Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Talebones #35

If you're trying to decide which small-press horror/sci-fi/dark fantasy magazine you want to try out this month (other than Black Petals, which by the way did I mention will be spotlighting my chapbook Bits and Pieces in their next issue?), you should check out Talebones.

The summer issue promises to be a strong one. Editor Patrick Swenson has made Talebones into a high-quality magazine, and the line-up for #35 looks like this issue will be no exception -- fiction by big names like William F. Nolan, Darrell Schweitzer, and Mary Robinette Kowal, and poetry by Spec House of Poetry's own Kendall Evans.

Kendall's chapbook, Poetry Red-Shifted in the Eyes of a Dragon, is currently the #1 bestseller over at Spec House Distro. It's some fine poetry from one of the genre's finest poets, and a great chapbook to add to any collection.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

SFPA Bookstore

Gromagon Press is nice enough to host the Science Fiction Poetry Association Bookstore, a place to find information on books published by SFPA members. You can find my chapbook, Bits and Pieces, listed there (page 4), along with many other fine books by very talented authors. Take a look around and help support the small press.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Douglas E. Winter on horror

Click here to read an interesting essay by Douglas E. Winter on whether or not "horror" is a genre. I just found out about this essay while reviewing New Genre #4, in which editor Adam Golaski refutes Winter's ideas. Whether or not you agree with his views, the essay is well-written and informative.

Also, there is less than a week left for the Bits and Pieces review contest, so get those reviews posted. I've added another book to the prize list -- a signed hardcover copy of Gary A. Braunbeck's Stoker Award-winning collection, Destinations Unknown. Read once, but otherwise new.

Monday, August 20, 2007

MicroHorror.com

If you've never heard of MicroHorror, it's worth checking out. The site is full of short-short horror stories, and founder/editor Nathan Rosen is always open to looking at stories by new submitters.

For a sample story, read "In the Woods" -- then plan a camping trip.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Aurore Australe

Aurore Australe is a brochure of poetry by three of Louisiana's (and also America's) finest speculative poets -- J. Bruce Fuller, Charles Gramlich, and Robin Mayhall. Pick up a copy over at Spec House Distro. (At just a penny, I think you can afford it.) While you're there, check out the other great books, magazines, and broadsides available. More titles are being added all the time. Be on the lookout for upcoming projects from Charles Gramlich and Greg Beatty.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The First Bits and Pieces Review!

Emma Lee, poet extraordinaire, reviewed Bits and Pieces for Whispers of Wickedness. Read the full review here.

And while you're surfing, take a look around Emma's website, too.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Bits & Pieces Review in Black Petals

Anne Stickel, editor of Black Petals, will be spotlighting my chapbook in the next issue, #41. Be sure to pick up a copy, especially if you've never sampled the magazine before... the quality of fiction and poetry it consistently contains is amazing. You can order a single copy or subscription here.