Come Down in the World (Kindle Single) (Electric

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Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 1995. 411 p. We read submissions year-round for essays keeping with our tradition of “sharing the extraordinary in ordinary lives,” and run two annual thematic contests. The history of sf's ever-increasing respectability over the past half century has been in part the history of the gradual displacement of magazines by books, especially paperback books – although many anthology series have been given their initial publication in hardcover. Taste of Tenderloin is a strong work that should be in every library collection.
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The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

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But he’s a handsome, sexually powerful guy, and it’s nice–and, she thinks, safe–for her to flirt a little with him. Conventional horror wisdom is that you create characters and situations that the reader can relate to and build suspense from there. She’s generally classified as fantasy or slipstream writer, but her work is truly cross-genre – in fact, she’s one of those writers that makes the whole idea of the genre seem nothing more than a ridiculously juvenile marketing scheme.
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American Decameron

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As co-editors of two anthologies, including Robot Uprisings (Vintage, 2014) and Press Start to Play (Vintage, forthcoming), we have often been confronted with a reticence among authors—especially those who had not published any short fiction prior to becoming acclaimed novelists—to commit to writing short stories for anthologies simply because it appears to be an unprofitable endeavor, or not an effective use of their time. Your comments and suggestions are equally valid and are welcome below.
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A Struggle For Life

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Shannon is a master at using tiny details that paint a dark and vivid picture. In these post-mortem autobiographical “epitaphs,” 244 former citizens reveal the truth about their lives. Barry is our Number One: this Irish writer has two collections, There are Little Kingdoms (2007) and Dark Lies the Island (2012), both of which are outstanding: hilarious, poignant, bizarre, frightening and, above all, inventive. Personally, I found Simon's style cleaner and easier to read than Jacob's.
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Reapers of the Dust: A Prairie Chronicle

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Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert Bloch), to later followers (Henry Kuttner, Lin Carter, Brian McNaughton), and contemporary afficianados (Brian Stableford, Mark McLaughlin, Adrian Cole) — and many more. In the United Kingdom, Daphne du Maurier wrote suspense stories like " The Birds " (1952) and " Don't Look Now " (1971). A good example might be Interpreter of Maladies. More Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and gentle humour of R.
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Old Amable

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An ancient text, the Katha Upanishad, likens one’s efforts to realize God to walking on a razor’s edge. (Somerset Maugham wrote a novel, The Razor’s Edge, on this theme; Bill Murray acted in the movie based on it). Black Juice by Margo Lanagan (Locations: Richmond Green Library, Richvale Library) Previously available only in Australia, this haunting short story collection by the acclaimed author contains ten wholly realized fantasy worlds that exist just beyond the realm of everyday life--so familiar and so surreal, they will not be forgotten.
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"What A Dream!": A Short Story (Adventures with Joe Book 1)

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Please support this site by helping us reach that goal. What is scarier here is not Moccus� potential cruelty, but the people themselves. His collection of stories from his childhood are so memorable. Some take a surreal to downright esoteric slant on the imagery while others go literal. She is a former actress and stage director, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, and lives on the beautiful Central Coast of CA, near San Luis Obispo—the town Oprah called the “happiest town in the US.” Visit her blog at annerallen.blogspot.com. 1.
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Celtic Tales 6 The Bold

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Realistic, pithy dialogue is important to a short story because it can serve two purposes: to advance the plot rapidly and describe the characters by the way they speak. Cheever and Updike were my literary parents; the vistas they described--the 1960s and 1970s, the shaken cocktails, the urgent bad sex, the smoky, Nixonian America--amplified my own narrow vision. Nuala O’Connor – FIRSTThe Young Brown Bear by Julie Netherton The writer has given a deceptively ordinary title to what […]
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The Pilot (Large Print Edition)

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Prepare to be haunted by: The Monkey's Paw by W. Most of these stories are tales we've heard before, urban legends or scenes we've all viewed in various "B" horror movies. Poetry is often a hard sell for me, but I fell in love with Strange Vegetables almost immediately. For poetry, submit up to 8 pages; for fiction and creative nonfiction, 7,500 words maximum. Even no-pay literary journals were fiercely competitive and expensive to buy. SUMMARY: Humorous adult racing/betting story from the famous American crime writer.
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A Dead Body

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Below are eight publishers looking for speculative fiction short stories. They did, however, notice I was crying as I floated in the fetal position on the water. There are huge lessons for human societies here, but also something irreduceably alien. ( Amazon ) 17) "The Father Thing" by Philip K. Words with JAM First Page Competition Looking for the most gripping, read-on-able first page of up to 400 words.
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