Indie Bookshelf Releases 03/17/2023
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Terrified, desperate, and rebellious—before 1973, those were routine reactions for anyone trapped and in trouble. Access to reproductive health care has been chipped away for decades until a single decision once again mired a new generation in historic trauma and modern repression.
The voices of In Trouble explore the fantastic and ordinary ways lives are overturned by unplanned or unexpected arrivals.
This collection aims forward, delivering stories of radical agency and fierce self-direction, challenging the world of legally imposed vulnerability, exploited futures, and oppressive structures that have become so painfully real.
In Trouble is a vivid examination of power and self-determination.
The editors will donate 100% of net proceeds to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds.
Yes, 2022 has passed but any charity books out in December which were missed are included in the 2023 shelves for fairness’ sake.
‘Twas the fright before Christmas,
nightmares fill my head,
the creatures, they’re a-prowling
’til everyone is dead…
Welcome back to Deathlehem, where…
…a stranger grants a grieving father’s Christmas wish…
…charitable acts are purely self-serving…
…a man plans his last Christmas in a post-apocalyptic world…
…a serial killer targets the wrong victim…
…sometimes it’s better not to go home for the holidays…
Seventeen more tales of holiday horrors to benefit The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Bodily transformation. Possession of the body. Forced disembodiment. A baby consumes its mother in utero. Unrealistic postpartum expectations turn deadly. A witch avenges the voiceless. These 16 original horror stories explore the ownership and control—or lack thereof—that we have over our bodies.
All profits from this anthology go to National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) to support reproductive freedom, access to birth control and abortion care, paid parental leave, and protection from pregnancy discrimination.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to (rep)eat it.
A mother and daughter negotiate the Oregon Trail with grisly results; an elementary teacher watches the carnage of The Challenger explosion spill over into her own classroom. A possible prospector traveling west is drawn to an isolated inn where no one walks away hungry; a 1950s housewife shares the gruesome repertoire of behavior expected of a proper lady. Prohibition and women’s suffrage, the Civil War and the Vietnam War, the JFK assassination conspiracy and the Y2K hysteria: the annals of American history are reimagined with a side order of cannibalism by twenty of the biggest names writing horror fiction today.
Forget what you read in the textbooks.
Everything you were taught about the Land of Liberty is about to be history.
5 Curriculum Tracks
- Fiction (Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural Romance)
- Creative Writing Principles
- Non-Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction
- Film and New Media (Screenwriting, Film Production, Podcasting)
Note: These shelves are very much ‘reminders’ of the magazines that are out there, so the covers might not change too often! Please let me know if there are magazines, journals, periodicals we are not aware of.
A ghostly set of short stories with touches of horror, suspense, or even a laugh or two from a wild and diverse group of writers.
Hear Us Scream is a collaborative effort committed to building supportive, genuine connections and safer spaces for women, transgender, and non-binary people in the horror community. We aim to amplify marginalized voices that have been frequently drowned out or ignored in a genre traditionally perceived as othering women, transgender, and non-binary individuals.
CRAWLING will be our debut fiction short story collection. CRAWLING will feature 13 subdermal horror stories chosen from a variety of submissions sent through the period of Jan 9th until March 31st.
The short stories will focus on body horror lirking under the skin: infestations and transformations with an emphasis on the embodied experience.
CRAWLING is looking to release July, 2023
‘My name is Janine Pipe and I am a director, producer and writer within the world of indie genre filmmaking and books. Footsteps first appeared in the 2020 charity anthology Diabolica Britannica and was subsequently nominated for a Splatterpunk Award. It then went on to be the first story in my own collection, Twisted: Tainted Tales in 2021 and has remained a firm favourite with readers. It’s always in the back of my mind; one day, my story will become a film. This is where the campaign comes in. In order to make Footsteps the best it can be, to raise enough to have some really good SFX and importantly pay all the cast and crew and everyone involved in pre and postproduction what they deserve, then help from all of you is very much needed and so massively appreciated!
To make Footsteps into the best production it can be so that it can be enjoyed hopefully by people all over the world at festivals, conventions and at home, I need to raise £5,000. We won’t need a large cast since there are only 2 main characters and our creature and it all takes place in the forest hence not a vast budget for location and set dressing. A lot of that money will go on paying the crew and ensuring we have the relevant kit. We need decent cameras and lighting, sound equipment. There’s travel, catering (one must always feed their cast and crew) and there will be a lot of blood.’
‘Childhood is a time of innate curiosity, growth and the horrifying realization that terror is bound by no medium. Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You is a feature-length peer into the void of juvenile anxieties across form and format, in order to learn both the meaning of Kindertrauma and how the phenomenon has refracted cultural and social anxieties throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Utilizing examples from movies, tv, animation, commercials, posters, box art, books, and comics, Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You aims to provide an insightful retrospective on the things that terrified us as children, along with observations from creatives who foment the bad dreams of the current generation through art.
For anyone who grew up with films, books or comics, this is a topic you most likely discussed: media that horrified you when you were a kid. Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You is a full-length documentary directed by Diandra Lazer produced by Blair Hawkins, Brad Henderson, Claudia Charriez, Emma Buntrock-Muller, Janine Pipe, Anya Stanley, and Justin Powell edited by Michael Keene with art direction by Jason Kauzlarich and motion graphics by Timothy Weidelman.
Kindertrauma: We Know What Scared You features commentary from filmmakers, entertainment luminaries, and movie lovers alike to tackle the complexities of what gave us nightmares growing up and paralyzed us with fear. We will also hear from theorists and mental health providers with insights on the traumas commonly carried into adulthood, how, and why they stick.’
Go to her website lynnlove.co.uk Lynn Love is a UK-based editor, mentor and ghost story writer whose short stories and serials have appeared in print and online in The Horror Tree, Inferno anthology by The Infernal Clock, Daughters of Darkness II anthology by Black Angel Press, Writing Magazine, Mslexia and The People’s Friend among others. She’s a reader for Flame Tree Press and London Literary Scouting.
Michael David Wilson
‘I’m currently open to new clients for editing and writing consultations. If you’re interested in my freelance editing services please drop me a line at [email protected] . I offer two levels of fiction editing and Skype writing consultations.’
Services include: Story Overview, Full In-depth Edit, Skype Writing Consultations.
Go here to find out more : https://www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/editing/
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Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative prose and poetry and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Her longer work includes the folk horror novels, The Five Turns of the Wheel and Reborn, and the novellas, Bottled and Paused. Her novel, The Woodcutter, is due for release via Brigids Gate Press in 2023. Her dark poetry has been published in her collections Lilith Rising (co-authored with Shane Douglas Keene), Foundlings (co-authored with Cindy O’Quinn) and Metallurgy, as well as the HWA Poetry Showcase Volumes VI, VII, VIII, and IX and Black Spot Books Under Her Skin. She can be found supporting indie authors at HorrorTree.com via the weekly Indie Bookshelf Releases. She is an active member of the HWA and can be found at https://stephanieellis.org, on Twitter at @el_stevie, Instagram stephanieellis7963 and also somewhere on Facebook.