What are you doing on New Year’s day? How about entering a free contest that could possibly get you published in Shock Totem? Every other month we host a flash fiction contest at the Shock Totem forum. The next contest begins on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Participants have one week to write a story based on a prompt that we … Read More
Beautiful Sorrows Is 99 Cents! Until Wednesday Only!
Things You Can Do With a Dollar 1. Leave a tip that will earn you a dirty look from your server. 2. Buy an ugly pair of gold(ish) earrings at the Dollar Store. 3. Eat it and weep. 4. Look at the fast food dollar menu and fume because nothing is a buck after tax. 5. Buy your copy of … Read More
Shock Totem Issue #5 Is Out!
Ken, the editor of Shock Totem and our lovely hand model, shows off the smoky beauty that is Shock Totem Issue #5. Due to fluctuations in the universe, this issue is rather late, but she has arrived and she’s gorgeous! This issue of Shock Totem is yet another eclectic mix of horror fiction and nonfiction, featuring previously unpublished stories from … Read More
BEAUTIFUL SORROWS is Selling Out!
I think that I just experienced the best weekend of my life. We launched the pre-release issues of Beautiful Sorrows and sold out all 50 copies that we had. The Limited Edition Hardcover (we’re only making 50) is available for pre-order. We only have 19 of those and expect to sell out soon. Can you believe this? I can’t! I have wonderful pictures to show you, but first I need to get on the ball and prepare for the Beautiful Sorrows blog tour that kicks off in October! Take a quick look at the Shock Totem page to see the staff together for the first time, and also to get ordering information.
What a fantastic experience! I can’t wait to share it with you soon!
Get James Newman’s THE WICKED For Free! Today and Tomorrow Only.
Attention Kindle owners: For today and tomorrow only, we are giving away The Wicked, by James Newman, for free on Amazon.com! Newman is considered by many to be one of the unsung greats of the horror genre. We agree, and the reviews for The Wicked, his ode to 1980s small-town horror novels, reflect this as well. And now you can … Read More
The Importance of a Good Review
K. Allen Wood of Shock Totem Magazine wrote a really great piece on the importance of a good review. Think that your piddly little positive review doesn’t matter? Think again. You can read his piece here.
Announcing My First Book: Beautiful Sorrows
Oh, my friends! My loves! The day that I was waiting for is finally here! I’m absolutely delighted to announce that my first book, a short story collection titled Beautiful Sorrows, will be out next month! If only you knew how excited I am. Maybe you could think back to your first book, or dream ahead to it, and then … Read More
Shock Totem Throws Open Its Doors
It’s time, darlings. Submit your best! You can read our guidelines here.
Sorry For Being So Awesome
There’s even a cookie that says it. No joke! They’re made by The Bitter Baking Co and I actually won some of them from a blog contest ran on the 5StyleHigh blog. I won them a long time ago, actually, and ate them, and sent some to Ken at Shock Totem basically mocking him for his unpopularity. Jen, from the … Read More
Shock Totem Dr
Oh, I would so live here.