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RDSP Acquires Anti-Oedipus Press 

Raw Dog Screaming Press has acquired worldwide rights to publish all future and backlist titles from Anti-Oedipus Press under the imprint of the same name.

Dedicated to publishing high-quality fiction and nonfiction, Anti-Oedipus Press was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2013 by novelist, editor and English professor D. Harlan Wilson, who has described the mission of A-OP as follows: â€œAnti-Oedipus Press is a publisher of literary ‘schiz-flows’ that aspire to chart new boundaries in narrative and theory.” Read the full press release.

Just Released: 2 Powerful Poetry Collections 

Embrace the Hideous Immaculate is an excursion through nightmarish landscapes, vast alien terrains and shallow earthly trenches. Within these realms of darkness await outer space monstrosities, ancient undead goddesses, serial killer prophets, and revenants from the Deep South and South Pacific. Bram Stoker Award nominee, Chad Hensley, pushes the reader face first off a cliff and into the bottomless, abyssal plain where vast horrors lurk underground in cities made from infant bones.

“Sick, macabre, and charged with lyrical intensity.” —Nasty Piece of Work
Mourning is the new black…

The tradition of mourning jewelry began with Queen Victoria after the death of her husband, Prince Albert. Without photography, mementos of personal remembrance were important to commemorate the lost and keep their spirits close.

Wytovich explores the horror that breeds inside these lockets, the quiet terror hiding in the center of the rings. She shows that mourning isn’t a temporary state, but rather a permanent sickness, an encompassing disease. Her women are alive and dead, lovers and ghosts. They live in worlds that we cannot see, but that we can feel at midnight.

"The Grim Reaper himself would drop his jaw reading some of these beautifully decadent poems.” —Michael Arnzen

ODD MEN OUT a Finalist for the Hoffer Award

It’s been announced that ODD MEN OUT by Matt Betts is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award.

Less than 10% of the titles under consideration become finalists so we’re quite honored that it received this recognition You can see a complete list of winners here.

Newsletter Only Discount

We have a limited number of hardcover copies of Corpus Chrome, Inc. available for a 50% discount only to newsletter subscribers. 

“[We fell] completely under Zahler’s spell, buying into his near-future world and becoming so involved in his characters’ lives that, when the book ends, we are loath to leave these people and their world.”  â€”Dave Pitt, Booklist, Starred Review

Upcoming Event: PALitFest

The Pennsylvania Literary Festival will feature industry exhibitors, author appearances, signings, readings, live music, a charity auction, cooking demos, free writing and publishing workshops, storytellers, writing contests, activities for kids, live tapings and interviews with FCTV and GoingLIVE, and a variety of food and beverages.

Several RDSP authors will be involved, see the schedule above for their events.

Pre-Order The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes

~Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, May 12~

“In Wendland’s intricately plotted, character-driven debut, pulp exploration meets philosophical speculation, and a moralistic sensibility is fused with Philip K. Dick’s paranoid fantasies and Ray Bradbury’s awe of alien encounters.…Impending doom pervades ripping action scenes, the Lovecraftian theme of ancient warring aliens lends cosmic menace and authenticity to a grandiose mystery…deeply absorbing.”—Publishers Weekly starred review

Kindle Countdown Deal

Gardens of Earthly Delight by George WIlliams is now on sale. The price will go up soon so don't wait to purchase! 

“In his first short story collection, Williams shows a darkly comic sensibility more akin to that of the filmmaking Coen brothers (think Barton Fink) than to more obvious literary influences. His swift, choppy dialog (no quotation marks), quickly shifting scenes, and peculiar interest in archaic religious weaponry (armor, swords, and shields) make for a wild ride from story to story…Recommended to adventurous readers, who will surely enjoy Williams’s wildly irreverent inventions.”—Library Journal
 

New for Kindle - Daughters of Lilith

"And when it was done, these beautiful monsters, children, serpents, killers, lovers, and mothers became our new saints and sisters. And, as we would quickly learn, they were also the daughters of the original libertine—the first beautiful monster—Lilith.”
—From the Introduction

Daughters of Lilith is a collaboration between poet Donna Lynch and artist Steven Archer. This full-color art book includes more than 25 poems and 50 paintings dedicated to all types of women, from the muse to the murderess. Previously it was only available in a limited edition and a paperback but now you can get it for your Kindle.
New feature — John Edward Lawson will be sharing amazing author opportunities with our newsletter every month. This month's are:
The Bernheim Writing Residency
Diverse Worlds & Diverse Writers Grants
Ernest Hemingway Writer-in-Residency
Grubstreet Scholarships
The Minnesota Arts Grant
NY Women in Film & TV Grant
 
GoodReads Giveaways
enter to win free paperbacks!

The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes
by Albert Wendland
(pre-release copy)

Soft Apocalypses
by Lucy A. Snyder
(pre-release copy)

Ambasadora: Marked by Light
by Heidi Ruby Miller
(autographed copy)
 
The Cafe Irreal Issue #50 
A new issue of The Cafe Irreal is now out! If you enjoyed The Irreal Reader anth or want to know what the book is like definitely check this out.
Author Blog Posts
The Lure Of The Apocalypse by Andrew Conry-Murray

Why I Should Never Have Mentioned Michonne by Maria Alexander
 
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