Crowdfunding Spotlight: ‘Death in the Mouth: Original Horror By People of Color’

'Death in the Mouth' is a horror anthology collection showcasing works from marginalized writers across the globe. Here's how you can support its crowdfunding campaign.

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Sound the alarm! We’ve found a killer crowdfunding campaign everyone needs to check out immediately. Death in the Mouth: Original Horror By People of Color is a collection of short horror fiction and illustrations from storytellers around the world. 

This work will feature 20 stories spanning from the distant past to the far future, real and fictive worlds, all while exploring new and unique manifestations of horror. Each story will also be accompanied by an original black-and-white illustration by a unique artist.

Death in the Mouth is a BIPOC led project, curated and edited by BIPOC from a variety of narrative traditions who have an appreciation for the weird, the tender and the experimental, says their crowdfunding campaign.

Sounds killer, right? Good news. You can help bring this incomparable project to life by supporting its team’s crowdfunding efforts. This anthology has already reached 80% of their Kickstarter goal, so the end is in sight. If you love horror literature, this is a perfect chance to invest in some incredible stories.

Check out the official campaign video:

The team organizing this project have invited authors like C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold), Darcie Little Badger (Elatsoe), Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories), An Owomoyela (Abandonware), Karin Lowachee (Warchild), Jahra Wasasala (MOTHER/JAW), K-Ming Chang (Bestiary), Alice Sola Kim (Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying) and more to contribute stories.

Also, a few of the artists you can look forward to seeing illustrate these tales include Michael DeforgeJoy SanJabari WeathersMakoto ChiAllissa ChanNatalie HallAlicia Feng, and Angie Wang.

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Organizers are running this campaign in order to provide support to BIPOC authors and artist, while also getting this book directly to readers who crave unique and entrancing stories from writers all over the globe.

However, the only way to guarantee yourself a paperback copy of Death in the Mouth is through their Kickstarter. The print edition of this anthology are also exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign and will not be made available to booksellers. 

Most importantly, support this project today!

For details on submission guidelines, visit deathinthemouth.com.

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