“Another Dimension” has been a labor of love for over 40 people who all came together to create a tribute to Rod Serling and “The Twilight Zone.” We undertook this project in 2015, during the 40th anniversary of Rod Serling’s death.
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Wily Writers LLC, Seattle, Washington
Contact: Angel Leigh McCoy : firstname.lastname@example.org
Author guest editors chose these Horror and Dark Fantasy stories for their strong characters and thought-provoking plots. Each story received two or more rounds of line edits, and the authors worked with veteran storyteller Angel Leigh McCoy to bring their tale to the highest levels of quality and tension.
Initially intended to be an ongoing magazine that was the evolution of WilyWriters.com, an online audio fiction site where we’ve published more than 70 genre-fiction short stories over the years. We changed direction when crowdfunding via Kickstarter for the magazine failed us and we realized no one wanted another Horror magazine. We had already purchased many of these dark stories for the first three issues of the magazine, so we collected them into a thick and meaty one-time anthology instead.
Tony Albarella, Rod Serling historian and expert, provided the introduction. We solicited non-fiction articles and reviews to further our tribute to Rod Serling and his style of character-centric, thought-provoking fiction. Our non-fiction authors include subject-matter experts David Afsharirad and S.T. Joshi who gave us essays on George Clayton Smith and Rod Serling’s work, respectively.
This anthology of short Horror and Dark Fantasy stories has been a labor of love for over 40 people who all came together to create a tribute to Rod Serling and “The Twilight Zone.” We undertook this project in 2015, during the 40th anniversary of Rod Serling’s death. The line-up includes many well-known authors, such as Gary A. Braunbeck, S.T. Joshi, Tony Albarella, David Afsharirad, and Rena Mason.
A new anthology appears in your peripheral vision: Another Dimension. It brings tales of the macabre, the mysterious, and the just-plain-strange.
What’s in it:
…. 22 scary stories for those dark winter nights!
…. 3 intriguing essays about The Twilight Zone authors Rod Serling and George Clayton Johnson, and an in-depth discussion of Black Mirror, a modern Moral Horror television series if the highest quality and deeply reminiscent of Rod Serling’s work.
….Cover art by an amazing artistic talent, Anja Millen
….Introduction by Tony Albarella, recognized Serling expert and editor of the eleven-volume collection of As Timeless as Infinity: The Complete Twilight Zone Scripts of Rod Serling.
….”On Rod Serling’s “Clean Kills and Other Trophies” nonfiction by S.T. Joshi, renowned literary critic and Lovecraft scholar.
….”In the House of the Hangman” fiction by Gary A. Braunbeck, winner of multiple Bram Stoker awards.
….”Fathoms’ Embrace” fiction written specifically for the cover image by Bram Stoker Award winning author Rena Mason.
….”Selling Daydreams: The Life and Work of George Clayton Johnson” nonfiction by David Afsharirad, editor of The Year’s Best Military Science Fiction and Space Opera.
- Angel Leigh McCoy, Executive Editor/Producer, Wily Writers LLC (www.angelmccoy.com)
Kimberly Michael, Layout & Design
Anja Millen, Cover Art
David Afsharirad, Author
Tony Albarella, Author
Arthur Bangs, Author
Amber Bierce, Author
Alice Black, Author
Gary A. Braunbeck, Author
Tracy Canfield, Author
Arthur C. Carey, Author
Sean Eads, Author
Brad Ellison, Author
James Everington, Author
Shana Figueroa, Author
Sylvia Greenwich, Author
S.C. Hayden, Author
Elizabeth A. Herreid, Author
Larry Hinkle, Author
S.T. Joshi, Author
Rena Mason, Author
Thomas Millstead, Author
Charles Payseur, Author
Kit Power, Author
Pamela Troy, Author
Donald J. Uitvlugt, Author
Patrick Walters, Author
Joe Young, Author
S.P. Miskowski, Story Choice Editor
Cory Herndon, Story Choice Editor
Paris Crenshaw, Story Choice Editor
Alan BaxterStory Choice Editor
Loren Rhoads, Story Choice Editor
Richard Dansky, Story Choice Editor
Kelly Dunn, Story Choice Editor
Ripley Patton, Story Choice Editor
Bridget McKenna, Line/Content Editor
Marti McKenna, Line/Content Editor
And many more who contributed with support, advice, and friendship!