Friday, February 16, 2024

Newest Podcast interview episode just went up for moi!

Newest Podcast interview episode just went up for moi! Check it out at COFFEE FUELED STORIES WITH MICHELLE SCHMER. And thanks so much to Michelle Schmer for the great time, wherein we spoke of Technical Writing, Writing organizations, and CLUE-thulhu!

https://coffeefueledstoriespodcast.buzzsprout.com/2123543/14516082-eric-j-guignard-2-time-bram-stoker-winner




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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

February, 2024 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

HWA L.A.: For February, 2024
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)

Fear of Clowns (ed. by Kenneth W. Cain)
https://kkpublish.com/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–4,000 words
Deadline: April 1, 2024
Reprints?: No
Response: within 60 days
Description: Horror stories with a broad view relating to anything about a fear of clowns.


Haven Speculative
https://www.havenspec.com/submit/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 6,000 words
Open From: February 1–February 28, 2024
Reprints?: No (with some exceptions)
Response: within 70 days
Description: Fantasy and science fiction stories, poems, and non-fiction, for a modern audience with a sensibility for social consciousness.


Winter in the City: A Collection of Dark Urban Stories
https://houseofgamut.moksha.io/publication/house-of-gamut
Payment: 10 cents a word
Story Length: 3,000–7,500 words
Deadline: March 31, 2024
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: The city can be more than a setting—it can be a character, as nuanced and as fickle as a human being, with as many traits and quirks as the best mapped out characters. The City can be the ever-present and constant companion (or foe) to the protagonist and antagonist alike… an anthology that takes place in different cities around the world during the bleak—sometimes harsh—season of winter.


Apparition Lit—Flash Fiction
https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 1,000 words
Open From: Feb. 1Feb. 14, 2023
Reprints?: No
Response: by the 15th day of the following month after submissions close
Description: Month of February Theme = Drinks, Teas, Coffees. We’re looking for flash with a heavy addition of the speculative. Stories should have enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth: Speculative stories including ceremonies that are associated with tea in different cultures? Mexican Atole, etc.


Apex Magazine
http://www.apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: Ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: One month
Description: Exceptionally well-written science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all its sub-genres.
NOTE: ALSO Open to Flash Fiction contest, usually between the 7th through last day of each month
. Stories up to 1,000 words based on a theme to be announced on the 7th day of the month.


Beneath Ceaseless Skies
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: Up to 15,000 words
Deadline: None at present. Closes intermittently
Reprints?: No
Response: Two to seven weeks
Description: “Literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some traditional or classic fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach. We want stories set in what Tolkien called a “secondary world”: some other world that is different from our own primary world in some way. It could be different in terms of zoology (non-human creatures), ecology (climate), or physical laws (the presence of magic). It could be set on Earth but an Earth different from our primary world in terms of time (the historical past) or history (alternate history). It could have a “pre-tech” level of technology, or steampunk technology, or magic as technology, or anything else that’s not advanced or modern technology. However, the setting should contain some element that is in some way fantastical.




***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”

Roads Less Travelled Magazine (Midnight Street Press)
https://www.midnightstreetpress.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: £40 flat (about $50 US)
Story Length: No limit!
Deadline: March 30, 2024
Reprints?: Yes
Response: “As soon as possible”
Description: Stories that have a mix of two or more of these genres: horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, and slipstream, that explore original themes or traditional themes from an original perspective.


Seize The Press Magazine
https://www.seizethepress.com/submissions/
Payment: British 3 pence a word (abt. 4 cents a word US)
Story Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: 30 days
Description: Dark speculative fiction and anticapitalist sci-fi, fantasy and horror pop culture analysis. Neon, dragons and gore. Bleak science fiction, dark fantasy and horror (No moralizing, no happy endings).



Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Announcing my second fiction collection—A GRAVESIDE GALLERY: TALES OF GHOSTS AND DARK MATTERS

 I’ve been telling people individually, but I haven’t revealed publicly, so here goes:

I’m absolutely euphoric to announce that my second fiction collection will be published next November (2024) by Cemetery Dance!

Cemetery Dance published my first collection, and I’m so happy to repeat the process with them. Those who know me, know that I LOVE horror & dark fantasy short fiction. I read it, speak about it, edit it, mentor it, publish it, and foremost write it.

This will be a reprint collection with 19 stories I’ve published prior in such venues as Blumhouse (Random House), Cemetery Dance, Cemetery Gates, etc.

To be marketed as “themes of death and oblivion, with fantasy overtones: ghosts and quiet hauntings and things in the shadows, mixed with monsters, myth, and anthropomorphism.”

Coming from 
Cemetery Dance in Nov. 2024: A GRAVESIDE GALLERY: TALES OF GHOSTS AND DARK MATTERS

Thank you and shout-out to acquiring editor Kevin Lucia!

(and to get in the holiday spirit, my 1st collection (THAT WHICH GROWS WILD) is still selling well at CD. I have extra print copies. For $10, I'll mail them signed to anyone in the continental USA—just message me!)

(And thanks also to Norman Prentiss who got me started here!)



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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

New release today by Dark Moon Books: FANTASMAGORIANA DELUXE!!!

New release today by Dark Moon Books!!

FANTASMAGORIANA DELUXE: A COMBINED EDITION OF FANTASMAGORIANA AND TALES OF THE DEAD

Edited by
Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger

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First published in 1812,
Fantasmagoriana has become one of the most seminal ghost-story anthologies of all time.

Originally collected as a French translation of eight German-language tales,
Fantasmagoriana famously led to the creation of such works as the horror-classic novel Frankenstein, the short story “The Vampyre” (a progenitor to the fantasy vampire genre), the novella “Ernestus Berchtold; or, The Modern Oedipus,” the poem “Manfred,” and more.

In 1813, the anthology was partially translated into English as Tales of the Dead, excluding three of the original stories while adding in one new, and inspiring an even wider audience to delight in stories of the ghostly and macabre.

Now, for the first time, both Fantasmagoriana and Tales of the Dead have been combined into one English-language volume, in this beautifully presented showcase by Dark Moon Books! 

Also included within are:

Open yourself to Fantasmagoriana Deluxe, and to all that is weird, ghostly, and wonderous.

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LINKS!

Publisher’s Page: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/fantasmagoriana_deluxe.html

Amazon (paperback):
https://www.amazon.com/Fantasmagoriana-Deluxe-Combined-Tales-Dead/dp/1949491536/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/195877613-fantasmagoriana-deluxe

 







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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Call for Book Reviewers — FANTASMAGORIANA DELUXE

Call for Book Reviewers!

Next month myself and Leslie S. Klinger will be releasing a very special and historically important book: FANTASMAGORIANA DELUXE !

Fantasmagoriana Deluxe brings together for the first time all the work—AND translated into English—of the 1800s anthologies Fantasmagoriana and Tales of the Dead. Fantasmagoriana, notably, led to the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (among other works).

With introduction by Lisa Morton and original English translations by Anna Ziegelhof.

I am looking for anyone who would like a complimentary advance copy in exchange for an honest review (to be published at Amazon, Goodreads, and/or a highly-visible blog).

If interested, I can provide an ebook in either .pdf or .mobi or .epub format, or a physical paperback (paperback if located in the continental USA).


Title: Fantasmagoriana Deluxe: A Combined Edition of Fantasmagoriana and Tales of the Dead

Editors: Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger

Price: $37.95 for hardback with dust jacket; $18.95 for trade paperback; $7.99 for ebook

Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)

Publisher Web: www.darkmoonbooks.com

Number of pages: 242 pgs at 6” x 9” trim (78,500 words)

13-digit ISBN (hardback): 978-1-949491-55-5

13-digit ISBN (paperback): 978-1-949491-53-1

13-digit ISBN (e-book): 978-1-949491-54-8

Date of publication: November 28, 2023

More here: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/fantasmagoriana_deluxe.html

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Press Release available here: Fantasmagoriana Deluxe Press Release


Monday, October 16, 2023

State of Horror Literature at the local Barnes & Noble (Chino Hills, CA)!

I stopped in at the local Barnes & Noble (Chino Hills, California location) over the weekend (10/14/2023) and was pleased to see a strong showing of horror books!

There were three packed bookcases (although one was mislabeled as science fiction), each with six shelves. The amount of horror offerings seems greater than normal, presumably as a Halloween-season-push (i.e. over the Summer, it was just two cases with a bit of overflow). Additionally, there were at least two other stand-alone displays of horror books throughout the store.

I saw lots of friends’ names and exciting titles that are trending in the horror community, and took some pics for posterity and to showcase my community!

There was tons of Stephen King, of course, filling 4-1/2 shelves of one case, but besides him, no single author had more than one shelf. Darcy Coates had one shelf (with 17 different titles!), and Joe Hill about 1/2 a shelf (with 4 different titles), and Paul Tremblay about 1/2 a shelf (with 6 different titles), and Simone St. James about 1/2 a shelf (with 7 different titles).

There were also some of the standards such as Richard Matheson, Clive Barker, V.C. Andrews; Peter Straub; and Anne Rice (plus classics DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, CARMILLA, PSYCHO, etc…. even THE MONK!). But everything else was a very wide assortment of different contemporary (many indie) authors, and really a huge variety of offerings. I tip my hat to the taste and careful selection by the store’s buyer.

Among some of the other titles I recognized and wanted to give a shout-out to are:

Cynthia Pelayo (LOTERIA);
Zoje Stage (BABY TEETH, WONDERLAND);
Victor Lavalle (THE CHANGELING);
Jonathan Maberry (PATIENT ZERO; ZOMBIE CSU; INK);
Stephen Graham Jones (THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS; DON’T FEAR THE REAPER; MONGRELS);
Alma Katsu (THE DEEP; RED WIDOW; THE FERVOR);
Philip Fracassi (BOYS IN THE VALLEY)
Elizabeth Hand (A HAUNTING ON THE HILL);
Adam Nevill (THE RITUAL; LAST DAYS; NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE);
Chuck Tingle (CAMP DAMASCUS);
John Joseph Adams (WASTELANDS);
Bentley Little (THE DISAPPEARANCE;
Eric LaRocca (THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE SINCE LAST WE SPOKE);
Chuck Wendig (THE BOOK OF ACCIDENTS; BLACK RIVER ORCHARD);
Silvia Moreno-Garcia (MEXICAN GOTHIC; CERTAIN DARK THINGS);
Catriona Ward (THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET; SUNDIAL; LITTLE EVE);
Josh Malerman (GOBLIN; BIRD BOX; SPIN A BLACK YARN);
Ronald Malfi (COME WITH ME; GHOST WRITTEN; BLACK MOUTH; THEY LURK);
Ellen Datlow (WHEN THINGS GET DARK; SCREAMS FROM THE DARK);
Lisa Morton and Ellen Datlow (HAUNTED NIGHTS); (including a short story from Eric J. Guignard!)
Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger (GHOST STORIES);
Eric J. Guignard and Leslie S. Klinger, ed. (THE KING IN YELLOW);
Craig DiLouie (CHILDREN OF RED PEAK; EPISODE THIRTEEN);
Richard Chizmar (GWENDY’S MAGIC FEATHER; CHASING THE BOOGEYMAN);
Delilah S. Dawson (BLOOM);
Christopher Golden (ARARAT; THE PANDORA ROOM; ALL HALLOWS);
Grady Hendrix (HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE; HORRORSTÖR; FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP; THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB'S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES; MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM);
Lucy A. Snyder (SISTER, MAIDEN, MONSTER);
Sadie Hartmann (101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU'RE MURDERED);
V. Castro (THE HAUNTING OF ALEJANDRA);

and many, many others!!

Great work, B&N!