Original Horror By People of Color

A collection of short horror fiction and illustrations from storytellers around the world.

DEATH IN THE MOUTH is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. It will feature twenty prose stories spanning from 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), Alice Sola Kim (Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying) and more to contribute stories.

A few of the artists you can look forward to seeing illustrate these tales include Michael Deforge, Joy San, Jabari Weathers, Makoto Chi, Allissa Chan, Natalie Hall, Alicia Feng, and Angie Wang. We also anticipate welcoming many new or underrepresented authors and artists through our open call.

Additional Book Information:

Editors: Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart

DEATH IN THE MOUTH will be a ~250 page, 6×9″ B/W trade paperback with a full color cover. There will be 20 original prose stories and 20 original illustrations throughout.

We will also have the book available in eBook format for use on your reading and mobile devices (EPUB, MOBI and PDF.) As a thank you for your support, all Kickstarter contributors will be listed in the end matter of the print and digital versions of the anthology.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, they want to continue to keep pre-order opportunities available for readers.

Click here to pre-order your copy today! 

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