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 email@example.com Synopsis: One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the … Continue reading OPEN CALL – 11:11
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
Greetings all! We all love a good Friday the 13th, but when is it better than when it happens to fall in the hallowed month of October?!? To celebrate, I'm giving you all a peek at the title story of my soon-to-be-released anthology, "Reaper" from Stitched Smile Publications. Enjoy! “Full house.” “Dammit, Thana! Fuck you.” … Continue reading In Celebration of Friday the 13th: A Visit From the Reaper …
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
Monsters, creatures, and demons once plagued the world. Some still do. Many stories of their origin have been lost. Until now when the most decadent minds discovered new origins to creatures that have haunted us through the ages. Their words face off with horror itself ... Gather around as Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, … Continue reading Coming Soon From Stitched Smile Publications MARCH!
Excerpt from Abdominal Bride – soon to be published in Guts and Gore anthology by Veronica Smith **Comment below and ask Veronica where she got the name for this short story!** When she woke, it was dark inside the suite. She smiled and put her hand out to touch Jeff but his side of the … Continue reading WiHM8 – Veronica Smith pt 2
"Katelyn Murphy is everything one could ask for in an editor; not only does she catch all of the grammatical and/or punctuation errors that inevitably accompany any first (and subsequent) draft(s), she is also an extremely insightful and in-depth reader, with the ability to offer helpful suggestions that will take any story to the next … Continue reading WIHM8 – Writer Vs Editor – Briana/Kate
Just a friendly Monday greeting from your SSP CEO. January is coming to a close and I thought it'd be fun to introduce a little about what's coming up this year! Are you guys as excited as we are? This election has been a stressful one for a lot of people but one thing that … Continue reading Good Monday Morning!
I love Halloween. No, even more than that. I bloody love Halloween. Not only does it mean that we’re properly into Autumn (or “Fall” for all of you lovely colonial types), but to a horror writer and fan of horror in general, it’s the perfect time of the year. For one thing, the evenings drawing … Continue reading Fear the Reaper – with Briana Robertson