Welcome to Popcorn Press’s seventh annual Halloween celebration of horror poetry and short fiction!
Each year, on October 1, we host an open call for horror-themed poems and stories. By October 31, we have a finished document published in ebook form, with a print version close on its heels.
This book is the result of that creative marathon. Inside are works from writers new and old, pros and newcomers alike. Some few are previously published pieces deserving new readership; the majority have never before seen the light of day.
Our goal each year is simple: to encourage a wider audience for poetry and short fiction. Halloween provides a perfect opportunity.
This, then, is the result of our month-long Halloween party—though you are welcome to read the contents at any time of the year, ideally after dark…alone. (Or perhaps with a friend or two for company, to stave off the chills.)
AUTHORS: Scarlett R. Algee, Adam Armour, V. E. Battaglia, Jade Black, Sara Dobie Bauer, F. J. Bergmann, Robert Borski, Josh Brown, Tiffany Michelle Brown, John Cochrane, Kelda Crich, Elaine Cunningham, Gary Davis, Robert Dawson, Calvin Demmer, James Dorr, Ralph Faraday, Joshua Gage, Adele Gardner, Jason Huls, Nancy Hutchins, Vicki Johnson-Steger, Deborah P. Kolodji, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Michael Kriesel, John (Jack) Lehman, Denny E. Marshall, Jennifer Moore, Kurt Newton, Sebastian Normandin, Myk Pilgrim, Patrick T. Randolph, Christopher Reed, Holly Riordan, Tim Ryan, Greg Schwartz, dan smith, Lester Smith, Christina Sng, Stephen D. Sullivan, David Lee Summers, Jason “Bote” Thibeault, Christine Verstraete, Dusty Wallace, Leonard White, Greer Woodward, Stephanie M. Wytovich