Smales will be signing copies of Echoes of Darkness, Triplicity, and Insanity Tales II at the Books & Boos Press table.
Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors has won the Preditors & Editors Poll for Anthologies. We want to thank all the authors in the anthology: Melissa Crandall, Dan Foley, Stacey Longo, G. Elmer Munson, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Ryanne Strong, and John Valeri for helping to promote this great Connecticut collection.
Thank you to all the fans of the authors and of Tricks and Treats for voting. Without you, we never would have received this honor for Tricks and Treats. Thank you again.
You can see all the books that were in the poll here.
Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors is sitting at number 1 on the Preditors & Editors Poll at the moment. The poll ends at 7 a.m. on January 14. We would love your help in keeping it there. You can vote here.
Books & Boos Press is accepting novella submissions through January 31, 2017 (or until the manuscript we’re looking for is delightfully accepted). We are looking for one novella to complete our Terror Project series. This project is a series of three collections offering three fabulous horror novellas per book. The first entry, Triplicity, was published in November 2016. The second installment is scheduled for release in September 2017, and the third is tentatively scheduled for early summer 2018.
What we’re looking for: Overall, we want a really good story, and are open to dark fiction, paranormal, occult, monsters . . . the only subject matter we will not accept is pedophilia. We’d prefer an original story, but will consider a reprint if it is no longer available for purchase in another book.
Books & Boos Press is committed to publishing well-written horror. We are less concerned with how well known or established you are, and more concerned with the quality of the writing submitted.
Before submitting, please read this article, “Five Things Every Publisher Wants You to Know.” We hold strong to these tenets, though in this case, knowing us may work against you. We’d strongly prefer to work with someone we haven’t previously published.
Please do not submit a rough or unpolished draft.
- Length: 20,000 – 35,000 words
- Format: Times New Roman, 12-point font, double line spacing. Use indents, NOT tabs. Only one space after each period. Use italics, not underlines. Please include your name, contact information, and word count at the top of the title page.
- Submit your manuscript as a .docx, .doc, or .rtf attachment to email@example.com. Please include a brief cover letter stating who you are, any recent publications, and a brief summary of the story. The cover letter can be the body of the email. Manuscripts submitted in the body of the email instead of as an attachment will be automatically rejected.
We’re asking for exclusive worldwide English rights, electronic and printed format, for three years. We’re offering 25% of the net profits of the sales. (We do not deduct things like the cost of the ISBN, the cover art, or any other such nonsense from the net profits—we pay for those things ourselves, and don’t expect you to cover any of it.) You’ll also get five contributor copies and can purchase additional copies at our cost plus 25%, plus shipping. If you would like to see a copy of the full contract prior to submitting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t received a response from us within ninety days after the submission period closes, please email email@example.com.
To celebrate the holidays and the release of Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1, Books & Boos Press is having a holiday sale!Select titles are on sale now through December 2. Check off everyone on your shopping list with 20% off print titles, and e-books at only 99 cents.
Holiday Sale video from Books & Boos Press
Abandoned by Dan Foley
Every time James Sutton gets close to someone, they abandon him. James has had enough: he’s about to get his revenge, one body part at a time. “Deliciously demented.” ~ Mary Anne Simmons, Amazon review. Available HERE.
Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify by Stacey Longo
A collection of spooky stories full of twists and turns from Hiram award winner Stacey Longo. From a man who seems to know the impossible to a woman who uses her friend’s “black widow” status to her advantage, these stories have something for everyone. Available HERE.
Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter Dudar
What if the person you wronged in life was waiting on the other side, just beyond the cobwebbed veil of death, to drag you to hell? From Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Peter Dudar comes this novella of relationships, revenge, and terror. Available HERE.
Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales
From the dark corners of award-winning horror writer Rob Smales’s twisted mind come thirteen tales of murder, terror, ghosts, and ghouls. Includes the Pushcart Prize-nominated stories “Death of the Boy,” “Photo Finish,” and “In Full Measure.” Available HERE.
Pookie and the Lost & Found Friend by Stacey Longo
Pookie the cat and her friend Jack want to go trick-or-treating. But first they have to cross through a cemetery filled with skeletons, witches, and other Halloween creatures. A fun children’s tale celebrating friendship and holiday festivity. Available HERE.
We’ve got something for everyone this holiday season, but don’t hesitate: these great deals won’t last long!
George, a former resident of Willimantic, wrote and illustrated the book. Her artwork and writing has been included in the Ledyard, Connecticut Bill Library’s Exquisite Project as well as in themed art shows at the Gallery at the Wauregan in Norwich. Two of her short stories, written under the pen name Ryanne Strong, have been published in the anthology Tricks and Treats: a Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors. When she’s not writing, Terry sculpts home décor and jewelry from polymer clay for her company, Cinnamon Bunny.
Sasha & Jake is the tale of Sasha, an Arctic fox befriended by a polar bear named Jake. The other animals of the tundra are afraid of Jake, simply because he has sharp claws and big teeth. Sasha must decide for herself if Jake’s appearance as a scary bear or his kindness and generosity are what’s most important. “We jumped at the chance to publish this book,” said Farmer’s Daughter Press editor Stacey Harris. “The story is charming, the illustrations are adorable, and in the end, it sends a positive message to kids to not judge others by their appearance.”
Reviewers may receive a copy by contacting Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Longo also spent time talking about writing and publishing at a YMCA day camp.
Click here to check out the book trailer for Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Bram Stoker Award Finalist Peter N. Dudar.
Where Spiders Fear to Spin tells the tale of former soap opera star Sadie Mills, a woman literally haunted by her past whose final days are filled with horror. Her daughter resents taking care of her, her former lovers are dying off one by one, and her dead husband’s vengeful ghost has returned from the dead to drag her to hell.
Sasha & Jake is a fun, quirky tale about the unlikely friendship between an arctic fox and a polar bear. “We’re so lucky to have Terry on board,” said managing editor Stacey Harris. “The story she wrote is both engaging and enjoyable, and holds an important lesson within the words. And her illustrations are adorable and funny. This is going to be a great book for kids.”
Terry has established herself as a Connecticut artist, being featured in the Ledyard Bill Library’s Exquisite Project this year. She sells some of her polymer clay creations on Amazon under her company name, Cinnamon Bunny. She is also an aspiring writer, and will have two short stories written under her pseudonym Ryann Strong in Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors, due out this fall.
Sasha & Jake is scheduled to be published in late 2016.