Ty Schwamberger reports that his short story collection, For After Midnight, has been picked up by Naked Snake Press. This 80k word collection is filled with stories about: the dark woods, the desert, a graveyard and the dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection tells about characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse and fighting crime on the mean city streets. The tentative release date is October 2011 and will be made available in Trade Paperback and ebook.

Ellen Datlow reports a change of the line up for the August 17th Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading. Because of a scheduling difficulty Lauren Beukes will not be reading. Instead N. K. Jemisin will be reading. Her first two novels: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms are currently out from Orbit Books. Also reading will be Andrea Hairston, author of Redwood and Wildfire and Mindscape. It all happens on Wednesday August 17th, 7pm at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs).

Hellicious Horrors™ Epublishing is an upstart epublishing company devoted solely to horror ebooks starring straight, bi, gay, lesbian and transgender preteens through young adults. They will be listed in Writer’s Market 2012 and are current supporting members in the Horrors Writer’s Association. You can catch up on their current list of titles at their website: Hellicious Horrors

Shriekfest 2011 call for entries has closed. Shriekfest is a festival and screenplay competition dedicated to getting horror/thriller/sci-fi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve. What makes their festival unique is that they proactively help the filmmakers and screenwriters by promoting their work to the industry.

Pod of Horror is back with nearly two hours of fear-filled fun. On PoH #65, Don D’Auria discusses his move from Leisure to Samhain Publishing. Bestselling thriller writer James Rollins returns to talk about The Devil Colony. Writer and actor Kealan Patrick Burke gets Slimed. And Matthew Warner reveals the inspiration for Blood Born. Jason L. Keene gives the Moonshine Matinee treatment to more fright flicks. Nanci Kalanta has the news (and drops the F-Bomb–and we don’t mean “Fudge”). Tim Curran, James Newman and James A. Moore get reviewed in Scary Words. And they finally have a winner in The Tomb of Trivia. Pod of Horror is hosted and produced by Mark Justice.

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