From the press release:

BIRMINGHAM, UK, June 18, 2013 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) Owner, Paul Fry is very pleased to announce that Editor, Reviewer & Author Robert Morrish, has joined Beware the Dark magazine as a regular columnist, effective immediately. In welcoming Robert, Paul stated: “I’ve been a huge fan of Robert’s work for a long time and am very pleased to have him join the magazine. It’s very exciting for me to welcome someone with so much experience in publishing, and I know his column is going to be a fantastic addition to the mag’s line-up!”

About Robert: “Robert Morrish is the former editor of Cemetery Dance magazine (issues #35 through 60)  and The Scream Factory magazine (co-editor, issues #7 through 19), and has edited or co-edited several anthologies, including October Dreams (winner of the International Horror Guild award) and Thrillers II. His long-running column on the horror small press, “Spotlight on Publishing,” has been appearing in Cemetery Dance since issue #8 in 1991. He also recently revived his column, “What The Hell Ever Happened To…?” in Dark Discoveries magazine; the column had been on hiatus after previously running in both The Scream Factory and Cemetery Dance.

Robert was formerly the lead horror reviewer for Publishers Weekly, and has also had reviews appear in mainstream publications such as The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, and The West Coast Review of Books. He’s also published a variety of non-fiction work in genre publications such as Weird Tales, Rue Morgue, Dark Discoveries, Cinefantastique, Rod Serlings Twilight Zone Magazine, Dead Reckonings, Mystery Scene, and Midnight Graffiti. In addition, he has contributed to a number of genre reference works, including: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy; Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide; Supernatural Literature of the World: an Encyclopedia; and the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Zombie. A Best of The Scream Factory collection is currently in production and will be published by Cemetery Dance Publications.

Robert also writes short fiction on occasion, and his stories have appeared in more than two dozen anthologies, including The UFO Files, Subterranean Gallery, At Ease With the Dead, In Laymons Terms, and all seven volumes of the Shivers series. He’s had several stories singled out for Honorable Mention in Year’s Best anthologies, and his story “The Outsider” (his first and only Western short story), which appeared in the DAW Books anthology The Texas Rangers, was selected as one of three finalists for the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best short fiction.

Born and raised in Michigan, Robert now lives deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, with his lovely wife Kayalucia (who he wed, most appropriately, on Halloween), four dogs, two horses, and a black cat. When not immersed in the genre, Robert is a true Silicon Valley veteran, having worked for companies such as Apple, PayPal, Adobe, and Symantec. In his copious spare time, he’s a volunteer firefighter in his mountain community.”

Robert says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the staff of Beware the Dark as it prepares for its maiden voyage. As a fan, collector, reviewer, author, editor, and publisher of horror fiction for more than thirty years now, I’ve acquired a lot of knowledge of the genre and formed some strong opinions, all of which I look forward to sharing with Beware the Dark readers. Along the way, I’ve appeared in an SST Publications anthology and collected Peep Show magazine, so I’ve seen first-hand the quality of the work Paul Fry produces, and I have no doubts that Beware the Dark will be his best work yet.”

SST Publications are an independent publisher focusing on publishing the best in horror and erotic horror fiction. We have published several books; our first title, Cold Storage included an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Our 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. We also published the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched our new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a full-size (8.5 x 11 in), full-color interior, high-quality produced mag of between 60-90 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. We publish our titles in multiple formats and they are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

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