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Uncertainties. Volume III

Esce per la Swan River Press, Uncertainties. Volume III, raccolta di racconti a cura di Lynda E. Rucker.

Si tratta di storie inedite di autori contemporanei, un fantastico molto sottile, sulla scia degli “strange tales” di Robert Aickman, o “tales of the unexpected”, come li definiva Roald Dahl.

Tra gli autori, Joyce Carol Oates, S. P. Miskowski,  Robert Shearman e Lisa Tuttle. 

Swan River Press published the anthology Uncertainties. Volume III, edited by Lynda E. Rucker.

The stories,  by contemporary writers like Joyce Carol Oates, S. P. Miskowski,  Robert Shearman and Lisa Tuttle, were unpublished until now and are in the mood of the “strange tales” by Robert Aickman, or the “tales of the unexpected”,  by Roald Dahl. 

This is Horror Awards 2017: i vincitori

Qui di seguito la lista dei vincitori, per categoria, dei This Is Horror Awards 2017, scelti dai votanti sull’omonimo sito inglese specializzato in letteratura weird e horror.
Maggiori informazioni a questo link.
Novel of the Year: I Wish I Was Like You, by S.P. Miskowski
Novella of the Year: Mapping The Interior, by Stephen Graham Jones
Short Story Collection of the Year: Behold The Void, by Philip Fracassi
Anthology of the Year: Looming Low Volume 1, edited by Justin Steele and Sam Cowan
Fiction Magazine of the Year: Black Static
Publisher of the Year: Crystal Lake Publishing
Fiction Podcast of the Year: Pseudopod
Nonfiction Podcast of the Year: The Horror Show with Brian Keene




Here the list of the winners of the This is Horror Awards 2017, voted online by the readers of the famous English website dedicated to weird and horror literature.
More infos at this link.

I finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2017

La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2017 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 3 marzo, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà dall’ 1al 4 marzo allo storico Baltimore Hotel di Providence, Rhode Island.

Tra le opere finaliste segnaliamo i romanzi I Wish I Was Like You di S.P. Miskowski e Ubo di Steve Rasnic Tem, il romanzo breve Agents of Dreamland di Caitlín R. Kiernan e l’antologia The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water, pubblicata dalla casa editrice italiana Independent Legions e curata da Jodi Renee Lester e Alessandro Manzetti, quest’ultimo finalista anche con la raccolta di poesie No Mercy.

Qui si seguito l’elenco completo dei finalisti.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
King, Stephen and King, Owen – Sleeping Beauties (Scribner)

Malerman, Josh – Black Mad Wheel (Ecco)

Miskowski, S.P. – I Wish I Was Like You (JournalStone)

Tem, Steve Rasnic – Ubo (Solaris)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Davidson, Andy – In the Valley of the Sun (Skyhorse Publishing)

Hayward, Matt – What Do Monsters Fear? (Post Mortem Press)

Hepler, Jeremy – The Boulevard Monster (Bloodshot Books)

Thomas, Scott – Kill Creek (Ink Shares)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

French, Gillian – The Door to January (Islandport Press)
Leveen, Tom – Hellworld (Simon Pulse)

Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)

Lukavics, Amy – The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen)

Porter, Sarah – When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor Teen)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Carey, Mike and Arvind, Ethan David – Darkness Visible (IDW)
Duffy, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)

Ferris, Emil – My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)

Hickman, Jonathan – The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics)

Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Edelman, Scott – Faking it Until Forever Comes (Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them) (Written Backwards)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (

Kiernan, Caitlín R. – Agents of Dreamland (

Taylor, Lucy – Sweetlings (

Waggoner, Tim – A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Chambers, James – “A Song Left Behind in the Aztakea Hills” (Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2) (Cutting Block Books)

Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)

Neugebauer, Annie – “So Sings the Siren” (Apex Magazine #101) (Apex Publications)

Yardley, Mercedes M. – “Loving You Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe (JournalStone)

Malerman, Josh – Goblin (Earthling Publications)

Matsuura, Thersa – The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Legions Publishing)

McGrath, Patrick – Writing Madness (Centipede Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Del Toro, Guillermo and Taylor, Vanessa – The Shape of Water (TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: MadMax, Episode 02:01: Chapter One (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)

Frost, Mark and Lynch, David – Twin Peaks, Part 8 (Rancho Rosa Partnership, Inc.)

Palmer, Chase, Fukunaga, Cary, and Dauberman, Gary – It (New Line Cinema)

Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)

Shyamalan, M. Night – Split (Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Brooks, Kinitra, PhD., Addison, Linda D., and Morris, Susana, PhD. – Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing)
Datlow, Ellen – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (Pegasus Books)

Maberry, Jonathan and Romero, George A. – Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Manzetti, Alessandro and Lester, Jodi Renee – The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing)

Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Brittany, Michele – Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre (McFarland)
Brooks, Kinitra D. – Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers University Press)

Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)

Jones, Stephen – The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre – (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Frazier, Robert and Boston, Bruce – Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Manzetti, Alessandro – No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Satan’s Sweethearts (Weasel Press)

Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Sheet Music to My Acoustic Nightmare (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


The Horror Writers Association announced the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the annual StokerCon at the historical Baltimore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, during the gala dinner on March 3rd.

We would like to point out the novels I Wish I Was Like You by S.P. Miskowski and Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem, the short novel Agents of Dreamland by Caitlín R. Kiernan and the anthology The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water, published by  Independent Legions and edited by Jodi Renee Lester and Alessandro Manzetti, who is also a finalist with the poetry collection No Mercy.

See above the complete list of the nominees.

Looming Low vol.1 in preorder

Dim Shores presenta una nuova antologia di racconti di letteratura weird, ora in preorder in paperback e deluxe edition, Looming Low vol.1.

Il volume sarà presentato alla NecronomiCon di Providence ad agosto.

Qui di seguito, la lista dei racconti presenti nell’antologia.

Dim Shores presents a new anthology dedicated to weird literature, Looming Low vol.1.

The volume, now in preorder, contains 26 short stories and will debut at NecronomiCon in Providence, in August.

Here follows the table of contents.

“The Convexity of Our Youth” – Kurt Fawver
“The Stories We Tell About Ghosts” – A.C. Wise
“In Canada” – Michael Wehunt
“The Second Door” – Brian Evenson
“The Christiansen Deaths” – Daniel Mills
“Dusk Urchin” – Betty Rocksteady
“The Gin House” – Livia Llewellyn
“This Unquiet Space” – Damien Angelica Walters
“We Grope Together, and Avoid Speech” – Sunny Moraine
“Heirloom” – Brooke Warra
“That Which Does Not Kill You” – Lucy A. Snyder
“Doused by Night” – Simon Strantzas
“We Are All Bone Inside” – Kaaron Warren
“Outside, a Drifter” – Lisa L Hannett
“The Small Deaths of Skin and Plastic” – Kristi DeMeester
“When the Blue Sky Breaks” – Scott Nicolay
“Mirror Bias” – Craig L. Gidney
“Boisea trivittata” – Anya Martin
“Rock n’ Roll Death Squad” – Michael Cisco
“Alligator Point” – S.P. Miskowski
“Stranger in the House” – Jeffrey Thomas
“SPARAGMOS” – Christopher Slatsky
“Banishments” – Richard Gavin
​​​​​​​“The Sound of Black Dissects the Sun” – Michael Griffin
“Live Through This” – Nadia Bulkin
“Distant Dark Places” – Gemma Files

Trade Paperback art: Yves Tourigny
Deluxe Hardcover art: Marcela Bolívar

I mondi gotici di S.P.Miskowski

IMG_2776Nuovo romanzo e nuova antologia per la scrittrice americana S.P. Miskowski.

I wish I was like you è il titolo dell’ultimo romanzo pubblicato per JournalStone e disponibile dal 7 luglio: una storia di mistero, dark e horror, non scevra di sottile umorismo, ambientata a Seattle nel 1994.

Di prossima pubblicazione invece, prevista per Ottobre 2017, una nuova antologia di racconti, Strange is the Night, che raccoglie tredici storie di desiderio e autodistruzione.

Entrambi i volumi, acquistati su JournalStone, prevedono l’edizione cartacea associata a una copia gratuita dell’edizione elettronica.




New novel and new collection for the American writer S.P. Miskowski: I wish I was like you, published last week, is a mystery story, dark and horror and with Miskowski’s subtle humour; Strange is the night is the title of the new collection, now in preorder and to be published in October 2017.

Both volumes, published by JournalStone, will come in paper edition with a free digital copy.