Joyce Carol Oates will have new stories in two anthologies published this spring. Both are ostensibly “genre” anthologies, but appear to emphasize the blurriness of the lines usually drawn between genres.

The Dark End of the Street: New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today’s Top Authors (edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan) questions the genre distinction by mixing mystery writers and literary writers; and Stories: All New Tales (edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio) de-emphasizes the genre-ness of its fantasy theme not just by mixing authors of various genres, but most particularly by its generic title.

Coincidentally, both anthologies will also be offered in signed, limited-editions from the Mysterious Bookshop.

The Dark End of the StreetTHE DARK END OF THE STREET: New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today’s Top Authors

Edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan

  • Dragon’s Breath by Madison Smartt Bell
  • Scenarios by Lawrence Block
  • The Hereditary Thurifer by Stephen L. Carter
  • Me & Mr. Rafferty by Lee Child
  • The Perfect Triangle by Michael Connelly
  • Sunshine by Lynn Freed
  • Midnight Stalkings by James Grady
  • Greed by Amy Hempel
  • Deer by Janice Lee
  • The Salon by Jonathan Lethem
  • Tricks by Laura Lippman
  • Toytown Assorted by Patrick McCabe
  • I’ve Seen That Movie Too by Val McDermid
  • The Story of the Stabbing by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Beheading by Francine Prose
  • Celebration by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Daybreak by S.J. Rozan
  • Ben & Andrea & Evelyn & Ben by Jonathan Santlofer
  • The Creative Writing Murders by Edmund White

Stories: All New TalesSTORIES: All New Tales

Edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

  • Blood by Roddy Doyle
  • Fossil-Figures by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Wildfire in Manhattan by Joanne Harris
  • The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
  • Unbelief by Michael Marshall Smith
  • The Stars are Falling by Joe R. Lansdale
  • Juvenal Nyx by Walter Mosley
  • The Knife by Richard Adams
  • Weights and Measures by Jodi Picoult
  • Goblin Lake by Michael Swanwick
  • Mallon and Guru by Peter Straub
  • Catch and Release by Lawrence Block
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams by Jeffrey Ford
  • Loser by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Samantha’s Diary by Diane Wynne Jones
  • Land of the Lost by Stewart O’Nan
  • Leif in the Wind by Gene Wolfe
  • Unwell by Carolyn Parkhurst
  • A Life in Fictions by Kat Howard
  • Let the Past Begin by Jonathan Carroll
  • The Therapist by Jeffery Deaver
  • Parallel Lines by Tim Powers
  • The Cult of the Nose by Al Sarrantonio
  • Human Intelligence by Kurt Anderson
  • Stories by Michael Moorcock
  • The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon by Elizabeth Hand
  • The Devil on the Staircase by Joe Hill

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