Indie Bookshelf Releases 06/02/2023
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Three horrific stories of crop-killing fungal outbreaks, ancient sources of sustenance, and a ravishing hunger for which there is no cure.
“The Last Slaughter” by Douglas Ford
“Cat Food” by Holly Rae Garcia
“Rock of Ages” by Rebecca Rowland
“Being constantly hungry can make a person desperate. These three authors explore what horrors could transpire in a society where everyone is hungry all the time – an all too real possibility given the climate crisis the world is grappling with.” -Bev Vincent, author of Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences.
All proceeds benefit Texas food banks.
Not an anthology but a variety of things offered in order to support the Pixel Project in its campaign against violence against women. This particular spot is via the ever-wonderful and supportive, Angela Yuriko Smith. Check out what she is offering for a donation.
‘Please share if you can. Read For Pixels is getting hit hard in the moneys. There are all levels of awards, but $250 gets someone a talk show spot, written interview, audio podcast and a BONUS full page ad in Space and Time (magazine). Transferrable.’ – Angela Yuriko Smith.
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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.
Just face it…girl’s rule.
The horror genre is full of remarkable writers—masters of prose that can make your skin crawl, your pulse quicken, and your breath ragged. But nothing is as special as a badass female author who evokes a sense of fear and dread so intense that it affects the reader for days afterward.
Just a Girl is an anthology containing stories by some of the best female names in horror. Join us in celebrating their unique voices and prepare yourself for a wide array of never-before-published horror stories that will leave you wanting more.
With stories by J.H. Moncrieff, EV Knight, Kenzie Jennings, Rebecca Rowland, Candace Nola, Jill Girardi, Catherine Jordan, Renee M.P.T. Kray, Lydia Prime, Rayne Havok, Kate DeJonge, Kayla Krantz, Shelly Lyons, E.E. King, Jodie Keenan, and Cherrie Hatchett.
With foreword written by Judith Sonnet.
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.
Darkness comes in different forms: in the mischief of the supernatural, in the evil of demonic spirits, or in the greed and selfishness of humans themselves. Regardless of where it comes from, its proponents are all ‘devil kin’. From gothic to post-apocalyptic to vampiric folk horror, the kin are waiting in this collection of short stories.
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 group of strangers gather around a table, joining hands as a medium calls upon a spirit to speak to them. A cloaked stranger creeps into the cemetery in the middle of the night. Teenagers sit in a circle placing their fingertips on the Ouija board’s planchette. The conjuring of spirits has fascinated humans for time immemorial. We seek answers, revelations, proof that something exists beyond the life we live on this planet.
MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN is a new horror anthology from Off Limits Press filled with stories of seances, conjuring, and communication with the dead. There will be an open submission call along with a few select invitations to writers to fill the pages of the book with a diverse selection of stories to fit the theme.
Donations will go directly to paying our authors ($0.04 per word) along with covering the cost of cover art.
Note: Donating to this campaign will have no bearing or influence upon submissions.’
‘A combination cookbook/comic anthology.
We all know that food has a very profound effect on our lives, specifically on memories. Maybe it’s walking into the kitchen and smelling freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Maybe it’s the meal you had at that Michelin-starred restaurant. Maybe it’s the bowl of ramen that you ate every night in college. This anthology is full of stories like these, taken right from the creators’ memories.
But that’s not all. This project is not only a full-blown comic anthology, but it’s also a bonafide cookbook! Each story includes a recipe that coincides with the contents of the comic. So whether you like comics, you like to cook, or you just like food, give us your support! With your help, we can make sure that the world gets a chance to see these amazing recipes and even better comics.’
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
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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.