Monday, April 5, 2021

'Scold's Bridle: A Cruelty' chosen for BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR

I am delighted to announce that the esteemed Ellen Datlow has chosen my story "Scold's Bridle: A Cruelty" (originally published in grotesquerie) for The Best Horror of the Year Volume 13, to be published later this year by Skyhorse Publishing. 

This marks my second appearance in Ellen's distinguished Best Horror series and I'm honoured to be included among so many fine writers. 

Here is the complete Table of Contents:

 Summation 2020—Ellen Datlow

Exhalation #10 — A. C. Wise

A Hotel in Germany — Catriona Ward

A Deed Without a Name — Jack Lothian

Lords of the Matinee — Stephen Graham Jones

Cleaver, Meat, and Block — Maria Haskins

The Eight-Thousanders — Jason Sanford

Scold’s Bridle: A Cruelty–Richard Gavin

Come Closer — Gemma Files

It Doesn’t Feel Right — Michael Marshall Smith

Mine Seven — Elana Gomel

Sicko — Stephen Volk

Mouselode Maze — Christopher Harman

Heath Crawler — Sam Hicks

The Devil Will Be at the Door — David Surface

Let Your Hinged Jaw Do the Talking — Tom Johnstone

Scream Queen — Nathan Ballingrud

We Do Like to Be Beside — Peter W. Sutton

Contrition (1998)  — J.A.W. McCarthy

Tethered Dogs — Gary McMahon

Bloody Rhapsody —    Alessandro Manzetti

In the English Rain — Steve Duffy

A Treat For Your Last Day — Simon Bestwick

Trick of the Light — Andrew Humphrey

Two Truths and a Lie — Sarah Pinsker

The Whisper of Stars — Thana Niveau

Honorable Mentions

About the Authors

Acknowledgment of Copyright

About the Editor

Ordering details will be announced here in due course.