Cover Reveal for NOT ALL MONSTERS

Ok, we will keep this post short and sweet because we know you’re just here for the good stuff and not our rambling. After a little back-and-forth over the weekend, a front cover was finalized for the upcoming Strangehouse anthology, Not All Monsters. We like it, and we hope you like it, too!

Check it out:

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We won’t have a full wraparound until the interior is finished, which will be awhile as the individual stories are still going through edits, but we wanted to share this with you.

Hope you’re looking forward to the book!

TTFN

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Post-Stoker Roundup and a look at the TOC for Not All Monsters!

Well, the last couple years have seen a fair amount of ups and downs, but something mighty impressive will have to happen to surpass the thrill of seeing Sara Tantlinger win a Stoker Award for her book of poetry, The Devil’s Dreamland. You can read Sara’s own re-cap HERE at her website.

Just… holy smokes. There were tears and hugs and adult beverages. So many beverages.

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The award, if you’ve never seen one in person, is heavy enough to double as a weapon, should the need arise. And it has a little functioning door that opens to a very pretty and very polished plaque that names the award, the name of the work awarded, and the author. Very fun. Appropriately macabre, given the subject matter.

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Devil’s, Acquisitions, Bizarro Pulp Press, and the erotic imprint that was… (RIP New Kink)

Allow us to address this article’s headline in reverse order.

New Kink Books started out as a promising imprint, and for a solid year-plus the naughty line of titles performed as well as any sales we had through Rooster Republic or Strangehouse Books. There were even quarters when sales from New Kink exceeded the more traditional lines. But now it is largely unresponsive. We poked it with the best and biggest stick we could find. Call the time, doc! And grab a body bag…

New Kink Books is a dead imprint.

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Rooster Republic looks at the already bloated corpse of 2019 and pokes it with a stick

I won’t bury the lede, folks:

ROOSTER ISN’T RELEASING A NEW TITLE IN 2019.

And… we are just fine with that!

This is by design. We already have titles lined up for 2020, including Sara Tantlinger’s all-women horror anthology, Not All Monsters, and Andrew James Stone’s new book, The Ultimate Dinosaur Dance Off. We’ve fielded queries from authors interested in placing titles as far out as 2021. And, going forward (I’ve mentioned this previously), Rooster Republic, et al, will release no more than four books in a calendar year. This will give us plenty of time to devote to each individual title, as well as keep us from losing our collective minds.

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Not All Monsters… UPDATE

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As you may have heard, Strangehouse Books is working on quite the anthology for 2020.

Right now, we are looking at an October 2020 release for Not All Monsters. We wanted to make sure we set out the date far ahead, so as to give us enough time to really prepare, thoroughly edit, and give ourselves a wide window with which to execute the production. The book will probably end up at 90-100K words. We wanted to be sure to have lots of space for lots of voices. And let me tell you, it is a good thing we’ve approached this anthology the way we have.

Submissions have been open less than two weeks and we’ve gotten so, so many stories. The response to our call has been overwhelming, to say the least, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Reading through will take considerable time, but authors should expect to hear from us starting in February.

Submissions will remain open until we’re completely satisfied with our selections and the 90-100K word count has been met.

We look forward to reading your work!

TTFN

October update for Rooster Republic and Strangehouse Books, now with pumpkin spice!

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[For the really big announcement, scroll to the bottom. Otherwise, read on – Ed.]

We are closing in on the end of our production schedule for 2018. The last several weeks have seen some great new books go live: Andrew James Stone’s All Hail the House Gods; Christoph Paul’s At Least I Get You < In My Art; Matthew Sunrich’s Someone Shot the Hip Young Conductor; Charles Austin Muir’s Body Building Spider Rangers.

For October, we are currently prepping both Michael Allen Rose’s Rock and Roll Death Patrol and Sara Tantlinger’s The Devil’s Dreamland, respectively.

Beyond that, we have Gareth Bennett’s The Full Howie, and then…

…well, that’s it, for a good, long while. Let’s talk about that.

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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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