Cartoonist and writer Sloane Leong and writer Cassie Hart have partnered to launch a Kickstarter campaign for DEATH IN THE MOUTH, a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. It will feature twenty prose stories spanning the distant past to the far future, real and fictive worlds, all while exploring new and unique manifestations of horror. Each story will also be accompanied by an original black and white illustration by a unique artist.
We’ve invited authors like C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold), Darcie Little Badger (Elatsoe), Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories), An Owomoyela (Abandonware), Karin Lowachee (Warchild), Jahra Wasasala (MOTHER/JAW), K-Ming Chang (Bestiary),Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (The Raven and the Loon), and more to contribute stories.
Artists you can look forward to seeing illustrate these tales include Michael Deforge, Joy San, Jabari Weathers, Makoto Chi, Allissa Chan, Pinchas Segal, Alicia Feng, and Natalie Hall. We also anticipate welcoming many new and underrepresented authors and artists through our open call.
“Like many other creative fields, the horror scene in the Western world has been overwhelmingly white for a long time. Because of this, not all editors are attuned to non-Western narratives and haven’t necessarily cultivated an appreciation for stories from those traditions,” said Sloane Leong, editor of Death in the Mouth. “That’s where we–Sloane and Cassie–come in. We’re both voracious readers and authors with a knowledge and taste for stories outside the cultural mainstream. We’re running this campaign so that we can provide support to BIPOC authors and artists while also getting this book directly to the wonderful readers we know are out there, who crave unique and entrancing stories from writers all over the globe.”
Death in the Mouth is now available for preorder on Kickstarter.
Official Website: https://deathinthemouth.com