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
1. SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT Anyone who did not want to see Father Bingham suffer greatly was discouraged from coming. They would only get in the way, as one of the fathers said during their meeting at the Comstock Firehall, Home of Ladder 9. “It would be better if you stayed behind and watched … Continue reading Friday the 13th – “Broken Birds” teaser by Peter Molnar
Hello everyone! We are so excited! This year, Friday the 13th falls in our favorite month: October. Can it get any better for those of us who love the Spooky? Today, you can help us celebrate. The Stitched Smile Authors are coming together to give you free samples of their written word. If you like … Continue reading Happy Friday the 13th – October 2017
We are taking donations for short stories and poems for a charity anthology to help in the relief and recovery of Houston due to Hurricane Harvey. Title & Theme: It Came From The Water Word Count: No Limit Reprints ok with proof of rights Deadline: September 30th Payment: None - 100% of proceeds will be … Continue reading Houston Relief Charity Anthology #OpenCall