If you're looking for action, you've come to the right place. South By Southwest Wales is the tale of hardboiled detective Samson Valentine on the case of a lifetime. The washed-up, alcoholic gumshoe is unwittingly caught up in a deadly gang rivalry in his Welsh homeland. A flawless diamond has fallen into his hands by sheer happenstance, and the mobsters after it will go so far as to gun him and his friends down in cold blood to get it back. If that weren't bad enough, Samson is his own worst enemy: too much drinking has gotten him the whiskey shakes and a bad case of delirium tremens. Half the time, he can't tell what's real or delusion. But Valentine isn't one to fold easily. Armed with his fists and his gumption, he hits the streets to save his skin and that of his friends.
The latest from self-proclaimed horror freak David O. Hughes is gritty crime thriller in the style of a noir novel but set in the present day.
It becomes available June 15, 2018. Stay tuned for updates!
The siblings look great together, don't they? Central to the Broken Gods series are the four cosmic entities that used to be one. On the left, The Father of Flesh, is about the titular god awakening beneath the Chinese heartland. On the right, Travails For Teyuna is the sequel, about the Brother of Bone—a sleeping elder god—that has gone missing. Both are fantastic occult horror novels inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, with a dose of Indiana Jones adventure thrown in.
We are interested in short horror fiction about people who sneak into abandoned, forgotten, shunned, or cursed communities and survive to tell the tale. For example: Centralia, Pennsylvania—the mining town abandoned because of an uncontrollable underground coal fire; Love Canal—the New York neighborhood declared off-limits due to extreme environmental pollution; and Pripyat—the Ukrainian city evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. The emphasis is on communities—a haunted house or other such localized place is not large enough to qualify.
The place in your story must not ever have existed in the real world (i.e., no stories about the vanished Roanoke Colony), but must be described as a place that could plausibly exist. For instance: Stephen King's fictional town of Derry.
Your story must be set in the present, told in first person after the fact, from the point of view of someone who visited that place and returned to tell the tale. Supernatural elements are permitted, but not required.
Your story's title must be the name of the place that is the subject of your story and the larger region in which it is located; for instance, "Derry, Maine."
The horror of your story should lie in the characters discovering the long-lost reasons why that community was abandoned in the first place.
Once your story is complete, please click the button immediately below and fill in our query form.
Author Nicholas Paschall Signs With Darkwater Syndicate To Publish Sequel To 2017's The Father Of Flesh: Travels To Teyuna
Nicholas Paschall is going places, and he's taking you with him. The latest book by this up-and-coming master of horror, Travels To Teyuna, is a continuation of 2017's horror / thriller The Father of Flesh, which was lauded as the illegitimate love-child of Indiana Jones and H.P. Lovecraft. Look for it in mid- to late 2018.
Travels To Teyuna promises more occult adventures, esoteric horror, and gun-blazing action its sequel delivered in spades. So pack your bags and punch your ticket to Teyuna, because Paschall's behind the wheel with the pedal floored, and he's not stopping.
This year we signed twenty-three new authors:
If you thought 2017 was hot, next year promises to be exciting. We may be a small press, but we've always punched above our weight class. We've got the people, the plan, and the punch to get it done.
Great things await. Stick around.
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