Indie Bookshelf Releases 07/28/2023
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‘Bill and Joyce Spangler managed to avoid being hit by the pieces of the Chinese booster rocket that fell to Earth in late 2022. So far, though, that’s all they’ve managed to avoid.
For the marginalized and oppressed, the expression of dread varies greatly. There has been no safer place than art to communicate such powerful thoughts and feelings. And never have these voices been so embraced as in the horror genre. Hence, the existence of this important book—We’re Here: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Horror. Comprised of twelve stories, We’re Here boldly speaks its mind, presents old and new horrors, and celebrates the beautiful spectrum of otherness. Even in fiction, we live our truths.
Judith Sonnet, Hailey Piper, Angelique Jordonna, Sumiko Saulson, Michael R. Collins, Pippa Bailey, Ruth Anna Evans, Evan J. Peterson, Dan B. Fierce, James Lefebure, Anton Cancre, Jason LaVelle
All proceeds go to The Trevor Project.
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.
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.
‘BE WARNED. These pages may contain haunted cafetoriums, the teacher’s real pet, PTA ritual performances, late-night study hall phantoms, and perhaps the straight-up horror of high school. As StokerCon revealed a high percentage of horror authors are also teachers. We wanted to explore this phenomenon while creating a spooky to downright terror to read.
Therefore all contributing authors have worked in schools in various positions. And since we know they’re not paid nearly enough, this Kickstarter is to make sure they get professional rates for this project.
We’ve solicited stories from former StokerCon guests (more will be added as they sign on) and will open the anthology to submissions too. We hope to bring you an ebook anthology in the summer of 2024.
Of course, we need your help to make this happen. We’ll be paying authors, cover designers, copy editors, and other essential positions because we believe in paying the artists for their work.’
Do you love ghost stories?
Is October your favorite month?
Do you seek out cold shivers instead of warm fuzzies?
Then this anthology of ghost stories by top horror authors is perfect for you!
Includes authors: Raquel Castro, Tonia Ransom, Eden Royce, Gemma Files, Cassandra Khaw, Alberto Chimal, Christa Carmen, Craig Laurance Gidney, Joe Koch, Max Booth III, and Suzan Palumbo.
This is the first in a new dark, speculative anthology series called The Midnight Zone, from Dragon’s Roost Press.
A 200+ page anthology of weird, dark fiction (think: The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, X-Files, Fringe, Channel Zero) featuring these greats of smart, inventive horror: Ramsey Campbell, Gemma Files, Gabino Iglesias, Gwendolyn Kiste, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Zin E. Rocklyn, Lucy A. Snyder, Jeffrey Thomas, and Gaby Triana.
This project represents the melding of the twisted editorial minds that brought you Burnt Fur and Stitched Lips: An Anthology of Horror from Silenced Voices (Ken MacGregor, nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for the latter) and Appetites and Harmony & Dissonance from the Triangulation anthology series (Douglas Gwilym, whose short story “Year Six” is on Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror 14 recommended reading list and whose story “Poppy’s Poppy” was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award this year).
Now entering Stretch Goal territory!
My name is David Antrobus, my collective editing services fall under the business name of Be Write There, and I’m a freelance editor (and writer). I work with most genres, especially speculative and crime fiction, and I’m experienced in a range of editing levels, from developmental editing to stylistic/substantive editing to copyediting to proofreading. I also do manuscript evaluations. As a dual citizen of Canada and the UK who works largely with American writers, I am proficient at editing US, UK, and Canadian English. My email is [email protected] and my website is: www.bewritethere.com
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Rich Handley has written, co-written, co-edited, or contributed to dozens of books, both fiction and non-fiction, about Planet of the Apes, Watchmen, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Hellblazer, Swamp Thing, Stargate, Dark Shadows, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, Blade Runner, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman, the Joker, classic monsters, and more. He has also been a magazine writer and editor for nearly three decades. Rich edited Eaglemoss’s Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection, and he currently writes articles for Titan’s Star Trek Explorer magazine, as well as books for an as-yet-unannounced role-playing game. Learn more about Rich and his work at richhandley.com.
‘Edit Without Mercy assists you with all your editing needs – at an affordable price! Whether you require simple proof-reading for a short story or article, or more comprehensive proof-reading and editing for articles, essays, blogs, academic work, or junior fiction, Edit Without Mercy has the resources you need to ensure readable, error-free content. This also includes promotional material and marketing campaigns. As mentioned on the services page, while Claire will edit short fiction, she is only editing junior novel-length fiction at this time.
Edit Without Mercy is operated by Claire Fitzpatrick, a communications specialist, award-winning speculative fiction and non-fiction author, freelance journalist, and editor. She currently works alongside IFWG Publishing editing their middle grade fiction. Click the image for further information.
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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.