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20150126145442-DarkRegions-WeirdFiction2Join Dark Regions for the Indiegogo campaign of their new anthology project, Dreams from the Witch House, at: igg.me/at/dreams-from-the-witch-house​

Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror continues the new Dark Regions Weird Fiction line, an imprint dedicated to Lovecraftian horror, cosmic horror and weird fiction. The first book in the imprint, World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories had a successful Indiegogo campaign that resulted in 23 original color illustrations, three extra stories and an illustrated signature sheet being created for the book.

Featuring authors Joyce Carol Oates, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Lois Gresh, Gemma Files, Nancy Kilpatrick, Elizabeth Bear, Storm Constantine and others accompanied by the lavish artwork of Daniele Serra, Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror is a representation of some of the finest cosmic horror and weird fiction from female authors in the field today.

With your support in reaching the Indiegogo campaign fundraising goal, Dark Regions can commission artist Daniele Serra to create an original full page illustration to accompany each story, expand the book with extra stories and much more. All original artworks created for the book will be available for sale on the campaign page as they are created as well as other original artworks by Dani. Please note that the Indiegogo campaign ends at midnight on Sunday, March 1st, 2015.

Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror is open to public fiction submissions for the duration of the Indiegogo campaign. Find the submission guidelines on the campaign page here.

image (1)SST PUBLICATIONS SIGNS CHRISTOPHER FULBRIGHT & ANGELINE HAWKES FOR NEW HORROR NOVEL NIGHT WRAITH

BIRMINGHAM, UK, December 1, 2014 - Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) owner, Paul Fry is extremely pleased to announce that SST will publish an incredible new novel from Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes. Night Wraith will be published late 2015 in Trade Hardcover, Trade Paperback & eBook formats.

SST Publisher Paul Fry says: “Christopher Fulbright & Angeline Hawkes are incredible writers. Their stories flow and read so smoothly that the words just ooze off the page. Their latest horror novel Night Wraith is a fantastic read and I’m really looking forward to publishing it. I know people are going to love it!”

About the Authors
Christopher Fulbright is a former journalist turned technical writer with fiction published by DarkFuse, PS Publishing, Delirium Books, Elder Signs Press, Bad Moon Books, and several others. He is a recipient of the Richard Laymon President’s Award given by the Horror Writers Association, and is an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization.

Angeline Hawkes holds a B.A. in Composite English Language Arts and Secondary Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. A Bram Stoker Award nominated writer, Angeline works or has worked for such publishers as Delirium Books, Chaosium, Elder Signs Press, Dark Regions Press, DarkFuse and many others. For more information about them and their works, please visit www.fulbrightandhawkes.com.

About the Publisher
SST Publications is an independent publisher of all things dark. They have published several books; the first title, Cold Storage includes an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Their most recent books include the erotic horror anthology Peep Show, Volume 2 and the debut dark, thriller novel Don’t Stand So Close by screenwriter/director Eric Red. They also published the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched a new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a unique size (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color, high-quality produced mag of between 100-130 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. SST has also launched a new Art Book Series and will publish some of the best artists in the genre. The first title Veins and Skulls is by award-winning professional illustrator Daniele Serra. SST owner Paul Fry has recently acquired the exclusive comic/graphic novel rights to Joe R. Lansdale’s entire ‘Hap and Leonard’ series of dark crime books, Richard Laymon’s classic horror novel The Cellar, and has signed a three-book deal with Cemetery Dance Publications owner Richard Chizmar. SST publishes their titles in multiple formats which are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

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sirens-call-publicationsSirens Call Publications is very pleased to announce we have acquired Phrenic Press.

Phrenic Press has operated as an invitation-only, short story publisher since mid 2013 specializing in inspired and eclectic stories. In becoming an imprint of Sirens Call Publications, it will continue to operate in the same manner.

All Phrenic Press titles are published on Amazon and are part of the Kindle Unlimited program.

Check out the Phrenic Press website at:
www.PhrenicPress.com

The Phrenic Press blog can be found at:
phrenicpress.wordpress.com

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samhain-logo1International publisher Samhain Publishing® today announced that executive editor for Samhain Horror Don D’Auria has selected authors for the second Samhain Horror anthology. The anthology, titled Childhood Fears, will be published in two parts. First, the four individual novellas will be published as ebooks in May, 2015. Then, all four novellas will be combined for print and will be published in trade paperback in October, 2015. This is the same model of release used for Samhain Horror’s highly successful Gothic horror anthology collection, What Waits In The Shadows, which was published in 2014.

The anthology call for submissions was once again very popular among horror authors. Out of more than one hundred submitted works, the four selected manuscripts are:

Nightmare in Greasepaint, by L.L. Soares and G. Daniel Gunn 
Scarecrows, by Christine Hayton
 
The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, by Holli Moncrieff
 
Winterwood, by J.G. Faherty

We were excited to receive so many excellent submissions for this second anthology call at Samhain Horror, resulting in four remarkable tales of horror from the depths of childhood memories and fears,” says D’Auria. “In addition to welcoming back author J.G. Faherty, we are proud to introduce authors Christine Hayton, Holli Moncrieff, and L.L. Soares and G. Daniel Gunn as new Samhain authors.”

To learn more about this title and all Samhain Horror books, and to order books at a special discounted rate, visit the publisher online at http://www.samhainhorror.com.

About Samhain Publishing

Samhain Publishing® is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction, whose diverse array of titles include all genres of romance fiction, award-winning horror fiction, and Retro Romance® fiction—a program which enables previously print-only titles to reach a new e-reading audience. An acknowledged expert in digital publishing since its founding in 2005, Samhain is dedicated to ensuring extraordinary stories reach every reader. To learn why at Samhain “It’s all about the story…”, visit Samhain Publishing online at http://www.samhainpublishing.com.

 

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hap-and-leanardShort, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) owner, Paul Fry is absolutely delighted to announce the signing of SST’s biggest deal to date. SST have acquired the exclusive comic/graphic novel rights to the entire series of best-selling and multiple award-winning author Joe R. Lansdale’s acclaimed “Hap and Leonard” crime books. The books will be adapted and illustrated by Finnish comic artist Jussi Piironen. They will be published as full-colour oversized hardcovers and also in oversized softcover and digital formats.

SST Publisher Paul Fry says: “This really is a huge honour for me and a massive deal for SST to have acquired the comic/graphic novel rights to Joe Lansdale’s entire ‘Hap and Leonard’ series. The books have ahuge fan base and are really incredible crime stories. It’s also fantastic for the series that Jussi Piironen will adapt and illustrate the books as he’s a long-time, massive fan of Hap and Leonard and will be perfect to adapt the books into graphic novel form. Our number one priority is to keep the graphic novels as close to the original books as possible. We really believe they need to stay completely faithful to the original work, and we really don’t want to let the fans down! The first title in the series, Savage Season is already in the works and we estimate a rough publication date of late 2015.”

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Sponsorship Announcement - Samhain PublishingLos Angeles – September 26, 2014.

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce JournalStone Publishing as Supporting Sponsor for the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet, which is part of the Bram Stoker Awards Weekend and 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia and will be held on 9 May 2014. Full details are at the dedicated website: www.whc2015.org.

Christopher C. Payne, President of JournalStone (http://journalstone.com/) said, “It is both an honor and a pleasure to support the HWA.  The members and Board have been instrumental in supporting JournalStone‘s endeavors as a publishing company. I can only hope that we as a publisher continue to live up to the expectations of the HWA and all of its members.”

HWA President Rocky Wood welcomed JournalStone’s support: “This renewed sponsorship from genre publisher JournalStone is greatly appreciated by HWA and I am sure by all our members. JournalStone has proven to be a highly professional and innovative genre publisher, with a strong horror line. We look forward to welcoming them again in Atlanta.”

There are limited sponsorship opportunities available – for more details contact president@horror.org .

The Horror Writers Association (www.horror.org), the peak group for horror writers, is a worldwide organization promoting dark literature and its creators. Started in 1985, it has over 1250 members writing professionally in fiction, nonfiction, videogames, film, poetry, comics, and other media.

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As you may have heard StrangeHouse Books was acquired by Rooster Republic Press today. First of all we are honored to be acquiring StrangeHouse and plan to continue its tradition of publishing Cult Horror Fiction. We are fans of the press and will continue to walk on the path it paved.

In fact, you probably won’t notice much of a difference with StrangeHouse going forward. We have no plans to change the back titles, and going forward we plan to put out a very similar product. StrangeHouse will become more focused on horror and Rooster Republic will become more focused on bizarro without horror themes.

Books in process with StrangeHouse will be reviewed and the authors contacted when a decision is made about future publication. Please be patient while we make this transition. Any questions can be directed to bizarropress@gmail.com

Rooster Republic Press

The current state of publishing doesn’t take kindly to rebels. So we founded our own Republic.

Big publishers inevitably force their authors into a state of dependence. So we declared our independence.

And just to make sure we got our point across, we made our mascot a cock. So they can suck it.

Welcome to the Rooster Republic: Sovereign State of Fiction.

StrangeHouse Books

Our goal as a publishing house in the 21st century is to publish shit so deliriously fucked up, outrageous, and blindingly neurotic, that even a behemoth as large as the Hollywood machine couldn’t replicate our books. They can create enormous spectacle and spend hundreds of millions of dollars on special effects, so we as writers must work harder to create characters and worlds that force our readers’ imaginations to explode into overdrive, or be left as an obscure anachronistic afterthought in the footnotes of entertainment history.

To that end, Kevin Strange created his own cult imprint with which to showcase the most bizarre, horrific, weird, and downright Strange fiction the genre has to offer; to knock literary fiction off its snooty pedestal and give it the drunken snogging it’s been asking for all these years. Great writing, insane plots, hot sex, and gratuitous violence make up the foundation for what is sure to be one of the most important publishing houses in cult horror history. StrangeHouse Books.

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