This past week saw the official release of Rejected for Content: Splattergore. Released by J Ellington Ashton Press, this anthology is a dedication to stories that were ‘rejected’ for being too gory, too weird, too unreal, too sick, too sexual and, well, pretty depraved. My short story, ‘Rendezvous’, is included in the TOC. I’m so proud to be involved in a project that is sure to shock and offend and unite.
Edited by Catt Dahman, CEO of J Ellington Ashton Press, Catt herself has revealed – via promotion and the foreword – that creating this book was a risk. A female editor, releasing said material is unheard of in the horror world.
Well, it paid off. In droves. Hell, it hit #12 in the UK and #24 in the US (both on Amazon Best Seller lists) on its release date so it must be doing something right…
Putting my story, ‘Rendezvous’, to the side, I’ve started reviewing this book on Goodreads. The authors and contributors have worked relentlessly to promote and produce this phenomenal piece of horror, one that is sure to stick in the minds of authentic horror fans for years to come. I’m reviewing each story individually as I work my way through the pages. They all deserve it. Thus far, I’m impressed with the material which is equal parts funny, sick, original, debauched, and blood soaked.
As you can see above, I have received a print copy in the post. This will now join Terror Train, and the many upcoming anthologies in my soon-to-be collection, on the shelf. Seeing my name in print is still unbelievable, it only confirms that my dream is slowly becoming a reality. Proof that, if you put your mind to it – not to mention hours of grind and research – your dreams can come true too.
Just to think…this is only the first entry in a trilogy…I can’t wait for Rejected for Content 2 and 3.
Rejected for Content: Splattergore is available on Amazon, both in Print and eBook format.