Indie Bookshelf Releases 10/06/2023
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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.
Gloom House Publishing & Mothers of Mayhem proudly offer this charity anthology of horrors — Nursery Stories for Dumb Crotch Goblins: A Child’s Garden of Curses. All proceeds go to DONATE LIFE AMERICA.
We all have an inner child. Sometimes that child is joyful and well-behaved, a shining symbol of nostalgia. At other times, that inner presence is decidedly darker and more disturbed, a small figure crouched in our mental shadows, grinning menacingly while holding a sharp knife. Our formative years teach us much about ourselves and the adults we will become. They teach us what delights us and what devastates us. They also reveal to us what we fear most in the world. Whether empirical and rational or imagined and impossible, such fears tend to stay with us. These stories are what happens when adult horror authors give their inner children permission to come out and play. But the authors in this book aren’t just any authors, and their inner children didn’t just come out and play; they ran amok, leaving trails of carnage and bloody sneaker prints across the floor. Good luck getting these uncomfortable and terrifying bedtime stories out of your head.
This title features…
Jay Wilburn, Edward Lee, Christine Morgan, M Ennenbach, Brian Keene, Ruthann Jagge, Allisha McAdoo, Carver Pike, Kristopher Triana, Megan Stockton, Chris Grindstaff, Lucas Milliron, Dani Brown, Russell Holbrook
’From Edgar Allan Poe’s Ragged Mountains to the shores of Tidewater’s Seven Cities… From the blood-soaked battlegrounds of the Civil War to the shadowy political arena of the D.C. Beltway… We have four hundred years’ worth of ghost stories, folk horrors, small-town terrors, urban legends, backwoods beasts, otherworldly secrets, and down-home Southern Gothic. Within this idyllic landscape, there are many dark corners. Within these pages, Virginia authors explore twenty-three dangerous destinations, myths, and monsters from the Commonwealth’s past, present, and future. Read on, if you dare.
Dark Corners of the Old Dominion is a collaborative project by several Virginia authors including Joesph Maddrey, Michael Rook, Dr. Querus Abuttu, Bryan Nowak, Dee Southerland, D. Alexander Ward, and Red Lagoe.
Every author in this anthology has strong ties to Virginia and it is clear in the stories and poems they’ve created. They are steeped in the salty waters of the Chesapeake Bay, pulsing with the thrum of the beltway, and bleeding from old battlefield scars.
Each story and poem was donated by the individual authors, and all proceeds from sales will go to Scares That Care.’
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.
‘Enter the long forgotten world of Flemish folktales and dance on a dark tune with spirits who live in the wind, monsters who lurk in rivers, ghosts, devils, witches, and other unearthly creatures as they take you to the woods, the towns, the fields, and the sea.
About the book
Flemish Folktales Retold is a collaborative project by Gatto Books from Signe Maene, Cate Zeederberg, and Kerria Seabrooke with Signe breathing new life into the age-old forgotten folktales of Flanders, Cate bringing these characters and haunted places to life with illustrations that capture the dark and enchanting folklore world in which they are set and Kerria editing this sometimes chilling, often strange, and eternally enchanting collection as well as overseeing the publication of the book.
This book will retell thirty-six tales which will be divided into six themes. The aim of the project is to remain truthful to the original tales as they were once told around the fireplace many moons ago, but to reimagine them, to give a voice to the shunned witches, explore the inner thoughts of creatures ostensibly described as grisly and ghastly, and immerse readers in the harrowing experiences of those unwantedly thrust into frightful narratives.’
‘Outland Entertainment is proud to announce a new anthology project featuring tales of reclamation, curated and edited by Lauren T. Davila.
About TO ROOT SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL
Imagine a world in which nature has lost patience with humanity. The wild is done waiting for humans to change their ways. Nature is ready to take matters into her own hands…
And she is angry.
In this new anthology, twenty-two diverse authors explore what nature’s vengeance might be like, and how humanity could adapt and change, giving these stories of climate change and disasters a center of hope. Within these pages, you will meet
- A grandmother who promises both bitterness and love.
- A desperate husband seeking to supernaturally win back his wife.
- Cafe patrons facing down vigilante trees.
- The last remaining flight attendants in Singapore after a climate apocalypse.
- The recipient of a mysterious gift, who might change or doom the future.
- And many more.
Here, nature has a voice; what will you do once you hear what she says?’
‘Now, I am both proud and honored to announce that we are collaborating with the Subotsky family to revive the classic British Horror Studio Amicus. This collaboration marks their very first feature film in over 30 years—perhaps even longer, right?
Our upcoming film will be titled “In the Grip of Terror.” It follows a Gothic macabre medical theme that might evoke memories of the 1972 Amicus classic, “Asylum.”
While our campaign has yet to launch, I sincerely encourage you to visit and follow our campaign page. Together, we can make Horror History by reviving one of Britain’s most beloved studios.’
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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, Reborn, and The Woodcutter, and the novellas, Bottled and Paused (all via Brigids Gate Press). 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 and on Blue Sky as stephellis.bsky.social.