The Asterisk Anthology—Round 1
Nosetouch Press is starting an ongoing short fiction contest, starting with a ghoulish Halloween-themed short story request. Short stories (3,000 to 9,000 words) will be accepted until OCTOBER 29, 2016.
We will choose two winners. The first place winner will receive $10 and e-publication of their story on Nosetouchpress.com. The runner-up will also have e-publication on the website. The stories will remain online until the next round of winners is announced. Winning stories will be part of the upcoming ASTERISK ANTHOLOGY, to be published in twelve months. No reprints, please. Prose only. A paperback contributor’s copy will be provided to the winning contributors once the book is published. A signed contract will be required for publication online and in the anthology.
Email entries to email@example.com .doc or .rtf format • Please state “Asterisk 1-Round 1” in your subject line. One entry per person.
CURRENT & UPCOMING RELEASES
Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Horror Inspired by the 1970s
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Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales
Whether wicked or whimsical, few folkloric figures are as iconic as the witch. Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales serves up 30 spellbinding stories of witches that are enchanting and terrifying, amusing and enticing. Classic or eclectic, fantastical or historical, these witch tales are a literary incantation to delight any fans of witches and witchcraft. The 30 stories in this anthology feature authors from America, England, Ireland, Wales, South Africa and Canada. This brings an international flavor to the book and gives readers a tantalizing glimpse into how witches are perceived and presented around the world.
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Nosetouch Press is proud to feature Judgment Lake, the first novel by Dara Marquardt. This literary horror story set in the Midwest features atmospheric and surreal writing that follows an Iowa tourist trap town’s battle with an ultimate evil, even as it contends with swarms of cicadas appearing at the end of their 17-year slumber. This unforgettable novel carries a quiet, character-driven menace that calls to mind Stephen King’s IT and 1970s eco-horror movies.