(Disclaimer: Please note that these mock horoscopes are meant for entertainment only, and are not meant to be taken as actual advice, past/present/future predictions, or in any factual, accurate, or truthful context. These horoscopes are completely fictional as a piece of creative writing, and are based on fictional scenarios, and are not meant to be accurate representations of actual people and their life situations, and/or representative of people who consider themselves to be under the guidance of these astrological signs. These horoscopes are also not meant to be considered in any astrological, actual, and/or verified scientific or psychological capacity. Meaning I made them all up out of my imagination, so please don’t make any major—or even minor—life decisions based on these horoscopes. Human zombies don’t exist. Yet.)
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** Note! Don’t panic if charity publications disappear from this shelf! We have created a .pdf catalogue of last year’s publications which we hope to make freely available via Horror Tree at some point in the not too distant future. We will also be creating a catalogue for this year’s charity publications and hopefully one for the general Indie Bookshelf as well.
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Generation X-ed is a unique anthology of monster, folk, paranormal, and psychological horror as glimpsed through the lens of the latchkey generation. Twenty-two voices shine a strobe light on the cultural demons that lurked in the background while they came of age in the heyday of Satanic panic and slasher flicks, milk carton missing and music television, video rentals and riot grrrls.
Featuring brand new fiction from Kevin David Anderson, Glynn Owen Barrass, Matthew Barron, C.D. Brown, Matthew Chabin, L.E. Daniels, C.O. Davidson, Douglas Ford, Phil Ford, Holly Rae Garcia, Dale W. Glaser, Tim Jeffreys, Derek Austin Johnson, Eldon Litchfield, Adrian Ludens, Elaine Pascale, Erica Ruppert, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Rob Smales, Mark Towse, Thomas Vaughn, and Thomas K.S. Wake. What they brought home with them after the streetlights came on will terrify you. Release Date: January 26th, 2022
2022 – Happy New Year!
um … August!
Editing – Jimmy Graves. Proofreading and copyediting on Fiverr. Offering affordably priced packages. Go here for further information.
Editing Offer! Erin Al-Mehairi. Through the end of the year, women can still grab 10% off Erin Al-Mehairi’s Hook of a Book editing services on developmental and copy edits. My lowered overall pandemic price is still available for all as well. Over twenty-five years as an editor in various forms, and nine in fiction, to find out more go to https://hookofabook.
Editing: Michael David Wilson, This Is Horror Founder and Editor In Chief, podcaster, and writer (The Girl in the Video) is currently offering his freelance editing services. “Michael David Wilson invented the fine-toothed comb. His attention to detail is second to none, and he has a wonderful understanding of structure. This is a guy who knows how good writing works.”—Ray Cluley, author of WATER FOR DROWNING Michael has over ten years of editing experience and has edited books by Josh Malerman, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Graham Jones, David Moody, and many others. He’s worked with various publishing houses and small presses including Rebellion Publishing and Broken River Books. Prices start from £0.01/word. For further information go here: michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/editing/.Contact Michael: [email protected]
Editing, critiquing, artwork – Eugene Johnson is a man of many talents, an award-winning editor, filmmaker and artist. He will be will be selling his art, book covers, book art, logo designs, making prints, offering short story critiques/edits, special book projects like a coloring book he’s creating with another author and more for a small fee. Initially to fund desperately needed repairs on his car, once that is complete he hopes to turn his focus towards helping others that need support. Join him in his endeavours in getting this help to those who need it. Contact him via https://plaiddragonpublishing.com/ and he can also be found on https://www.facebook.com/eugene.johnson.14855. If you’d like to help him get his car fixed that bit quicker, please drop in on his Fundraiser set up by friends. (I think another link will be set up in the near future regarding his services and I’ll update it here when that happens.)
Editing – Elle Turpitt, elleturpittediting.com, is available for all editing work – short story, novella, novel, or chapter extracts. She also has a Ko-Fi (ko-fi.com/elleturpitt), or if you’d rather send a little gift to help her smile at a stressful time, she has a wishlist set up for this month (amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls). All support is appreciated.
Writing and Editing Services from Ben Long. Go to Ben for ‘Killer Copy, Creative Content, and Eye-opening Edits’! Ben is ‘a passionate and engaging freelancer with 2+ years of experience in a variety of writing and editing endeavors. He is also a regular contributor to several online brands in the horror niche.’ You can find out more about him here https://readingvicariously.net/services/.
Book Launch Event
Join Georgina ‘in celebrating the launch of book 2 in The Jack Hansard Series! You can pop in any time over the week to say hi. Check out the Party Schedule below for the list of contests.
For details about the anthologies planned, go here.
Did you think Maine has a monopoly on horror? Or that college football holds Ohio’s sole claim to fame?
Truth be told, a multitude of well-known, award-winning authors of horror populate the Buckeye state. Earlier this year, Cracked Skull Press, an assembly of four Ohio-based horror writers, formed with a single goal: to create an anthology of terrifying tales featuring our strange state.
With your support, we seek to raise awareness of our local talent.
That Which Cannot Be Undone: An Ohio Horror Anthology will be published through Cracked Skull Press and is slated to be released in October of 2022.
Our featured authors contributing stories to the anthology include Bram Stoker Award-winning Gary Braunbeck, Lucy Snyder, and Tim Waggoner, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Megan Hart. We have also enlisted the editorial skills of Bram Stoker Award-winning Jess Landry.
These are just a few of the wicked weavers of words writing stories for the anthology. Once we reach our fundraising goals, we will invite many more Ohio-based authors.
All the funds raised will help pay the writers, artist and the creation of Hybrids: Misfits, Monsters, and other Phenomena. Artwork from Luke Spooner.
Hybrid Sequence Media is proud to present new stories and poetry from: Jonathan Maberry, Lee Murray, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lucy Snyder, Michael Bailey, Dacre Stoker, Michael Knost, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Gene Flynn, Alicia Hilton, Alessandro Manzetti, Romie Stott, Tim Waggoner, D. Harlan Wilson, Cindy O’Quinn, Jamal Hodge, John Palisano, Gabino Iglesias, Philip Fracassi, SL Edwards, John Claude Smith, Jeffrey Thomas, Nicole Givens Kurtz, and Linda D. Addison. With an Introduction by Doug Murano.
on behalf of Stuart and the Horror Tree Team
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Title: The Kaiju Preservation Society
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: 15th Marich, 2022
Synopsis:The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi’s first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy.
When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.
What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. They’re the universe’s largest and most dangerous panda and they’re in trouble.
It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society whose found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.
Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: $0.10 per word
Theme: Dire Days
Theme: Dire Days
Is the end of the world approaching? Some days, it sure feels like it. Many people worry about the future. Economies falter, wars rage, and environments are destroyed. It seems like every day brings news of a new disaster.
And to top it off there are personal struggles. That sinking sensation in our gut as the world seems to crumble around us. When it feels like nothing is going our way and every bad thing that could happen does. Dire days indeed, when we feel like throwing in the towel and calling it quits. It’s easy to give up when times are tough, but it’s the people who keep fighting even when the odds seem insurmountable who are hailed as heroes. Those are the ones we write stories about.
Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Theme: Stories set in deep space and/or on alien planets, far far from Earth
March 2022 Issue #22
To have your story considered for Issue 22 due out in March 2022, please submit it before January 31st 2022.
Since 2017, Alien Dimensions has been working hard to find its feet in the semiprozine world, while still covering costs. I’ve offered a token payment of $10 per story for stories accepted since then as, being a non-profit with no grants, that’s basically all Alien Dimensions can afford. Also, I volunteer my time to edit it. I’ve previously said that if sales increase, I’ll review that token payment. So, whether it was the double issue, covid, reduced number of issues being released, an increase in interest in space fiction worldwide, changing the release time limit from 1 year to 2 years, better advertising, a new algorithm from Amazon, or more people reading via Kindle Unlimited, or, most likely, Issue #21-#22 being just so good, Alien Dimensions has not only been successful in 2021 it has started recovering losses for previous years.
Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Theme: Grim Fantasy with characters exploring the setting’s past while also being deeply involved with the setting’s religion.
Hydra Publications, with Hydra fantasy author, Stuart Thaman, leading the way, is hard at work on our next anthology collection. Read the guidelines below and FOLLOW THEM.
Deadline: April 28th, 2022
Theme: Oceanic horror brought ‘to the surface’
Rampage on the Reefs (coming June 2022): the third anthology will bring us to the surface. We’re looking for colourful, weird aquatic horror; monsters in the shallows, coral formations hiding eerie beasts… psychedelic, high-thrills horror that proves it’s not always safe closer to the shore. Submissions close April 28th.
Submission Window: January 23rd-30th, 2022
Theme: Science fiction and fantasy
As of 2021, Mythaxis will be published four times a year, and is periodically open to submissions within the following schedule:
- January 23rd-30th
- April 23th-30th
- July 23rd-30th
- October 23rd-30th
Submissions received outside of these dates will unfortunately be lost and therefore not responded to. When open, we seek and offer the following: (more…)