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The Seers Table November 2018

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

November contains National Pizza Day; enjoy new work with your meal!

Andrew Wolter recommends

Larissa Glasser is a librarian, genre writer, and queer trans woman from Boston. Her short fiction has appeared in Wicked Haunted (New England Horror Writers), Tragedy Queens: Stories inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath (Clash Books), Procyon Science Fiction Anthology 2016 (Tayen Lane Publishing), and The Healing Monsters, Volume One (Despumation Press).

Larissa co-edited Resilience: Surviving in the Face of Everything, a collection of stories by …

The Seers’ Table October 2018

The Seers Table!

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

We have some creepy reading to take you up to Halloween!

Linda Addison recommends

Brian Barr is a fiction author of novels, short stories, and comics. Along with Chuck Amadori, Barr is the co-creator and co-writer of Empress, a comic book series with art by Sullivan Suad, Zilson Costa, Marcelo Salaza, Geraldo Filho, and Matheus Bronca. He is NOT the author of God’s Plan for Us, written by a different Brian Barr.

His debut novel is Carolina Daemonic, Book

The Seers’ Table September 2018

The Seers Table

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

September is National Preparedness Month, so prepare to read something different!

Linda Addison recommends

doungjai gam‘s short fiction has appeared in LampLight, Distant Dying Ember, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, Wicked Haunted, and the Necon E-Books Best of Flash Fiction Anthology series. Born in Thailand, she currently resides in southern Connecticut. Her first collection of poetry and short-shorts is currently available: glass slipper dreams, shattered. This book is filled with work that takes our breath away with a turn of

The Seers’ Table August 2018

The Seers Table!

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Hi, this is Kate Maruyama, on deck for the Seers’ Table this month. We’ve come up with some very tasty summer reading for you to round out your August.

Michael Gonzalez recommends

Rios de La Luz is a queer xicana/chapina sci-fi-loving writer living in El Paso. Her first book, The Pulse between Dimensions and the Desert, is out now via Ladybox Books. Her debut novella, Itzá, is out now from Broken River Books. Her work has been featured in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Entropy

The Seers’ Table July 2018

The Seers Table!

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

July has Build a Scarecrow Day, so find something scary to read!

Michael Paul Gonzalez recommends

Mira Grant was born and raised in Northern California, where she has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In her guise as mild-mannered urban fantasy author Seanan McGuire, Mira was the recipient of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Recommended reading: Into the Drowning Deep. The ocean is home to many myths, but some

The Seers’ Table June 2018

The Seers Table!

Linda Addison, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

June has National Donut Day, why not get a box of your favorite and something to read!

Andrew Wolter recommends

Michael Rowe was born in Ottawa, and has lived in Beirut, Havana, and Paris. He is the author of the novels Enter, Night (2011), Wild Fell (2013), and October (2017.) A French edition of Wild Fell was published by Editions Bragelonne in Paris in 2016. An award-winning journalist and essayist, Rowe is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Below the Belt (1995), Looking For Brothers (1999),

The Seers’ Table May 2018

The Seers Table!

Kate Maruyama, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Lauren Salerno recommends

Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she’s still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. She is the author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows.

Recommending: Dread Nation. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work

The Seers’ Table April 2018

The Seers Table!

Janet Holden, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Spring is upon us, the daffodils and crocus are blooming. Here are our reading suggestions for the month of April.

Ace Antonio-Hall recommends

Michael Forsythe grew up in Harlem, the son of a preacher. He is a graduate of Yale College with a degree in English Literature. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Hour of the Beast, and the children’s book, Brothers. He has written under multiple pseudonyms, including Mike Foster. http://freedomshammer.com/

Suggested reading – The Adventure of the Spook House. The

The 2017 Bram Stoker Awards Winners

2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Winners

Providence, RI, March 3, 2018

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners after a ceremony held at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. “We are excited to announce this year’s winners from another impressive list of finalists. The winners represent a broad spectrum of highly talented writers devoted to horror and dark fantasy,” said Lisa Morton, HWA President and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner. “Our members and awards juries have demonstrated considerable dedication and objectivity …

The Seers’ Table March 2018

Kate Jonez, Member of the Diverse Works Inclusion Community

Now that spring has arrived, it’s time to freshen up your reading list with these excellent suggestions. What’s that? It’s not spring where you live? You’ll love these suggestions even more!

Linda Addison recommends

Wrath James White is a former world-class heavyweight kickboxer, a professional kickboxing and mixed martial arts trainer, distance runner, performance artist, and former street brawler, who is now known for creating some of the most disturbing works of fiction in print. Wrath is the author of such extreme horror classics as The Resurrectionist (now a major motion

HWA announces its next members-only anthology

HWA is proud to announce our next anthology:

New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (final title still to be determined) will be an anthology of all-new stories in tribute to the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series by Alvin Schwartz. The anthology will be edited by Jonathan Maberry, and published by HarperCollins in 2019.

We are looking for original stories told in the vein of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (and if you are not familiar with these books, we urge you to read one before submitting). We are NOT looking for literal …

The 2017 Specialty Press Award Winners


The annual Specialty Press Award recognizes a publisher outside the mainstream New York City publishing community that specializes in dark-themed fiction. Winners are typically “small presses” specializing in limited editions, small print runs, or the work of new and relatively unknown authors. The winner of the award is determined by a majority vote of the HWA Board.

The Board of Trustees has chosen two winners for the 2017 Specialty Press Award: Eraserhead Press and Independent Legions Publishing.

Founded in 1999, Eraserhead Press is an independent publisher of bizarro fiction

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