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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 

What you’re getting:

  • 23 original 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” by 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