UNDER HER EYE Announced from Black Spot Books


Black Spot Books presents its second annual Poetry Showcase, UNDER HER EYE [Black Spot Books, November 7, 2023], featuring the best in never-before-published dark verse and lyrical prose from the voices of Women in Horror. The second collection centers on the concept of domestic horror, and features work from Bram-Stoker Awards® winning and nominated authors, as well as over one hundred poems from women (cis and trans) and non-binary femmes in horror. This showcase is developed in recognition of United Nations General Assembly’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Edited by Lindy Ryan and Lee Murray, UNDER HER EYE follows the inaugural award-winning collection, UNDER HER SKIN. In addition to poems contributed by poets worldwide, the collection also includes a foreword by Bram Stoker Awards®-winning poet Sara Tantlinger and featured poems from Bram Stoker Awards®-winner Stephanie M. Wytovich, nominee Jessica McHugh, and HWA Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and SFPA Grand Master, Marge Simon. Cover illustration is by horror artist Lynne Hansen, who also provided cover illustration for UNDER HER SKIN.

UNDER HER EYE is a charity showcase developed in partnership with The Pixel Project, a global non-profit organization focused on eliminating violence against women worldwide. According to a March 2022 study, “over one in four women (or 27 percent) experience intimate partner violence before the age of 50, according to a worldwide analysis led by researchers from McGill University and the World Health Organization. The largest of its kind, the analysis covers 366 studies involving more than 2 million women in 161 countries.” All net proceeds from this showcase will be donated to The Pixel Project. Black Spot Books, the editors, most poets, and supporting production and publicity staff have also donated their time and energy into bringing this showcase to readers.

Under Her Eye will be available in paperback and e-book on November 7, 2023.

Black Spot Books is a women-owned and operated author-centric traditional small press specializing in award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction, dark fantasy, and horror from female and underrepresented voices.

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness, funds, and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women through campaigns, initiatives, projects, and programs at the intersection of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts.

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