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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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

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

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!