JEWISH HORROR 101: Virtual Celebration of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR | Sunday, Nov. 28

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On the first night of Hanukkah, November 28 at 5 pm PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET Denver Horror Collective hosts “Jewish Horror 101,” an hour-long virtual Zoom event celebrating the publication of the award-winning small press’ third horror fiction anthology, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, available online and at bookstores across the U.S.

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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, selected by award-winning editor and horror author Josh Schlossberg, with a foreword by Rabbi John Carrier and introduction by Molly Adams of the Jewish Horror Review.

“Jewish Horror 101” will feature five anthology authors revealing secrets about famous and lesser-known creatures from Jewish folklore and mythology appearing in their stories, including the golem (Simon Rosenberg), Lilith (Molly Adams), the dybbuk (John Baltisberger), mazzikim (Emily Ruth Verona), the alukah (Michael Picco), and the Watchers.

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Behold: THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR on Amazon Today!

𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐉𝐄𝐖𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐎𝐅 𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐑𝐎𝐑 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞-𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐓𝐎𝐃𝐀𝐘 (𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧) 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐧!

Edited by Josh Schlossberg, this “superior anthology” (Publishers Weekly) offers you twenty-two dark tales about the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people.

THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR Out for Halloween! E-book Pre-Release Today Through Godless.com!

On Sunday, October 31—a.k.a. Halloween—THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, Denver Horror Collective’s third anthology offering you twenty-two dark tales about the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people, will be unleashed upon the world!

Due to popular demand, we’re doing an October 28 pre-release of the e-book through Godless, an independent distributor of horror fiction.

Then on Halloween we’ll have the official release of the print and e-book through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, multiple other online book purveyors (including Target for some reason!) and your local bookstore (find if it’s in stock through Indiebound.org, and if not, ask them to order it).

Reviewer Calls THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR “the best anthology I’ve read all year”

THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR won’t be released until Halloween (pre-release of e-book on Oct. 28 through Godless.com), but the great reviews are already coming in!

This one from “One-Sentence Reviews” which calls it “the best anthology I’ve read all year…”

Publishers Weekly on THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR

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.”

Read the full review at Publishers Weekly.

Cover Reveal: THE JEWISH BOOK OF 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.

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Josh’s Worst Nightmare #11: The Answer is Cancer (with Hollie & Henry Snider)

On episode #11 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare, host Josh Schlossberg gets out the literary scalpel with DHC steering committee members, Hollie & Henry Snider, editors of CONSUMED: TALES INSPIRED BY THE WENDIGO, to biopsy cancer.

Stream or download HERE.

The 4th Circle: Interview with Josh Schlossberg

Interview by Desi D

  1. Name one author you admire and explain how they helped you become a better writer.

I know I should probably say someone like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, or Shirley Jackson, but the author who influenced my writing the most is definitely John Steinbeck. (What’s funny is it’s recently been revealed that Steinbeck wrote a werewolf novel that’s never been published, and people are calling on his estate to release it!)

Steinbeck’s writing comes across as so simple it’s almost like spoken word, but it’s deceptive in that it’s no easy feat. And not only are his stories deeply meaningful, they’re timeless—as is his prose style which avoids the flowery, clunky sentence structure that dates so many “classic” authors. If a literate alien picked up Steinbeck’s work today, I bet it wouldn’t be able to tell if it had just been written or published centuries ago.

Of course, I’m not saying I’ve achieved close to any of this in my writing. But I think he’s been rubbing off on me and I hope I’m making some progress.

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Table of Contents for THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR

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