The Black Room Manuscripts

The Black Room Manuscripts is the Sinister Horror Company’s flagship anthology. Originally the brainchild of Daniel Marc Chant, its purpose is to showcase the current talent in the horror world, giving pages to established and much praised authors as well as uncovering new talent.

 

Each volume is curated by a different individual with the others in the Sinister Horror Company working with them in the background to realise the project.

 

The profits from each book is donated to a charity of the curator’s choice.

Volume One

A new horror story anthology, The Black Room Manuscripts was curated by Daniel Marc Chant, Duncan P. Bradshaw and J. R. Park, delivering twenty stories from twenty experienced authors and talented newcomers. Authors include BAFTA winner Danny King, Adam Millard, Duncan Ralston, and seventeen others. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to charity, Blue Cross UK. The foreword was written by Jim McLeod, founder of Ginger Nuts of Horror, one of Europe’s leading websites on all things horror. The afterword is from Jennifer Handorf, producer of the 2013 movie, The Borderlands.

Current Donation Total: £402.00

Includes Stories by:

Danny King, Adam Millard, Paul Townsend, Madeleine Swann, A S Chambers, Daniel Marc Chant, Duncan Ralston, Jeffery X Martin, Duncan P Bradshaw, J R Park, Thomas S Flowers, Vincent Hunt, Kayleigh Marie Edwards, Craig Anderson-Jones, Martin Jones, D K Ryan, Ian Caldwell, David James, Leo Stableford and Kit Power.

Volume Two

Volume Two of The Black Room Manuscripts features 21 stories from new and established talent such as Shaun Hutson, Graham Masterton, Laura Mauro and Matt Shaw. It also features a foreword from Chris Hall of DLS reviews and an afterword by Howard Gorman from Scream Magazine. This volume was curated by J. R. Park and his chosen charity was Alzheimer Research UK. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to them.

Current Donation Total: £606.94

Includes Stories by:

Shaun Hutson, Graham Masterton, Laura Mauro, William Meikle, Lindsey Goddard, Matt Shaw, Sam Stone, Rich Hawkins, Jasper Bark, J R Park, Duncan P Bradshaw, Daniel Marc Chant, Lily Childs, Nathan Robinson, Jack Rollins, Dani Brown, Dr Lynne Campbell, Paul M Feeney, Rebecca S Lazaro, Tim Clayton and Stuart Park

Volume Three

Volume Three of The Black Room Manuscripts features 25 stories from new and established talent such as Guy N Smith, Adam Nevill, Paul Tremblay and David Moody. It also features a foreword from Adrian Shotbolt of The Grim Reader reviews and an afterword by Mark Richard Adams from Hellbound Media. This volume was curated by Daniel Marc Chant and his chosen charity was Shelter. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to them.

Current Donation Total: £212.00

Includes Stories by:

Paul Tremblay, Adam L G Nevill, Guy N Smith, David Moody, Ray Cluley, Michael Bray, Paul Kane, Chris Kelso & Preston Grassmann, Phil Sloman, Daniel Marc Chant, J R Park, Anthony Watson, Glenn Rolfe, Orrin Grey, Andrew Hook, Lex H Jones, Linda Angel, C C Adams, Lydian Faust, Ash Hartwell, James Jobling, Andrew Freudenberg, Kerry Lipp, Jonathan Butcher and Jack Bantry

Volume Four

Volume Four of The Black Room Manuscripts features 24 stories from new and established talent such as Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, K. A. Laity, V. H. Leslie and James Everington. It also features a foreword from Michael David Wilson of This Is Horror and an afterword by Jim Mcleod from Ginger Nuts Of Horror. This volume was curated by Tracy Fahey and J. R. Park. Their chosen charity was Refuge. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to them.

Includes Stories by:

Ramsey Campbell, V. H. Leslie, Gary McMahon, Tracy Fahey, J. L. George, Margret Helgadottir, K. A. Laity, Mark West, Terry Grimwood, Daniel Marc Chant, J. R. Park, Duncan P. Bradshaw, James Everington, Marie O'Regan, John McNee, Benedict J. Jones, C. L. Raven, Simon Avery, Hannah Kate, Penny Jones, Mark Cassell, Erik Hofstatter, Stephen Bacon and Elizabeth Davis