Flash on the Fly Winning Story

In January, we posted a pop-up flash fiction contest where participants had only 48 hours to write a 1000-word max, horror/sci-fi story in the theme of “Date Night”. Even though the contest was only open for two days, we had 220 submissions! The decision was not easy. There were a lot of talented authors submitting,Continue reading “Flash on the Fly Winning Story”

One Month Until Release!

EVERY WOMAN KNOWS THIS by Laurel Hightower Women in Horror Month is transitioning from February to March. Which makes now the perfect time to put Every Woman Knows This: A Horror Collection by Laurel Hightower on your to-read list and to preorder for its March 3rd release. (preorder links at the bottom of the page.)Continue reading “One Month Until Release!”

Nightmare Sky Makes the Preliminary Ballot

Nightmare Sky has made it onto the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards® and I have some things to say about that. This was a passion-project. I knew going in that the out-of-pocket money I put up front likely wouldn’t be earned back, or I’d at least be lucky to break even. I hadContinue reading “Nightmare Sky Makes the Preliminary Ballot”


JANUARY 2023 FLASH ON THE FLY HORROR WRITING CONTEST SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Submissions are open now, January 20 at 10AM EST and will close in 48 hours on January 22 at 10AM EST. No submissions will be accepted before or after the open window. Genre: HORROR/SCI-FI Theme: DATE NIGHT Write a HORROR/SCI-FI flash fictionContinue reading “FLASH ON THE FLY 48-HR WINDOW CLOSED”

Introducing: FLASH on the FLY

A horror writing contest SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED Call me crazy, but I love a writing challenge. So, after reading about a nifty writing contest over the weekend that was unfortunately a pay-to-play opportunity, I was inspired to create a similar challenge. But this one is free to enter! How quickly can you go from readingContinue reading “Introducing: FLASH on the FLY”