Monday, August 15, 2011

Status of Submissions

Just a quick note to potential contributors: Please note that we are officially behind in our readings for Unspeakable Horror 2: Abominations of Desire.

Please know that we are endeavoring to give each submission the time and attention it deserves and apologize for the delay in getting back to everyone within the time frame we initially quoted. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we continue to move through the open reading period.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

'Unspeakable Horror' Named a Stoker Awards Finalist!

Dark Scribe Press is pleased to report that its debut title, UNSPEAKABLE HORROR: FROM THE SHADOWS OF THE CLOSET, has been named a finalist in the 2008 Bram Stoker Awards. Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, DRACULA. The Stoker Awards were instituted immediately after the organization’s incorporation in 1987.

The Stoker Awards, like the Oscars, are non-juried awards. Any work of Horror first published in the English language may be considered for a Stoker during the year of its publication. The HWA membership at large recommends worthy works for consideration. A preliminary ballot is compiled using a formula based on recommendations. Two rounds of voting by the organization’s Active members determine first the finalists, and then the winners. The winners will be announced and the awards presented during a gala banquet held in California at the Burbank Marriott on June 13th in conjunction with the HWA’s annual conference.

Nominated for Superior Achievement in an Anthology, UNSPEAKABLE HORROR joins this year’s other nominees - including Stephen King, Gary Braunbeck, Nate Kenyon, and others - as they vie for honors in a total of (8) categories.

Vince Liaguno, co-editor of the project and Dark Scribe Press CEO, says that he’s “honored, humbled, and deeply appreciative of the HWA’s recognition of the UNSPEAKABLE HORROR anthology.”

Dark Scribe Press is also thrilled to announce the nominations of several of its UNSPEAKABLE contributors:

  • Sarah Langan, nominated in the Superior Achievement in Short Fiction category for “The Lost” from Cemetery Dance Publications;
  • Lee Thomas, also nominated in the Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for “Turtle” from Doorways Publications;
  • Lisa Morton, nominated for Superior Achivement in Non-Fiction for her book A HALLOWE’EN ANTHOLOGY from McFarland;
  • Kealan Patrick Burke, nominated for Superior Achievement in a Collection for THE NUMBER 121 TO PENNSYLVANIA from Cemetery Dance Publications, which was also won DSM’s Black Quill Award (Editors’ Choice) for Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection earlier this year.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

'Unspeakable' Reviews...

From Fear Zone, an excerpt:

“In reflecting on this book, I'm reminded of how much fine work is being produced by the indie press. Liaguno and Helder, to their credit, took their time in producing the finest anthology possible, and the finished product doesn't disappoint. On the whole, Unspeakable is a highly recommended read for all horror fans, as it offers something for everyone. Lovers of the dark, the literary, the gruesome, and even the disgusting, will find something to treasure.” – Fear Zone (Full Review)

(Our sincerest thanks to reviewer Derek Clendening and Fear Zone editor Greg Lamberson!)

From Horror World, an excerpt:

"Whether you’re a fan of crime, mystery, fantasy or straight-up horror, chances are something that lurks in this anthology’s closet will reach out and grab you. And if you wind up sleeping with the lights will have gotten your money’s worth." - Horror World (Full Review)

(Our sincerest thanks to reviewer Martel Sardina and Horror World editor Nanci Kalanta!)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

An 'Unspeakable' Pre-Order...

Announcing pre-orders for the Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet anthology!

  • ISBN: 978-0981863207

  • Trade paperback

  • 340 pages

More detailed product information here.

Pre-order today!

Friday, September 26, 2008

An 'Unspeakable' Book Trailer...

Dark Scribe Press is pleased to present the official book trailer for its upcoming Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet anthology:

A Circle of Seven Production.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Table of Contents

Peeking inside the closet...

Introduction: The Case for Closets / Vince A. Liaguno
Opening the Box / Chad Helder
Emmeline / C. J. Lines
The Bloomsbury Nudes / Jameson Currier
Epistle of the Sleeping Beauty / Jan Vander Laenen
Cask / Jude Wright
Black Annis / Joy Marchand
Memento Mori / Elissa Malcohn
The Shallows / Gary McMahon
I Am the Shadow That Walks There / Michelle Scalise
Bluff / L. A. Fields
In Her Mirrors, Dimly / Maria Alexander
The Portico Angel / Kevin W. Reardon
Vourdalak / Michael Hacker
Memory Box / Reesa Brown
Double Walker / Lisa Morton
Sublet / Rick R. Reed
I’m Your Violence / Lee Thomas
The Engine of Desire / Livia Llewellyn
The Boys of Bald Cave / C. Michael Cook
Prayers of the Living / Erin MacKay
The Next Big Thing / Christopher Fox
The Shaping / Scott Nicholson
A Letter from Phoenix / Kealan Patrick Burke
The Agathas / Sarah Langan

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Anthology Cover Revealed...

Dark Scribe Press is pleased to unveil our final cover design, as created by the talented Deena Warner of Deena Warner Design using the magnificent original artwork we commissioned from artist Michael "Pooch" Pucciarelli. (Click on cover for larger image.)

"Monsters in the Closet" is part of Pucciarelli's acclaimed “rides” series - intricately detailed carnavalesque worlds in which characters are sent careening on macabre rollercoaster rides through worlds populated by movie monsters, skeletons, and underground pop culture icons that reflect his constant exposure to Florida theme parks, where surreal carnival ride facades reflect the false fronts of modern society.

Below is an image of the full wraparound (click on image for a larger version):

Stay tuned for more news as DSP preps for the fall launch of what promises to be the year's most intriguing anthology with an eclectic roster of talent that includes Lee Thomas, Sarah Langan, Scott Nicholson, Kealan Patrick Burke, Rick R. Reed, Jameson Currier and 17 other unspeakably dark scribes!