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JOURNEY INTO THE OCCULT, WHERE HISTORY IS HORROR
Presented in six tales, GRIMOIRE OF THE FOUR IMPOSTORS takes readers on a dark tour of the 17th century, where corners of the world stand in shadow. Here grimoires possess secrets, impostors beguile the unwary, temptation turns macabre, and the night is no friend.
The Wolfshadow Trilogy runs wildly in a world of darkly comic horror, scathing social commentary, pop-cultural references, and horror-thriller territory that will dazzle both casual readers and thrill fans of werewolf fiction everywhere.
Sagas of Irth pursues the adventures of Farys, Sibyl, and Fiss’Q as they do their part to try to defeat the matchless Manticore, whose depraved desire to dominate threatens to bring about a return of the fearsome blood magic the Sorians used to pollute and poison the Irth.
THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL
COY HALL | Gothic Western | June 2022
Elijah Valero is a gunfighter afflicted with terrifying hallucinations, including a pervasive one of The Hangman out to kill him.
Dogged by the relentless specter of the Hangman, Valero mistakenly kills innocent victims and is forced to hide in an abandoned monastery for his own safety and for those of others. Once there, he encounters far greater dangers than the imaginary Hangman, and gains a bid for redemption as he faces down some silver-hungry drifters out to terrorize a town for its riches. Fans of the Weird West and Gothic Horror will find satisfaction in THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL.
SONG OF THE RED SQUIRE
C.W. BLACKWELL | Folk Horror | September 2022
North Carolina, 1949. When agricultural inspector Charlie Danwitter is sent on a special assignment to bucolic Ashe County, he expects an easy job cataloging heirloom apple varieties. However, when the local farmers grow suspicious of his motives, Charlie finds himself in far more trouble than he bargained for. In an attempt to salvage his assignment, he follows a mysterious woman deep into the beating heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to a long-forgotten village where harvest rituals are rooted in bizarre Old World customs—and discovers that some traditions are better left in the past.
THE CURSED EARTH
D.T. NEAL | Folk Horror | October 2022
The town of Lynchburg, located in central Pennsylvania, is about the last place one would look for a gang war. But when members of a Pittsburgh criminal organization retreat to the outskirts of the town in a bid to lay low from the authorities, they cross paths with nefarious forces ahead of the town’s annual Fungus Festival, forces that they cannot fully reckon with in a town ruled by the mysterious La Signora Grigia—the ever-present Grey Lady.
THE CURSED EARTH throws readers into the heart of a folk horror nightmare nestled deep within the forests of Pennsylvania, where partygoers, gangsters, investigators, and sinister cultists clash in the midst of the wild festival atmosphere cultivated by the townsfolk. Who is the Grey Lady, and can the outsiders hope to survive their long weekend in Lynchburg?
OPEN CALL: SUBMISSIONS PERIOD JUNE 1, 2022–JULY 31, 2022
THE FIENDS IN THE FURROWS III:
Folk Horror continues to haunt the horror world with visions of terror bound up in twisted morality forged in isolation within unforgiving landscapes that summon forth great evils at the fervent hands of human beings held captive by forces they can neither entirely comprehend nor fully control.
Nosetouch Press is pleased to conjure up FIENDS IN THE FURROWS III: FINAL HARVEST, a call for submissions for Folk Horror from around the world— from Britain and Ireland, to continental Europe, to North and South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. We strongly encourage writers to continue to explore the wanton wilderness of Folk Horror, while honoring the elemental essence of this subgenre’s tangled, grasping roots.
SEND YOUR BEST ORIGINAL FOLK HORROR STORIES OF 3,500 TO 7,000 WORDS. SUBMISSIONS THAT ARE CHOSEN WILL BE PAID $.06 A WORD. NO POEMS OR REPRINTS, PLEASE.
BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2022, email entries to email@example.com .doc or .rtf format • Please state “FIENDS 3” in the subject line.
OPEN NOW THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2022
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