Best Horror

I’m very proud to announce that my story “Persistence of Vision” will be appearing in the inimitable Ellen Datlow‘s Best Horror of the Year Volume 7. It is, as I said on Facebook when I first made the announcement, my first time appearing in one of Ellen’s Best of the Year volumes, and I’m sharing the TOC with some of my favorite writers and favorite people in the field, so it’s a singular honor. “Persistence of Vision,” my story of the ghost apocalypse as told through the eyes of a film blogger, was originally published in Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and published by Exile Editions, and it will be collected in my forthcoming second collection from Word Horde.

Here’s the full TOC for Best Horror of the Year Volume 7, with my contribution highlighted, because I am egotistical (actually just excited):

“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

Ellen has been editing Year’s Best anthologies for almost as long as I’ve been alive, and it’s always been one of my professional goals to someday see my name in one. I’m extremely thrilled and honored to see that particular dream coming true, and if you follow me on social media at all, you can expect to see me documenting every single stage of that happening, culminating when I Instagram, like, thirty pictures of my contributor’s copy when it arrives.

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