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 … Continue reading OPEN CALL – 11:11

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Stitched Saturday – April

We had two awesome tales for March - check them out - but, as it is prone to do, March rolls into April, which means a whole new inspirational picture. If you’re not familiar with Stitched Saturday, all your submissions will be collected together and posted up for the Stitched Smile blog post on the … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – April

Stitched Saturday – March

Unedited, uncensored, unsettling… Before we get started on this months story selection, a personal note. This week the horror world lost not only a shining and unique voice, but one of the most genuinely nice people you could know. One of my fellow Stitched Smile authors Draven Ames passed a few days back, and it's … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – March

Stitched Saturday – February

The Stitched Saturday picture for February is of a fantasy horror bent, something which may/may not* have been heavily influenced by me revisiting the excellent Lovecraftian PS4 video game Bloodborne. I'd love to see what stories and poems the picture below inspires, and all your submissions will be collected together and posted up for the … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – February

Stitched Saturday

Unedited, Uncensored, Unsettling… Welcome to Stitched Saturday, the monthly blog post where writers, armed with little more than inspiration from a simple picture, conjure up some chilling prose for the cold dark evenings. This months picture was from Stitched Smile's own Briana Robertson, who has just released "Reaper", a collection of short stories all told … Continue reading Stitched Saturday

Stitched Saturday… The Return!

After a bit of a well-needed break, Stitched Saturday is back - and this time, better than ever. We're not only giving you more time to craft your macabre musings, but there's a chance that they'll be published too. This October, Stitched Smile will be releasing a collection of the very best stories submitted to … Continue reading Stitched Saturday… The Return!

Stitched Halloween

(adopts best John Kassir Crypt Keeper Voice) Happy Halloween, Stitchers! Here's hoping you're having an excellent one so far. To assist with the spookiness of this hallowed evening, we've got a pumpkin-full of treats for you. We begin the festivities with Halloween on Charleston Street by Nick Paschall, followed by He Came Home by Briana Robertson. … Continue reading Stitched Halloween