Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
From Irish author Matt Hayward (What Do Monsters Fear?, Brain Dead Blues) comes the new release, The Faithful, from Sinister Grin Press. Described as a cross between At the Mountains of Madness and They Live, the story revolves around a comedian, Leo, giving a farewell show in New York City. When a man with cerebral palsy approaches him after the show and confides in him about his weird dreams, featuring a place called No Man’s Land, he shrugs it off. That is until the man is found dead and a note is taped to Leo’s RV which simply says “See you soon, funnyman.” You can get your copy, in eBook or paperback right now, here.
The Horror Tree’s weekly short fiction and drabble column compiled into Trembling with fear: Year one
For those of you unfamiliar with The Horror Tree, it is a website of open calls for submissions for speculative fiction, author interviews and writing tips. It also runs a weekly column with one piece of short fiction and several drabbles of exactly one hundred words. Editors Stuart Conover and Stephanie Ellis have been working behind the scenes to compile these into an anthology and year one — stories from 2017 — is now complete. Featuring the work of authors unpublished elsewhere, to veterans, to serial award winners, Trembling with Fear: Year one is a great addition to your horror library and you can get yours, here.
New from Dan Weatherer, The Dead Stage, out today from Crystal Lake Publishing
In this new, non-fiction release from author and playwright Dan Weatherer, he delves into the world of theatre, with essays, interviews with members of cast and crew of a variety of theatre productions. For anyone hoping to write stage plays or to adapt their stories for the stage, The Dead Stage is essential reading. You can get hold of your copy here.
New anthology, Monsters of Any Kind, edited by Alessandro Manzetti and Daniele Bonfanti, out now from Independent Legions Publishing
Featuring stories by legendary writers such as Ramsey Campbell and Jonathan Maberry, alongside some of the hottest writers of the moment, such as Damien Angelica Walters and Lucy Taylor, Monsters of Any Kind is an anthology of stories featuring monsters of legend, and those created anew. You can pick up your copy, right now, here.