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. 

Featured 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.

SuBmitted Authors

Out of 420 submissions, we could only pick 10. 

So, we picked these 12 authors to complete the anthology!  

Gordon Linzner

Gordon Linzner is founder and former editor of Space and Time Magazine, and author of three published novels and dozens of short stories in F&SF, Twilight Zone, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and a lifetime member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Jonathon Mast

Jonathon Mast lives in Kentucky with his wife and an insanity of children. (A group of children is called an insanity. Trust me.) His first novel “The Keeper of Tales” is currently available from Dark Owl Publishing. He can be found at https://jonathonmastauthor.com/

Georgia Cook

Georgia Cook is an illustrator and writer from London, specializing in folklore and ghost stories. She is the winner of the LISP 2020 Flash Fiction Prize and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, Staunch Book Prize, and Reflex Fiction Award, among others. She has also written for the horror anthology podcasts ‘Creepy’, ‘The Other Stories’, and ‘The Night’s End’

Corey Farrenkopf

Corey Farrenkopf lives on Cape Cod with his wife, Gabrielle, and works as a librarian. His fiction has been published in Tiny Nightmares, The Southwest Review, Wigleaf, Flash Fiction Online, Bourbon Penn, Cemetery Gates Media, and elsewhere. To learn more, follow him on the web at CoreyFarrenkopf.com

Christi Nogle

Christi Nogle’s fiction has appeared in publications such as Pseudopod, Vastarien, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and Three-lobed Burning Eye. Her debut novel, Beulah, is coming in 2022 from Cemetery Gates Media. Follow her at christinogle.com

Patrick Barb

Patrick Barb is a freelance writer and editor from the southern United States, currently living (and trying not to freeze to death) in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Previously, his short fiction has appeared in Sci-Fi & Scary, Crystal Lake Publishing’s Shallow Waters Vol. 7, Boneyard Soup Magazine, and other publications. For more of his work, visit patrickbarb.com

Justin Guleserian

Justin Guleserian is a speculative fiction writer, specializing in horror and dark fantasy. He is also a pen-and-ink illustrator.

Calvin Cleary

Calvin Cleary is a librarian and writer in central Ohio.

Dominick Cancilla

Dominick Cancilla has had dozens of short stories and two novels published over the years. The hardcover of his most recent novel, Tomorrow’s Journal, will be published by Cemetery Dance in late 2021.

Leah Claire Kaminski

Leah Claire Kaminski‘s poetry appears in places like Bennington Review, Fence, Massachusetts Review, Zyzzyva, and more. Dancing Girl Press published the chapbook Peninsular Scar, and Root is forthcoming from Milk and Cake Press.
Her story in Humans Are The Problem is her first published piece of fiction. Find out more at www.leahkaminski.com

Auston Habershaw

Auston Habershaw’s stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy’s Edge, Analog, and other places.  His complete fantasy series, The Saga of the Redeemed was published by HarperVoyager. He lives and works in Boston, MA and spends his days teaching composition and writing to college students. Find him on his website at aahabershaw.com or on Goodreads and Amazon.

Die Booth

Die Booth likes wild beaches and exploring dark places.  You can read his stories in places like LampLight Magazine, The Fiction Desk, and The Cheshire Prize for Literature anthologies. His books ‘My Glass is Runn’, ‘365 Lies’ and ‘Spirit Houses’ are available online and ‘Making Friends (and other fictions)’ is due out soon. He’s currently working on a collection of spooky stories featuring transgender protagonists. You can find out more about his writing at http://diebooth.wordpress.com/ 

The Monster Backers

Without you, this anthology wouldn’t be possible. Here are the people who make up the guts of this project—the SUPERBACKERS  that have earned themselves a place in Weird Little Worlds history. 

Monster Militia

Amanda Pittsley Andrew Kibe Andy Clark
Anna Barrett Azucena Enloe Beth Coll
Beth Tanner Billie Thomas Brad Hagman
Brent Ecenbarger Brianna Johnson Bryan Abegglen
Bryan Rieger Buddy H Cailyn Lloyd
Caris Yorkston Carl Duzett Cathy Green
Chip Houser Chris Phillips Christian Muhl
David David T. Besselievre Elijah
Elijah Wiese Elise Elke Flehmig
Evangeline Van Houten Floyd Brigdon Fritz Valentine
Giuseppe Lo Turco Guillermo Sanchez Hannah Selector
J.R. ‘Jonah’ Jones Jack Knowles James Aquilone
Jaq Jason Frei Jennifer Barr
Jeremiah Cook Jim Fisher John Howie Jr.
John Miyasato Jordan Julia dixon
Julia Vickery Julie Donohue K. Edwin Fritz
Karl Katie Cluff Katja
Ken Hoover Kenneth Skaldebø Kevin Smith
khreeps Kirsten Kowalewski KT Wagner
Lauren Perry Liesel Bendio Potter Lisa May
Lorna Dickson Keach Lou LV!
Mary Jude Schmitz Matthew Beckham Matthew Evans
Matthew W. Quinn Megan Savannah Lehr Michael
Michael H. Hanson Michael Little Michael Tickell
Michael Vondra Michelle Mike McClelland
Miranda Forner Morgan Nancy MacLaren
Nicolas Mandujano III Nicole Toscano Niels Christensen
Niki Niedermier Dye Noah R Jones
Rachel Evensen Realmz256 Roni Slye
Roosevelt Cooper Scary Stuff Podcast Sean Kennedy
Shanni Sharon Yu tcarpenterjr
Test Pattern Creative (Ben) Thomas Hull Tim
TJ Schreiber todd Toinette Thomas
Topher South Tyler Quirin UnaturalTree Games
Victoria Morton   Vince Losacco

Monster Mafia

Aimee Morgan AingealWroth Carol Ford
Christian Meyer cindie Claire Rowe
David Wright Emily Pitner Harley Christensen
Hiram G Wells J.S. Burton Jamie Irish
Jesse Casanova Joe Monson Justin Lewis
Katie Shebat Keith Howell Level LeVaJe
Michael Mullenix Nicole Renee Patrick Brown
Rick Cross Rob Erickson Shaun Cobble
Software Bloke Thecrowsayskaw Trevor Vaughan
  Troy Lambert  

Monster Mogul

Alton W Andrew Harding Chase
Chris Roberts Christopher Baxter Daniel Hallmeyer
Frank Lewis Gaylene Adamson Greg Askew
Hillary Clay Jacob Jairred Lambert
Jesse Rice John Adamson Joshua Hair
Just Spencer Justin A Rosenbaum Kurt
Marcelino Collado IV Michael Burke Michelle Woodbury
Naeem Khalifa Nikolas P. Robinson Paige
Phil Haagensen Richard Gorman Ross Adamson
Simon Holland The Zombicide King tsfinnegan
Will Shannon Chapels Erik
Lew Gibb Aaron Frodsham Scott Musch
Edward Potter Mike Scott Casey
Connor Mason Chris Padar Deb Hartman
Valerie Gaddy Brad Dowdy Maxime Gregoire

Anthology Timeline

October 7

eBook version of “Humans are the Problem: A Monster’s Anthology” go out to all backers.

October 15

Hardcover and paperback copies sent to backers. Pre-orders open for general public.

November 1

All rewards sent! Stickers, mugs, and books are on their way to your home.

November 15

Humans are the Problem: A Monster’s Anthology available for general purchase.