In a nutshell, yes. People think if you watch horror movies, or are into "dark subject matter," there's something wrong with you. Truth is, there may be something wrong with them. According to several research studies, its been discovered that horror movies can help you release stress and anxiety. According to Wes Craven, "horror films … Continue reading Black is my Happy color: Is Horror Good For you?
It’s back!! But now it’s a double feature! For those who want to challenge themselves, you can do both writing prompts for Stitched Smile Publications AND House of Stitched. Get the rust out, flex the fingers, fire up the keyboard. Starting in December we’ll have a small competition. See who can get the most damn … Continue reading #StitchedSaturday: 11.27.21
Coming October 2021!
Excerpt from “White Widow” By Lisa Vasquez Jack was lying in a gutted-out car facing the sky. A million stars lit up the night to a backdrop of indigo and black. He shifted against the old, peeling leather seat. A combination of nerves and exhaustion crept in on him while he tried to stay alert. … Continue reading #StitchedSmile – Lisa Vasquez – 2/9/19
We are in the midst of our week-long release party for all 13 new books in the Stitched Smile Publications catalog! We'd love for you to join us. We have prizes and giveaways, including a KINDLE FIRE loaded with every title from our catalog-even some not yet released! (US Citizens only, outside of the United … Continue reading Did someone say party?
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!
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
This has been a topic of conversation among a lot of authors. Some say, "You have to get books out to succeed." Authors take this to mean, "I have to put a lot of books out, right now." Ah, if it were that easy! As a publishing company, Stitched Smile has a responsibility. Not only … Continue reading Now VS Right Now
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!