Hailey Piper

Queen of Teeth paperback cover, date

Some Queen of Teeth updates! Firstly, the order period for the hardcover is almost up. After June, no more hardcovers will be for sale, so order while there’s still time. Hardcovers will ship out in midsummer.

Next, Rooster Republic Press has revealed the paperback cover art by Don Noble and the paperback’s release date of November 1, 2021! They’re exploring doing reduced price paperback pre-orders this summer, so more on that when info is available.

“A powerful, beautiful horror story.” – Kirkus in a starred review

I was also recently on a couple podcasts to discuss my new collection Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, which is also now available on Bookshop. Check out the episodes of Cursed Morsels in April and Deadhead Space in May.

 

 

“Crepuscular” in Far From Home; “In Subspace” in Year’s Best Hardcore Horror 6

A couple of short story updates today!

First, I have a new queer horror story through Off Limits Press in their first anthology, Far From Home: An Anthology of Adventure Horror. “Crepuscular” follows two mothers and their ill daughter to a Pacific island that may cure their troubles or ruin everything. The TOC is brilliant; check it out!

Then, my final 2020 short story, an erotic horror tale “In Subspace, No One Can Hear You Scream” has been reprinted among last year’s most graphic stories in Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 6: Masquerade, in print, ebook, and audiobook! This is my second time having fiction appear in a Red Room Press best-of anthology, and as with “Feast for Small Pieces” in Volume 5, it’s a wonderful honor.

Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy release day!

At last, it’s release day for Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy! My first short story collection comes from The Seventh Terrace, stuffed with 18 tales of queer horror, isolation, and the monstrous feminine. It includes my first novelette in two years, “Recitation of the First Feeding,” and a host of body horror, sci-fi horror, and all things macabre.

Check it out in paperback and ebook

Praise for Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy:

“In Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Hailey Piper masterfully crafts a resolutely modern gothic, unearthing the rotten, the broken and the strangely beautiful. Piper wields incisive prose with empathy and deep intuition, carefully dissecting the monstrous bodies herein and spilling their stories onto the page. A compelling and essential collection.”

– Laura Mauro, British Fantasy Award-winning author of Sing Your Sadness Deep

“With surgical precision, Hailey Piper’s stories slice through the skin, fat, and muscle of her characters’ lives, all the way down to the living bone and what is written on it. In terms of their prose, their wit, their insight, their compassion, their terror, these are the sharpest of stories. Read them, but be prepared for the cuts.”

– John Langan, author of Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies and Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Fisherman

 

“That Ye Shall Transgress” in ProleSCARYet; “The House of Shapes” in Dark Matter Magazine

Happy May Day to all! It’s a double publication day, with two new short stories appearing.

First, “That Ye Shall Transgress” unites with a thrilling TOC in ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare, in which an alternative to vacation reveals an all-consuming system we dwell in every day.

Over in Dark Matter Magazine #3, visit “The House of Shapes,” where the titular house vexes and isolates an already alienated young girl. She’ll have to get rid of it. There’s an audio version, too!

Representation announcement; The Worm and His Kings audiobook and nomination

This is a busy one, and every piece of is tremendous.

I’m delighted to announce I’m now represented by Karmen Wells at The Rights Factory for Film/TV. Karmen is a joy to work with, and I can’t wait to share what’s ahead.

On April 22, Fireside Horror released the audiobook production for last year’s queer cosmic horror novella The Worm and His Kings. Narrated by Allyson Voller, it’s a beautiful reading perfect both for new readers and those who’ve already joined the Worm’s faithful. Check it out.

And two days later, the final ballot was announced for This Is Horror Awards 2020, with The Worm and His Kings appearing as a nominee for Novella of the Year along with four other stellar titles. I cannot thank people enough for all their enthusiasm toward this weird little beast. Voting goes until May 22.

Novel Announcement: A LIGHT MOST HATEFUL

While my first novel, Queen of Teeth, is still heading your way later this year, plans are already in motion for 2022.

 

April 10, 2022, Off Limits Press will be publishing my second novel, A Light Most Hateful! I’m psyched to be working with them again, and I can’t wait to share this new mind-bender of weird horror with you.

Also, I missed posting a link to when Gordon B. White interviewed me for Nightmare Magazine on my first published book with Off Limits Press, The Worm and His Kings (and about other things too). This was a thorough and interesting bunch of questions! Find the interview here.

“Why We Keep Exploding” in Stitched Lips

New story out this month. Stitched Lips, edited by Ken MacGregor and published by Dragon’s Roost Press, features horror stories of silenced voices. Find my trans tale of occult and misogyny, “Why We Keep Exploding,” by checking out the book.

Recently I appeared on Books in the Freezer, a fun podcast episode where we discussed short story collections, some in depth, some just in name-dropping, because there are so many incredible ones. We also talked a little about my upcoming collection, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, which will be releasing May 7 from The Seventh Terrace. The ebook is up for pre-order!

Last, Cinema Crazed interviewed me for Women in Horror Month right here.

This is probably the last short story until the collection releases and then there will be an onslaught this summer, around when the hardcover of my upcoming novel Queen of Teeth will be arriving at the homes of those who pre-ordered. It’s going to be a busy year!

QUEEN OF TEETH hardcover art reveal

Happy March! It’s at last time to reveal the cover art for the hardcover edition of my upcoming queer body horror novel from Rooster Republic through their imprint Strangehouse Books: Queen of Teeth! Feast your eyes on this gorgeous art by Nicholas Day, with the synopsis beside it:

Within forty-eight hours, Yaya Betancourt will go from discovering teeth between her thighs to being hunted by one of the most powerful corporations in America.

She assumes the vagina dentata is a side effect of a rare genetic condition caused by AlphaBeta Pharmaceutical, decades ago, when she and several thousand others were still in the womb.

But, when ABP corporate goons upend her life, she realizes her secondary teeth might be evidence of a new experiment for which she’s the most advanced test tube . . . a situation worsened when Yaya’s condition sprouts horns, tentacles, and a mind of its own.

On the run and transforming, Yaya may be either ABP’s greatest success, or the deadliest failure science has ever created.

The hardcover can be pre-ordered directly from Rooster Republic from today until June 30. After that, no more hardcovers will be available, but the paperback will release in late October/early November with cover art by Don Noble. If you check the site, you’ll also find the book’s first few paragraphs, the hardcover’s interior artwork, and more.

Hardcover orders will ship out in July. I can’t wait for you to meet the Queen.

Worst Laid Plans: Fully Funded

It feels like only a couple days ago that I announced the crowdfunding for an upcoming GenreBlast film based on the anthology Worst Laid Plans, edited by Samantha Kolesnik of Off Limits Press. Now I get to announce: IT’S FULLY FUNDED! This movie is happening! I’m so excited to see my tale “Unkindly Girls” and the other stories come to silver screen life in the future.

In the meantime, the anthology has been nominated for a Splatterpunk Award and a Bram Stoker Award, so huge congratulations to Sam on those!

“Succubus Tips for Succu-Bliss” in Twisted Anatomy; Women in Horror Month Article

A few bits of news!

I have a new story out today! Sci-Fi & Scary has put together a 30-story anthology of body horror, Twisted Anatomy, for which all proceeds will go to charity. The editors did me the honor of letting my story close out the anthology with a self-help article on handling your bodily monsters in “Succubus Tips for Succu-Bliss.”

Dead Headspace was good enough to host my new article on the importance of Women in Horror Month, “February’s Pesky Psychological Entrails: Why Women, Why Horror,” and you can find that up on their site.