Beautifully illustrated throughout, Miseria’s Chorale gathers together award winners, bestsellers, veterans and exciting new stars in one mammoth anthology that represents a broad definition of horror, taking readers on a journey to unspeakable realms and nightmarish self-discovery. With stories from 48 of the world’s most frightening and unique voices in modern horror, including Aaron J French, Adam Millard, Alana I Capria, Alexandre Mandarino, Anna Taborska, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, Bear Weiter, Bruce Memblatt, BT Joy, Cameron Suey, Caren Gussoff, Carmen Tudor, Carl Barker, Christian A Larsen, Christina Murphy, Christopher David Rosales, Christopher Hivner, Christopher Nadeau, Douglas J Ogurek, Dy Loveday, Fred Skolnik, Glen Damien Campbell, Jay Wilburn, James S Dorr, Jon Ingold, Jon Michael Kelley, K Trap Jones, Ken Goldman, Lance Manion, Lucy Taylor, Meghan Arcuri, Michael Thomas-knight, Nick Kimbro, Patrick Lacey, Patrick Tumblety, Paul Kane, Pete Aldin, Peter Baltensperger, Peter Crowther, Peter Mark May, Richard Farren Barber, Richard Godwin, RWW Greene, Ryan Neil Falcone, Sergio Palumbo, Shaun Meeks, Tim Jeffreys, and Todd Keisling. Edited by David Edward Nell.
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In Green Remembered by Christopher Nadeau
Worm Garden by Patrick Lacey
Becoming The Beast by Christian A. Larsen
Sowing The Seeds by Bear Weiter
Hiding by Pete Aldin
Happy Thoughts by Nick Kimbro
When Karen Met Her Mountain by Todd Keisling
One by Cameron Suey
Asrai by Carmen Tudor
Ripped From Heaven by Patrick Tumblety
The Eye That Ate The Sky by Alexandre Mandarino
The Catacomb Enigma by Jon Michael Kelley
From Suicide Station by Adam Millard
The Cherry Tree by James S. Dorr
Because The Night Is Dark And Full Of Monsters by Sergio Palumbo
The Story by Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Choosing My Confession by Meghan Arcuri
Visit by Richard Godwin
Bedfordshire by Peter Crowther
The Face Of Death by Paul Kane
The Wind by Ryan Neil Falcone
Tomb Of The Initiate by Aaron J. French
Thrall by Richard Farren Barber
Evacuation by Jay Wilburn
The Gatehouse by Anna Taborska
Exit To Dove’s Tail by Ken Goldman
Motel Impression by Michael Thomas-Knight
Kicks by Carl Barker
Cracks by Jon Ingold
Give Me Convenience by Shaun Meeks
Red Harvest by K. Trap Jones
King Of A Distant Star by Tim Jeffreys
Trauma Children by Lucy Taylor
Cicada by Caren Gussoff
A Feeble Gleam Of Stars by R.W.W. Greene
Letters by Christina Murphy
The Watching Room by Glen Damien Campbell
Destruction: A Plague Story by Bruce Memblatt
What Lurks Below by Peter Baltensperger
The Shadow On The Hill by Peter Mark May
That Sinking Feeling by Lance Manion
Tug by Douglas J. Ogurek
The Banquet by Fred Skolnik
Formaldehyde Fairies by Alana I. Capria
Lily In The Ether by Christopher Hivner
The Girl Beneath by Dy Loveday
Extremity by B.T. Joy
Instantaneous by Christopher David Rosales
Christian A Larsen – USA-born author of Losing Touch. Previously featured in Chiral Mad, Shadow Masters, Zippered Flesh 2, The Best of the Horror Society 2013, Bleed, A Feast of Frights, Dark Light 3, and So It Goes: A Tribute To Kurt Vonnegut. “Larsen writes with an expert hand and keeps you immersed in a novel reminiscent to early King.” – Michael Bailey
Peter Crowther – Multi-award winning UK-born author of By Wizard Oak, Jewels in the Dust and Darkness Falling: The Forever Twilight Series. Editor of Postscripts and founder of PS Publishing. “In our minds there’s a curtain which we generally prefer to leave in place. It’s a modern thing, and a very old thing. Peter Crowther has a cunning craft of twitching the curtain. He draws it only partially aside. We glimpse only part of the horror. The rest is left to miscegenate with our own private horrors.” – Brian W. Aldiss
Lucy Taylor – HWA Bram Stoker Award-winning USA-born author of the novel The Safety of Unknown Cities. Previously featured in the Exotic Gothic Series. “The Queen of Erotic Horror.” – Jasmine Sailing
Paul Kane – UK-born author of The Afterblight Chronicles: Arrowhead and The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy. Previously featured in Hellbound Hearts and The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23. “One hell of a talented and visionary writer.” – Simon Clark
Aaron J French – HWA member and USA-born author of Up From Soil Fresh, Aberrations of Reality, The Order in the Dreaming in Darkness, and the upcoming Songs of the Satyrs. Editor of Monk Punk and The Shadow of the Unknown. Previously featured in Dark Discoveries, After Death, Shadow Masters, Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, Pellucid Lunacy, and Chiral Mad. “Even though I’m familiar with French’s work, I was surprised at how creative each story was. Each setting is different, each character unique. The imagery French includes is evocative and rich.” – Vincenzo Bilof
James S Dorr – HWA/SFWA member and USA-born author of The Tears of Isis, Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance, and Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret. Previously featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Yellow Bat Review, among four hundred plus publications. “James Dorr knows how to spin a tale of horror. It’s not just in the gore or the odd characters, but the way he can twist the plot and shock you with the frightening truth.” – Christine Rains
Richard Godwin – UK-born author of Apostle Rising, Mr Glamour, Piquant: Tales of the Mustard Man, and One Lost Summer. Previously featured in Techno-Goth Cthulhu, True Dark, Atomic Noir, Pulp Ink 2, Drunk on the Moon, Dreams of Duality, and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime. “A master of his craft.” – Matt Hilton
Todd Keisling – USA-born author of A Life Transparent and The Liminal Man. Finalist for Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Award 2013. Two-time recipient of the Oswald Research and Creativity Prize for fiction. “A great writer operating outside of the traditional cookie-cutter mold of traditional publishing. Indie authors and readers should take notice of Todd Keisling.” – Stacey Cochran
Fred Skolnik – Dartmouth Medal-winning USA-born, Israel-based editor of Encyclopaedia Judaica and author of The Other Shore. Previously featured in TriQuarterly, Gargoyle, The MacGuffin, Minnetonka Review, Los Angeles Review, Prism Review, Words & Images, and Literary House Review.
Anna Taborska – British Film Festival Los Angeles Award-winning UK-born filmmaker and Eric Hoffer Award Honoree author of For Those Who Dream Monsters and Bloody Britain. Previously featured in Black Books of Horror, Best New Writing 2011, Best New Werewolf Tales Vol 1, and The Best Horror of the Year Vol 4. “Future prediction – Anna Taborska will be one of the biggest names in horror.” – William Cook
Patrick Lacey – USA-born author. Previously featured in Chiral Mad, The Horror Zine, Dark Moon Digest, and Bleed.
Ken Goldman – HWA affiliate member and USA-born author of You Had Me At Arrgh! Five Uneasy Pieces, Donny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Star-Crossed, Desiree, and Of A Feather. Previously featured in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, among over 680 publications. “Mr. Goldman shows definite flashes of brilliance in his descriptive prose and atmospherics.” – Page Horrific
K. Trap Jones – HWA member and Royal Palm Literary Award-winning USA-born author of The Sinner. Previously featured in Cellar Door, DOA II, Splatterpunk Saints, The Best of Cruentus Libri Press, and Long Pig. “K Trap’s works…walk the jagged line between reality and fiction.”
Jon Michael Kelley – Pushcart-nominated USA-born author of Seraphim. Previously featured in Chiral Mad, Night Terrors, Best of Millennium Sci Fi & Fantasy, New Genre II, and Enter At Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences. “Kelley is part poet, part prophet, but a true master of fear, through and through.” – Joe McKinney
Christopher David Rosales – Multi-award winning USA-born author. Winner of the McNamara Creative Arts Grant. Finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Award 2011 & 2012. Three-time winner of the Center of the American West Writing Award.
Meghan Arcuri – USA-born author. Previously featured in Chiral Mad, Anthology: Year Two: Inner Demons Out and Angels Cried. “Meghan Arcuri is a literary marvel.” – Michael Bailey
Jon Ingold – UK-born author of Flaws. Previously featured in Black Static and Interzone Magazine. As an interactive author, has been nominated for numerous XYZZY Awards and has won on multiple occasions for Best Game, Best Story and Best Setting awards for All Roads in 2001.
Bruce Memblatt – USA-born author. Previously featured in Aphelion, Nameless Magazine, Strange Weird and Wonderful Magazine, The Horror Zine, Midwest Literary Magazine, Parsec Ink, The Feathertale Review, Yellow Mama and other publications. “Memblatt has that gift of making a story brief but complete, creating people in whom we believe, taking those people on a strange journey. When a writer can provide that degree of shock at the very end of a story he has succeeded in entering that realm of keepers of the haunted house – or, in other words, a king of horror stories.” – Grady Harp
Dy Loveday – Australia-born author of Illusion: Book 1 of Daughters of the Abyss. Previously featured in Rapunzel’s Daughters. “Dy has a fantastic imagination. She writes brilliant stories.” – Allyson Lindt
Alexandre Mandarino – Brazil-born author of Hiriburu and Sherlock Holmes: A aventura do Penhasco dos Suicidas. Editor of Hyperpulp.
Bear Weiter – USA-born author. Previously featured in LocoThology 2013, Fish, In Situ, Phobia, Black Static, Atomic Age Cthulhu, and LORE.
Adam Millard – UK-born author of thirteen novels, including Dead West, Dead Cells, Dead Line, Dead Frost, Skinners, Chasing Nightmares, and Peter Crombie, Teenage Zombie. Previously featured in Bleed, Fading Light, Strange Versus Lovecraft, Urban Occult, and Horrific History. “This guy must be one of the best kept secrets in British horror writing.” – Sean T. Page
Shaun Meeks – HWA member and Canada-born author of At The Gates of Madness, Brothers Ilk, Shutdown, and Dark Reaches. Previously featured in Haunted Path, The Best of Dark Eclipse, A Feast of Frights, Zombies Gone Wild, A Six Pack of Stories, Zippered Flesh 3, Fifty Shades of Decay, and Shadow Masters. “The way he moves from tale to tale, creating vivid characters and images that will haunt you well into the night proves he is a master already.” – Dave Granger
Tim Jeffreys – UK-born author of Thief’s Return and Thief’s Fortune. Previously featured in Shadow Masters, The Best of Dark Eclipse, Night Terrors, What Fear Becomes, and Dark Moon Digest. “Tim’s stories stay with the reader, touching something in the psyche that is both troubling and intriguing.”
Christopher Nadeau – GLAHW member and USA-born author of Dreamers at Infinity’s Core. Previously featured in The Horror Zine, Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine, Ghostlight Magazine, Zippered Flesh, Dark Deeds In History, and Big Book of New Short Horror. “Remarkable and talented author.” – David Garlow
Caren Gussoff – USA-born author of Wave and Other Stories and Homecoming. Previously featured in Fantasy Magazine, Abyss & Apex, Black Apples, and Serpent’s Tail. “Caren Gussoff’s short stories map feminine experience of contemporary reality from the inside, and offer jolting rides through disturbed, damaged lives and minds.”
Jay Wilburn – HWA member and USA-born author of Loose Ends and Time Eaters. Previously featured in The Best Horror of the Year Vol 5, New Orleans by Gaslight, Dragonthology, The Best of Cruentus Libri Press, A Quick Bite of Flesh, The Best of Dark Moon Digest, Grindhouse, The Horror Zine, Monsterthology, and The Best of Dark Eclipse. “Jay Wilburn grabs you by the throat and yanks you into his world.”
Patrick Tumblety – USA-born author of Dark Passages. Previously featured in Dark Moon Digest and Tales of Jack the Ripper. “Patrick Tumblety delivers both genuine fear and genuine hope.” – Amy Sturgis
Christopher Hivner – USA-born author of The Spaces Between Your Screams. Previously featured in The Siren’s Call, The Horror Zine, and Shadow Masters. “A writer with a fertile imagination.” – Phil Ambler
Carmen Tudor – Australia-born author. Previously featured in Cellar Door, A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court, The First Book of Classical Horror Stories, and Real Girls Don’t Rust.
Peter Baltensperger – Switzerland-born, Canada-based author of ten books, including Inside from the Outside: A Journey In Sudden Fiction and Eros For Various Voices. Previously featured in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 10, Black Heart Magazine, Black Petals, Sinisterotica, among several hundred publications. “Peter Baltensperger incorporates elements of experimental, surrealistic, and bizarre short fiction in the development of his themes. Baltensperger intrigues with his word pairings, his sublime and often poetic language and images, and skillful juggling of these themes.” – Steve Isaak
Lance Manion – USA-born author of Homo Sayswhaticus, The Ball Washer, Merciful Flush, and Results May Vary. “Lance Manion has quite the acerbic wit and certainly possesses a grand imagination.” – Roddy J. Dryer
Michael Thomas-Knight – USA-born author. Previously featured in Infernal Ink Magazine, Shadow Masters, and From Beyond the Grave.
Ryan Neil Falcone – USA-born author and editor of Dark Moon Books and Dark Moon Digest. Previously featured in Dark Eclipse Magazine, Macabre Cadaver, The Dark Side of the Womb, and Winter Chills.
Nick Kimbro – USA-born author of Surface Interval. Previously featured in Weird Tales, Fogged Clarity, Ghost Ocean Magazine, The Yoke, and Heavy Feather Review.
Christina Murphy – Pushcart-nominated USA-born short story author. Has received two Editor’s Choice awards and is a finalist for other national awards.
Peter Mark May – UK-born author of Demon, Kumiho, Inheritance, Dark Waters, Hedge End, and AZ: Anno Zombie. Previously featured in Creature Feature, Watch, The British Fantasy Society’s 40th Anniversary Anthology, and Nightfalls. “Phenomenal. One of London’s best.”
Cameron Suey – USA-born videogame writer and author. Previously featured in Pseudopod Podcast, Nightfall Magazine, and Shifters.
Carl Barker – UK-born author. Previously featured in Shadow Masters, Dark Horizons, Midnight Street, and Title Goes Here. “It can be very hard to mix genres, but Carl does it well. He crosses noir (done in a very fresh way) and horror into a seamless story about love, regret, revenge, and second chances.” – C. Bryan Brown
Richard Farren Barber – UK-born author of The Power of Nothing. Previously featured in Night Terrors II, Midnight Street, Trembles, BBC Radio Derby, Midnight Echo, Murky Depths, Alt-Dead, Derby Scribes, and Derby Telegraph. “His attention to detail is brilliant, as are his turns of phrase.”
Glen Damien Campbell – UK-born author. Previously featured in Something Wicked and 100 Doors To Madness.
Aurelio Rico Lopez III – Phillipines-born author of Cry Wolf, No Grave Too Deep, and Food For The Crows. Previously featured in Three Cuts Deep and Tales of the Talisman. “Lopez is an up and coming writer to keep an eye on. His writing is laced with some of the more fun elements of horror.” – Eric S. Brown
Alana I Capria – USA-born author of Hooks and Slaughterhouse. Previously featured in Menacing Hedge, Crack The Spine, Cactus Heart, On The Rusk, Mighty Mercury, Step Chamber, Trickhouse, and NAP Magazine. “The limitless creativity of Alana I. Capria brings us a world at once familiar, filled with normal figures from our experience, and completely strange, presented as alive, writhing, and hungry.” – Alex Paskulin
Pete Aldin – AHWA member and Australia-born author. Previously featured in Horrific History and Niteblade Magazine.
B.T. Joy – Ravenglass Poetry Press Award-shortlisted Scotland-born author.
R.W.W. Greene – Award-winning USA-born author. Previously featured in Something Wicked, Mused, Fiction Vortex, and Space Pulp.
Douglas J. Ogurek – UK-born author. Previously featured in Morpheus Tales, Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, and Ripped Genes. “Douglas Ogurek writes with an in-depth knowledge of the human psyche. He writes with a visceral style that grabs readers and refuses to let them go.” – Adam Bradley
Sergio Palumbo – Italy-born author. Previously featured in Schlock Magazine, Nightshade, Locothology, Mental Ward, Now I Lay Me Down To Reap, Temptations & Other Sins, The Pulpateers, Timeless Worlds, Limelight, and Gaslight.