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Epeolatry Book Review: When Other People Saw Us, They Saw The Dead Edited by Lauren T. Davila


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Title: When Other People Saw Us, They Saw The Dead
Editor: Lauren T. Davila
Publisher: Haunt Publishing
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: May, 2022

Synopsis: A faceless man stalks a woman’s nightmares in Hollywood. A Kanontsistóntie is summoned to seek revenge in a monastery. A move from the projects to Manhattan leads to ominous shadows closing in. Two sisters discover a secret room in their farm, unearthing a sinister power.

When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead is an anthology of dark, unsettling writing from some of the most exciting contemporary BIPOC writers. Blending Gothic, horror, folklore, fantasy and fairy-tale, these eerie short stories will disturb, move and humour you. Death is ever-present in the pages of They Saw the Dead, blending with notions of home, memory, grief and belonging, as well as gentrification, white supremacy and colonisation.

Edited by Lauren T. Davila, They Saw the Dead explores what it is to be truly haunted.


We’re Kicking Off July With A Round Up Of The Final Week Of June’s Open Calls!

Hello to all of our #author and #writer friends!
July is here and we’ve got the final week of June’s open calls and the first that we’re kicking off the month to share with you. This also means that we’re halfway through the year. This marks a good time to sit back and re-evaluate your writing goals. Are you on track? Are you ahead? Behind? Do you need to step up your writing? Things to consider as time is moving forward my friends!

Just as a reminder, the latest two iterations of Trembling With Fear are out! You can check them out at the two links below:

You can find Trembling With Fear: Year 5 here:
Trembling With Fear: More Tales From The Tree: Volume 4 right here:

You can check out our latest round-up in the video below!

Indie Bookshelf Releases 06/24/2022

Got a book to launch, an event to promote, a kickstarter or seeking extra work/support as a result of being hit economically by Covid or life in general?

Get in touch and we’ll promote you here. The post is prepared each Thursday for publication on Friday. Contact us via Horror Tree’s contact address or connect via Twitter or Facebook.

Click on the book covers for more information. Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the page – there’s all sorts lurking in the deep.


Taking Submissions: Reclaiming Joy (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st, 2022 to August 30th, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Reclaiming Joy

This year marks the third year of the WriteHive annual conference! Each year we’ve grown in the number of panels and workshops offered, all thanks to the generous time and money donated by our community. A very special part of our conference has also been our anthology. In collaboration with Inked in Gray, we seek to publish powerful, authentic stories from members of our community. And this year is no exception.

In deciding on the theme, we wanted to highlight and empower the positive. The last few years have been difficult in a multitude of ways, and we wanted to bring attention to how communities and people have found ways to reclaim some kind of joy or happiness amidst struggles, tragedies, and oppression, for it is those moments that fuel the light in the darkness.



Taking Submissions: Alternate History

Deadline: July 11th, 2022
Payments: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.
Theme: Alternate history stories (that can also show how a change in history would have changed today.)
Note: Reprints Welcome

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions, which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include ALTERNATE HISTORY at the beginning in the subject of your email.

Alternate History Short Stories

This is a topic to really get your imagination into gear. Alternative history is a big topic for movies and real-world events alike, on Netflix, HBO and more. It’s all science fiction, and this new book aims to cover every angle from ancient worlds to distant futures, world wars, steampunk and more. What if the course of history had been changed by a different decision, a different victor, a different invention? Utopian stories and alternative history stories by H.G. Wells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Castello Holford and others will be combined here with new stories submitted by you, exploring the variety and delight of alternative history to reimagine the world around us – some examples just to give you an idea: What if the Ancient Egyptians had conquered Rome? What if World War II had been won by the loser, not the victors? What if women had ruled the world for 4,000 years not men? The options are limitless for tales of true originality and with a vivid sense of realism…


Epeolatry Book Review: We Can Never Leave This Place by Eric LaRocca


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Title: We Can Never Leave This Place
Editor: Eric LaRocca
Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 24th June, 2022

Synopsis: “When you’re given a gift, something else gets taken away.”

A precocious young girl with an unusual imagination is sent on an odyssey into the depths of depravity. After her father dies violently, young Mara is surprised to find her mother welcoming a new guest into their home, claiming that he will protect them from the world of devastation and destruction outside their door.

A grotesque and thrilling dark fantasy, We Can Never Leave This Place is a harrowing portrait of inherited grief and familial trauma.


Dead Headspace Is Offering Free Ad Space To The LGBTQ+ Community

The horror podcast Dead Headspace is reaching out to try and raise up voices within our community. For those unfamiliar with the podcast, Dead Headspace podcast spotlights creatives in the Horror/Dark Fiction/True Crime genres. It is hosted by Patrick R McDonough and Brennan LaFaro.

Dead Headspace wants to help as many folks in the LGBTQ+ community as possible! They’re offering free ad space (audio version only, video version currently does not run ads) on their podcast for creators in that community, and here are the steps how you can do just that.


Taking Submissions: New Myths Second 2022 Window

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: 1.5 cents/word with a minimum payment of $30 for all submissions. Book reviews for $30. Art for $60.
Theme: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Reading past issues is the best way to know if your submission is a good fit for

We like to balance each quarterly issue between science fiction and fantasy, dark and light, serious and humorous, hard and soft science fiction, and longer and shorter works.
Our readers are not fixated on a single style or tone or genre, but prefer a
quality sample of the field. Think
tapas or dim sum.