Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Horror books for under $5 on Amazon

All of the horror books listed below (hardcopy) are available on Amazon for under $5. 

"Drawn to the waters, Erik and Lara discover a large Devil's Pocketbook, and inside: the miracle child they could never have."
"An existential bleak, quiet until it's not, hallucination on duality, rife with fangs, empathy, blood, and grief."
No description on Amazon and only one rating, but maybe worth taking a chance on for under $4. This is the publisher's only listed horror book.
"Death Moon is a sinister tale about the haunting origins of violence and evil."
"Six young men in their quest for riches, power, and just a better quality of life conjures up a demon that they control and use in their sleep to rob and kill off local drug dealers."
227 pages of horror fiction and poetry from Roberta Beach Jacobson, Alan Catlin, LB Sedlacek, and many others.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Black Hare Press - Year Five anthology

Honored to have a drabble included in Black Hare Press' Year Five horror fiction anthology. Many good stories in this one.

From "Birds of a Feather" by Pauline Yates:

Taking flight, she perches on a nearby rooftop, cleans the blood from her feathers, and caws her disappointment at the waning moon.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Noctulpa horror mag

Noctulpa was a horror magazine with a limited run, published by Horror's Head Press. I've never read it, so can't speak to how good it was, but judging by the table of contents it attracted some well-known writers.

Copies of the issues below are available at a great price on Amazon right now -- under $3 each for physical copies. Worth checking out for sure.

  • Noctulpa #1 ($2.49) - from 1987
  • Noctulpa #5 ($2.74) - includes stories by Norman Partridge, Kevin J. Anderson and others
  • Noctulpa #7 ($2.74) - 158 pages; includes stories by Nancy Kilpatrick, Stephen M. Rainey, Steve Rasnic Tem and many others

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Speculative writing markets for reprints

A lot of writers think once you sell a piece and it hits the newstands, it's off the market. This couldn't be further from the truth. Plenty of magazines and websites will be happy to reprint your stories, poems, articles, or essays, as long as you still hold the copyright. You might as well get all the mileage you can out of your writing. Why not get paid twice for the same piece?

Here's a sampling of speculative markets that pay for reprints:

- Allegory
- Bards and Sages Quarterly
Daikaijuzine (reopens 1/1/24)
- Frozen Wavelets (temp closed)
- Neon (on hiatus)
- PodCastle (reopens 3/1/24)
- Pseudopod (reopens 8/9/24)
- Space Squid (currently closed to subs)
- Tales from the Moonlit Path (pays for fiction but not poetry)

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