Monthly Archives: April 2023

Contents Announced: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Vol. 4

Listed alphabetically by author’s last name:

“The Voice of a Thousand Years” by Fawaz Al-Matrouk (F&SF 5/6-22)
“The Lending Library of Final Lines” by Octavia Cade (The Dark #80)
“A Belly Full of Spiders” by Mário Coelho (PseudoPod 813)
“Red Wet Grin” by Gemma Files (Screams from the Dark, ed. E. Datlow)
“The Long Way Up” by Alix E. Harrow (The Deadlands #9)
“Men, Women, and Chainsaws” by Stephen Graham Jones (
“Swim the Darkness” by Michael Kelly (The Dark #87)
“How Selkies Are Made” by Cassandra Khaw (Breakable Things)
“Lemmings”, Kirstyn McDermott (Weird Horror 5)
“Challawa” by Usman T. Malik (Dark Stars, ed. J. F. D. Taff)
The Summer Castle by Ray Nayler (Nightmare #113)
“In the Smile Place” by Tobi Ogundiran (Fiyah #24)
“Douen” by Suzan Palumbo (The Dark #82)
The Dyer and the Dressmakers by Bindia Persaud (Chromophobia: A Strangehouse Anthology by Women in Horror, ed. S. Tantlinger)
“The Feeding of Closed Mouths” by Eden Royce [(Re)Living Mythology, eds. S. N. Kagunda, Y. L. Ndlovu, H.D. Hunter, & LP Kindred]
“The Woman Who Married the Minotaur” by Angela Slatter (The Sunday Morning Transport 10-23-22)
“The Ercildoun Accord” by Steve Toase (Lackington’s #25)
“Bonesoup” by Eugenia Triantafyllou (Strange Horizons 7-11-22)
“Shadow Plane” by Fran Wilde (Weird Tales #365)
“Sharp Things, Killing Things” by A.C. Wise (Nightmare #121)
“A Monster in the Shape of a Boy” by Hannah Yang (Apex #131)