2022 Splatterpunk Awards nominees, Hall of Legends announced

The inaugural inductees into the Splatterpunk Hall of Legends were announced along with nominees for the 2022 Splatterpunk Awards by co-founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene on January 18. The Magpie Coffin by Wile E. Young won Best Novel at last year's Splatterpunk Awards. The 2022 Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement in the literary …

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SHORT SHOTS | ‘The Hay Bale’

(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review horror short stories.) “The Hay Bale” is the new novelette by Virginia author Priscilla Bettis. I became an instant Bettis fan after reading her debut short story in 2021, the darkly intimate vampire tale “The Sun Sets Nonetheless.” You can read my review of “The …

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One Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2021 Reads

(Editor’s Note: Here’s another edition of one of my favorite features on the Web by the prolific reader and horror author Priscilla Bettis.)

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Welcome to my quarterly book reviews where I try (and sometimes fail) to write a one-sentence review for each book I read. But wait, I have news!

My first standalone story, a Kindle novelette called “The Hay Bale,” will be released January 10, 2022, and is now available for preorder for 99 cents. It will also be available on Kindle Unlimited.

“The Hay Bale” novelette

Now for my one-sentence reviews:

When the Cicadas Stop Singing by Zachary Ashford. This post-apocalyptic novella set in Australia is the survivor-horror genre at its best. KU.

Donn, TX 1969 by Eric Butler. Part of the Donn, TX horror series, this novella installment has some point-of-view issues, but it is a fast, fun (and extremely bloody!) story. KU.

While the Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton is a biography of Eaton’s childhood in England during the 1940s literally “as the bombs fell”…

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Deadline set for Splatterpunk Awards recommendations

The recommendation deadline for the fifth annual Splatterpunk Awards is midnight on January 16, according to a release at briankeene.com posted on January 2. Co-founded by authors Wrath James White and Brian Keene, the Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement in the subgenres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror fiction. The inaugural awards were presented in 2018. …

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