the blink of an eye, around the corner, The Weird is everywhere. It’s in the
bird that turns out to be a fluttering newspaper, that white shoe left in a
ploughed field, or the curdling smoke on the windscreen of a car, caused by the
fast-moving reflection of clouds overhead. Normal is often weird and vice-versa.
We’re used to weird dreams but what about the wide-awake weird? This collection
celebrates evocative tales of oddness that span the genres of magic realism, the
supernatural, the fantastical and the speculative.
lurks beyond the margins of the mundane, emerging to dismantle our assumptions of
reality. When we encounter strange intervals, our perception of the natural
order is challenged and changed. It is perhaps
in those moments, that we glimpse the hidden truth of all things.
in the Day is an anthology of weird fiction, penned by established writers and
also those new to the genre – the latter being authors who are, or were,
students of Creative Writing at Staffordshire University, where editor Storm
Constantine occasionally delivers guest lectures. Her co-editor, Paul Houghton,
is the senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the university.
include: Martina Bellovičová, J. E. Bryant, Glynis Charlton, Danielle Collard, Storm
Constantine, Louise Coquio, Elizabeth Counihan, Krishan Coupland, Elizabeth
Davidson, Siân Davies, Jack Fabian, Paul Finch, Rosie Garland, Rhys Hughes,
Kerry Fender, Andrew Hook, Paul Houghton, Tanith Lee, Lisa Mansell, Kate Moore,
Tim Pratt, Nicholas Royle, Michael Marshall Smith, Paula Wakefield, Ian Whates
and Liz Williams.