“The word ‘liminal’ comes from the Latin root limen. It means ‘threshold.’ A liminal space is a ‘crossing over’ space–a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not fully in something else. It’s a transition space.
“This is my favorite kind of horror and speculative fiction. Fiction which takes place in that ‘crossing over’ space. Stories about characters who have–wittingly or unwittingly–crossed a threshold. Those who have left something behind, yet are not quite somewhere or something else. They are in-between, and are neither one thing, nor another. Classic anthologies like Shadows, edited by Charles L. Grant epitomize these kinds of stories, as did Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, the work of Charles Beaumont and T. M Wright, Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson, and the ‘strange stories’ of Robert Aikman.” -Kevin Lucia, Editor
Liminal Spaces is due to be released in September 2021 from Cemetery Gates Media, edited by Kevin Lucia. The anthology will feature many of the craftiest writers in speculative fiction today, trying their hand at the more subtle haunt, the whisper of the weird.
Gwendolyn Kiste “The Haunted Houses She Calls Her Own”
Bob Ford “Written in Water”
Joshua Palmatier “Mirror, Mirror”
Mark Allen Gunnells “Phoenix”
Kristi DeMeester “The Animal of Our Bodies”
Todd Keisling “Midnight in the Southland”