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
So, after the huge success of February's Stitched Saturday - seriously, if you haven't had a look yet, go take a peek - here we are with a new month, and a new picture. Hospital wards; disease and infection, mental institutions - I'd love to see what stories can be conjured from the picture below. … Continue reading Stitched Saturday – March
Unedited, uncensored, unsettling... Now this is a story, all about how, my life got flipped turned upside down, and I'd like to take a minute - just sit right there - I'll tell you how I became the curator of Stitched Saturday. But I digress... Weeks ago, back on the 28th of January, I posted … Continue reading Stitched Saturday
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
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
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
Wow! We're finally here! SSP Magazine is finally available! If you're type of person that loves to crack open a cover of a new publication and breathe in the fresh scent of new ink (and enjoys nuzzling it, holding it close, stroking its beautiful pages and espousing your love...) then the print version is … Continue reading Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive! Stitched Smile Publications Magazine is officially released!
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!