“The Story is This Weird Frankenstein’s Monster”: An Interview With Matthew Vollmer

The stories featured in Matthew Vollmer‘s collection Gateway to Paradise are impressive both in their range and in the stories that they tell. Some explore the lives of characters in the wake of horrific events; others take a more surreal turn, including one of the most unpredictable ghost stories I’ve encountered in a long while. Vollmer is also the editor of A Book of Uncommon Prayer, an anthology of invocations from the likes of J. Robert Lennon, Leslie Jamison, Catherine […]

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An Abundance of Invocations in the Trailer For “A Book of Uncommon Prayer”

Due out next month from Outpost19, the new anthology A Book of Uncommon Prayer finds dozens of writers revisiting the invocation. The book was edited by Matthew Vollmer, and features contributions from the likes of Leslie Jamison, Gabriel Blackwell, Scott Cheshire, Courtney Maum, Benjamin Samuel, Robert Lopez, and Catherine Lacey. And there’s a trailer for it, featuring music by Alicia Jo Rabins, which you can watch below.

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