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Open Call: Cold Anthology (Title TBD) with Death’s Head Press

COLD CALL

 

Open Call: Cold Anthology (Title TBD) with Death’s Head Press

Anticipated Release: January 2025

Death’s Head Press is putting together an anthology of cold/winter horror short stories.

Winter is a setting that lends itself to various horror tales, from survival tales to hauntings to slashers with buckets of blood in the snow. Humans long ago mastered survival in the cold, but what happens when one of the necessities (heat, shelter, food) is taken away? What if that lovely cabin in the woods comes with a helping of the supernatural or otherworldly? The stories can and should cover the wide spectrum of coldness. We aim to explore the what if of the cold.

The specifics:

  • Original stories not previously published.
  • Word count per story: 2,500 – 10,000 words
  • Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2024
  • Pay is $0.04 per word
  • Accepted parties will be notified by April 30, 2024
  • Submit stories to submissions@deadskypublishing.com
    • Subject line: Death’s Head Press Cold Anthology Submission (plus story title/author name)
    • Word Document formatted with 1” margins, 12pt font, and 1.5-double spacing
The Bone Tribe cover

A Splatter Western One-Shot: The Bone Tribe out now!

A Splatter Western One-Shot: The Bone Tribe out now!

From writer R.K. Latch (Phantom in the Pines, Mr. Dark & Scary, WINCHESTER COUNTY LEGENDS) artist Arjuna Susini (Mistry P.I., Shikari Force: Hunters, The Replacer) comes a savage new splatter western. After a deadly bank robbery in the summer of 1887, the Badlands Hellraisers ride fast and hard across the scorching Arizona desert. Pursued by an angry posse, the Hellraisers find sanctuary in an idyllic small town. As night falls, the town transforms, and these outlaws learn what it really means to raise hell.

 

The Bone Tribe cover

A SPLATTER WESTERN ONE SHOT #2 (OF 4) THE BONE TRIBE
Written by R.K. Latch
Illustrated by Arjuna Susini
Cover by Garry Brown

Use the DIAMOND ID SEP231610 to order your copy today and reserve the series from your local comic book shop.

About the creators:

R.K. Latch is the author of novels, novellas, short stories and comics. Most of his dark and fantastical fiction centers around the fictional southern Winchester County, Mississippi. R.K. lives back in the woods with his wife and daughter.

Arjuna Susini was born in Livorno, Italy, in 1984. He graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence in 2008. In 2011, his first comic, Bullet Ballad, was published by BD Edizioni. Since then he’s worked on a growing number of titles for a myriad of publishers; Mistry P.I., Shikary Force: Hunters, Made Men, Leone, The Replacer, Heist or How to Steal a Planet, Blood of Sunset, Forever Forward, Lamentation, and as a concept artist for Mighty Box on the game Posthuman: Sanctuary. He’s a teacher of the “Scuola internationale di Comics” in Florence.

 

Bleeding Wall 3 cover

The Case of the Bleeding Wall #3 out now!

The Case of the Bleeding Wall #3 out now!

On a moonlit night with the sky in flight, the spirit of the dark one comes through.” With the “terrible event” explained Dana suspects her ex-lover has been dabbling in dark magic but before she can confront him, she and Jana arm themselves with occult knowledge, potions, espresso, and a… water gun, of course. In this penultimate issue, under a full moon, things get darker still.

Bleeding Wall 3 cover

The Case of the Bleeding Wall #3 (of 4)

Written by Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale
Illustrated by Daniele Serra
Colored by Tom Napolitano
Cover by Daniele Serra

Use the DIAMOND ID AUG231839 to order your copy today and reserve the series from your local comic book shop.

About the creators: 

Kasey Lansdale is the author of several short stories & novellas from Harper Collins, Titan Books, & others. Her collection, TERROR IS OUR BUSINESS, co-written with her father, was lauded by Publisher’s Weekly as “storytelling that delightfully takes on a lighter and sharper edge.” Lansdale is the editor of assorted anthology collections and her collaboration, THE COMPANION was adapted for the 2019 TV remake of Shudder TV’s, CREEPSHOW. Lansdale’s voice can be heard on numerous audio and VO productions including Stan Lee’s REFLECTIONS, George R.R. Martin’s ACES ABROAD.

Joe R. Lansdale is the internationally bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the popular, long-running Hap and Leonard series. Many of his cult classics have been adapted for television and film, most famously the films Bubba Ho-Tep and Cold in July and the Hap and Leonard series on Sundance TV and Netflix. Lansdale has written numerous screenplays and teleplays and has won the Edgar Award, ten Stoker Awards, and too many others to list. He has also been designated a World Horror Grandmaster. Lansdale and his wife Karen live in East Texas, like many of the characters he writes about.

Daniele Serra is an Italian illustrator. Three-time winner of the British Fantasy Award as Best Artist (2012, 2017 & 2021) and finalist at the World Fantasy Award 2021, his work includes covers, internal illustrations and comic adaptations for such highly esteemed authors as Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale and Joyce Carol Oates.
His main influences and inspiration come from the world of weird and horror literature from H.P. Lovecraft and William H. Hodgson, Ridley Scott’s films, Japanese horror and the works of Clive Barker.
Through his keen fascination with horror fiction, dating back to before his career started, he soon established his own distinctive style. Playing on striking contrasts between bright colours and darker tones, his work blends curves and shadows to create deeply atmospheric artworks, for the most part using watercolours, as well as Indian ink and charcoal.
As a comic artist he has worked with DC Comics (Pray for death, by Nicholas Doan), Image Comics (Fade to Black by Jeff Mariotte), BOOM! Studios (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary, Vv.Aa.) , Titan Comics (Dark Souls Vv.Aa.), Seraphim INC (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Anthology Vol. 1-2, Vv.Aa.), SST Publications (I tell you, it’s love, also in Italian for BD Comics under the title Fidati è amore, based on a story by Joe R. Lansdale), Mondadori (Murder Ballads, by Micol Beltramini), Bonelli (Gentleman’s Hotel based on a story by Joe R. Lansdale). He was behind the artwork for all three volumes of Stephen King’s Tommyknockers (PS Publishing). Daniele’s own art book was published by PS Publishing, with an interface by Clive Barker.
He has illustrated more than 300 novel covers released by labels all around the world. Amongst these, certain collaborations stand out, including those with Clive Barker, J. R. Lansdale, Paul Tremblay, Gwendolyn Kiste, Tim Lebbon, Josh Malerman, Stephen Graham Jones and publishers such as PS Publishing, Thunderstorm Books, Dark Region Press, SST Publishing, Cemetery Dance, Buchheim Verlag, Raw Dog Screaming Press, Season of Mist, Fanucci, Solferino, Corbaccio e Sperling and Kupfer.
His work was also used for the scenography of the film adaptation of “Cell” by Stephen King, directed by Tod Williams and starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. He also provided the illustrations for the opening and closing credits for Yoshiki Takahashi’s film, Rageaholic (Kokuei Company).
A musician with a keen interest in music in general, he has also worked on a number of album covers and sleeve designs for bands such as Shining (IX, Season of Mist), :wumpscut: (Madman- Szpital Box, Beton Kopf Media), So Hideous (Laurestine, Prosthetic Records) e Hapax (Exile, Swiss Dark NIghts).
Daniele lives on a Mediterranean island, in his house-studio with his wife, his cats, various exotic insects and a vast collection of horror movies and books.

Tom Napolitano’s balloons and onomatopoeias have appeared in many comics since 2015 for publisher such as DC, Comixology Originals, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Humanoids, Valiant, and Image on titles like Batman: Last Knight on Earth, Wonder Woman Evolution, We Have Demons, Kaya, The Closet and so many more. He’s also appeared as a colorist for Tales of the Nightwatchman and back-up stories in Image’s Savage Dragon. Additionally, his illustrations and artwork have graced the pages of Ahoy Comics, Gravely Unusual Magazine and Dead Sky Publishing.

WHITE TRASH & RECYCLED NIGHTMARES audibook out now!

WHITE TRASH & RECYCLED NIGHTMARES by Rebecca Rowland now available in audiobook!

A workaholic splits his time between home and hotel rooms until an anonymous cryptic message arrives, setting off a wrinkle in the time continuum and slowly shredding his sanity. Elsewhere, a woman’s jealousy over her spouse’s connection with their only child boils over, leading her to see monsters everywhere except the mirror. University fraternity brothers discover that a cruel prank has dire consequences but the full extent of their punishment is yet to come, while an intrepid hiker explores an abandoned Cold War facility hidden within a Massachusetts mountain only to realize that military secrets aren’t the only things buried within. From witches, wendigos, and werecats to sirens, sadists, and serial killers, Rebecca Rowland serves readers a twenty-tale meal of cosmic, creature, and quiet horror in platters heaping with unsettling trepidation. In Rowland’s long-awaited follow-up to The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight, a lighted room provides no safe haven, and in the darkest corner of the basement waits a ravenous dread. The most sinister objects of fear are never truly discarded…just repurposed.

Includes a foreword by Mary SanGiovanni (Alien: Enemy of My Enemy, Chills).

Narrated by Jenn Lee

 

Available in print and digital wherever books are sold.

About the Author:

Rebecca Rowland is the dark fiction author of two fiction collections, one novel, a handful of novellas, and too many short stories. She is also the editor of seven horror anthologies, and her speculative fiction, critical essays, and book reviews regularly appear in a variety of online and print venues. A New England native, Rebecca has lived all over Massachusetts and as a result, chooses to torture most of her characters there. Follow her on Instagram @Rebecca_Rowland_books. For more information about her books and other writing projects, please visit RowlandBooks.com.

Cover by Anthony Galatis
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HERE COMES THE SUN cover image

HERE COMES THE SUN – Cover Reveal

COVER REVEAL for the first Splatter Western of the year! HERE COMES THE SUN” by Justin M. Woodward releases on January 16th.

HERE COMES THE SUN cover image

This is the first splatter western cover by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Illustration, kicking off a new look for the line. Luke will be illustrating all four of the splatter western titles for 2024 and if you’ve never read one before this is a great place to start.
There had been talk of monsters around the small, quiet town of Fort Whipple for some time before the evening of the brutal massacre. First it was the livestock. Dead, shriveled bodies lined the fields, drained of their blood. But when human bodies begin falling from the sky, a dark protector of sorts is dispatched to minimize the casualties.
You can pre-order the book today from all of your favorite retailers as well as directly from our distributor:
IPG | Bookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
About the author:
Justin M. Woodward is an author from Dothan, Alabama. He lives in Headland, Alabama with his wife and two small boys. While primarily known for his horror works (Tamer AnimalsRotten Little Things) he has works spanning various genres. His work has been featured in Scream Magazine and his stories have appeared in books alongside authors such as Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. Justin also has a love for comedy, having co-written the hilarious Jerry’s Book Sucks: The Book, and works as a stand up comedian as well as hosts a comedy podcast called Dead Mom Club.
Cover for White Trash & Recycled Nightmares

WHITE TRASH & RECYCLED NIGHTMARES by Rebecca Rowland out now!

WHITE TRASH & RECYCLED NIGHTMARES by Rebecca Rowland out now!

A workaholic splits his time between home and hotel rooms until an anonymous cryptic message arrives, setting off a wrinkle in the time continuum and slowly shredding his sanity. Elsewhere, a woman’s jealousy over her spouse’s connection with their only child boils over, leading her to see monsters everywhere except the mirror. University fraternity brothers discover that a cruel prank has dire consequences but the full extent of their punishment is yet to come, while an intrepid hiker explores an abandoned Cold War facility hidden within a Massachusetts mountain only to realize that military secrets aren’t the only things buried within. From witches, wendigos, and werecats to sirens, sadists, and serial killers, Rebecca Rowland serves readers a twenty-tale meal of cosmic, creature, and quiet horror in platters heaping with unsettling trepidation. In Rowland’s long-awaited follow-up to The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight, a lighted room provides no safe haven, and in the darkest corner of the basement waits a ravenous dread. The most sinister objects of fear are never truly discarded…just repurposed.

Includes a foreword by Mary SanGiovanni (Alien: Enemy of My Enemy, Chills).

 

Cover for White Trash & Recycled Nightmares

Available in print and digital wherever books are sold.

About the Author:

Rebecca Rowland is the dark fiction author of two fiction collections, one novel, a handful of novellas, and too many short stories. She is also the editor of seven horror anthologies, and her speculative fiction, critical essays, and book reviews regularly appear in a variety of online and print venues. A New England native, Rebecca has lived all over Massachusetts and as a result, chooses to torture most of her characters there. Follow her on Instagram @Rebecca_Rowland_books. For more information about her books and other writing projects, please visit RowlandBooks.com.

Cover by Anthony Galatis
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ALL OF YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WHEN YOU’RE DEAD

ALL OF YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WHEN YOU’RE DEAD – Cover Reveal

COVER REVEAL for the last Splatter Western of the year! ALL OF YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WHEN YOU’RE DEAD” by John Wayne Comunale (The Cadillac Man, Sinkhole) releases on October 31st.

ALL OF YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WHEN YOU’RE DEAD

 

The cover is just a complete stunner by Justin T. Coons and masterfully incorporates those bright pops of vivid color John Wayne’s works are known for.

The culling took most of the men from Cochran Texas away to a dusty old town that exists between this plane and the next called Cocytus. Run by a maniacal power-hungry man named Lycus and his adopted protégé daughter Alastor, he conducts chaos with the help of a group of bandits called Calamity Three. His goal: tip the cosmic scales to bring the Void crashing into the world and claim the place of power to which he believes he is owed. Loyalty is a flimsy commodity in Cocytus, and with Behemoth rushing from the celestial abyss to heed a distant call this small Texas town nestled somewhere between here and hell has no idea what’s in store.

You can pre-order the book today from all of your favorite retailers as well as directly from our distributor:
IPGBookshop | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles

About the Author

John Wayne Comunale lives in the neon-drenched city of sin Las Vegas to prepare himself for the heat in Hell. He is the author of Death Pacts and Left-Hand PathsScummerAs Seen On T.V.SinkholeThe Cycle, The Cadillac Man, and more. He hosts the weekly storytelling podcast John Wayne Lied to You and fronts the punk rock disaster johnwayneisdead. He currently travels around the country giving truly unique and most excellent performances of the written word.

Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West

HOT IRON AND COLD BLOOD: An Anthology of the Weird West out now

HOT IRON AND COLD BLOOD: An Anthology of the Weird West available now!

Desperados and yellow-bellies be warned: These ain’t your typical westerns…

Herein find legendary masters of anomalous Western and Horror stories–along with a posse of budding word-slingers–who all bring you an electrifying and frightening collection of extraordinary tales set in the Old West and beyond…

Within these pages, the improbable is made real: cowboys encounter a chimeric critter of the night; dinosaurs return as massive poltergeists; Chinese railroad workers are haunted by invisible frights; outlaws experience Cronenbergian body-horror; fallen-light stalks mother and daughter upon a wintry prairie; a headless horseman roams the badlands; otherworldly creatures hunt within our domain; screaming spectral birds nest within the damned; and gunslinging women with murderous skills annihilate foolish notions of a man’s world. These are just a handful of the offerings in this body of macabre lore. So, mount your saddle-horse and join this gang of rogue authors for a ride down dark trails of terror and unsettling thoroughfares that lead deep into strange, nightmarish territory.

Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West

 

Available in print and digital wherever books are sold.

About the authors:

R.J. Joseph Rhonda Jackson Garcia, AKA RJ Joseph, is an award winning, Stoker Award™ nominated, Texas based academic and creative writer/professor whose writing regularly focuses on the intersections of gender and race in the horror and romance genres and popular culture. She has had works published in various applauded venues, including the 2020 Halloween issue of Southwest Review and The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Series. Her debut horror collection, Hell Hath No Sorrow like a Woman Haunted was released in August 2022 by The Seventh Terrace. Rhonda is also an instructor at the Speculative Fiction Academy and the co-host of the Genre Blackademia podcast.

When she isn’t writing, reading, or teaching, she can usually be found wrangling her huge blended family of one husband, five adult sprouts, six teenaged sproutlings, four grandboo seedlings, and one furry hellbeast who sometimes pretends to be a dog.

She occasionally peeks out on Twitter @rjacksonjoseph or at www.rhondajacksonjoseph.com

Jill Girardi Jill Girardi is the award-nominated, internationally best-selling author of Hantu Macabre. A film based on the book with the same title is currently in the works (directed by Aaron Cowan, a senior member of the visual effects team that won four Oscars for Avatar and Lord of the Rings.) Jill is also the founder of Kandisha Press, an independent publishing company dedicated to promoting women horror authors around the world. She is currently working on Hantu Macabre 2, a short story collection, and a novella titled “Mangrove Jack.” Her favorite published stories to date are “One Every Year” which appears in the Dark Murmurs anthology by Silent House Press, “Mister Olivelli” from Lunatic Lullabies by Pyke Publishing, and “The Ecstasy of Gold” from 25 Gates of Hell by Burwick anthologies. She mainly writes dark humorous creature features and still believes in twist endings.

Find her on Twitter/Instagram: @jill_girardi

Owl Goingback Owl Goingback has been writing professionally for over thirty years, and is the author of numerous novels, children’s book, screenplays, magazine articles, short stories, and comics. He is a three-time Bram Stoker Award Winner, a Nebula Award Nominee, and a Storytelling World Awards Honor Recipient. His books include Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Eagle Feathers, The Gift, and Tribal Screams. In addition to writing under his own name, he has ghostwritten for Hollywood celebrities.

Twitter: OGoingback

Brennan LaFaro Brennan LaFaro is a horror writer living in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife, two sons, and his hounds. An avid lifelong reader, Brennan also co-hosts the Dead Headspace podcast. Brennan is the author of Noose, as well as Slattery Falls and its forthcoming sequels. You can read his short fiction in various anthologies and find him on Twitter at @brennanlafaro or at www.brennanlafaro.com. For the most up to date news, sign up for Brennan’s newsletter, Postcards From the Falls at http://brennanlafaro.substack.com.

Vivian Kasley Vivian Kasley hails from the land of the strange and unusual, Florida! She’s a writer of short stories and poetry which have appeared in various science fiction anthologies, horror anthologies, horror magazines, and webzines. Some of her street cred includes Grimscribe Press, Ghost Orchid Press, Diabolica Americana, The Denver Horror Collective’s Jewish Book of Horror, Kandisha Press’s Slash-Her, Death’s Head Press, and poetry in Black Spot Books inaugural women in horror poetry showcase: Under Her Skin. She definitely has more in the works, including her very own first collection. When not writing or subbing at the local middle school, she spends her time reading in bubble baths, snuggling her rescue animals, going on adventures with her other half, and searching for seashells and other treasures along the beach.

Twitter handle: @VKasley

Kenzie Jennings Kenzie Jennings is an English professor residing in the sweltering tourist pocket of central Florida. She is the author of the Splatterpunk Award nominated books Reception and Red Station (Death’s Head Press). Her short horror fiction has appeared in The Avarice, Baker’s Dozen, Slash-Her: An Anthology of Women In Horror, Slice Girls, Worst Laid Plans: An Anthology of Vacation Horror, & Dig Two Graves, Vol. 1.

Twitter: @kenzieblyjay

Ronald Kelly RONALD KELLY was born November 20, 1959, in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Pegram Elementary School and Cheatham County Central High School, and, during his junior and senior years, had aspirations of become a comic book artist before his interests turned to writing fiction. Ronald Kelly began his professional writing career in the horror genre in 1986 with the sale of his first short story, “Breakfast Serial” to Terror Time Again magazine. Specializing in tales of Southern horror, his work was widely published in magazines such as Deathrealm, Grue, New Blood, Eldritch Tales, and Cemetery Dance. His first novel, Hindsight, was released by Zebra Books in 1990. He wrote for Zebra for six years, publishing such novels as Pitfall, Something Out There, Father’s Little Helper, The Possession, Fear, Blood Kin, and Moon of the Werewolf (Undertaker’s Moon). His audiobook collection, Dark Dixie: Tales of Southern Horror, was included on the nominating ballot of the 1992 Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album. Ronald’s short fiction work has been published in major anthologies such as Cold Blood, Borderlands 3, Dark at Heart, Shock Rock, Hot Blood: Seeds of Fear, The Earth Strikes Back, and many more,

In the mid-1990s, the bottom dropped out of the mass-market horror market. When Zebra canceled their horror line in October 1996, Ronald Kelly stopped writing for ten years and worked various jobs including welder, factory worker, production manager, drugstore manager, and custodian. In 2006, Kelly returned to the horror genre and began writing again. In early 2008, Croatoan Publishing released his work Flesh Welder as a stand-alone chapbook, and it quickly sold out. In early 2009 Cemetery Dance Publications released a hardcover edition of his first short story collection, Midnight Grinding & Other Twilight Terrors. Also in 2010, Cemetery Dance released his first novel in over ten years, Hell Hollow, as a hardcover edition. Between 2011 and 2015, Kelly’s Zebra horror novels were released in limited hardcover editions by Thunderstorm Books as The Essential Ronald Kelly series. Each book contained a new novella related to the novel’s original storyline.

After his comeback to the horror genre, he has written several additional novels, such as Restless Shadows, Timber Gray, and The Buzzard Zone, as well as numerous short story collections: After the Burn, Mister Glow-Bones & Other Halloween Tales, The Halloween Store & Other Tales of All-Hallows’ Eve, Season’s Creepings: Tales of Holiday Horror, Irish Gothic, and The Web of La Sanguinaire & Other Arachnid Horrors. In 2021, his collection of extreme horror stories, The Essential Sick Stuff, published by Silver Shamrock Publications, won the Splatterpunk Award for Best Collection. He is currently publishing two new horror series: The Saga of Dead-Eye and the EC Comics-inspired Southern-Fried story collections with Crossroad Press.

Ronald Kelly lives in a backwoods hollow in Brush Creek, Tennessee, sixty miles east of Nashville, with his wife and young’uns.

Edward Lee Edward Lee is the author of over 50 books in the horror, suspense, and sci-fi genres. He has also had comic scripts published by DC Comics, Verotik Inc., and Cemetery Dance. Many of his novels have been reprinted in Germany, Poland, Japan, Italy, Romania, Greece, Russia, Spain and other countries. He is a Bram Stoker Award Nominee; his Lovecraftian novel INNSWICH HORROR won the 2010 Vincent Price Award for Best Foreign Book (Austria), his novel WHITE TRASH GOTHIC won the 2018 Splatterpunk Award for Best Extreme Horror Novel, and his collaborative novella HEADER 3 (with Ryan Harding) won for Best Extreme Novella. In 2020 Lee won the J.F. Gonzales Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009, the movie version of his novella HEADER was released by Synapse Films. Lee is a U.S. Army veteran and lives in Seminole, Florida.

Drew Huff Drew Huff is the author of Free Burn, coming out on March 2024. Born and raised in eastern Washington, she enjoys writing stories that explore the intricacies of trauma, body horror, and fear. Her short fiction, “Word of Nellie,” is the closing story in Darklit Press’s “The Sacrament” anthology. Another short story was included in Hungry Shadow Press’s anthology, “It Was All a Dream,” and another short story, “Old World Birds” is being featured in Death’s Head Press’s anthology, “Hot Iron and Cold Blood.” Her short story “Same as it Ever Was” is being featured in Night Terror Novel’s charity anthology, and also a flash fiction piece, “The Bird, Frozen in Time”. She is currently editing her other novel, The Divine Flesh, and drafting another novel, The Exodontists.

Website: drewehuff.com Twitter Handle: @dreadnought_dru

David J. Schow DAVID J. SCHOW is a multiple-award-winning American writer. Ten novels, thirteen short story collections, comics (John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction — “The Standoff“ and “HELL”), movies (The Crow, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The Hills Run Red), television (Masters of Horror, Mob City, Creepshow), nonfiction (The Outer Limits Companion, The Art of Drew Struzan), and can be seen on various DVDs as expert witness or documentarian on everything from Creature from the Black Lagoon to Psycho to I, Robot. Thanks to him, the word “splatterpunk” has been in the Oxford English Dictionary since 2002. Google him.

Twitter: @DavidJSchow

Jeff Strand Jeff Strand is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of over 50 books, including Pressure, Clowns Vs. Spiders, and Twentieth Anniversary Screening. He has never participated in a railroad heist or been thrown out of the front window of a saloon, but he did visit Tombstone. Several of his books are in development as motion pictures…a slow and maddening process. He won the Splatterpunk Award twice and lost one other time, but the loss was to Jack Ketchum, so it’s all good. He also lost the Bram Stoker Award to Peter Straub, Jonathan Maberry, and Stephen King (twice) before his eventual victory. He loses to cool people. He is wanted dead or alive in seventeen counties. You can visit his Gleefully Macabre website at www.jeffstrand.com. Twitter: @JeffStrand

Briana Morgan Briana Morgan (she/her) is a horror author and playwright. Her books include The Reyes Incident, The Tricker-Treater and Other Stories, Unboxed: A Play, and more. She’s a proud member of the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. When not writing, Briana enjoys gaming, watching scary movies, and reading disturbing books. Twitter: @brimorganbooks

Patrick R. McDonough Patrick R. McDonough is an editor, writer, and the producer/co-host of the Dead Headspace podcast. His penchant for horror and history leads him down endless paths, growing his interest in forgotten stories. He’s a New Englander currently living in South Jersey with his wife, son, and pets. You can find his short fiction in various anthologies through Silent Hill Press, Cemetery Gates Media, and Crystal Lake Publishing. Twitter: @Prmcdonough

L.M. Labat As a native of New Orleans, author and illustrator L.M. Labat weaves her artwork into horror, occult, and historical fiction stories. With accolades and origins stemming from biology, psychology, and fine art, she continues to fuse her collective knowledge and skills into her work. She debuted with her novel titled “The Sanguinarian Id.” Visit her at http://www.lmlabat.comTwitter: @LMLabat

Jesse Allen Champion Jesse Allen Champion is a native Texan and writer of frequent western-themed stories. From Texas to California, Jesse has worked at dude-ranching, theatre management, technical writing, and editing. As comfortable on a horse as a keyboard, Jesse’s fiction remembers the Old West, with the tumbleweed going wherever it will and a man on horseback as the ultimate arbiter of good and evil.

Joe R. Lansdale Joe R. Lansdale is the author of forty-five novels and four hundred shorter works, including stories, essays, reviews, introductions and magazine articles. His work has been made into films, BUBBA HOTEP, COLD IN JULY, as well as the acclaimed TV show, HAP AND LEONARD. He has also had works adapted to MASTERS OF HORROR on SHOWTIME, and wrote scripts for BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES, and SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES. He scripted a special Jonah Hex animated short, as well as the animated Batman film, SON OF BATMAN.

He has received numerous recognitions for his work. Among them THE EDGAR, for his crime novel THE BOTTOMS, THE SPUR, for his historical western PARADISE SKY, as well as ten BRAM STOKERS for his horror work, and has also received THE GRANDMASTER AWARD and the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION. He has been recognized for his contributions to comics and is a member of THE TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LITERATURE, THE TEXAS LITERARY HALL OF FAME, and is WRITER IN RESIDENCE at STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY.

He is in the INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME, as well as the U.S. MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME, and is the founder of the Shen Chuan martial arts system.

His books and stories appear in over twenty-five languages.

Wile E. Young Wile E. Young is from Texas, where he grew up surrounded by stories of ghosts and monsters. During his writing career he has managed to both have a price put on his head and win the 2021 Splatterpunk Award for Best Novel. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in History, which provided no advantage or benefit during his years as an aviation specialist and I.T. guru.

His longer works includes Catfish in the Cradle (2019), The Perfectly Fine House (2020), The Magpie Coffin (2020), Shades of the Black Stone (2022), Clickers Never Die (2022), and Dust Bowl Children (2022). His short stories have been featured in various anthologies including the Clickers Forever (2018), Behind the Mask- Tales From the Id (2018), Corporate Cthulhu (2018), And Hell Followed (2019), Splatterpunk Bloodstains (2020) and Bludgeon Tools: A Splatterpunk Anthology (2021).

Twitter: @TexasCthulhu.

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Cruel Angels Past Sundown

CRUEL ANGELS PAST SUNDOWN audiobook out now

CRUEL ANGELS PAST SUNDOWN is now available in audiobook! Written by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Hailey Piper (A Light Most Hateful, Queen of Teeth) and narrated by Jenn Lee (Queen of Teeth, White Trash & Recycled Nightmares).

New Mexico Territory, 1882: She comes to the Klein ranch at sunset, a strange naked pregnant woman dragging a cavalry saber. Annette Klein and her husband have built peace between their marriage and secret relations beyond, but their serenity dies in bloodshed tonight through a cannibalistic demon and a mad preacher. Annette barely escapes the bloodbath to the nearby town of Low’s Bend, where she might find safety with a shotgun-toting barkeep, two no-nonsense boarding room ladies, and the gunslinging bounty hunter who’s captured Annette’s heart. But hell is at her heels. If she’s going to survive until dawn, she’ll have to forget everything she knows about peace and mercy, and face a hollow malevolence more ancient and ruthless than she’s ever imagined.

Cruel Angels Past Sundown audio cover

Written by Hailey Piper, Narrated by Jenn Lee, Cover by Justin T. Coons

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The Left-Hand Path panel detail

THE LEFT-HAND PATH One-Shot in shops today

The Left-Hand Path one-shot available now!

Returning to their home world, a deep space crew investigates the ship that crashed there, killing everything. What they find inside it is a paradox: it seems to have no center. This is doom-laden space horror from Scott Bryan Wilson (Pennyworth, Trve Kvlt, Kill More) and Ken Knudtsen (Wolverine). You’ve been warned.

 

1,1770 years

1,000 kilometers traveled

all in one full-color comic book

 

The Left-Hand Path

The Left-Hand Path (One-shot) is available September 20, 2023 from your local comic shop. (Need a comic shop, use the comic shop locator.)  You can order it from your local comic, or an online comic shop, by issue or reserve the entire mini-series. Digital comics can be found at many online retailers including ComiXology, iBooks, and more coming.

Diamond ID Code: JUL231534

Scott Bryan Wilson has written many comics, including the Satanic fast-food crime series Trve Kvlt (IDW Originals), Pennyworth, Batman: Gotham Knights, Batman Annual, and others from DC Comics, Altered Carbon: One Life One Death, Elvira, and Savage Tales (all Dynamite), Star Trek: Waypoint (IDW), and Shadowman (Valiant), with other series and graphic novels forthcoming. His splatter western one-shot, Three Days to Death Is Here, with artist/co-creator Rob Gaughran, is also out from Dead Sky. Hit him up at scottbryanwilson.com, @scottbrwilson (Twitter)

Ken Knudtsen is a recently relocated New York–based artist (Wolverine) and the creator/writer/artist of My Monkey’s Name Is Jennifer (SLG Publishing), who has also worked on animation for projects developed by Comedy Central, Robert Reich, and PBS. Feel free to discuss with him the awesomeness of Huey Lewis & the News, Fast Five, John Wick, The CRJ, and Aquaman at your earliest convenience at kenknudtsen.com or @kenknudtsen.