SERVED COLD – new collection published by Grey Matter Press

Apr 9, 2019

I’ve just had a mega time at Supanova Melbourne, and next weekend I’m doing it again at Gold Coast. But in the meantime, I’m super excited that this news is finally public. I’ve signed another contract with Grey Matter Press, the amazing publisher behind my novella, MANIFEST RECALL, and my novel, DEVOURING DARK. In a nice trifecta of fiction lengths, they’ll now be publishing my next collection of short fiction in September this year. It’s called SERVED COLD and will have sixteen previously uncollected stories, three of them brand new and never before published. I couldn’t be happier to be working with GMP again. Here’s the official press release:

CHICAGO, April 4, 2019 —Author Alan Baxter and Grey Matter Press are aiming for a horror trifecta with today’s announcement that the Chicago-based independent publisher will release its third volume from the multiple award-winning author known worldwide for his exceptional horror, urban fantasy and noir fiction when Baxter’s Served Cold arrives this fall.

Served Cold is the author’s second collection of short stories, arriving only three years after his 2016 debut release of the award-winning Crow Shine. With Served Cold, Baxter follows up with 16 provocative and intense short fiction offerings never before collected into a single volume. Together they effectively demonstrate the author’s unique ability to effortlessly blend elements of horror, fantasy and dark fantastique into a truly memorable volume of dark fiction.

“I’ve always had a great affinity for short horror fiction. It’s a great way to explore all that can be done with limited space,” said Baxter, the critically acclaimed author of the popular Alex Caine dark fantasy series, several novels and more than 80 short stories and novellas. “And I’m so very proud of the work in this collection, as it represents all the varied approaches I take to writing horror. It’s dark, visceral, and emotional.”

Served Cold features a selection of Baxter’s recent fiction that includes several unpublished and uncollected works, while featuring his Aurealis-award nominated novelette of the same name. Upon its release, Served Cold, becomes the first of the author’s collections published by the multiple Bram Stoker award-nominated Grey Matter Press, following the company’s publication of Baxter’s gritty horror-noir novella Manifest Recall and his supernatural thriller Devouring Dark, both released in 2018.

“I’m thrilled to once again be working with Alan and to have the honor to bring his dangerously flawed characters and incredible storytelling to readers in this newest collection,” said Anthony Rivera, publisher at Grey Matter Press. “If you’re already a Baxter fan, you know this cross-genre collection is going to be a take-no-prisoners ride through the darkest corridors of the human condition. But if you’re new to his work, I can safely say you’re in for a literary experience you won’t soon forget.”

When Served Cold is released, the title will be available from Grey Matter Press in both trade paperback and common ebook formats at booksellers worldwide.

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Alan Baxter writes supernatural thrillers and urban horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dogs. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia. Read extracts from his novels, a novella and short stories at his website – – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and on Facebook at


Grey Matter Press is a Chicago-based publisher whose mission it is to discover and cultivate the best voices working in the dark fiction genre. The company is committed to producing only the finest quality volumes of literary fiction containing exceptional tales of horror, fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction. More information about Grey Matter Press is available at


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