A Big Thank You From Weird Little Worlds- PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED Kickstarter

May 19, 2023

On May 15th, Weird Little Worlds Press surpassed the Kickstarter goal for PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED by $5000. 265 Backers generously shared their support for this project to create a total of nearly $14k in pledges. The money raised by the crowdfunding endeavor will go to pay for over 25 stories, custom illustrations, full-color art, and project-related rewards for the book slated to be launched in the Summer of 2024.

We would like to sincerely thank our collaborators on this project:

Raw Dog Screaming Press

Crystal Lake Publishing

Timber Ghost Press

The Storied Imaginarium

Sophia Zakia

And our cover artist, Frank Walls

Their support in providing award packages for our fundraising efforts speaks volumes about the community of Indie Horror. PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED backers will gain multiple new books to read, craft honing workshops, amazing jewelry, and art thanks to the support of our collaborators.

We’re also thrilled to announce the introduction of the Rockstars of Horror Collector’s Cards featuring the best names in horror with all-new flash fiction only available through the Kickstarter from:

Brian Evenson

Ramsey Campbell

John Langan

Kealan Patrick Burke

Linda Addison

and others!

Other items of note are the winners of the WLW tagline contest for PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED. Congrats to David Swisher for his winning Tagline, Soundtrack to Your Worst Nightmare. David will receive a With the Band package as well as a signed copy of PLAYLIST and his own personalized Collector’s Card as well as a contributor credit in the book.

A special congrats to Kyle Vincent Lemmon for his second-place entry, Blood on the Tracks. He will also receive a signed 3-book bundle.

And thank you all for your hilarious and wonderful taglines!

We have also added two new members to the WLW team. Kyle Lemmon and Justin Lewis are the producer-level backers. They will be listed as Producers and Content Board Members on All Books/Websites for their contributions and voting privileges to help guide future Weird Little Worlds projects.

Great horror-writing rock stars like:

Linda D. Addison

S.P. Miskowski

Lisa Morton

Philip Fracassi

Gemma Files

Mercedes M. Yardley

Maxwell I. Gold

John Palisano

Tim Waggoner

V Castro

Craig L. Gidney

And Sherilynn Kenyon

Are all hard at work composing brilliant pieces of musical horror for the PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED anthology. They are writing in tuckerizations and donating their time to content and story reviews for up-and-coming authors just like you. We could be more proud of the playlist lineup that will be coming your way

Building a publishing business can be extremely stressful as well as extremely exciting. Sometimes it’s easy to let the worries about the next day’s funding get so overwhelming that your vision can become lost.

That’s why Weird Little Worlds would like to reach out and offer a great big cyber-hug and thank you to each of our readers and followers who believe in us. Your funding pledges for PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED Kickstarter have warmed our hearts. You’ve made sure that we have the funds available to not only produce another great anthology, but we can also go forward with our plans to publish more content this year!

Thank you so much for trusting us with your love of reading. We love sharing our Weird Little Worlds with you! Thank you most of all for making sure we can continue to do so for another great year.

Want to add your unique horror voice to the band for PLAYLIST OF THE DAMNED? We’ll be holding open submissions through May 30, 2023. We’d love to welcome you to our weird little family.

Fracture by Mercedes M. Yardley - Mother: Tales of Love and Terror

Fracture, by Mercedes M. Yardley

Read the full story that is on the Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot right here!

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Mother: Tales of Love and Terror has been included on the preliminary ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. If you are a voting member of the HWA, we would love to have you consider our anthology, as well as Mercedes M. Yardley’s story, “Fracture,” which is also on the ballot in the Short Fiction category. 

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