Bonsai Babies by Mary Turzillo Sept. 25 2016

Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to announce the publication of Bonsai Babies by Mary Turzillo.  

September 25th 2016

A little sample of what you'll find in Bonsai Babies:

• a man screws his wife after she has turned into a carnivorous dinosaur

• a knight becomes a dragon's sex slave

• the bandit-queen Phoolan Devi is reincarnated in a vindaloo

 a child prodigy is trapped in the Mandelbrot set

• a woman spurned after a mastectomy is revenged by a ghost with an electric drill

• a baseball-playing squid two-times his human girlfriend

About the Author

Mary Turzillo's 1999 Nebula-winner,"Mars Is no Place for Children" and her Analog novelAn Old-Fashioned Martian Girl, are read on the International Space Station.  Her fiction publication credits range from Asimov'sInterzone, Analog, F&SF, Weird Tales, to many small press zines and anthologies, including ones edited by Ellen Datlow, Charles Sheffield, Stephen Jones and Jane Yolen. She also has a work-for-hire novelette set in the world of Philip José Farmer's Image of the Beast.  Her poetry collection, Lovers & Killers, won the 2013 Elgin Award. She has been a finalist on the British Science Fiction Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars and Rhysling ballots. Sweet Poison, her Dark Renaissance collaboration with Marge Simon, was a Stoker finalist and won the 2015 Elgin Award.  Her novel Mars Girls, will be coming out in 2017 from Apex.  

 

Hollow House by Greg Chapman July 25 2016

No one in Willow Street pays it any notice, not the disgruntled Campbell family next door, not Alice Cowley and her suicidal daughter, or Mr. and Mrs. Markham down the road. Not even Darryl, the loner at number seventy, who is abnormal himself, thinks much about it. It is just the old Kemper House, forgotten and abandoned.

Until it makes itself known.

When the stench of death wafts from Kemper House through Willow Street, and comes to the attention of recent resident and newspaper reporter, Ben Traynor, it starts a chain of horrors that brings Kemper House's curse into their own homes and leads others direct to its door. Kemper House not only haunts its neighbours, it infects them with an evil that traverses time and reality itself.

About the Author

Editor Johnny Worthen Taking Pitches at World Horror Provo Utah

Omnium Gatherum editor Johnny Worthen will be taking pitches at the World Horror Convention April 28 - May 1 in Provo Utah.

Omnium Gatherum publishes horror, weird fiction and dark fantasy. In the five years of operation, several titles have been nominated for awards. This year two Omnium Gatherum novels are on the short list for the Bram Stoker Award. Congratulations to John Claude Smith (Riding the Centipede) and Ian Welke (End Times at Ridgemont High)

Johnny is looking for novels (50k words) and novellas (20k - 50k words) that twist the conventions of horror, weird fiction or dark fantasy in new and interesting ways. Stories with unexpected settings, main characters not often featured in the genre fiction and stories with supernatural beings other than vampires, werewolves or zombies have the best chance of acceptance. If your story is too quirky, odd or disturbing to share with the folks at your day job Omnium Gatherum might be the publisher for you.
 

Welcome Greg Chapman!

Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to announce that Greg Chapman will be joining us. Greg's novel Hollow House will be published in autumn 2016. 

Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist from Australia. After joining the Australian Horror Writers Association in 2009, Greg  was selected for its mentor program under the tutelage of author Brett McBean. Since then he’s had more than a dozen short stories published in magazines and anthologies in Australia, the US and the United Kingdom. Greg is the author of four novellas, Torment, The Noctuary (Damnation Books, 2011),Vaudeville (2012) and The Last Night of October (Bad Moon Books, 2013). His debut collection, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares, was published by Black Beacon Books in September, 2014. Voodoo Press released his latest novella, The Eschatologist in January 2016.

He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, written by Bram Stoker Award® winning authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton was published by McFarland & Company in 2012. Witch Hunts won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards® on June 15, 2013. He also illustrated the comic series Allure of the Ancients for Midnight Echo Magazine. His latest illustrative work is the one-shot comic, Bullet Ballerina, written by Tom Piccirilli, for SST Publications in the United Kingdom. Visit his website: www.darkscrybe.com

Welcome Gene O'Neill!

We're excited to welcome Gene O'Neill to Omnium Gatherum! Gene's collection Lethal Birds is set for publication in September 2016.

Gene O'Neill has seen over 140 of his stories and novellas published, several reprinted in France, Spain and Russia. A few of his past stories have garnered Nebula and Bram Stoker recommendations, including “Balance,” a short story Bram Stoker finalist in 2007, and The Confessions of St. Zach, a Bram Stoker finalist in the long fiction category in 2009. Doc Good's Traveling Show was a long fiction Stoker finalist in 2010 and Taste of Tenderloin won that year for collection after garnering a red-starred review at Publishers Weekly. In 2011 he had three Stoker finalists, including “Graffiti Sonata.” In 2012 The Blue Heron was a Stoker finalist and won for long fiction. Some of these stories have been collected in Ghost Spirits, Computers & World Machines, The Grand Struggle, In Dark Corners, Dance of the Blue Lady and The Hitchhiking Effect. He has seen five novels of his published. Upcoming in 2016 are the four trade paperbacks in the Cal Wild Chronicles from Written Backwords Press. A novel, The White Plague and a novella collaboration with Chris Marrs, Entangled Soul are being read for placement.  


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Voids by Tim Jeffreys

Voids

by Tim Jeffreys

Giveaway ends February 28, 2016.

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Release Day is Here for Voids!

Voids by Tim Jeffreys and Martin Greaves is available in print and ebook on Amazon and Amazon UK today!

In a future society suffering crippling over-population and food crises, Danny Seraphine works as a Sterilization Agent tracking down men who sire children and then desert them. Caught between a violent faction that wants to kill him and a wife desperate to have a child Danny struggles to understand the meaning of a ghostly void that haunts his days and invades his dreams.

Voids is a compelling and thought-provoking tale of one man walking a tightrope between his personal and professional life.  When the fists start to fly and the betrayals and accusations pile up, will Danny discover what it really takes to be a man?

This is a gritty and tense story that draws you in relentlessly until you become very afraid for Danny Seraphine and what will become of him.
— Rebecca Lloyd, author of Mercy and Other Stories nominated for a World Fantasy Award, 2015
Voids is one of those stories that fills you with introspection, an absorbing near-future tale exploring poignant issues with grit, acumen, and ass-kickery.
— Eric J. Guignard, winner of the Bram Stoker Award (R) and finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award
Original, tense, and darker than the inside of a Hellhound’s belly. Loved it.
— Stephen McGuiggan, author of A Pig’s View of Heaven
Voids will pull you into its surreal and strangely hypnotic world, where strange happenings rip through the shield of the everyday—where you’ll need to cover your eyes in order for them to see the new bureaucracy intent on stopping the future before it ever happens.
— John Palisano, Bram Stoker nominated author of Nerves and Ghost Heart

Welcome Terence-Jaiden Wray!

Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to announce that the talented writer/artist Terence Jaiden Wray will be joining us. Flesh and Pomegranates will be released early in 2016.

Terence-Jaiden Wray [The Matryoshka Son], based in North Wales, is a freelance Digital Illustrator specialising in weird and dark art. He's also, when time permits, an aspiring Sci-Horror/New Weird Writer.

Welcome Debra Robinson!

We are thrilled to welcome the very talented Debra Robinson to Omnium Gatherum.  The Door Beyond the Grave is set for release in 2016 and will be followed by The Door Beyond the Grave: Retribution at a date to be determined.

Debra Robinson is a professional musician and author of paranormal and dark fiction. Her first book was nonfiction, A Haunted Life, released by Llewellyn Worldwide in 2013. It was followed in 2014 by The Dead are Watching.  Red Death and Red Death: Survivors released by Severed Press, are post-apocalyptic thrillers about an Ebola pandemic that nearly wipes out mankind. The Haunting of Black Tower Mansion is a dark mystery released by Voodoo Press. The Door Beyond the Grave, and The Door Beyond the Grave: Retribution, will be released summer of 2016 by Omnium Gatherum Media. Debra also has several upcoming nonfiction paranormal releases with The History Press/Haunted America in October 2016, and in several collections and anthologies. She lives in Ohio in a haunted house.

Welcome Lindsey Goddard!

Omnium Gatherum is excited to announce the very talented Lindsey Goddard will be joining us. Her novel Ashes of Another Life is scheduled for release in Summer 2016.  Editors Ben Eads and Kate Jonez will be working with her on this project.

Lindsey Goddard embraces the dark side of life. Over the past decade and a half, her short stories and poems have been published numerous times. Recent credits include Dark Moon Digest, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, James Ward Kirk Fiction, and Sirens Call Publications. Don’t be fooled if you spot Lindsey in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. She’s only half there. The other half is anywhere and everywhere else - in the realm of her imagination. Lindsey loves her husband, three children, and crazy cat, and she hopes to make them proud of her weird gift (especially the cat). For more information, please visit: www.LindseyBethGoddard.com

Welcome Monique Snyman!

We are thrilled to welcome Monique Snyman to the Omnium Gatherum team. Monique will be working with editor Johnny Worthen on her novel Muti Nation set for publication in 2016.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with an adorable Chihuahua that keeps her company and a bloodthirsty lawyer who keeps her sane. She is a full-time author, part-time editor and in-between reviewer of all things entertaining. Her short fiction has been published in a number of small press anthologies, and she’s working hard on a couple of novels in her spare time. 

Welcome Chris Meekings!

Omnium Gatherum is very excited to be working with the talented Chris Meekings. We are very much looking forward to releasing Ravens and Writing Desks  in 2016. 

Chris Meekings is a brand new author. He lives in the city of Gloucester in the UK, if you'd ever been to Gloucester you'd understand why he sits inside and makes things up. 

His work has recently appeared on Bizarro Central's Flash Fiction Friday. His bizarro novella Elephant Vice was recently released as part of the New Bizarro Authors Series.

Chris is delighted that Ravens and Writing Desks, his first full novel, has found a home at Omnium Gatherum. It took him 11 years to write it, please be kind.

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Angels of the Silences by Simon Bestwick

Angels of the Silences

by Simon Bestwick

Giveaway ends February 28, 2016.

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Release day is here at last for Angels of the Silences by Simon Bestwick. 

Emily and Biff are seventeen and best friends. They have been dead for nine months...

“What drives the narrative though is the personality of the two leads, different enough to be interesting, but at the same time with enough in common to be representative of their age group. They have the usual concerns of seventeen year old girls – interest in boys and sex, alcohol and partying, being out with their mates and the fear of what the future may bring – with some eminently believable and engaging dialogue to bring it all to life on the page.”

— Pete Tennant, Black Static

“In this powerful and beautifully written novella, Simon Bestwick unerringly assumes the voice of seventeen-year-old Ems, a narrator whose voice ranges from fragile to furious. By turns stark and elegiac, Angels of the Silences is part devastating tale of an all-too-human evil and the secret lives of teenage girls, but it’s also a story of transcendence, the unassailable bonds of friendship, and the light that can sometimes survive even the darkest places.”

— Lynda Rucker, author of The Moon Will Look Strange

Available on Amazon in paperback and ebook

Available on Amazon UK in paperback and ebook

Omnium Gatherum is Growing! Meet the Editors

In November 2015 Omnium Gatherum turned 4 years old. As chief editor (Kate Jonez that's me), I've enjoyed working with many talented authors and cover artists to create more wonderful books than I ever thought possible. One of the most exciting parts of building a small press is watching it grow. Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to welcome new editors.  Watch for even more exciting dark fantasy, weird fiction and horror titles to come.

Tim Major - lives in Oxford in the UK with his wife and son. His love of speculative fiction is the product of a childhood diet of classic Doctor Who episodes and an early encounter with Triffids. His literary heroes are John Wyndham, John Updike, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Patricia Highsmith and Nigel Kneale. Tim’s novella, Carus & Mitch, was published by Omnium Gatherum in February 2015 and was shortlisted for the This Is Horror Awards. His first novel, You Don’t Belong Here, will be published by Snowbooks in September 2016. His short stories have featured in publications such as InterzonePerihelion and numerous anthologies. He is the Editor of the SF magazine, The Singularity, and also blogs at www.cosycatastrophes.wordpress.com.

Tim is the editor for Voids by Tim Jeffreys and Martin Greaves coming Feb. 2016

Ben Eads - lives within the semi-tropical suburbs of Central Florida. A true horror writer by heart, he wrote his first story at the tender age of ten. The look on the teacher’s face when she read it was priceless. However, his classmates loved it! Ben has had short stories published in various magazines and anthologies. When he isn’t writing, he dabbles in martial arts, philosophy and specializes in I.T. security. He’s always looking to find new ways to infect reader’s imaginations. Ben blames Arthur Machen, H.P. Lovecraft, Jorge Luis Borges, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and Stephen King for his addiction, and his need to push the envelope of fiction. For more information, please visit www.beneadsfiction.com.

Janet Joyce Holden - was born in the North of England, a land of boisterous winds and persistent rain, and currently lives in Southern California where the air is dry, the winds are hot and precipitation is a rare but mostly benevolent gift. She is a writer of dark, supernatural fiction, is the author of Carousel and a number of short stories published in various anthologies. Other activities include photography, mixed media art and dallying with sharp objects: sewing, embroidery, the study of historical European fencing, and the custodianship of twenty or so feisty and decidedly prickly rose shrubs.

Ian Welke’s - short stories have appeared in KZine, Big Pulp, Zombie Jesus and Other True Stories, and the American Nightmare anthology among others. His first novel, The Whisperer in Dissonance, was published by Omnium Gatherum Media in 2014. End Times at Ridgemont High was published by Omnium Gatherum in 2015.  Before writing full time, Ian was lucky enough to work at Blizzard Entertainment and at Runic Games. These days, when he’s not at his desk writing, Ian enjoys a variety of games. His favorites tend to be elaborate board games with many pieces and rules to confuse, though he’s happiest going mad with his characters in the Call of Cthulhu RPG. 

Ian will be editing a very special anthology to be released in 2017. Follow us on Facebook more details

Johnny Worthen - is an award-winning, best-selling author of books and stories. Trained in modern literary criticism and cultural studies, he writes upmarket fiction in multiple genres, symbolized by his love of tie-dye and good words. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “This guarantees me at least one fan.” Johnny is best known for his award winning, nationally acclaimed, best-selling young adult novel, ELEANOR, THE UNSEEN. Then you can pick up CELESTE, THE UNSEEN BOOK 2 and know what’s going on so you won’t be lost when you read DAVID, THE UNSEEN BOOK 3. Johnny entered the world of mystery with his award winning novel, THE BRAND DEMAND, a tale of blackmail, activism, and ethics. He followed that up with THE FINGER TRAP, a genre-bending, coming-of-age, mid-life crisis, social satire, comedy noire (with quiche) that introduces Tony Flaner, a slacker, every-man detective who can’t throw a punch but will slay a room with sarcasm. Johnny’s debut novel, BEATRYSEL, an occult horror, and its companion story, DR. STUART’S HEART explore the dark sides of love and Magick. Johnny’s short stories appear in numerous anthologies and are all pretty cool. Named Utah Writer of the Year, Johnny is a frequent presenter and panelist at writing conferences and fan conventions and teaches writing as an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah. Johnny lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife, sons and a cat named Junior.

Chris Kelso - is a writer, illustrator and editor. His books include: Schadenfreude (Dog Horn Publishing), Last Exit to Interzone (Black Dharma Press), A Message from the Slave State (Western Legends Books), Moosejaw Frontier (Bizarro Pulp Press),Transmatic  (MorbidbookS) The Black Dog Eats the City and Wire and Spittle (Omnium Gatherum). He recently edited Caledonia Dreamin - Strange Fiction of Scottish Descent  with Hal Duncan and is the co-creator of the anti-New Yorker, Imperial Youth Review.

David Blake Lucarelli - is a writer, editor, musician and sound engineer. He is best known for The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade graphic novels. He lives in Hollywood with his wife Sherry, son Calvin, and their cats. David edited Winter Horror Days and is on board for new projects in 2016.

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