Scholastic UK has scooped A Taste of Darkness, a “chilling and thrilling” YA horror short story anthology curated by authors Amy McCaw and Maria Kuzniar. Yasmin Morrissey, senior fiction commissioning editor at Scholastic UK, acquired world rights.

The selection includes contemporary horror stories, supernatural thrillers and ancient legends. The publisher said that “this anthology will have something for every YA and crossover adult reader”. A Taste of Darkness will be published in September 2023, and will include stories by agency authors Rosie Talbot and Kathryn Foxfield alongside writers such as Kat Dunn, Kat Ellisa and Rachel Faturoti.

Lauren Fortune, fiction publisher at Scholastic UK, added: “Every YA reader who loves chills and thrills will delight in this collection, full of the very best YA writers out there, each one a master of twist-filled, suspenseful, stay-up-all-night-storytelling. This is a real gem in our spectacular 2023 YA list.” 

We can’t wait for you to read Rosie and Kathryn’s spooky stories!

You can pre-order your copy here.