Oakmoss and Ambergris from Three-Lobed Burning Eye Magazine Podcast, Issue 35, narration performed by Rain Corbyn has been translated into Spanish for the spectacular international anthology MUNDO WEIRD: ANTOLOGÍA DE NUEVA FICCIÓN EXTRAÑA from Holobionte Ediciones.

I’m truly honored to be one of the authors selected, especially since the book places me alongside Gary J. Shipley and Blake Butler as a writer of “the most disturbing horror and speculative fiction written in English.”

It’s hard to express how much I admire both Blake and Gary, who are certainly much smarter than me academically, more prolific, and both intellectually and emotionally ruthless in their writing in a way I feel I’m merely striving to achieve. Oh, and that’s not even mentioning the rest of the table of contents. But we often have to accept as writers or artists that we are not the best judges of our own work or place in the world. We can be clouded by skewed self-images and incorrect scripts.

Reviewer and author Maria Haskins said of Oakmoss and Ambergris: “This is an emotionally and erotically charged story of love and desire, greed and lust and transformation. It’s science fiction with a carnal, hungry vibe and I adore every bit of it.”

You can listen to Rain Corbyn’s lush narration at Three-Lobed Burning Eye and check out MUNDO WEIRD: ANTOLOGÍA DE NUEVA FICCIÓN EXTRAÑA on Holobiontes Ediciones website.

Thank you for reading! If you enjoy my work, please follow this blog for updates. Consider supporting my continued creativity and existence by picking up a copy of CONVULSIVE or THE WINGSPAN OF SEVERED HANDS for yourself, a friend, an evil nemesis, or a local free library.

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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