One of my intentions with being a reviewer and editor is to help bring underrepresented authors to the forefront. That’s why I love Women in Horror Recognition Month.
Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists underrepresented female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. WiHM is a service provided by the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization expanding opportunities for contemporary female genre artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the industry.
To show my support, I worked with Mocha Memoirs Press to bring you The Grotesquerie, a collection of short horror stories written by women.
In the submission call I requested stories that were dark, creepy, atmospheric, unsettling, bizarre… as well as a beautifully crafted and original. I was so pleased with the response that I wish I could have published them all. As I couldn’t, I chose twenty-two tales to feature in what I hope will expose readers of horror to some new talent.
Here is the cover to the upcoming anthology, The Grotesquerie, to be released in eBook and print in early February.