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Best of 2018: Anthologies & Collections

BEST OF 2018_ NOVELS AND NOVELLAS-3

 

Hi, guys! Thanks for visiting my site. By now you know I love reading all forms of horror fiction. I love a good short story collection. Anthologies also hold a special place in my horror heart. The short story form is magical. They are convenient and quick to read. Stories can be devoured over a work break, in a queue, or on public transit. You don’t even need a bookmark for them. Then there are the poetry collection, or what I’d like to call the best thing since sliced bread. Poetry collections are full to the brim with top-notch prose and stories. Poems resonate with me more than any other form of the genre. One line of poetry carries the weight of an entire novel. Today, I created a list of anthologies and collections that I really enjoyed in 2018. I hope that you find something to read from this list. It’s all about spreading the love of horror literature.

 

 

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Andrew Cull’s Bones is an outstanding collection of delectable short stories. You might want to bring a second set of underwear along for the ride because it’s guaranteed to scare the shit out of you.

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Calvin Demmer’s The Sea Was A Fair Master is simply masterful. Grab your flip-flops and floaties and set sail with this collection. You’re definitely going to need a life preserver.

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This poetry collection is based on a serial killer. It slashes and slays.

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A great debut collection. Grab your survival packs, swimsuits, and sacrificial blades. You’re going to need them.

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I found a couple of new Texas authors in this anthology. A plethora of horrors await you inside.

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Alan Baxter has a cadence about his style and prose. It’s as smooth as classical music.

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Filled with genre heavyweights, this collection will satisfy any horror fan.

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I’ve never read a debut collection quite like this one. Blood soaked indeed.

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A trifecta of slasher horror. Blood, guts, and final girls.

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Another debut horror collection to die for.

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A solid collection of scary tales. You can’t go wrong with Ronald Malfi.

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Every bit as beautiful as its cover.

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Top-notch poetry from one of the best in the game. Love, sex, hate, pain–this collection explores all that and more.

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We all know what’s over the rainbow, but this collection explores what’s underneath the rainbow.

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A short story collection straight from the heart of Glenn Rolfe.

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I grew up on wrestling. This collection soars from the top rope. Dig it. Oh yeah!

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This anthology is dedicated to J.F. Gonzalez. It’s filled with blood and guts. It makes for a great beach read, too.

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This one got me reading horror poetry. It sizzles. It stings. It’ll bring you to your knees.

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The cover says it all. It’s poetic nightmare fuel.

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A solid collection from one of the best cosmic horror authors around.

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There’s a reason this one is an Amazon bestseller. It is jam packed with an all-star author lineup.

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This was my first experience with Dustin LaValley. I couldn’t put it down.

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Joe R. Lansdale’s short fiction is to die for. Every story is in this collection is powerful.

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Great debut collection of terrifying horror stories. Something for everyone in  this one.

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One of the best anthologies I’ve ever read. I dig the SNES, so this one holds a special place in my horror heart.

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Joe and Kasey flex their muscles in this collaborative short story collection.

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Gary Buller is one of the best short story authors in the indie game today and this collection proves it. Of note, the proceeds from this collection go to cancer research.

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This collection is tongue-in-cheek. It has a unique take on H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos. Within these pages are nine short stories and a beautiful poem.

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Rick Hautala. Need I say more?

 

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