Tuesday 15 May 2018

Making Monsters table of contents

Last month we revealed the cover art for the Making Monsters anthology (and which is so lovely, we're giving you it here again—huge thanks to the amazing Robin Kaplan for creating the poignant "Lonely Gorgon"). Now we want to share and celebrate the wonderful authors, poets and critics who make up the table of contents of this volume. As you can see below, there are fifteen short stories, three poems, and six short essays (in addition to introduction and afterword) on the theme of ancient monsters; rethinking, reimagining and retelling their stories.

Table of Contents:

• Introduction – Emma Bridges
• Danae – Megan Arkenberg
• The Last Siren Sings – George Lockett
• Field Reports from the Department of Monster Resettlement – L. Chan
• Calling Homer's Sirens (essay) – Hannah Silverblank
• Aeaea on the Seas – Hester J. Rook
• To the Gargoyle Army (poem) – H.A. Eilander
• Water – Danie Ware
• Monsters of the World (essay) – Margrét Helgatdóttir
• A Song of Sorrow – Neil James Hudson
• Helen of War (poem) – Margaret McLeod
• The Vigil of Talos – Hûw Steer
• The Monster in Your Pocket (essay) – Valeria Vitale
• A Heart of Stone – Tom Johnstone
• The Banshee – Alexandra Grunberg
• The Giulia Effect – Barbara Davies
• Caught in Medusa's Gaze (essay) – Liz Gloyn
• The Eyes Beyond the Hearth – Catherine Baker
• Eclipse – Misha Penton
• The Origin of the Different (essay) – Maria Anastasiadou
• Justice Is a Noose – Valentine Wheeler
• Siren Song (poem) – Barbara E. Hunt
• The Tengu's Tongue – Rachel Bender
• Ecological Angst and Encounters with Scary Flesh (essay) – Annegret Märten
• When Soldiers Come – Hunter Liguore
• Afterword – Mathilde Skoie

I can't wait to share the contents with you, but you'll have to wait until September when it goes on sale. (Review copies and sneak previews a little sooner.)


  1. I just ran across this title and wonder how early it will be out in September. I teach a college Honors course at the University of New Mexico called "Monsters and Marvels Through the Ages" and i am currently revamping my courses syllabus and am looking particularly for accessible academic essays to assign to my students. So, while I will purchase the book for my own reading, I would very much like to consider whether I might use one or more of the essays listed in the contents as part of my course.

    1. Sorry, I just spotted this comment. The book will officially be out Sept 1, but if you'd like to see a review copy in advance, drop us a note and I can probably sort that out for you. Thanks for your interest!