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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 

Anthology Timeline

March 15

Featured Authors Announced

April 8, 2021

Kickstarter Begins


April 15, 2021

Submissions window opens


May 8, 2021

Kickstarter ends.

May 15, 2021

Submissions window closes.

July 1, 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!