Paperback Monsters & Wingspan Update

NOT ALL MONSTERS is now available in trade paperback via Amazon!


This amazing anthology made it onto the Stoker Recommended Reading List! It contains stories selected and edited by Sara Tantlinger, including my answer to Poe entitled “The Revenge of Madeline Usher.” It was such an honor to be part of this book, and it’s both exciting and intimidating to know it’s on the Stoker List and likely to reach a big audience.

In other news, we’re close to a COVER REVEAL for my novella THE WINGSPAN OF SEVERED HANDS, along with a solid release date nearly ready to be announced! Am I excited and intimidated as all heck? Yep, sure am. Nevertheless, here’s the link:

Pre-order THE WINGSPAN OF SEVERED HANDS from Weirdpunk Books!

Hopefully I’ll have a cover to share in just a few weeks. In the meantime, here’s what some of my writing heroes who were kind enough to read it in advance have said about the book:

“I’m awestruck by Joanna Koch’s nonstop spellbinding, almost paralyzingly inventive and yet propulsive, ultra-focused prose. THE WINGSPAN OF SEVERED HANDS is a truly amazing find.”— DENNIS COOPER (THE MARBLED SWARM, THE SLUTS)

“Koch’s latest novella is what might have happened if Robert W. Chambers had been a surrealist with a penchant for body horror. A strange trip to Carcosa offered in thickly evocative language, The Wingspan of Severed Hands is a highly original hallucination.”— BRIAN EVENSON (SONG FOR THE UNRAVELING OF THE WORLD, A COLLAPSE OF HORSES)

“Joanna Koch is a stunning and talented writer, and their new book, The Wingspan of Severed Hands, is a horror story that opens new vistas in the genre.”— JACK ZIPES (LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY:FAIRY TALES AND THE ART OF SUBVERSION)

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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