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Death in the Mouth Virtual Launch

October 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Join editor Sloane Leong (CW ’22) and contributors Isha Karki (CW ’19) and M. L. Krishnan (CW ’19) for virtual readings and a discussion to celebrate the release of Death in the Mouth: Original Horror by People of Color. We will use Zoom to stream this event.

Death in the Mouth is a collection of horror stories and art showcasing BIPOC and ethnically marginalized storytellers from around the world. You’ll read stories featuring grotesque manifestations of dread, the enveloping sludge of grief, and the insectoid itch of deep-seated fear. Embodiments of mania and displacements of faith. Harrowing ecstasy and debilitating hope. Transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. Unique and terrifying alien mythology from the future. Quiet, creeping absurdities. Weird urban legends from secondary worlds. In this anthology, editors Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart bring you an incredible range of stories and illustrations that celebrate the voices of those overlooked to show you the terrifying and exquisite scope of what horror can be.

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Isha Karki is a writer based in London. Her short fiction has won the Dinesh Allirajah Prize, Galley Beggar Press Prize, and Mslexia Short Story Competition. She is a 2019 graduate of Clarion West and currently a PhD student.

M. L. Krishnan originally hails from the coastal shores of Tamil Nadu. She writes about queer love and desire in the Subcontinent; about blurred realities; about the messy emotional and speculative landscapes of human beings, demigods, and the itinerant ghosts of South India. She is currently the Marketing Director of khōréō, a quarterly magazine of speculative fiction and migration. She lives in the Midwest and wages a losing battle with tenacious squirrels in her downtime.

Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, illustrator, and writer of mixed indigenous ancestries. Through prose, illustration, and comics, she engages with visceral futurities and fantasies through a radical kaleidoscopic lens. She is the creator of several graphic novels: From Under Mountains, Prism Stalker, A Map to the Sun, and Graveneye, and has worked as an artist for Pixar, Viz Media, Image Comics, Cartoon Network, Dark Horse, Namco, and more. Her fiction has appeared in many publications, including Dark Matter Magazine, Apex Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Analog, and Realm Media, among others. Sloane is currently living on Chinook land near what is known as Portland, Oregon, with her family and three dogs.