Here’s what Publishers Weekly has to say about THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, due out Halloween 2021:
“Schlossberg brings together a superior anthology with a fascinating origin story…[that] ably demonstrates the compatibility of Jewish tradition, history, and folklore with the horror genre…This is sure to please fans of folklore-infused horror.”
Horror is part of the human condition, but few peoples across the ages know it quite like the Jews.
From slavery to pogroms to the Holocaust to antisemitism, the “Chosen People” have not only endured hell on Earth, they’ve risen above it to share their stories with the world.
Whether it’s pirate rabbis or demon-slaying Bible queens, concentration camp vampires or beloved, fearless bubbies, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR offers you twenty-two dark tales about the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people.
Denver Horror Collective is terrified to announce the table of contents for THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR (edited by Josh Schlossberg), due out Hanukkah 2021.
Introduction by Molly Adams “Eighth Night” by John Baltisberger “The Hand of Fire” by Daniel Braum “Welcome Death” by JD Blackrose Foreword by Rabbi John Carrier “The Last Plague” by KD Casey “On Seas of Blood and Salt” by Richard Dansky “Bar Mitzvah Lessons” by Stewart Gisser “The Wisdom of Solomon” by Ken Goldman “Bread and Salt” by Elana Gomel “Forty Days Before Birth” by Colleen Halupa “Demon Hunter Vashti” by Henry Herz “Catch and Release” by Vivian Kasley “How to Build a Sukkah at the End of the World” by Lindsay King-Miller “Phinehas the Zealot” by Ethan K. Lee “In the Red” by Mike Marcus “The 38th Funeral” by Marc Morgenstern “The Horse Leech Has Two Maws” by Michael Picco “Same as Yesterday” by Alter Reiss “The Rabbi’s Wife” by Simon Rosenberg “Ba ‘Lat Ov” by Brenda Tolian “The Hanukkult of Taco Wisdom” by Margret Treiber “The Divorce From God” by Rami Ungar “A Purim Story” by Emily Ruth Verona
Horror is part of the human condition, but few peoples across the ages know horror quite like the Jews.
From slavery in Egypt, to the Holocaust, to the crippling neuroses brought on by overbearing mothers, the Chosen People have not only endured hell on Earth, they’ve transcended it to become some of the most influential—and feared—people on the planet.
THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR is an anthology of horror fiction focusing on the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people, to be published on the first night of Hanukkah, 2021.
Submissions must tie into the Jewish people or Judaism in some way, shape, or form. While we intend to publish a handful of stories about the Golem and dybbukim, Biblical times (10 Plagues!), and persecution across Europe, we also encourage authors to expand their horizons of what Jewish horror can be, and certainly not shy away from irreverence and/or humor.