So this week ushered in the big table of contents reveal for NOX PAREIDOLIA, the highly anticipated anthology from Nightscape Press, and to say that I’m thrilled about it is a massive understatement!
*cue banners and streamers and screams of joy*
Slated for an October 31st release, this is sure to be one of the very coolest anthologies of the year, and I’m completely elated that I get to be part of it! My story, “When the Nightingale Devours the Stars,” is all about birds, small towns, death cults, and outsiders fighting for their place in the world. It’s a story I’m so proud of, and I am positively overjoyed that it found such a wonderful home.
So without further adieu, let’s see that gorgeous TOC, shall we?
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR NOX PAREIDOLIA
“Watch Me Burn With the Light of Ghosts” by Paul Jessup
“Immolation” by Kristi DeMeester
“Her Eyes Are Winter” by Christopher Ropes
“8X10” by Duane Pesice and Don Webb
“Bag and Baggage” by Greg Sisco
“The Dredger” by Matt Thompson
“Hello” by Michael Wehunt
“Gardening Activities for Couples” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
“Lies I Told Myself” by Lynne Jamneck
“The Unkindness” by Dino Parenti
“Merge Now” by Kurt Fawver
“when we were trespassers” by doungjai gam
“Rum Punch is Going Down” by Daniel Braum
“Unmoored” by Sean M. Thompson
“Just Beyond the Shore” by Elizabeth Beechwood
“The Schoolmaster” by David Peak
“The Past You Have, The Future You Deserve” by K.H. Vaughan
“Herr Sheintod” by LC von Hessen
“The Room Above” by Brian Evenson
“Sincerely Eden” by Amelia Gorman
“Wild Dogs” by Carrie Laben
“The Moody Rooms of Agatha Tate” by Wendy Nikel
“Salmon Run” by Andrew Kozma
“The Little Drawer of Chaos” by Annie Neugebauer
“When the Nightingale Devours the Stars” by Gwendolyn Kiste
“Far From Home” by Dan Coxon
“Birds” by Zin E. Rocklyn
“Strident Caller” by Laird Barron
“The Taste of Rot” by Steve Toase
“Venom” by S.P. Miskowski
“In the Vastness of the Sovereign Sky” by S.L. Edwards
As you can see from that list, this is a massive horror anthology, clocking in at over 300 pages. And look at all those names! From major award winners to fantastic up-and-comers, these are truly some of the very best short fiction authors of horror and the weird today, and I’m so very happy to be included among them.
As if these wonderfully weird words weren’t enough, every story in the book has an illustration to accompany it, and as always, the artwork from Luke Spooner is out-of-this-world beautiful. My lovely, creepy birds are featured above, but you can see all the art for NOX on social media by heading over here or here. And, you know, you could also go ahead and buy this supremely cool anthology and enjoy the art and the words for many weird years to come! It’s already available for pre-order on the Nightscape Press site as well as on Amazon.
As per the usual, you can expect lots more celebration of this anthology from my social media and blog in the weeks to come. Because really, what’s better than a horror anthology making its fearsome debut in the world on Samhain?
Happy reading, and happy spooky Halloween season!