With our second anthology, The Nightside Codex, available for preorder and nearing its release date (8/24), you may be wondering what’s next for SMM. For our 2020 open call, we’re putting a temporary hold on Mysterium Tremendum to publish a more-than-deserved tribute anthology that readers and writers alike have demanded for quite a while now.
For the past two years (see our 2018 and 2019 lists), we’ve been honored to publish a list of “10 Weird Writers to Save Us All,” wherein we celebrate weird fiction, horror, bizarro, or related writers who might not have gotten the recognition they deserve by more popular media entities. Every year, this list gets
It’s about time we touch base with you regarding the state of SMM after the unprecedented global shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. As it is for many of you, this is a weird time for us. This endeavor is largely supported by my personal income, which I don’t have anymore due to being
Once again, we asked readers to nominate up to four writers whose hard work and talent calls for special recognition this year. The response was much like last year’s: enthusiastic, thoughtful, and overwhelming. We selected authors from the weird fiction community to vote on the final list. After much debate, the winners are in, and
Public nominations for Weird Writers to Save Us All in 2019 are officially closed! We are compiling the list of nominees now, and we’ll post the results as soon as we’ve selected the winners. We deeply appreciate everyone who took the time to vote. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to acknowledge your favorite
Yes, it’s back! Last year’s 10 Weird Writers to Save Us All in 2018 was an absolute success, and many of the featured writers ended up in our debut anthology, Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh. We’re hoping even more readers and fellow writers turn out this year to nominate their deserving peers. One of
We are finally nearing the release of our debut anthology, Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh, inspired by the long-standing sub-theme of the uncanny prevalent in the works of Thomas Ligotti and Bruno Schulz. Somehow, we were able to enlist an extraordinary array of authors for this release, as you’ll see in the image below.
We’ve been announcing it sporadically on social media, and it’s about time we brought it up here. Silent Motorist Media is officially set to publish a debut anthology at the end of February, 2019. If you’ve happened to notice our open call for submissions for a second anthology, Orgy of the Dumb, you might be tempted to
So here it is, the official Orgy of the Dumb cover: In case you missed the ruckus, we’re currently accepting submissions featuring 1,000 to 4,000 word stories of “normal” people doing stupid things and leading to bad, dangerous, or downright frightening situations. We’re looking to close submissions around January 1st, so submit soon! We don’t
If things have seemed a bit quiet around here for the past few days, it hasn’t been for a lack of activity on our end. In fact, we’ve been hard at work with a slew of new projects and site additions for you. Some of these we can’t quite announce yet. The purpose of this