Strangehouse Books seeks women writers for horror anthology ‘Not All Monsters’

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NOT ALL MONSTERS: an anthology

This anthology will be edited by Sara Tantlinger and released by Strangehouse Books in the fall of 2020.

From the editor:

“There are monsters in every woman’s life. And while maybe not ALL monsters are so bad, I want you to tell me about the dark and twisted ones. Give me protagonists who take no shit. Show me women who save themselves. Does the hero slay the beast, or is she the monster? All types of monsters, protagonists, and antagonists are welcome here. I am looking for speculative fiction containing strong prose with character-driven stories that convey powerful messages. I am particularly drawn to the beautiful grotesque, gothic elements, the macabre, and poetic prose, but I welcome all well-crafted stories to be submitted.”

All writers who identify as women are welcome to submit.

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Someone Shot the Hip, Young Conductor

We are very proud to announce Matthew Sunrich’s debut collection Someone Shot the Hip Young Conductor (available on amazon here).

An ode to existential irreverence, absurdity, and surreal, Someone Shot the Hip Young Conductor is filled with Kafka-esque scenarios: universes collide; skeletons play jazz with gorillas; one-armed gravediggers; extremely courteous vampires; trains that wake the dead.

And, of course, Picasso’s painting of Frankenstein’s monster.

19 stories that range from the bizarre to the extremely bizarre, brimming with dark humor and grotesque originality and just a dash of melancholy.

Matthew Stephen Sunrich is a professional organization enthusiast who has cleared out a space of approximately ten square feet to call his own in rural northwest Georgia. He enjoys comic books, sword and sorcery and horror literature, categorizing things for no apparent reason, and dreaming about Jonathan Winters as an antiquing centaur. His inspirations include Monty Python, They Might Be Giants, Richard Brautigan, and H. P. Lovecraft. He has contributed stories to The Strange Edge and The Modern Monarchist and essays to two Star Wars anthologies put out by Sequart. He has also published a book about the fantasy heroine Red Sonja. He is currently collaborating on a sword-and-sorcery novel and is considering writing a book about horror icon Vampirella. His first crush was Smufette.

 

At Least I Get You < In My Art

We’re incredibly happy to present Christoph Paul’s At Least I Get You < In My Art. It’s a thing of beauty, inside and out, and you can find it on Kindle here and find the print version here.

Love. Poetry. Sex. A youth on fire searching for meaning and peace. This book is all of that, and it is music and heart on a page and it sings.  We hope you enjoy it.

“I came to Christoph’s poetry with a hard hat on. I felt like I should probably wear it, should probably get myself ready. If there’s one thing I know about Christoph, it’s that he’s always thinking, always watching, very deliberate, very obsessed by language and voice and story. These poems were that, and then some. They’re unafraid. They’re a hard fuck, a weird kiss, a sad goodbye. They’re screaming at you from across the room. Across the state line. They’re honest and ugly and true. They’re funny. They watch you as much as you watch them.” – LISA MARIE BASILE, AUTHOR OF APOCRYPHAL & ANDALUCIA

Rooster Republic’s Future (not scary)

Well, it looks like we have some books coming your way. Let’s talk about ‘em!

The next release coming down the pipe is Christoph Paul’s eagerly-awaited poetry collection, At Least I Get You < In My Art. That’ll drop right at the end of July. It’s the first of two poetry releases we have planned for 2018.

Next, we have Matthew Stephen Sunrich’s short collection, Someone Shot The Hip, Young Conductor. This one is a turn towards the humorous and the absurd. It should go live in August.

September has two releases planned: Charles Austin Muir’s Bodybuilding Spider Rangers and Other Stories; Sara Tantlinger’s The Devil’s Dreamland, poetry inspired by H.H. Holmes.

And that leaves us with October. Michael Allen Rose’s Rock & Roll Death Patrol should go live in our spookiest month. The novel is a tongue-in-cheek, comic-book-style adventure that reimagines groups like the Justice League and/or Avengers as literal rock ‘n’ roll stars; takes the idea of the rock “supergroup” to another level.

And then there is The Full Howie.

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All Hail The House Gods should be on your radar, says LitReactor

One of Rooster Republic’s summer titles just got a little shout out over at LitReactor (courtesy of Gabino Iglesias) and we couldn’t be happier. Andrew James Stone’s sophomore effort, All Hail The House Gods, is an anxious little page-turner and a very interesting spin on the dystopian science-fiction narrative.

AHtHG cover

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“Stylistically, he’s a blend of Edward Lee and Jeremy Robert Johnson.”

So sayeth the one and only Brian Keene of one of our most prolific authors, John Bruni.

And, after a brief delay (thanks, Amazon), we are happy to announce that Bruni’s latest, Blood, is now available in paperback! Click HERE and the link will take you to the sales page.

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More horror poetry for Strangehouse Books in 2018 . . .

Sara Tantlinger’s Love For Slaughter was one of Strangehouse Books most popular titles in 2017, so we are definitely excited to show you what she has in store for readers in 2018!

For her follow-up collection, Tantlinger has chosen none other than notorious killer HH Holmes as her inspiration. Here’s a look at the (WIP) cover art:

HH Holmes cover

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New work from John Bruni coming in May 2018!

This will be a quick post. Just a taste . . . of Bruni.

John Bruni. His newest title, Blood, should be live in May. And it’s a helluva book. A little bit crime, a little bit demons, and a fine smattering of violence. But let’s take a look at that cover, shall we? This one comes courtesy of the very, very talented Matt Andrew.

Just look at this beast . . .

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