Humans are the problem:

A Monster’s Anthology

Monsters have been mocked, maligned, and besparkled by the insidious human horde. In these horrifying tales, monsters and monster advocates reveal how they are adapting to stay scary and finding innovative ways to navigate the 21st century to feed their appetite for human flesh.

With over 280 pages of bone-grinding, tongue-biting, claw-raising monster stories from some of the biggest names in horror, this is an anthology that promises to tame even the hairiest monster fever. 

 

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Be a part of the monster revolution! As a member of the Monster Mob, you’ll get access to information, exclusive updates, and monster propaganda (swag) that shows you’re a card-carrying member of the monster collective.

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Monster Militia

Get a sniffable paperback copy for reading safely in the bathtub or putting on your shelf to impress your monster friends.

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Get all the goods, capisce? The book, the stickers, your own monster-signed “Monster Manifesto” ebook plus a propaganda button to show your true colors.

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Get “Humans are the Problem” printed softcover and the “Monster Manifesto” ebook in addition to our well-loved “Grifty Shades of Fey,” skewed fairy anthology.

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Monster Mogul

Be listed in the book as an official Monster Mogul! Plus an upgrade to the hardcover edition (when we unlock it) and all the cool swag and bragging rights you can imagine.

Stretch Goal - HATP Die-Cut Sticker Bookmark

Put it on our phone, on your skateboard, on your favorite monster while they sleep…the possibilities are endless. Of course, you could always just use it as a bookmark, like we do. Unlock this add-on at $8k stretch goal, free for all backers.

Stretch Goal: HATP Mug

Get your drink on with this lovely mug that expresses clearly which side of the human fence you are on. This add-on unlocks at $10k, and will be included as a part of the Monster Mafia and Monster Mogul levels. 

Stretch Goal - Tri-Blend HATP Soft Tee

This soft and sumptuous t-shirt is that perfect blend of casual and killer. Get yours in black or grey, with either V-neck or crew in men and women’s sizes up to XXL. This add-on is unlocked at $15k, and will be included in the Monster Mogul options package.

Stretch Goal: On-the-Go Reading Hammock

Take your love of literature to a swinging new level. This custom Weird Little Worlds portable nylon hammock means you can read your horror fiction from the tops of the trees or wrap yourself in a human-less cocoon. Either way, it’s awesome. Unlock this add-on at $20k. Will be included in options package. 

Our Authors

Award-winning authors and the scariest up-and-coming creative minds join together to make this anthology an unforgettable thrill-ride on every page. 

Gabino Iglesias

Gabino Iglesias

Award-Winning Author

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, editor, literary critic, and professor living in Austin, TX. He’s the author of Zero Saints and Coyote Songs and the editor of Both Sides and Halldark Holidays.

L.H. Moore

L.H. Moore

Celebrated Short Story Author

LH Moore’s stories, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and publications such as FIYAH, Apex and Fireside. A historian who loves playing video games and classical guitar, you can find her online at lhmoorecreative.com.

John Langan

John Langan

Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author

John Langan is the author of two novels and four collections of stories. For his work, he has received the Bram Stoker and the This Is Horror Awards.

J.H. Moncrieff

J.H. Moncrieff

Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author

City of Ghosts won J.H. Moncrieff the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense. Harlequin also chose her as “the next Gillian Flynn” in 2016.

Gemma Files

Gemma Files

Shirley Jackson Award-Winning Author

Formerly a film critic, journalist, screenwriter and teacher, Gemma Files has been an award-winning horror author since 1999.

 

Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi

Award-Winning Author

Philip Fracassi‘s award-winning story collection, Behold the Void, won “Best Collection of the Year” from both This Is Horror and Strange Aeons Magazine.

Michaelbrent Collings

Michaelbrent Collings

Internationally Bestselling Author

One of the most versatile writers around, Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, produced screenwriter, and multiple Bram Stoker Award finalist.

Sarah Read

Sarah Read

Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author

Sarah Read is a dark fiction writer in the frozen north of Wisconsin. Her short stories have been featured in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year volumes 10 and 12.

TJ Tranchell

TJ Tranchell

New York Times Book List Pick Author

TJ Tranchell’s first published novel, “Cry Down Dark,” (Blysster Press) was picked by the New York Times Book List for one of the 50 Scares in 50 States for 2020.

Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton

Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author

Lisa Morton is the author of four novels and 150 short stories, a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, and a world-class Halloween expert.

Anthology Timeline

March 15

Featured Authors Announced

April 8, 2021

Kickstarter Begins

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April 15, 2021

Submissions window opens

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May 5, 2021

Kickstarter ends.

May 15, 2021

Submissions window closes.

June 15, 2021

Final stories chosen and emails sent.

July 15, 2021

Edits complete and book sent to publisher.

August 15, 2021

Backer rewards and hard copies sent out.

September 1, 2021

Book launch party!