Ginger Nuts of Horror
Christmas is almost upon us and horror fans are a real pain to buy for so why don't you have a look at some of these ideas. By the way if you fancy getting me a present I wouldn't say no :p
Great news Hersham Horror Books have just announced a brand new range of chapbooks. Harking back to origins of some of horrors finest monsters we can look forward some excellent stories featuring the likes of The Mummy, The Werewolf, The Ghost, The Zombie, The Monster and The Vampire, from some of horrors finest writers, Maynard Sims, Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Ray Cluley, Johnny Mains and Dean M. Drinkel.
The first two books are already up for preorder at Amazon, read on for more details of the books and how you can order them....
WELCOME TO THE FEAR PROJECTDAVID WELLINGTON’S FEAR PROJECT is a writing competition like no other.
Partly because it’s like a reality show. 13 aspiring horror writers will compete in creating tales of the weird, the spooky, and the terrifying. Each week one of them will be… eliminated.
The final, lone survivor will win $1000, as well as a secret prize yet to be revealed.
It wouldn’t be much of a competition if there weren’t some surprises, right?
IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE IN THE FEAR PROJECT: Submit a 250 word entry to email@example.com, with FEAR PROJECT as the subject line. You have until December 31st, 2014. Your entry should describe the scariest thing you can think of. You can make it terrifying, make it personal, even make it funny. Definitely make it interesting. Entrants will be judged in three categories: spelling, punctuation, and creativity. See below for additional conditions.
SPONSORSHIPS, QUESTIONS, AND GENERAL COMMENTS ALSO WELCOME! Contact David Wellington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and details of what formats to submit your work can be found here
Team Synister are going to be doing a brand new V-Log tomorrow, and are looking for questions to answer. If you have any burning questions you want to ask them then drop them an email here
Team Synister is a leading horror photography team consisting of Hell's Belles Photography, Addison Duggan Photography and models Luna Wolf and Missy Poison known as THE EVIL TWINS
With a love for all things dark and sinister the twins create mind blowing images for monthly publications in the UK and US. The team can be booked individually or together to cater to all your horror needs. From Video to stills we can do it all.
Dirge Magazine aims dig through the dirt to bring you the best in dark narrative, wherever it may be found. They proudly support the creators of all things beautifully grotesque. From informative reviews articles and interviews this looks as though it is going to be another must go to site. I for one have spent a lot of time over there since its launch and I a mighty impressed with what they are doing.
Check them out DIRGE MAGAZINE
Science Fiction from the Leading Science Journal
Colin Sullivan (Editor)
Henry Gee (Editor)
Published: September 2014
eBook / 320pp / $3.99
[Review of Futures 1] “Giant leaps into the future in delectably palatable tiny packages.”
[Review of Futures 1] “Worthwhile for anyone. A satisfying selection…occasionally quite profound. This book does just what we hope for.”
Locus (Rich Horton)
Futures 2 collects together 100 stories from 100 authors; scientists, journalists and many of the most famous science fiction writers in the world. This eclectic selection tries to address the question "what will the future really be like?" in tales just 900 words long. A celebration of flash fiction, the new eBook is an anthology of sci-fi short stories from the award winning Futures column in the science journal Nature.
Featuring contributions from Madeline Ashby, Neal Asher, Tony Ballantyne, Barrington Bayley, Elizabeth Bear, Jacey Bedford, Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell, Brenda Cooper, Kathryn Kramer, David Langford, Tanith Lee, Ken Liu, Nick Mamatas, Norman Spinrad, Ian Stewart, Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Ian Whates, among others.
About the authors
Henry Gee was born in 1962 and received his education at the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge. He joined the staff of Nature in 1987 as a news reporter on what is now arguably the longest three-month contract in the annals of that august magazine. Among many other things he devised the Futures section in Nature in 1999 and oversaw the first Futures anthology in 2008 before handing over the reins to the present editor, Colin Sullivan, in 2012. Under his watch, Futures gained Nature the award of best SF publisher from the European Science Fiction Society in 2005. Outside Nature, he is the author of several books of non-fiction, the latest of which is The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution; several short stories; a widely acclaimed hard-SF trilogy (The Sigil); a gothic novel with detectives in it (By The Sea) and a work of criticism (The Science of Middle-earth). His blog ‘The End Of The Pier Show’ continues to delight its three regular readers.
Colin Sullivan split his time between King’s College London and the London School of Economics when he studied chemistry and the philosophy of science. Having spent a number of years working for the Society of Chemical Industry on its magazine Chemistry & Industry, he joined Nature in 2000 as Chief Subeditor. It was in that capacity that he first got introduced to Futures, for which he did production duties under Henry Gee from 2005 until taking over the reins in 2012. When not wrestling with the placement of hyphens, he has a tendency to stare at Roman ruins — especially those of Pompeii and Herculaneum — and to pore over genealogical records (and yes, he did find the obligatory tenuous connection to nobility).
For more information, or an author interview contact Ella Kahn, at Nature Publishing Group on email@example.com, or 0207 014 6702
About Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Heidelberg, Basingstoke, Melbourne, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul and Washington DC. Read our history for a timeline of NPG and the scientific events which have helped shape the direction of the business.
For further information, please visit: http://www.nature.com/news/natureshop
Gloucester Library are proud to announce an evening with Gareth L Powell and Adam Nevill. Where they will talk about their lives as writers and their journey into print.
I've been lucky to meet Adam in person, and he is one of the true nice guys of writing. Informative, intelligent and so passionate about both his writing and writing in general, I highly recommend going along to this event.
Sadly, I've not had the pleasure of meeting Gareth, but I am a big fan of his books.
The event takes place on Thursday 4th of December
full details of the event can be found here along with a map if like me you have no idea where Gloucester is.
Simon Strantzas, whose intense and original fiction helped revive the weird tale, has penned a new story to launch a new chapbook series from Undertow Publications.
"I'm delighted to again be working with Mike and Undertow Publications," Strantzas said. "I was thrilled to be asked to write an original tale to launch this exciting new series."-Simon Strantzas
"I'm thrilled that Simon agreed to provide a new story for this series," Kelly said. "I am a massive fan of his work. He is an important and vital scrivener of weird fiction, and with 'These Last Embers' he continues to display his extraordinary skill." - Michael Kelly
Established in 2009 by writer Michael Kelly, Undertow Publications (UP) is home to the acclaimed weird journal Shadows & Tall Trees, as well as Year's Best Weird Fiction. (UP) and publish/editor Kelly have been hailed by Peter Straub, Glen Hirshberg, and others. Stories from (UP) are regularly reprinted in annual "Best Of" anthologies. Kelly has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson and British Fantasy Society Awards, and his fiction has appeared in a number of venues.
Strictly limited to 200 numbered copies, and signed by both Simon and Drazen, this is truly a one-of-a-kind collectable. There will not be an eBook edition.
“These Last Embers” will be released in February 2015. It’s a terrific new story from Simon Strantzas, not available anywhere else. We are now taking pre-orders. The books will undoubtedly sell quickly. Act now to secure an early number.
These Last Embers (Feb. 2015, Undertow Publications)
16 pages, plus full cover wraparound
Strictly limited to 200 signed and numbered copies
Signed by Simon Strantzas AND Drazen Kozjan
Price, including shipping: $10 to North America, $14 to Rest of World
For more information, please visit www.undertowbooks.com/embers
Sorry for being a bit late on this, but for those of you who haven't already subscribed to what is in my opinion the genre periodical out there the latest issue of Black Static (43) is out now. Featuring insightful columns from Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, reviews from Peter Tennant, and Tony Lee, excellent fiction from Simon Bestwick, Ralph Robert Moore, Annie Neugebauer, Andrew Hook, Aliya Whiteley and Usman T. Malik. All held together with some wonderful artwork from the likes Ben Baldwin and Tara Bush.
And in a fantastic interview with James Cooper, Ginger Nuts of Horror gets a much appreciated shout out. Thanks Peter that meant a lot coming from you.
I am very proud to not only being a part of thos blog tour, I am also extremely honoured to be the first stop on this tour. Please follow this tour, John F.D. Taff is a great writer and always gives a great interview. There is also a chance to win a signed and very limited edition copy of the book. Be sure to enter.
November 13 – Ginger Nuts of Horror (Interview with John F.D. Taff and 3-Day Sweepstakes to win Autographed, Limited Edition paperback copy of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 14 – Horror News (Interview with John F.D. Taff)
* November 16 – Buy Zombie (Guest post by John F.D. Taff)
* November 17 – Ginger Nuts of Horror (Sweepstakes winner announcement)
* November 17 – Horror Addicts (Guest post by John F.D. Taff)
* November 18 – Hellnotes (Interview with John F.D. Taff and 3-Day Sweepstakes to win paperback copy of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 19 – Horror News Network (Interview with John F.D. Taff and Kindle giveaway of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 20 – The Horror Bookshelf (Guest Post by John F.D. Taff and Kindle giveaway of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 21 – Hellnotes (Sweepstakes winner announcement)