Outside Heavenly

I am thrilled and honoured to announce that my story “Outside Heavenly” has been selected by Ellen Datlow for THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOLUME SEVEN.

From the publisher’s website:

For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the seventh volume of this series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.

With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this “light” creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness, as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.

Here’s the full table of contents:

The Atlas of Hell by Nathan Ballingrud
Winter Children by Angela Slatter
A Dweller in Amenty by Genevieve Valentine
Outside Heavenly by Rio Youers
Shay Corsham Worsted by Garth Nix
Allocthon by Livia Llewellyn
Chapter Six by Stephen Graham Jones
This is Not for You by Gemma Files
Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8) by Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Culvert by Dale Bailey
Past Reno by Brian Evenson
The Coat Off His Back by Keris McDonald
the worms crawl in, by Laird Barron
The Dog’s Home by Alison Littlewood
Tread Upon the Brittle Shell by Rhoads Brazos
Persistence of Vision by Orrin Grey
It Flows From the Mouth by Robert Shearman
Wingless Beasts by Lucy Taylor
Departures by Carole Johnstone
Ymir by John Langan
Plink by Kurt Dinan
Nigredo by Cody Goodfellow

My story, “Outside Heavenly” originally appeared in THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES, as did Alison Littlewood’s “The Dog’s Home.” This wonderful little anthology, edited by Mark Morris, has been getting some truly great press, so it’s well worth checking out if you haven’t already.

THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOLUME SEVEN will be released by Night Shade Books in August 2015.

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