Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
More Modern Mythmakers, interviews with horror and sci-fi creators compiled by Michael McCarty, out today from Crystal Lake Publishing
More Modern Mythmakers features Horror, Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy’s most influential writers and filmmakers interviewed about the art and craft of their genres. If you’re interested in books on writing, the horror genre, science fiction, famous authors, or even becoming a full time author, this book is a must-have. More Modern Mythmakers is the sequel to 2015’s Modern Mythmakers by Michael McCarty, published by Crystal Lake Publishing. Released today in eBook and paperback format, you can get your copy here.
The history of art is littered with Great Men and the Muses they use as stepping stones to brilliance. In this shockingly lyrical, endlessly rich and luxurious nightmare of a novel, the Muse turns. Yet, it is not so much a tale of vengeance or comeuppance as it is a heroine’s journey, as Anonyma survives doomscapes almost beyond imagination and the transgressions of mere men, mere artists, survives the horrors imposed upon the feminine to rediscover her own magic and power. Anonyma, novel and narrator, holds up a dark mirror to our paradigm of art as a kind of device for reducing women to Platonic ideals while staging theophanies for men. But she also holds the mirror to herself, her sisters, even, daring to hope, a daughter. Anonyma is a novel full of blood and love and despair and courage. Available to pre-order now in paperback and eBook formats, you can guarantee your copy here.
Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology features twelve fat-positive horror tales of people who come into their own, celebrate their curves, and save the day. There are babysitters and bakers, thieves and roller derby stars. Young women unsure about their bodies meet demons and water spirits who offer assistance–in their own way, of course. Danger lurks in hospitals, in the mysterious occult shop in the local mall, and in a house filled with cats. Campers, trash collectors, and house flippers alike uncover nasty secrets underground. A myriad of horrors await you–none of which comes at the expense of fat bodies. It’s time to reclaim the “f” word. Available now in eBook and paperback formats, you can get your copy here.
To celebrate pride month, the Dead Headspace podcast is offering free advertising time on its show to LGBTQ+ creators until 24 July 2022. Creators need to submit a finished advert, in MP3 format of between 30 and 45 seconds to firstname.lastname@example.org. The header should read “Podcast Ad – *your name*” and there should be a brief outline of the ad in the body of the email. The ad can be for any product with a heavy focus on horror, crime or dark fiction more generally.