Thursday, April 30, 2015

Grim and Grisly Shades of Red

GRIM AND GRISLY SHADES OF RED is a collection of my personal favorite horror and suspense short stories I’ve written in the past eight years. It contains previously published works from ezines, print publications, and my out-of-print first book, "The Man of Shadows."

I have no intention of releasing it in print, so the only way to get your hands on it is through your Kindle device.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Gyroscope Review Inaugural Issue

I have three new poems published in the inaugural issue of the Gyroscope Review. The issue is free to read online and just oozing with poetic elegance.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Featured Poet at The Midnight Lane Boutique

Editor, Johnny Longfellow, has selected me as this week's featured poet at The Midnight Lane Boutique.

TMLB publishes street-themed poems of 8 lines or less. Read the submission guidelines here.

Friday, February 20, 2015

HARROWNAUGHT... coming soon to print and ebook

An Epic Fantasy and Adventure Poem
By Angel Zapata
...coming soon to print and ebook...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prayers from Crooked Spines Goodreads Giveaway

I'm giving away 5 print copies of my latest poetry collection, "Prayers from Crooked Spines," over at Goodreads.

Enter the Goodreads giveaway contest here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Winner of the MicroHorror CJ Henderson Memorial Award

My story, Eye Appeal, is a winner of the 2013 MicroHorror CJ Henderson Memorial Award. Thrilled about this! Congratulations to my fellow winners, Rachel Anding and C.L. Hesser. Great stories. My sincerest thanks to editor, Nathan Rosen, and all the contest judges.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Free eBooks all weekend long!

Free eBooks all weekend long! To celebrate the release of my latest poetry collection, “Prayers from Crooked Spines,” my two previous releases, “An Offering of Ink & Feathers,” and “Son of the Exorcist: A Roddy Sanchez Crime Thriller” will be available free for download on Amazon beginning tomorrow, September 27th, thru Sunday, September 28th. Please spread the word and share this post!

Thank you to all my friends and family who support my writing addiction. I hope you enjoy reading these babies.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Poetry Book Release— Prayers from Crooked Spines

My latest poetry collection was released today in print. The Kindle version should be available in the next day or two. The stunning cover art is by author/artist, Gabrielle Faust. Please visit her webpage here. She’s a super-talented woman.
The twenty-six poems collected in this book are petitions, each one more urgent than the next. Fear is said to be rooted in the spine, yet the severing of its silver cord will paralyze the inflicted. Is supplication the only recourse? Perhaps, but “the body is never a silent witness. It would rather cat-scratch an arthritic limb than falsify an aura.” PRAYERS FROM CROOKED SPINES confronts “the creeping ivy of the brain,” takes aim at the “thorns at catatonic nerves,” and transforms emotional trauma into “something entirely wonderful and new.”
Full cover wrap:


Monday, July 21, 2014

The Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest

Editor, Johnny Longfellow, of Midnight Lane Gallery is hosting a Midnight on the Stroll Poetry Contest. The submission period closes on July 31, 2014.

Per their web page: Poets are invited to submit poetry written in response to our Grand Opening show’s overall theme, an image within the show, or to the music contained therein. Broadly speaking, we seek poetry submissions that can (un)comfortably inhabit the same space as said art and music. More specifically, we seek short poems between 1 to 8 lines. Free verse, syllabic, or (rhymed-) metrical verse are all acceptable. Please submit no more than 8 poems, and do so only once during our current reading period. We will be seeking First Rights / Rights to Republish On Site. All republication rights will return to poets on October 1, 2014, when we announce our top contestants in The Curtained Room. Please, do not send previously published work or simultaneous submissions–we’ll provide a reasonably swift response time of 21 days or less. Our submission window opens May 17, 2014, and closes July 31, 2014, Eastern Standard Time. Work received prior to or after said dates will not be considered. Read full guidelines here.
Thus far, work from ten poets, including myself, have been accepted for the "Open Screening." You can read them all here.