The Stars Are Brightly Shining by Joanna Parypinski

You hear them before you see them. Here come their voices, harmonized as one and drifting out of the night in a whisper of moon: the Midnight Carolers. You’ve heard of them, as anyone has heard of a folktale, an urban legend passed between children’s ears to conjure up magic and mystery. They choose a

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Hijacked Consciousness: an Interview With B. R. Yeager

B. R. Yeager’s novel Negative Space (Apocalypse Party, 2020) caught me utterly unprepared this year and easily maintained a spot in my top ten “Best of 2020” list. Ever since putting it the book down, I’ve been aching to pick the mind behind the novel. I genuinely can’t thing of a better way to inaugurate

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Announcements: Altar, Mysterium Tremendum, Hymns of Abomination, and More

As you know, things have been quite busy around here lately. It’s high time for an announcement on all things SMM. Let’s dive right into it, shall we?  Our limited hardcover release of Philip Fracassi’s Altar successfully funded on Kickstarter. Within the next few months, we’ll be printing fifty of these gorgeous, signed and limited

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ALTAR Cover Release (24 Hours Left of KS Campaign)

“Altar is redolent of hard-edged supernatural horror from the golden days of McCammon and King. Nobody is safe in a Fracassi story.” – Laird Barron It’s here: the last 24 hours of our Altar special edition Kickstarter campaign! In case you aren’t aware of the project, I’m posting the details of the campaign briefly below: This limited, signed,

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A Preview of Philip Fracassi’s “The Fate of Nero”

We’re in the heat of a Kickstarter campaign for our first single author publication: a limited, numbered, signed, illustrated hardback edition of Philip Fracassi’s Altar. (Check out our previous post to see the personal importance of this project to me). Here’s a recap of exactly what we’re looking to publish: This limited, signed, and numbered

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Altar: a Retrospective and Kickstarter Campaign

As you may know, our Kickstarter for a limited, signed, and numbered edition of Philip Fracassi’s Altar is underway. It’s worth taking a moment to share why this project is so important to me. Philip Fracassi’s Altar is a near perfect story. When I first read it back in 2016, I was just emerging from

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Philip Fracassi’s ALTAR: a Limited Edition Release

The following is taken from the ALTAR Kickstarter story. This 7-day campaign is now live! BACK THIS PROJECT ON KICKSTARTER “Altar is redolent of hard-edged supernatural horror from the golden days of McCammon and King. Nobody is safe in a Fracassi story.” – Laird Barron Few books have captured the admiration of readers and writers of cosmic horror like Philip

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Ten Weird Writers to Save Us in 2020

It’s that time again, and we’ve never needed saving like we have in 2020. Thankfully, these authors provided us with some exceptional work. It may not solve all the world’s problems, but we firmly believe that burdens grow a little lighter with the weight of a good weird book in hand. The writers listed below

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Trick or Treat: a Retrospective by Shannon Ryan

It was the 1980s, and America had stopped panicking about communists under every bed and started panicking about Satanists under every bed.  The main way Satan was influencing America’s teens was Dungeons and Dragons but closely following the Monster Manual was evil magic on Rock and Roll songs that could only be heard when you

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