Horror World has a review of Horror Library Vol.3. They liked it, and called Teeth one of the standouts!
Dark Roasted Blend has an updated gallery of beautiful Surreal Art for your viewing pleasure.
Josh Rountree has a wonderful story in the latest issue of Lone Star Stories – Gone Daddy Gone – go read it!
First, I would like to point you towards two recent pieces over at Strange Horizons: Nira and I by Shweta Narayan and The Spider in You by Sean E. Markey. (If you’re at all arachnophobic, and possibly even if you’re not, the second story is exceedingly creepy and itchy-making, but it’s still wonderful and definitely worth a read).
Second, a recommendation from Fantasy Magazine’s archives: The Small Door by Holly Phillips. I missed this when it was first published, but I’m glad caught it eventually. And hey, if you like it, and you subscribe to Locus, it’s nominated for a Locus Award, so go vote.
Third, speaking of awards, I continue to be awards-adjacent – Horror Library Vol. 3 made the final Stoker Ballot. Go, Horror Library!
Last, but not least, Bibliophile Stalker has a nice review of Cabinet des Fees #2, which can be found here.
I was very pleased to find out today that +The Horror Library Volume 3+ made the preliminary ballot for the 2008 Stoker Awards – a big congratulations to everyone involved! Two of the individual stories, “Consumed” by Michael Louis Calvillo and “The Haven” by John Palisano also made it, so extra-congrats to them.Â â€œThe Lagerstatteâ€ by Laird Barron made the list too, which makes me happy since it was one of my favorites from The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Good luck to everyone in making the final ballot.
The good folks at Cutting Block Press are offereing to send copies of +Horror Library Vol 3+ to any voting HWA members who would like to consider it for the Stoker Awards. They’ve also made a PDF version available sin case you don’t want to wait on the mail. If you’re interested, drop me an e-mail at email@example.com. The cutoff for Stoker nominations is January 15, 2009.
Cutting Block Press and Dark Recesses Press are currently running a contest to win some horror goodies. All you have to do is head on over to their blog and comment on this post right here.
First prize is a copy of the upcoming Dark Recesses Press #10 and the currently available Horror Library Volume III. Of course, if you don’t want to run the risk of not winning and thus not getting to read my short story Teeth, which appears in the anthology, you can run over the site and buy it outright. If you’re still not convinced, the site also offers two-page excerpts of each of the stories in the volume to whet your appetite.
A preview of the preview below the cut…
Horror Library Volume 3 is now available! Okay, not right now, but on Thursday, which isn’t that far away. Editor Boyd Harris will be hosting a launch party at Book People in Austin, on October 30 at 7 p.m. Amy, wanna go for me? I’m told there will be ice cream…
An audio version of Gary Braunbeck and Matthew Warner’s story, Under the Bridge Downtown, from the anthology is available here.
Fair warning, if you’re planning to pick up the anthology be careful, it has Teeth – I should know…