Pre-Orders For Convulsive

The pre-order link for my forthcoming collection CONVULSIVE is now live!

Update from Apocalypse Party Press:

“So excited to announce that CONVULSIVE by Joe Koch (@horrorsong) is officially available for pre-order! It’s a haunting, poetic, and masterfully crafted collection of horror, and we can’t wait to share it with you!”

Coming April 19th! More info here:

“There’s something to be said of a writer with an exceptional dexterity when it comes to language, an expert prowess when it concerns crafting beguiling and truly visceral text that will mystify and astound even the most temperamental of readers. Joe Koch is indeed a writer with such a gift—an immense talent when it comes to language that spellbinds, enchants, and bewilders the reader until they are transformed. Their work is magnetic, transformative, and alluring while simultaneously serving as something especially grotesque.”
—Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

“Joe Koch is a phenomenal talent who writes with poetic fury. Heart-rending and fearsome, Convulsive joins a handful of collections that show off the range and importance of contemporary horror.”
—Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase 

“The stories of Convulsive dazzle and stun the reader with brutal beauty and surreal intensity. This collection’s deftly subversive themes and stylistic complexity dare you to witness its unique and transgressive radiance.” 
—Tiffany Morris, author of Havoc In Silence

Convulsive is packed with stories that are as bloody as they are poetic. This is at once a celebration of horror, an exploration of humanity, and an explosion of beautiful language. Darkness rarely shines so bright. Koch will sear their name inside your heart.”
—Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs

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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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