I’m thrilled to announce that Weirdpunk Books will publish my new speculative horror novella “The Wingspan of Severed Hands” this coming winter 2020.

“The Wingspan of Severed Hands”

Cosmic horror & body horror are woven together by the thread of human frailty. Two women fight for autonomy across intersecting realms of sanity and delusion. A dreaming weapon battles in lucid mindscapes where power and madness meet. Grotesque and grounded, mutating between different worlds, the story draws inspiration from the Grimm’s fairy tale The Maiden Without Hands and from the King in Yellow mythos.

“The future is old and patient. Time is the winning predator, and every moment spirals deeper into the heart of the beast.”


Published by: Joe

Joe Koch writes literary horror and surrealist trash. A Shirley Jackson Award finalist, Joe is the author of The Wingspan of Severed Hands, The Couvade, and Convulsive. Their short fiction appears in publications such as Vastarien, Southwest Review, Pseudopod, and Children of the New Flesh. He’s been a flash fiction judge for Cemetery Gates Media as well as co-editing the art horror anthology Stories of the Eye from Weirdpunk Books. Find Joe (he/they) online at and on Twitter @horrorsong.


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