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About Lucy A. Snyder
Lucy A. Snyder is the five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of 14 books:
* Sister, Maiden, Monster
* Halloween Season
* Exposed Nerves
* Garden of Eldritch Delights
* While the Black Stars Burn
* Shotgun Sorceress
* Switchblade Goddess
* Soft Apocalypses
* Orchid Carousals
* Sparks and Shadows
* Chimeric Machines
* Installing Linux on a Dead Badger
* Shooting Yourself in the Head For Fun and Profit: A Writer's Survival Guide
Her writing has been translated into French, Russian, Italian, Czech, and Japanese editions and has appeared in publications such as Apex Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Steampunk World, and Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 5.
She has an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and lives in Ohio. You can follow her on Twitter at @LucyASnyder.
You can learn more at her website: www.lucysnyder.com
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Funded as a stretch goal of our sister-magazine LIGHTSPEED’s Women Destroy Science Fiction! Kickstarter campaign, this month we’re presenting a special issue of NIGHTMARE called Women Destroy Horror!: an all-horror extravaganza entirely written—and edited!—by women.
Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you in this special issue:
Original horror—edited by legendary editor Ellen Datlow—by Gemma Files, Pat Cadigan, Catherine MacLeod, Katherine Crighton, and Livia Llewellyn.
Reprints—also selected by Datlow—by Joyce Carol Oates, Tanith Lee, and A.R. Morlan.
And nonfiction articles—edited by Stoker Award-winning author Lisa Morton—by Galen Dara, Lucy A. Snyder, Maria Alexander, Chesya Burke, Lisa Morton, and Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Plus an original cover illustration by Carly Janine Mazur.
For Jessie Shimmer, everything changed when she went to hell and back to save her lover, Cooper Marron. After tangling with supernatural forces and killing an untouchable spirit lord, Jessie finds herself gifted—or perhaps cursed—with dark powers. And when she and Cooper make love, her pleasure throes light the whole house on fire. What is a sorceress to do?
Jessie is about to find out. The circumstances of her birth, the mystery of a father she never knew, and the help of a cuddly ferret turned fearsome monster have made Jessie not just an outlaw from mundane society, but an accidental revolutionary in the magic realm. Encountering portals stitched into thin air and a fiercely sexy soul harvester, Jessie rushes headlong among enemies, horrors, wonders, and lovers into a place of self-discovery—or destruction.
This is Writers on Writing – An Author’s Guide where your favorite authors share their ultimate secrets in becoming and being an author.
Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.
This is Writers On Writing – An Author’s Guide Vol.2, where professional authors share their secrets in the ultimate guide to becoming – and being – an author.
In this volume you’ll find the following in-depth On Writing essays:
- The Infrastructure of the Gods: 11 Signposts for Going all the Way by Brian Hodge
- Embracing Your Inner Shitness by James Everington
- The Forgotten Art of Short Story by Mark Allan Gunnells
- Well, That Escalated Quickly: Adventures in Teaching Creative Writing by Lucy A. Snyder
- Submit (to psychology) for Acceptance by Daniel I. Russell
- Character Building: How Not to be a Stalker by Theresa Derwin
- Heroes and Villains by Paul Kane
- Do Your Worst by Jonathan Winn
Writers On Writing gives young authors the guidance they need, but also has advice for all authors, from the interested newbie to the seasoned veteran.
The Writers on Writing series carries on the proud tradition of Stephen King's On Writing.
Are you ready to unleash the author in you?
Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Interview with one of the authors:
So what makes Writers on Writing so special?
Mark Allan Gunnells: When I was growing up as an aspiring writer, I would have given anything for this kind of advice from authors actually publishing. I think writers will find the essays interesting and helpful.
Tell us more about you essay in Writers on Writing.
Mark Allan Gunnells: I am passionate about short fiction, and was happy to provide an essay about how to create effective short stories, the unique pleasures of the form, and to encourage writers who enjoy short fiction not to be dissuaded from writing it.
Why should authors read Writers on Writing?
Mark Allan Gunnells: There's something for everyone. Many topics of writing and promotion and publishing from people who have experience with these things.
Do you have other non-fiction books authors should try out?
Mark Allan Gunnells: I have written non-fiction articles for Apex Magazine, and I have nonfiction essays on horror films in the books HORROR 101 and HIDDEN HORROR, both edited by Aaron Christensen.
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There was once a play with the power to drive you mad... or to transport you into the bizarre world of Carcosa, and the King in Yellow. Banned, burned, yet never totally destroyed, the play lives on, eating away the fabric of society and rotting the veneer of civilization...
Come and enjoy new visions of the King, expanding and deepening the fragments glimpsed in the award-winning True Detective television series, penned for your delight by a host of master scribes eager to guide you to a new world of delirium, despair, and madness.
Featuring stories by:
Glynn Owen Barrass
Robert M. Price
Stephen Mark Rainey
Brian M. Sammons
and a stunning cover by Daniele Serra!
The 32nd edition of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market is the definitive and trusted guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, CWIM 2020 is the resource you need.
In this book, you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more. These listings include a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts.
This edition also features:
• Interviews with bestselling authors including Cassandra Clare, N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Woodson, Leigh Bardugo, and more.
• Craft articles on topics ranging from P.O.V., mocking-up picture books, and including diverse characters.
• Business articles on topics such as making the most of your platform, tracking submissions, and blocking out distractions when you write, and much more.
When Jessie Shimmer traveled to a nightmare underworld to save her lover, Cooper Marron, she gained magical powers . . . which soon seemed more like curses. Her beloved familiar, the ferret Pal, became a monster. Her enemies multiplied like demons. Worst of all, she hasn’t found a moment of peace to be with the man she adores.
Now a switchblade-wielding demigoddess commanding a private hell stocked with suffering innocents is after her. The blademistress’ vengeance sends Jessie and Pal on a dark journey through strange, perilous realms. Their quest for salvation will push her newfound abilities—and her relationship with Cooper—to the breaking point . . . and beyond.
Funded as a stretch goal of our sister-magazine LIGHTSPEED's Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Kickstarter campaign, this month we're presenting a special issue of NIGHTMARE called Queers Destroy Horror!: an all-horror extravaganza entirely written--and edited!--by queer creators. Here's what we've got lined up for you in this special issue: Original horror--edited by Wendy N. Wagner--by Chuck Palahniuk, Matthew Bright, Sunny Moraine, Alyssa Wong, and Lee Thomas. Reprints--also selected by Wagner--by Kelley Eskridge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and Poppy Z. Brite. And nonfiction articles--edited by Megan Arkenberg--by Lucy A. Snyder, Sigrid Ellis, Catherine Lundoff, Michael Matheson, Evan J. Peterson, and Cory Skerry. Plus a selection of queer poetry selected by Robyn A. Lupo and an original cover illustration by AJ Jones.
The Tarot, a powerful divination artifact, has appeared in the Sixth World. It works its will on anyone who finds one of its mystical cards, from runners surviving on the street to corp executives battling in the boardroom. And not just people’s lives will be changed, for the Awakened Tarot deck is more than just a formidable magic item, it has an agenda all its own, and will use those it comes in contact with to set its plans in motion…
Drawing Destiny is the latest original Shadowrun anthology, featuring twenty-three original stories about this brand-new artifact introduced into the game universe. Featuring stories from Michael A. Stackpole, Jennifer Brozek, Chris A. Jackson, Lucy A. Snyder, Aaron Rosenberg, R.L. King, Russell Zimmerman, Josh Vogt, Jason M. Hardy, and 14 more authors, these stories reveal how the Awakened Tarot will impact the Sixth World for better, and sometimes, for much worse…
Tales Of The Lost Volume II: A Covid-19 Charity Anthology
Edited by Bram Stoker Award Winner Eugene Johnson and Steve Dillon
We lose many things during our time in this universe. From the moment we are born we start losing time, and loss becomes a part of our life from the beginning. We lose friends (both imaginary and real), loved ones, pets, and family. We gain stuff and lose stuff, from our socks to our money. We can lose our hope, sanity, passions, our mind, and perhaps even our soul! In the end when death finds us, we end up losing everything... Don't we?
Loss is part of who we are. We can't escape it. We learn from it, grow from it, and so much more. Some of the greatest stories ever forged come from loss. Within this book is some of those stories.
Featuring stories and poetry by an amazing lineup including:
Tim Waggoner * Lisa Morton * Neil Gaiman * Joe Hill * Heather Graham * Christopher Golden * Tim Lebbon * Christina Sng * Vince Liaguno * John Palisano * Kaaron Warren * Chris Mason * Greg Chapman * Tracy Cross * Stephanie W. Wytovich * Alexis Kirkpatrick * Ben Monroe * Lucy A. Snyder and Matthew R. Davis.
Edited by Bram Stoker Award Winner Eugene Johnson and Shirley Jackson award nominated author Steve Dillon. Coming in 2020 from Plaid Dragon Publishing in association with Things in The Well. With cover art by the brilliant Francois Vaillancourt, and interior art by the amazing Luke Spooner.
Money raised by the anthology will go to benefit the Save the Children Coronavirus response.
"Tales of the Lost 2 could be called "Tales of the Dark Heart!" From a coming home story that ends in a not-so-typical cemetery scene to a couple of ultimate sacrifices driven by love, this is a book filled with stories to tear at your heart while making you shiver. There are macabre jack-in-the-boxes and soul-stealing virtual reality games and an apocalypse vision of a mother's love the likes of which I've never read before. These are stories of love and longing and selfless giving and aching loss ... with frequent visits from the monstrous things that inhabit the night. This is a volume of horrific heart and chilling beauty."
- John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant and Voodoo Heart
"Comprising unnerving tales of loss from horror's best-loved writers, LOST 2 is haunting, uncanny, and deeply disquieting. Prepare to lose sleep while reading this one." - Lee Murray, award-winning author of INTO THE ASHES.
Copyright Plaid Dragon Publishing © 2020
Published by Plaid Dragon Publishing in association with Things in The Well.
"Thou Shalt Not Suffer," by Matt Neil Hill
"No Holds Bard," by Adrian Cole
"Laying the Hairy Book," by Josh Reynolds
"Here Is Where Your Proud Waves Halt," by Erica Ruppert
"Vicious Circles," by Paul Dale Anderson
"Assorted Shades of Red," by Franklyn Searight
"Strange Days in Old Yandrissa," by John R. Fultz
"Fertility Rites," by Glynn Owen Barrass
"The Witch’s Heart," by Rachel Bolton
"Hag Race," by Andre E. Harewood
"Best Friend Becky," by Wayne Faust
"The Rat in the Rabbit Cage," by Ashley Dioses
"Two Spells," by Neva Bryan
"Pulled Over," by Paul Spears
"The Witch of Skur," by L.F. Falconer
"Cat and Mouse," by Duane Pesice
"Last of the Ashiptu," by Paul Lubaczewski
"Firestorm," by Richard H. Durisen
"The Witch of Pender," by John Linwood Grant
"The Nora Witch," by Brandon Jimison
"The Broken Witch," by Scott Hutchison
Plus poetry by Maurits Zwankhuizen, Lucy A. Snyder, David F. Daumit, S.L. Edwards, Lori R. Lopez, Frederick J. Mayer, K.A. Opperman, Clay F. Johnson, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Oliver Smith, Darla Klein
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Looming Low Volume I is the first anthology from Dim Shores. 26 brand-new stories in different shades of weird, all with a dark soul.
Table of Contents:
Kurt Fawver — “The Convexity of Our Youth”
A.C. Wise — “The Stories We Tell About Ghosts”
Michael Wehunt — “In Canada”
Brian Evenson — “The Second Door”
Daniel Mills — “The Christiansen Deaths”
Betty Rocksteady — “Dusk Urchin”
Livia Llewellyn — “The Gin House, 1935”
Damien Angelica Walters — “This Unquiet Space”
Sunny Moraine — “We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech”
Brooke Warra — “Heirloom”
Lucy A. Snyder — “That Which Does Not Kill You”
Simon Strantzas — “Doused by Night”
Kaaron Warren — “We Are All Bone Inside”
Lisa L. Hannett — “Outside, a Drifter”
Kristi DeMeester — “The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic”
Scott Nicolay — “When the Blue Sky Breaks”
Craig Laurance Gidney — “Mirror Bias”
Anya Martin — “Boisea trivittata”
Michael Cisco — “Rock n’ Roll Death Squad”
S.P. Miskowski — “Alligator Point”
Jeffrey Thomas — “Stranger in the House”
Christopher Slatsky — “SPARAGMOS”
Richard Gavin — “Banishments”
Michael Griffin — “The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun”
Nadia Bulkin — “Live Through This”
Gemma Files — “Distant Dark Places”
Edited by Justin Steele and Sam Cowan. Trade paperback art by Yves Tourigny.
***Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the Anthology category***
Want to see something weird?
Embrace the odd? Satisfy your curiosity? Surrender to wonder?
From Crystal Lake Publishing and the Bram Stoker Award-winning co-editor of the smash hit Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories comes Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.
Sixteen stories and two poems take you into the spaces between the ordinary—and the imaginations of some of today's masters of dark and thrilling fiction.
- A travel writer learns the terrible secrets at a hotel that's not at all as it seems.
- A disfigured woman and her daughter explore methods of weaponizing beauty.
- An amateur beekeeper acquires an object that shows her the true
danger of the hive-mind.
- Drifters ride the rails seeking something wondrous that could change their fates forever.
- A strange creature that holds our very existence in its hands shapes the lives of two lovers to touching and devastating effect.
- A young man helps his grandfather—and something much more monstrous—atone for bargains made during wartime.
- And much, much more…
Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, John Langan, Erinn L. Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick Freivald, Lucy A. Snyder, Brian Hodge, Kristi DeMeester, Christopher Coake, Sarah Read and Richard Thomas. Foreword by Josh Malerman. Illustrations by Luke Spooner. Cover art by John Coulthart. Brought to you by Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor Doug Murano and Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Interview with the editor:
What kinds of short stories will readers find in this anthology?
Doug Murano: I wanted this book to encompass a lot of the things I love about weird fiction, fantasy and horror—as well as give a tip of my cap to some of the things I loved growing up. So, it’s not exclusively a horror anthology, though you’ll find there’s plenty of darkness and dread throughout the book.
It was important to me that the stories throughout the anthology embraced and celebrated the odd—so you're not going to find stories of big-top exploitation or carnival freak shows here. The closest, perhaps, you'll find to this angle is in Lisa Morton's story—but that piece turns the freak-show trope on its head and aspires to something much more daring, interesting, and, ultimately, haunting.
Some tonal touch-points for much of the book are actually Jim Henson's work — like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal — particularly in the Undefinable Wonders section. I also drew tonal influences from Guillermo del Toro’s filmography, especially his Spanish-language films like Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone. As in those films, there’s terror and darkness here, but there’s beauty, wonder, and magic, as well. In other words, the book is willfully bizarre, wide-ranging, and beautifully strange.