Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sonar4 Landing Dock reviews my book, The Man of Shadows

Sonar4 Landing Dock reviews my book, The Man of Shadows from Panic Press. Yeah, they did call me a chick, but the review is great, so I easily forgive them ;-)

You can order yourself a copy of my book on this very page, or thru House of Horror or Panic Press.

Ebook version is also available for $4.99 at Smashwords. Smashwords also provides you with the first 30 pages of my book to read prior to purchase. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tweet Me a Story & The Undead Submachine Gun call for submissions

Tweet Me a Story Contest

Register for the Tweet Me a Story contest. It's free! You’ll have to write an entire story in 140 characters (which includes spaces). They send you the prompt for Round One on January 13th and you’ll have 5 hours to write and submit your story on the same night. $100 prize.

Visit NYC Midnight’s Tweet Me a Story Contest to register.

The Undead Submachine Gun

J. Darko is hosting a writing contest based on your choice of five prompts. Per her blog,
1. Pick a prompt
2. Email me (at to inform me of your intent to participate
3. Write me a killer fuck’n horror story!
4. Email your polished final-draft as an attachment

Prompt 1: It’s the apocalypse, baby. Yes, your end-of-the-world event must include zombies. However, there’s a catch. The zombies must take a back seat to another pressing horror that your main character(s) will face while also having to deal with the undead horde in the backdrop. This “other horror” must be something tangible and assail your character(s) at some point in your story. How and if your character(s) prevail in the end is up to you.

Prompt 2: A horror story inspired by music.

Prompt 3: Hell on Earth.

Prompt 4: Fan-fiction…“The Walking Dead” inspired narratives.

Prompt 5: Fan-fiction…vigilante horror.

Midnight, February 31st, 2011.

Visit The Undead Submachine Gun for all the gory details on specific prompt requirements, rules and prize info.

I'll be writing something based on prompt #1. C'mon and join me on any one of the 5 choices.

She’s got some really great prizes, so get writing!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

5x5 Fiction: Stories Told Loud and Clear now accepting submissions

5 by 5 Fiction: Stories Told Loud and Clear is a quarterly flash fiction e-zine.

I’m looking for exceptional stories to shout from rooftops. Complete stories (not rantings or poems) must be exactly 25 words long, told in exactly 5 sentences, with each sentence comprised of exactly 5 words.

Any variation from these short, sweet, strict guidelines won’t even be considered. All genres are welcome. Write it, proofread it, and send it in the body of your e-mail to loudandclearfiction (at) yahoo (dot) com. Subject line should read: 5x5_Story Title_Author's Name.

I only ask for one time publishing rights. Otherwise, all rights remain with the author. And don’t even think about plagiarizing, ‘cause you will be found out and prosecuted to the full extent of the claw. That’s right, I said “claw.” As in having your eyes clawed out. I’m deadly serious. For reals.

I have no money, so won’t be giving any away as payment. Sorry, wish I did have money for you. Hell, I wish I had money for me.

But how do I style my work, Angel?

As you would any story. I don’t want to see your work broken into poetic verses. I love poetry, but don’t want to have any submitted for this venue. Yeah, really. For God’s sake, didn’t you read the bit about the claw?

Should I provide a bio?

Yes. Make it exactly 5 words (and yeah, that includes your name). You can provide a link to your website or blog and I’ll hyperlink it to your name, so it doesn’t count toward your 5 words.


Am I making myself loud and clear?

Then get going.

-Angel Zapata, editor
December 11, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Man of Shadows available as Ebook at Smashwords

Panic Press has just listed the ebook version of my book on Smashwords.
You can find your FREE 30 page download sample here. The entire ebook can be purchased for $4.99.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Panic Press needs you editors, publishers & bloggers

House of Horror and Panic Press editor, Sammi Cox is "looking for editors/publishers/bloggers, etc to review PDF books from Panic Press and House of Horror and also interview our authors. If interested, please email her at or"

Monday, December 6, 2010

El Dia de los Reyes published at The Glass Coin

The Glass Coin has reprinted a Christmas Holiday story of mine, El Dia de los Reyes (The Day of the Kings).

The concept of The Glass Coin is “every story has two sides.” Per their site, “Each issue we’ll examine two sides of an idea; two themes that are irrevocably connected. These themes may reflect each other, each helping us see the other more clearly. They may be as opposite as heads and tails or be as connected as two sides of the same coin. Every issue, it’s our hope to shatter your perceptions, make you think and make you feel something.”

Visit their Guidelines and Upcoming Themes pages for more info.

Many thanks to editors, JM Prescott & Sairah Saddal.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Bus Stop @ Not From Here, Are You?

Michael Solender, over at The Not, features my Feast of Flash honorable mention entry. Get on down to The Bus Stop and read what’s going on.