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What readers are saying:

“I will always be more grateful than I can say for anthologies like this, that not only include some of my favorite writers, but also introduce me to work by writers I haven’t encountered before. Mooncalves is splendid, surprising, and delicious.” — Kelly Link, multiple prizewinning author of Stranger Things Happen and Get In Trouble

“Surreal and superb, Mooncalves is a narratively abnormal exhibition, with stories that both alter and accentuate fiction traditions.  John WM Thompson has procured a haunting and often horrific anthology of literary asymmetry which will unease the unconscious.” — Clint Smith, author of The Skeleton Melodies

“These stories are wonderfully varied in style and subject; some of the authors are old favorites I was happy to encounter again,  while others were brand new to me, and I can’t wait to read more of their work. MOONCALVES is a collection I’ll return to again and again, its stories strange and rich and marvelously mysterious.” — Dan Chaon, author of SLEEPWALK 

“In Mooncalves, editor John WM Thompson brings together an eclectic and impressive mix of writers to chart the spaces where what is known and what is unknown bleed into one another.  The result is a kaleidoscope of the strange, a patchwork of the weird.  Highly recommended.” — John Langan, author of Corpsemouth and Other Autobiographies

What you’re getting:

  • 23 stories from 22 authors, all original to this volume.
  • A sumptuous, high-quality sewn binding in 32-page signatures, printed by McNoughton & Gunn, on 60# Natural color paper.
  • Die-cut blue-on-white embossed hardcover construction.
  • Endsheet reproductions of original surrealist paintings by Justine Neuberger.

The Table of Contents:

  • “December Story”, Briar Ripley Page
  • “The Tomato”, Ernest Ògúnyẹmí
  • “Night Fragrance”, Janalyn Guo
  • “It Does Not Do What You Think It Does”, Brian Evenson
  • “Butterfly Kisses”, Jaime Corbacho
  • “The First Wife”, Lisa Tuttle
  • “Beyond the Chain”, L. Marie Wood
  • “Edge of the Forest”, Jeff Wood
  • “Distant Signals”, Adam Golaski
  • “The Stars Have Eaten the Costco Parking Lot”, Chelsea Sutton
  • “Mirror Translation”, Meghan Lamb
  • “Night, When Windows Turn to Mirror”, Christi Nogle
  • “DestinationLand”, Glen Hirshberg
  • “Seldom Place”, J.A.W. McCarthy
  • “Pastiche”, Sasha Geffen
  • “Three Prepositions”, Mark G. Mayer
  • “Sundered”, Thomas Mavroudis
  • “Remittance Man”, Daniel M. Lavery
  • “A Good Thing”, Nathan Breakenridge
  • “Privacy”, Steve Rasnic Tem
  • “The Debauch”, Elwin Cotman
  • “Contact Light”, Sofia Samatar
  • “Honeymoon”, Jaime Corbacho