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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.

 

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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

ALL OF YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WHEN YOU’RE DEAD is out now!

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.

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

Available in print and digital wherever books are sold.

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, 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.

ALL OF YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TRUE WHEN YOU’RE DEAD is out now!

A SPLATTER WESTERN ONE SHOT #1 (OF 4) SWALLOWER OF SHADES

A Splatter Western One-Shot: Swallower of Shades out now!

A chance encounter between a sideshow owner and a man with his fair share of secrets unleashes an unholy terror on the folk of Randall’s Oasis and Professor Morris’ Pageant of Curiosities. A grisly murder brings the attention of fastidious Sheriff Jacob Dillon. What will he discover in the desert, and how will he stop it? Read the darkly comedic Splatter Western Swallower of Shades to find out those shocking answers!

A SPLATTER WESTERN ONE SHOT #1 (OF 4) SWALLOWER OF SHADES

A SPLATTER WESTERN ONE SHOT #1 (OF 4) SWALLOWER OF SHADES
Written by J.M. Brandt
Illustrated by Tom Napolitano
Cover by Garry Brown

Use the DIAMOND ID AUG231838 to order your copy today and reserve the series from your local comic book shop.

About the creators:

J.M. Brandt is the black metal love child of Vincent Price and Pee-wee Herman. He is a professional horror personality, the arbiter of good bad taste, and an ace podcast guest. Brandt is the creator and co-writer for Swamp Dogs: House of Crows from Scout Comics, and the writer of Twas the Night–an anthology story for Holiday Spirits Volume 3 from Orange Cone Productions. His work has been compared to the pre-code horror books of E.C. Comics. An Active Member of the HWA, Brandt lives with his wife and son amongst bikers and cowboys in the chaparral.

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.

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.

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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NO GUILT OF BLOODSHED, A New Novel from John Baltisberger

“If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.” –Exodus 22:2

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“Baltisberger explores the visceral dark. He probes the underbelly of the demon, breathes in the acrid odor of fear, and regurgitates it.”
—Angela Yurkio Smith, Publisher at Space & Time Magazine
“[Baltisberger] is genuinely the backbone of modern Jewish horror”
—Jewish Horror Review

John Baltisberger is an award-winning author of speculative and genre fiction that focuses on themes of body-horror, ultra-violence, and Jewish mythology. Though mostly known for his unique blend of Jewish mysticism and splatter, John defies being labeled under any one genre. His work has spanned extreme horror, urban fantasy, science fiction, cosmic horror, epic verse, and bizarro.

Beyond his writing career, John is the Publishing Editor of Madness Heart Press, a press focused on transgressive and experimental horror. He also runs the Jewish Speculative Fiction press Aggadah Try It, and the game company Madness Heart Games, where he works as the Creative Director. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and his daughter.

NO GUILT OF BLOODSHED is available now.

 

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