Happy Birthday, Franz Kafka You're In An Anthology
It's Franz Kafka's birthday, one of the biggest influences on my writing and part of the basis for the upcoming fiction anthology from Moran Press, Stories for the Mad Volume One.
My idea for the anthology was to select a group of stories that fit with the works of two big influences on my work - Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka. Dark literary terror and horror, with shades of dread and fear.
To select the stories - I read submissions sandwiched between Kafka and Poe stories. I noted the stories that fit with Poe and Kafka in some integral way. Ultimately, I wanted stories that would work in a collection with a Poe and Kafka story and placed all the submissions in a Word document and surrounded them with selections from both authors. Then I read and read the collection, pulling out those that didn't mess and adding others. And I read it some more.
The result is Stories for the Mad Volume One - the first anthology from Moran Press. I will include one story from Kafka and Poe in this volume - the singular story from each author that inspired me most in my writing.
The final roster is comprised of 10 living authors and two dead legends, approximately 50k words of fiction and 150 pages. I hope Kafka and Poe won't mind.
Step into the madness,
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Stephen Moran Franz Kafka Edgar Allan Poe Justin Bog Gabriel Ricard Agnes Bookbinder Pete Donohue Danielle McCoy Rae Theodore Richard Wall Dan Provost Brian Rouff Scott Wozniak
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