Carina Bissett is pleased to announce that her story “The Certainty of Silence” was released yesterday in the Sci-Fi & Scary charity anthology Twisted Anatomy: A Body Horror Anthology. This story has roots in her own experiences as a domestic violence victim. Only she wanted to write a story that flipped the familiar script. This mash-up of the fairy tales “Bluebeard” and “Little Mermaid” also includes nods to the sirens found in mythology, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ligeia,” and Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber.” Due to the graphic nature of the piece, it’s been tagged with a trigger warning.
In other news, the anthology Arterial Bloom made it to the Bram Stoker Award final ballot for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Her story “Rotten” is the final story in this beautiful book, edited by Mercedes M. Yardley. This is the first time her work has been included in an anthology under consideration for a Bram Stoker Award.
Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Bailey, Michael and Murano, Doug – Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors (Written Backwards)
Flynn, Geneve and Murray, Lee – Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Kolesnik, Samantha – Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror (Grindhouse Press)
Tantlinger, Sara – Not All Monsters: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women of Horror (Rooster Republic Press)
Yardley, Mercedes M. – Arterial Bloom (Crystal Lake Publishing)