-Interview by Desi D
One’s taste in art is, of course, highly subjective. However, if you share editor Ellen Datlow’s predilections for horror fiction, you might want to know that 8 stories from THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR (edited by Josh Schlossberg, published by Denver Horror Collective), made it onto her “long list” for Best Horror of the Year #14.
“The Hand of Fire” by Daniel Braum
“The Last Plague” by KD Casey
“On Seas of Blood and Salt” by Richard Dansky
“Bread and Salt” by Elana Gomel
“How to Build a Sukkah at the End of the World” by Lindsey King-Miller
“The Rabbi’s Wife” by Simon Rosenberg
“Ba’alat Ov” by Brenda Tolian
“A Purim Story” by Emily Ruth Verona
THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR is available online and in bookstores around the world.
ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAYS (edited by Alicia Hilton and Bob Brown) is an anthology that takes a dark—and sometimes humorous—look at many of our favorite holidays.
You will be transported from the bottom of the sea to Mount Olympus, from shopping malls in hell to a bathtub in a cheap motel. Cthulhu awakens. Cupid becomes a vigilante. Santa grants deadly wishes. And that is just the beginning of your journey into alternative visions of the holidays we know, love, and sometimes fear.
Be prepared to be shocked, titillated, and petrified. Alternative Holidays presents 43 works by award-winning and critically acclaimed authors of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery.
Just like bears getting ready to hibernate through the long mountain winter, this month DHC members sated themselves at the Standley Lake Library, sinking their teeth into some of their own horror fiction. Thanks again to librarian–and thriller author!–Sean Eads for the invite.
Meanwhile, our three monthly critique groups—in-person short fiction, virtual short fiction, virtual long fiction–are going strong, and we’ve got at least one new publication on the horizon for DHC’s small press.
Oh, and we’d like to welcome new members–Jason Dry, Sarah Read, Erica Hoffmeister, A.E. Santana, Allison Diekhoff, Sara Martinez, Andrew Padbury, Aaron Small, Charles Wood, and S. Michael Siegal—to the cult…um, we mean, group. If you aren’t already a member, what in HECK are you waiting for?
Finally, we’d wish you all a “happy Halloween,” but here at DHC, the dark festival never ends.