We are finally nearing the release of our debut anthology, Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh, inspired by the long-standing sub-theme of the uncanny prevalent in the works of Thomas Ligotti and Bruno Schulz. Somehow, we were able to enlist an extraordinary array of authors for this release, as you’ll see in the image below. The cover art is by the inimitable Don Noble.
(Yes, we are aware of the typo on the back cover, and it has already been rectified for the print edition)
It’s been a wild and long ride from this project’s inception in July of 2018. I’ve learned a lot as a writer and an editor, and I’m excited to put my newfound perspectives of anthology creation to work on Silent Motorist Media’s next project, The Nightside Codex (for which we are currently open for submissions).
The kindle edition of Mannequin is currently available for preorders. While we are unable, unfortunately, to set up pre orders for the print edition, you can expect to see it live at Amazon on the first of June.
Everyone involved with Mannequin has worked hard, and we feel like readers of weird and horror fiction will be thrilled with the result. As a first step into the world of publications, we certainly couldn’t be more pleased.
Proceeds from Mannequin, just like everything else on Silent Motorist Media, will go towards the payment of writers and the maintenance of this site. We thank you for your support, and look forward to providing you with quality fiction as we develop as a publisher.
-Justin A. Burnett