It's an RDSP tradition to send treats to our newsletter subscribers for Halloween. This year our treat envelope includes a limited edition holographic Writing in the Dark sticker, a handmade cross-stitch bookmark and some custom blended Witches Brew Tea. Just send your US mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail your treats. I apologize that we can only send to domestic addresses but international peeps can write to the same address for a free ebook.
Book Deal: BLOOD MOUNTAIN by Brenda S. Tolian
We're happy to welcome Brenda S. Tolian to the dog pack! Her collection of interconnected stories, Blood Mountain, will be released in 2022.
Here's what she had to say about the deal, “Raw Dog Screaming Press has been on my radar since the beginning. The press has uncommon bravery in what they publish. The support they give their authors is, in my opinion, without equal. They champion works that are as diverse as they are unique. I am genuinely humbled to find a home for my book with RDSP."
Read the full release and synopsis of the book on our blog.
Just Released — On the Hierophant Road
“For fans of the new breed of dark-speculative-fiction writers who actively play with genre confines to create reads that are inventive, thought-provoking, and creepily fun…”
—Booklist starred review, Becky Spratford
James Chambers recently went live to talk about his collection here.
Chambers also read an excerpt from "Long the Night, Low the Flame" as part of the Galactic Terrors reading series which you can view here.
Order from us and your copy will come with a signed bookplate and limited edition sticker while supplies last!
Two Book Deal with Eugen Bacon
RDSP and its imprint Anti-Oedipus Press have each signed a book from Eugen Bacon to be released in 2022. Chasing Whispers is a stunning and unique collection of short stories. “I sought to write a collection of mostly original stories, transformative black speculative fiction of culture, diversity, unlimited futures, a collision of worlds and mythology,” says Bacon.
Anti-Oedipus will also be releasing Bacon’s collection of essays on Afrofuturism and black writing titled An Earnest Blackness. Bacon says it contains, “Themes on writing the ‘other,’ betwixt, hauntings, colonization and unlimited futures.”
Exposed Nerves continues the explorations into dark poetry by Stoker Award winner and Shirley Jackson Award nominee Lucy A. Snyder, pairing the author’s sly wordplay and imagery with grim introspection. By turns challenging, wryly amusing and gut-wrenching, Snyder’s work plumbs bittersweet catharsis and maps a survivor’s path through dangerous worlds, both the real and the horrifically imagined.
Order from us and your copy will copy with a bookplate signed by the author and a limited edition RDSP sticker.
Congratulations to Christina Sng
Christina Sng's collection has received 2nd place in the Elgin Awards!
Poet and editor Angela Yuriko Smith was kind enough to host Jezzy Wolfe on her video podcast LitUp. The episode was very entertaining and revealed a lot about monsters, folklore and had some great examples of concrete poetry. View the episode here.
Cover Reveal for Attack from the 80s
Did you catch the cover reveal for Attack from the 80s? If not, check it out here. The cover and several illustrations were created by artist Luke Spooner. The book will be released November 9th and preorders are shipping now!
Last Chance to Access Writing in the Dark
AllAccessCon has tips and tricks from writing industry professionals. This is your last chance to ramp up your career as a horror writer at Writing in the Dark 2021 with our team of experts! Tickets are still available for this weekend's event.
This year we have a lot of books eligible for the Bram Stoker and other awards. If you are a member of the HWA and would like a copy of any book for voting purposes write to us at email@example.com and let us know.
Eligible Short Story Collections: There Comes a Midnight Hour by Gary A. Braunbeck On the Hierophant Road by James Chambers
Eligible Novels: Children of Demeter by EV Knight Red Gear 9 by Matt Betts
Eligible Poetry Collections: Monstrum Poetica by Jezzy Wolfe Exposed Nerves by Lucy A. Snyder
Eligible Anthology: Attack from the 80s edited by Eugene Johnson