Burnt Tongues: New Anthology of Short Stories Co-Edited by Chuck Palahniuk
Update: You can now read Chuck Palahniuk's introduction to Burnt Tongues.
It's been a loooooooong time coming, but today I can happily and proudly announce that Burnt Tongues: Stories is currently available for pre-order. Burnt Tongues is the long-awaited anthology of short stories edited by myself, Richard Thomas, and of course, Chuck Palahniuk. The stories all started on this website's writer's workshop over seven years ago, and from the hard work of dozens and dozens of people, you can now read them all in one beautiful anthology (with cover art by Jay Shaw!).
If you want to support new and upcoming voices in transgressive fiction, this collection is a must-have. Here's the official description our wonderful publishers, Medallion Press, put together:
Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry.
Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult workshop.
These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.
Some may say even a scar.
The book has a tentative release date of August 12th, 2014, but you can and should order it today!