It looks like five stories from VIOLENT VIXENS made it onto Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year Recommended Reading List. That's 1/3 of the entire anthology!
The authors/stories listed are:
Matt Neil Hill, "The Parts That Hurt Me the Most"
Gwendolyn Kiste, "Sister Glitter Blood"
Sarah Read, "Blood Bon Secours”
Buck Weiss, "The Dressmaker”
Mark Wheaton, "Killer of Hogs”
A huge congrats to all the authors! Check out the full list here: https://ellendatlow.com/category/news/
First review for Woodland Terrors is now out! A wonderful 5-star review from Erica Robyn!
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Woodland Terrors is the premiere issue of The Cellar Door anthology series from Dark Peninsula Press. Featuring nine stories of dark fiction centered on the theme of forests and nature.
With stories by: Daniel Barnett, Douglas Ford, Amelia Gorman, Scott Paul Hallam, Ai Jiang, Scotty Milder, SR Miller, Maggie Slater, and Mark Wheaton. Compiled and edited by Aric Sundquist. Cover artwork by Mikio Murakami.
Fear the woods, and embrace the terror...
A huge thank you to Rebecca Rowland for her shout out to Violent Vixens in episode #63 of Bloody Good Reads! Check out the interview by clicking on the image below.
A big thank you to everyone who submitted a story to Dark Highways! This was a very interesting submission theme, and I received a ton of outstanding stories. There were 220 submissions total, featuring plenty of highway-themed mischief, ghostly hitchhikers, marauding serial killers, possessed vehicles, and mutant babies preying on hitchhikers. The stories were a joy to read!
Those stories/authors are:
"S.A.L.E." by Darren Todd
"The Field Trip" by Matt Neil Hill
"Riders on the Storm" by Charlotte Vale
"Last Frequency" by Mary Rajotte
"Unwanted" by SR Miller
"Twelve Miles. Two Hours." by Scotty Milder
"Lights Out, Everything Off" by Christi Nogle
"Purgatory's Paradise" by Scott McCloskey
"Master of the House" by Mark Wheaton
A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a story to Negative Space 2: A Return to Survival Horror! It was an honor to read through so many wonderful stories! I received 125 submissions this time around, which brings the total number of stories to around 220. Not bad for a little micro press.
So without further adieu... the new authors are: Ashley Lezak, Scott McCloskey, Xariffa Suarez, Brad Kelechava, Rosemary Thorne, and returning authors Richard Beauchamp and MJ Mars!
Here is the full TOC:
“Dominion from the Deep” by Benjamin DeHaan
“The Place Where Sunflowers Grow” by JW Schnarr
“The Bird is the Werd” by Xariffa Suarez
“Meat” by Kristin Kirby
“Eight Glasses” by Scott McCloskey
“Your Memories of Mine” by Brad Kelechava
“Derelictus” by Stephen Kozeniewski
“Sap” by SR Miller
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Scotty Milder
“Adrift” by Ashley Lezak
“Badlands” by Richard Beauchamp
“Portrait of Dad With Cuts and Holes” by Rosemary Thorne
“The Night Before Midnight, off Arkansas River Trail” by Eric J. Guignard
“Monastery Blood Moon” by MJ Mars
As of this posting, all responses have been sent out and all contracts have been signed. If you submitted a story and haven't heard back, please contact me personally through the CONTACT section of the Dark Peninsula Press website, or through email. Thank you!
A huge congratulations to Gwendolyn Kiste! Her story "Sister Glitter Blood" (appearing in Violent Vixens) has won a Ladies of Horror Fiction (LOHF) award for best short fiction of 2021!
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