Stitched Saturday – May

We posted some great stories for the April post - check them out - but time flies like an arrow (and fruit flies like a banana), which takes us onto our next submission prompt. If you’re not familiar with Stitched Saturday, we give you something for inspiration and you knock up a story or a … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – May

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OPEN CALL – CENOROT ANTHOLOGY

Scheduled Release Date: November 2019 Title: CENOROT Anthology Word Count: 2500-6000k max Theme-futuristic undead The year is 2025. The planet has been riddled with radiation and in an effort to sustain life the world's leading scientists have come up with a new procedure to keep humans and animals alive. The success rate was high ... … Continue reading OPEN CALL – CENOROT ANTHOLOGY

OPEN CALL – 11:11

OPEN CALL DEADLINE: 6.15.18 MIN *AND* MAX WORD COUNT: 11,000 (We will be picking 11 stories, total) Please use The Chicago Manual of Style, and RTF file attachment PAY: $25 USD TITLE: 11:11 ALL stories will be overseen by HR Arswyd - send submissions to submissions@stitchedsmilepublications.com Synopsis: One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the … Continue reading OPEN CALL – 11:11

Frightmare Weekend Review

Author Lisa Vasquez

As a publisher and author, I’m constantly on the hunt for the best con suited for my genre which is horror/dark fiction. In the past year, I’ve attended four as a vendor (those reviews to come). This past weekend, I attended Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas, for the first time. Here are my thoughts:

The Staff:
Most of the staff was amazing and friendly. A special shout out to Rachel, who-despite being there for hours-was good natured and fun. On Saturday, having heard how crazy the crowd gets on that day, I got to the convention at 8:45 (it started at 11 AM for non-VIP passes). With my band on my wrist, I stood in line to get into one of the general vendor rooms. It was already bustling with other conventioners (I made that word up, sue me) intent on getting in line early to see Clive Barker…

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Stitched Saturday – April

Unedited, uncensored, unsettling… The more astute amongst you will have noticed that this Stitched Saturday is a little unorthodox in that; It's not Saturday, and it's also a little late. However, as the Keeper of the Unholy Grimoire of Stitched Saturday, I bear full responsibility and you can rest assured that, as punishment, Lisa will … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – April