from Paul Tremblay, David Moody, Adam Nevill, and more. My contribution: “Orson’s Gas N’ Go”
I’ve been trying to find the time to work with Kevin Kennedy on one of his anthologies for quite a while. I’m glad we were finally able to make it happen. His horror drabbles (stories in exactly 100 words) anthology, 100 WORD HORRORS, is full of short goodies from Lisa Morton, Richard Chizmar, Gord Rollo, and many, many, many more. My contribution: “The Came for Me”
How much did I get paid for these stories? $0 Why do it? Because I love working with this great group of editors and writers, and the ones for charities are causes I believe in and support.
Two of the covers (VS: X and 100 WORD STORIES) were created by the multi-talented Michael Bray. Check out his website here: MichaelBray.com
My FIGHTING BACK compatriots and I were all blown away and honored to be nominated in a couple categories for the inaugural SPLATTERPUNK AWARDS taking place at this year’s KILLERCON in Texas. We’re up for Best Anthology, plus Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, and myself, were each nominated in the Best Short Story category for our FIGHTING BACK contributions.
VS: X US vs. UK EXTREME HORROR is also nominated for Best Anthology. Congrats to Dawn and everyone else involved.
Check out the full list of categories and nominees here: SPLATTERPUNK AWARDS NOMINATION LIST
You can grab all four eBooks for less than $10. I hope you’ll consider it.
We all appreciate the support.
There is another fantastic collection I’m even more excited about on the way this June or July that we’re waiting to announce. You guys are going to love it.