Tell us about Full Moon Slaughter
Toneye: Full Moon Slaughter is an anthology (exposure only) which has been assigned to me to run as editor with J Ellington Ashton Press. It is open for submissions until August 1st, 2016 and follows the theme of Werewolves, with consideration for other forms of Shapeshifters/Therianthropy. (Therianthropy covers a wide range of were-beasts)
How many authors are you hoping to get?
Toneye: The Facebook group set up for contributing authors to this anthology has been extremely well received! With just over 4 Moonspells remaining until submissions deadline, the group has grown to well over 100 participants, with new requests to join occurring at least on a weekly basis. So far, accepted submissions have reached just over half full, with a batch of submissions (4 or 5 at a time) accepted each Full Moon, in keeping with the theme. If this anthology proves successful upon its release, and if the submissions keep rolling in, there’s every chance this anthology may run into a series. We plan to release Full Moon Slaughter around Halloween, 2016.
What are you looking for in the stories?
Toneye: We want all of your Werewolf tales. Dark, brutal, haunting. Tales true to the wolf or other shifter within. Tales of Lycanthropy, Therianthropy; of curses, lunatic carnage and Full Moon mayhem!
What makes a story stand out for you?
Toneye: For starters, something that grabs my attention from the very beginning. Obviously something well written and engaging. It doesn’t have to be full on gory or extreme, even though eye do love my gore haha. Some of the stories accepted so far have had more of an emotional aspect to them, which is also important. Eye like to be able to feel the pain, despair and misery, or the happiness and hope of the characters in the story. Action as well as creeping suspense, or just full blown terror are also things which eye like to see, but most important to me is good, strong character development. That is something which is not easily achieved in the limited space of a short story, but the quality of the stories received so far for Full Moon Slaughter has shown me the brilliant skills of many of these authors to be able to do just that. One story in particular literally brought tears to my eyes. That’s never happened to me before from reading a book. Most impressive!
What is your favorite Werewolf movie/book?
Toneye: Wow haha! Of all the questions, this one is the hardest to answer with just one! The Book Of Werewolves by Sabine Baring Gould is an old favourite of mine, in terms of Werewolf lore and history. In fiction however, there are so many awesome books out there, just like movies! Most recently, eye read a new book called Black Goat Motorcycle Club by Jason Murphy which was absolutely awesome! Right now, eye am reading Blood And Rain by Glenn Rolfe, which may well be the finest work of Werewolf fiction eye have ever read, though eye still haven’t made it to the end. As far as movies go, well, you simply can’t look past American Werewolf In London. A classic in every sense of the word! But, just like the books, there are so many movies which came both before and after that eye love. The Howling, The Wolfman (eye even loved the remake), Dog Soldiers, Silver Bullet, the Ginger Snaps trilogy-the list really does just go on and on haha. More recently, movies like Howl, Helen Keller vs. the Nightwolves (that movie is so hilariously cheesy, it deserves a mention hahaha!) The one Werewolf movie of recent times which really stands out for me is a movie from 2013 called Wer. That one is probably my most recent favourite.
Thank you, Sam, for giving me the chance to share my project with you and your readers, as well as a little insight into some of the things that eye have a deep passion for! The wolf is my kindred spirit and Werewolves are a bit of an obsession of mine, as you are aware haha! Hails n Howls to all of you out there who have taken the time to read this! May the Moon guide your way and may the Wolf within give you strength! Aaaarrrroooooooooooooo!!
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”