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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Synopsis: One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the … Continue reading OPEN CALL – 11:11
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:
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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The mind is a terrible thing to waste. It is also a terrible place to live. Doubts, fears and paranoid thoughts lurk in the shadows waiting to pounce when you are most vulnerable. Those thoughts whisper words of no escape. But what happens when the mind settles on revenge instead? From a boy who is … Continue reading NEW RELEASES! Coming Soon! AJ BROWN
Jason Morton's, poetry from the dark, "ACTS OF DISINTEGRATION" will be releasing this year in July. Stay tuned and get your hands on this deep, brave book. Jason gives us a bird's eyes view into the void we know as depression. He uses it to reach out to others fighting this same, silent killer, and … Continue reading NEW RELEASES COMING! POETRY-JASON MORTON
Seven Deadly Sins Anthology There are seven deadly sins: pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. Take us to the darkest places of these sins and earn your slot in Stitched Smile Publications new anthology. Only the best will be accepted. Submission Guidelines: because we're choosing only the best, please ensure your submissions are … Continue reading OPEN CALL – SEVEN DEADLY SINS
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The very best of "Stitched Saturday" stories from amazing authors will be unleashed for Halloween, 2018 and you have a chance to help us pick the winners! follow us or sign up to get email notifications like and comment on your favorite stories We'll be announcing the Winners right here so keep checking back! Don't forget there is still time for you … Continue reading COMING SOON October, 2018 From Stitched Smile Publications
Briana Robertson excels at taking the natural darkness of reality and bringing it to life on the page. Heavily influenced by her personal experience with depression, anxiety, and the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, Robertson’s dark fiction delves into the emotional and psychological experiences of characters in whom readers will recognize themselves. Her stories horrify while … Continue reading NEW RELEASE for December 15th!
CHAPTER 3 -- THE YARD In the yard, from my vantage point on the deck, I watch an undead zombie-chick stumble. Kind of a stupid thing for her to do, really. She hadn't even been walking, per se. Just shuffling her feet and distantly gnawing on something that looked vaguely like one of Stine's fingers. … Continue reading Friday the 13th -“Parting Shot” teaser by Daniel L. Naden