Edited by Robert Shearman and Michael Kelly.
Welcome to the final volume of the Year’s Best Weird Fiction! For the past five years the Year’s Best Weird Fiction has unearthed a number of exceptional and inimitable voices, redefining and broadening genre distinctions and labels, bringing a diverse new group to the forefront of speculative fiction. We hope you enjoy our final volume.
“Live Through This” by Nadia Bulkin
“Flotsam” by Daniel Carpenter
“The Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl” by Adam-Troy Castro
“The Unwish” by Claire Dean
“Worship Only What She Bleeds” by Kristi DeMeester
“The Second Door” by Brian Evenson
“When Words Change the Molecular Composition of Water” by Jenni Fagan
“The Convexity of Our Youth” by Kurt Fawver
“Corzo” by Brenna Gomez
“The Mouse Queen” by Camilla Grudova
“You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych” by Kathleen Kayembe
“The Anteater” by Joshua King
“Curb Day” by Rebecca Kuder
“The Entertainment Arrives” by Alison Littlewood
“The Rock Eater” by Ben Loory
“Eight Bites” by Carmen Maria Machado
“The Way She is With Strangers” by Helen Marshall
“The Possession” by Michael Mirolla
“Skins Smooth as Plantain, Hearts Soft as Mango” by Ian Muneshwar
“House of Abjection” by David Peak
“Disappearer” by KL Pereira
“Red Hood” by Eric Schaller
“Something About Birds” by Paul Tremblay
“Take the Way Home That Leads Back To Sullivan Street” by Chavisa Woods
Michael Kelly is the author of Undertow and Other Laments, and Scratching the Surface; as well as co-author of the novel Ouroboros. His has also edited the book Chilling Tales.
His short fiction has recently appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including All Hallows, Best New Horror, Dark Arts, the Hint Fiction Anthology, PostScripts, Space & Time, Supernatural Tales, and Tesseracts 13.
Michael is a Shirley Jackson Award and British Fantasy Award Nominee.