Update on Shadows 7

Just an update on Shadows & Tall Trees 7. I am receiving an average of 18 submissions a day, so it is likely going to take some time, given my Year’s Best reading, to read through and respond to everything. Please be patient.   And I’m still seeing a lot of submissions not adhering to the guidelines. Specifically, no multiple… Read more →

Shadows & Tall Trees, Vol. 7

Shadows & Tall Trees Vol. 7 is now open for submissions. Deadline August 31. Based on the number of subs already received in the first few hours, (and the terrific writers submitting wok) I am going to be rather busy, and also will likely have some hard decisions to make. SHADOWS & TALL TREES, VOL. 7 (Undertow Publications) Open to… Read more →

Review of Almost Insentient

The July issue of Rue Morgue contains a review of DP Watt’s ‘Almost Insentient, Almost Divine.’ Reviewer Dejan Ognjanovic states the collection contains ‘gems and glass beads,’ ‘with shades of Ligotti,’ and that ‘an ambiguous, nightmarish whimsy colours the stories.’ If that sounds like your type of thing — and why wouldn’t it? — please consider buying a copy. Almost… Read more →

Amazing news

I am just back from an amazing weekend at ReaderCon, where I sold many books, had great conversations, and attended the Shirley Jackson Awards. And I am so very happy to announce that ‘Aickman’s Heirs,’ edited by Simon Strantzas, has won the Shirley Jackson Award for Edited Anthology, and that Lynda Rucker’s story from the volume, ‘The Dying Season,’ has… Read more →

Announcing Shadows & Tall Trees, Vol. 7

SHADOWS & TALL TREES, VOL. 7 (Undertow Publications) Open to submissions from August 1 to August 31 only!! (Manuscripts sent prior to August will be deleted) – I want literary horror, weird fiction, strange tales, à la Robert Aickman. – Original, previously unpublished fiction only, please. (Will consider work that has yet to be published in English if you provide… Read more →

Meet Me in the Middle of the Air reviewed in Toronto Star

Woke up to an absolutely fantastic review of Eric Schaller‘s ‘Meet Me in the Middle of the Air,’ in the Toronto Star. It isn’t online yet. ‘…bold, original stories that startle the reader at nearly every turn.’ Full review attached. Very pleased. Read more →

Aickman’s Heirs on sale

“Aickman’s Heirs,” edited by Simon Strantzas. Now just $3 for the Kindle version!!   Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. Finalist for the British Fantasy Award. ‘The Dying Season,’ by Lynda E. Rucker, Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven,’ by Nadia Bulkin, Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. ‘Underground Economy,’ by John Langan, reprinted in the… Read more →