Indian Horror Anthology City of Screams Cover Revealed

A good Indian horror anthology is rare to come across. But that’s changing with more writers declaring this genre as their own. A group of writers have come together to create an anthology of urban horror stories. The cover for this book, titled City of Screams, hit various social media platforms recently.

The book is a result of the winning entries of a horror story writing contest conducted recently by publishers Half Baked Beans under their new Better Books imprint. The winning authors of this contest, whose stories make up the anthology are:

  • Aindrila Roy
  • Tim Paxton
  • Kashish Kaur
  • Sid Kapdi
  • Hanadi Falki
  • Nilutpal Gohain
  • Rishi Vohra
  • Shwetha H S
  • Charmaine DeSouza
  • Deepali Joshi
  • Santosh Bakaya and
  • Komal Ambardekar

Widely acclaimed authors such as Kiran Manral, Suhail Mathur, and Neil D’Silva have also contributed stories to this anthology upon invitation.

City of Screams - Indian Horror Anthology

The Indian horror genre is currently on an upswing with several publishing houses introducing new writers to their readers. As such, City of Screams by Half Baked Beans is a winning idea, which brings fifteen horror authors, both established and new, in one compilation. The stories written around the theme of ‘urban horror stories’ were the result of a horror story contest conducted by Half Baked Beans and judged by Neil D’Silva. According to D’Silva, “Each of these stories, while remaining true to the theme of urban horror, have something different to offer. They stand true to my primary judging criterion, which was readership appeal.” Releasing in October 2019, this is one anthology that has already generated a lot of interest among readers of horror literature.

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