Denver Horror Collective, a group of horror writers and artists, has raised $1,150 through its Indiegogo fundraiser to purchase stories from twenty-seven Colorado authors to publish in Terror at 5280’, a local horror fiction anthology due out this fall.
The twenty-one dark tales chosen for the print and e-book anthology (and six more in The Epitaph newsletter and on DenverHorror.com) are set around the greater Denver metroplex and Front Range Rocky Mountain communities. Some stories are based on local folklore and urban legends, while others touch on social and environmental themes relevant to the area, such as gentrification, substance abuse, and zombie deer (aka chronic wasting disease).
All stories are penned by Colorado authors, including: Bram Stoker Award® winning horror master Stephen Graham Jones, USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling thriller author Carter Wilson, various Denver Horror Collective members, and other Colorado-based horror fiction writers including Carina Bissett, Lindsay King-Miller, and Joy Yehle, with a foreword by Horror Writers Association President John Palisano.
Though not widely reported, Denver is home to one of the largest and most active horror writer communities in the country and has become so synonymous with horror fiction that the Horror Writers Association has chosen the Mile High City to host its 2021 Stoker Con.
Residing in the nation’s leading edge of horror, Denver Horror Collective believes it has an obligation to showcase the writers haunting our fine city—from award-winners to those appearing in publication for the first time—in one historic anthology as a representation of what Colorado (and the horror genre, itself) has to offer.
Denver Horror Collective was founded in 2017 and current projects include: a writers’ critique group, a book club, public events (including Frights & Flights at Bookbar), a podcast, and The Epitaph newsletter.
Denver Horror Collective advisory council includes: authors Steve Rasnic Tem, Sam W. Anderson, and Carina Bissett, Hex Publishers owner Josh Viola and editor Dean Wyant, and Angie Hodapp, Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency.
The Collective’s next event will be Music To My Fears, horror fiction readings set to live music on October 5 at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, with all proceeds going to the publication of Terror at 5280’.
Tickets are available HERE.