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2015 Schedule/2014 Recap

2014 was a great year for RDSP filled with fun events and unexpected moments. Read our recap of the year. Also check out our most viewed videos of 2014.

Heading into 2015 we've got lots of exciting releases planned! Our current tentative line-up includes 2 novels, 3 books of poetry, 2 collections and a book of non-fiction.

3 RDSP Titles Make the Preliminary Stoker Ballot

Mr. Wicker by Maria Alexander
Soft Apocalypses by Lucy A. Snyder
Mourning Jewelry by Stephanie Wytovich

**SALE Amazon currently has the paperback edition of Soft Apocalypses for 60% OFF!**

Upcoming Event: Women in Horror Q&A

Saturday, February 21st • 2-4pm

February is Women in Horror Month so we're marking the occasion with a Q&A session at Ukazoo Books in Towson, MD.

Dulaney Plaza Shopping Center
730 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204

Up to the minute details will be posted on the Facebook event page.

Moderator: Stephanie Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, a book reviewer for Nameless Magazine, and a well-known coffee addict. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a graduate from Seton Hill University’s MFA program for Writing Popular Fiction. Her debut poetry collection, Hysteria, was a finalist for the Stoker Award.
Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction spanning the genre from horror and alternate history to epic fantasy. A prolific writer, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. She has had sixteen books published in six years, including the bestselling Rabbits in the Garden her bizarro sci-fi novel, The Green Kangaroos and the first book in her edgy YA series Darla Decker Diaries.
As a child, weekly trips to the library fostered Damien Angelica Walters' love for reading. At the age of eleven, she saw the movie Alien and read Stephen King’s The Shining and her attraction to all things dark and atmospheric turned into true love. Her novel Ink was released in 2012 by Samhain Publishing (under the name Damien Walters Grintalis). Sing Me Your Scars, a collection of short fiction and Paper Tigers, are both coming in 2015
Deena Warner graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in illustration. She has long had an interest in the horror genre and her artwork has been commissioned by presses like Cemetery Dance and Raw Dog Screaming. Deena was artist guest of honor at Bram Stoker Weekend in 2011. She currently lives in Staunton, VA, with her husband, author Matthew Warner, sons Owen and Thomas, and two loving felines. She is the founder of Deena Warner Design LLC.
Welcome to the Instigation Corner, where we bring you the weirdest writing prompts from instigation master Michael Arnzen.
PROMPT: Adopt the persona of a bizarro philosopher and define the genre in a way that starts with what you assume the conventions of it are, and then make them progressively indecipherable.

For more prompts visit and subscribe to The Goreletter. Seek out Arnzen's ebook, Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side!

Pre-Order: The Valley of Happiness

At turns comic, disturbing, and visionary, The Valley of Happiness reveals a writer in peak form using a subtle, daring range of styles to create unforgettable characters, fully human in their heartbreak, cruelty, and capacity for self-deception.

“George Williams writes with an electric energy, unpredictable inventiveness, and deft ear for dialogue that make him one of the most exciting and compelling writers of his generation.”—Richard Burgin

George Williams Talks Writing on the GWS Podcast

Check out this writing exercise based on Williams' work.
Email your guess to One person will win an RDSP prize pack, including a free book!
Question: What city will DogCon 4 (Oct. 23rd-25th, 2015) be held in?

Last month's question: Name one person who read during our recent Bizarro Halloween event. Answers: J.L. Gribble, K. Ceres Wright, Nathan Rosen, Michael Arnzen, B.E. Burkhead or G. Arthur Brown Winner: Donald A. received a copy of SuiPsalms by John Edward Lawson!
John Edward Lawson shares the best author opportunities for this month
GoodReads Giveaways
enter to win free paperbacks!

Valley of Happiness
by George Williams
(Advance Copy)

Author Interviews & Blogs
Dirge Magazine Interviews Maria Alexander

1/2 Dozen with Michael Gills

Listen to Stephanie Wytovich's Winning Performance at Riley's

Meeting Dr. Moscovich
by Maria Alexander
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