I come from Windber, Pennsylvania–a small town about 80 miles east of Pittsburgh (and 8 miles south of the somewhat infamous Flood City of Johnstown). It’s a kind of funky little place with lots of history–plenty of weird/sometimes wondrous/sometimes horrific and always fascinating stories are connected to it. I’ll be blogging about various aspects of […]Read more "A WINDBER PRIMER"
Congratulations to CLASH OF THE TITLES contributor John Claude Smith! He is one of the five finalists for the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding First Novel, given annually by the Horror Writers Association for his novel RIDING THE CENTIPEDE. Wishing you continued good fortune, John Claude! We’ll also be anxious to see you story in […]Read more "MAJOR NOMINATION FOR ‘CLASH’ CONTRIBUTOR"
Latest news on the CLASH OF THE TITLES anthology (due to premiere at the SF World Con in Kansas City this August) includes word that the great SF writer Paul DiFilippo has signed on to write the book’s foreword. Another fine addition to this VERY promising book of SF/F/H! Editor Gil Bavel is also in […]Read more "DiFILIPPO WRITING ‘CLASH’ FOREWORD"
Originally posted on LionAroundWriting:
THIS IS MORE within the realms of short story writing, but can apply to novels too. Sometimes I have a great idea for a story, one of those thunderbolts that gets me excited to put fingers to keyboard, you know the ones? – where you think of a beautiful twist and…
I write a lot of horror stories; I also write a fair amount of erotic and/or sexually-focused fiction. I certainly write about other things–and I take pride in the range of topics, genres and sub-genres in which I’ve been published–but those are two of the most common and recurrent subjects that I’m drawn to explore. […]Read more "Is Truly Sexy Erotic Horror Possible?"
Noted SF writer Paul Di Filippo is the latest confirmed addition to the forthcoming CLASH OF THE TITLES anthology of original SF/F/H stories, poetry, art and commentary. He’ll be writing the foreword to the book–appropriate since he’s published a wide range of work in the various sub-genres of spec fiction. For info (including an advance […]Read more "CLASH OF THE TITLES UPDATE"
Now through Feb. 16th, Lulu.com offers free regular shipping/50% off the slightly faster ground rate on all books sold. Use the coupon code FEBSHIP when checking out (remember to use all capital letters). No, I don’t work for Lulu, exactly. But one of my short stories appears in an anthology of erotic science fiction stories […]Read more "Free Shipping: Lulu.com"
There’s this art and literary magazine out of South Africa (of all places), EALAIN MAGAZINE. It’s available online from Magzter.com (which sells an incredible variety of magazines from all over). Anyway, they put out 10 themed issues in their first year–even used a poem of mine for the “extinction” issue. Now to celebrate, they’ve released […]Read more "SWEET DEAL ON “Best Of” Anthology!"
New online market for writers! I recently found out about CURIOUS GALLERY–a podcast specializing in steampunk and weird horror. They’re paying a penny a word (not huge, but this is for onetime/nonexclusive rights and like most spoken-word type markets reprints are welcomed). They’re not picky about what program/format you like to write in and responses […]Read more "New Steampunk/Horror Podcast"
John Zeleznik has produced a striking wraparound cover for the CLASH OF THE TITLES anthology. To get an advanced look at this gorgeous genre painting, visit the book’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ClashOfTheTitlesAnthology/?ref=br_rs. Other news–including the latest (ever-growing) list of confirmed contributors to this outstanding book of original SF/F/H fiction, poetry and nonfiction can be found there […]Read more "CLASH OF THE TITLES: Update!"