"Tales From the Crust" Exclusive TOC and Cover Reveal!

"Tales From the Crust" Exclusive TOC and Cover Reveal!

The toppings: Terror and torment.

The crust: Stuffed with dread and despair.

And the sauce: Well, the sauce is always red.

Whether you’re in the mood for a Chicago-style deep dish of darkness, or prefer a New York wide slice of thin-crusted carnage, or if you just have a hankering for the cheap, cheesy charms of cardboard-crusted, delivered-to-your-door devilry; we have just the slice for you.

Bring your most monstrous of appetites, because we’re serving suspense and horrors both chillingly cosmic and morbidly mundane from acclaimed horror authors such as Brian Evenson, Jessica McHugh, and Cody Goodfellow, as well as up-and-coming literary threats like Craig Wallwork, Sheri White, and Tony McMillen.

Tales from the Crust, stories you can devour in thirty minutes or less or the next one’s free. Whatever that means.

Tales from the Crust will be delivered to your door on August 27th, and it's currently available for pre-order over on Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing's website. It's available not only in paperback and digital formats, but they're also offering a Special Delivery Edition consisting of the anthology printed as a 8 1/2 inch square hardbound book, plus a variety of bonuses including a pizza cutter, coaster, stickers, keychain, and a pen shipped in an authentic pizza box. Now that’s a spicy anthology! The Special Delivery Edition box set is limited to 100 copies, so order yours before supplies run out!

Pre-order "Tales From the Crust" Now!

George Cotronis created the paperback front cover, and Lori Michelle conjured up the hardback artwork.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (revealed here for the first time!)

Introduction: Pizza My Skull by David James Keaton and Steve Gillies
The Vegan Wendigo by Cody Goodfellow
When the Moon Hits Your Eye by Jessica McHugh
Rosemary and Time by Craig Wallwork
Last Request by Rob Hart
Upper Crust by Michael Paul Gonzalez
A Bloody Hand to Shake by Brian Evenson
Elude the Snood by Tony McMillen
The Blessed Hungry by T. Fox Dunham
Demons of 1994 by Izzy Lee
Bad Night Below Ricky’s by Nick Kolakowski
Introduction to “Let’s Kill the Pizza Guy”: The Love Poems of Yael Friedman concerning Hadassah Herz by Tim Lieder
Mickey and the Pizza Girls by Sheri White
The Black Cheese by Matthew M. Bartlett
Cenobio Pizzeria by Joshua Chaplinsky
Body of Crust by Amanda Hard
The Parlor by Evan Dicken
Watch Them Eat by Andrew Hilbert
Pizza_Gal_666 by Emma Alice Johnson
By the Slice by Nancy Brewka-Clark
Phosphenes by Matthew King
Ultimate Pizza Club by Michael Allen Rose
Leftovers by Betty Rocksteady
Crucifixions in the Garden of Garlic Bread by Pearse Anderson
30 Minutes or Less . . . or Else! by James Newman and Desmond Reddick
And She Answered the Door . . . NAKED! by Wallace Williamson
Bonus Slice: Pizza Party Friday! by David James Keaton and Max Booth III
Afterword: The Violent and Ugly Death of the Noid by Nathan Rabin

Joshua Chaplinsky

News by Joshua Chaplinsky

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He is the author of The Paradox Twins (CLASH Books), the story collection Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape, and the parody Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Broken River Books, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com and unravelingtheparadox.com.

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James Jacob Hatfield from North Carolina July 26, 2019 - 11:13am

How do people get in on stuff like this?


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Max from Texas is reading goosebumps July 26, 2019 - 6:55pm

@James, do you mean how does someone get accepted in an anthology like this? We held an open call for submissions last year! Hundreds of folks submitted stories.