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Screaming Dreams / SCREAMING BOOK OF HORROR ed by Johnny Mains
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:03:06 pm »
SCREAMING DREAMS (September 2012)


One of the Family – Bernard Taylor
Larva - John Brunner
Glory and Splendour – Alex Miles
What Shall We Do About Barker? – Reggie Oliver
Cut! – Anna Taborska
Old Grudge Ender – David A. Riley
The Christmas Toys – Paul Finch
The Quixote Candidate – Rhys Hughes
Helping Mummy – Kate Farrell
The Iron Cross – Craig Herbertson
The Baby Trap – Janine Wood
The Club – Sara Brunsdon
Sometimes You Think You Are Alone – Alison Moore
The Tip Run – Johnny Mains


Couple of more stories to be added on as and when - cover is a prelim only and blurb will change.

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Screaming Dreams / THE YEAR
« on: November 06, 2011, 08:42:53 pm »


‘THE YEAR’ ANTHOLOGY NEEDS YOU!!!

Screaming Dreams and Noose & Gibbet are proud to announce a joint project, simply called ‘THE YEAR’. It will be published in 2013 and edited by Johnny Mains and Steve Upham. This will be an anthology which will showcase the very best writings of Crime, Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy. 52 stories, one for each week of the year...

This project will be open to submissions from today and while we are mainly focused on new, original fiction – there will be three classic reprints from each genre from different periods in that particular field’s history.
As the budget for the publishers will be rather taxing, payment will be £10 and a copy of the finished book. Stories will have to be no more than 3k in length. If you’re a horror writer but have always wanted to write a crime tale, give it a shot – if you’re a die-hard sci-fi scribe, why not jump into the land of orcs and magic talismans. What will NOT get in the book are mash-ups, emotive vampires and sadly there will be no room at the inn for zombies. Try and stay away from the drunk, emotionally scarred detective and steampunk shenanigans. TV and film related spin off stories will also be a no-go.

The deadline will be July 1st 2012 – this will give you enough time to think of a story, write it and send it in. In the subject box put your name, title of the story and its genre. You will be informed of whether you are in the book by Sept 1st 2012. No multiple submissions allowed and the date for all authors to sign off their individual stories will be February 1st 2013 with the book being published at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton Oct 31st  – Nov 3rd  2013. Due to prohibitive postage costs in sending contributor copies, story submissions will only be accepted from authors residing in the U.K. Payment and contributor copies will be sent out the week of Monday 13th November, 2013 unless authors are in attendance at the convention.

All submissions and enquiries to theyearanthology@gmail.com

Good luck!
The Editors
http://www.theyearanthology.blogspot.com/

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Screaming Dreams / Lest You Should Suffer Nightmares
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:40:28 pm »
Les Edwards
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Very pleased to announce that Screaming Dreams will be bringing out my Herbert van Thal anthology in a expanded form with unseen photographs, letters etc - documenting the Pan Horror's life and works. Will be out this Fancon.

And with Les' cover - wowowowowowow :D


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General Discussion / Google Wave
« on: November 11, 2009, 04:35:16 pm »
Been sampling Google Wave and it's really quite something. It's not available to the general public as yet - and at the moment you can only join in the fun through invitation from Google or someone already with Wave. I have a few invitations spare, so if anyone has a Gmail account and would like to be part of something that will change the way we will interact with friends, family, work etc. - Send me your email address through PM and I'll send of an invitation on your behalf. You may have to wait for a wee whiley for Google to get back to you, as they are coping with the demand!

cheers,
 Johnny

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CONTENTS


FOREWORD - SHAUN HUTSON

'THE INFLUENCE OF PAN' - DAVID A. SUTTON

LOCKED - CHRISTOPHER FOWLER

MR SMYTHE – TONY RICHARDS

ACUTE REHAB – JOHN BURKE

CAMERA OBSCURA – BASIL COPPER

THE TRUE SPIRIT – DAVID A RILEY

ANGEL – JACK WAINER

A GOOD OFFENCE – MYC HARRISON

GALLYBAGGER – ROGER CLARKE

SPINALONGA – JOHN WARE

THE FORGOTTEN ISLAND – JONATHAN CRUISE

DREAMING THE DARK – J P DIXON

THE LITTLE GIRL EATER – SEPTIMUS DALE

MR GOLDEN’S HAUNT – CHRISTINA KIPLINGER

THE STARE – JOHN BURKE

THE CHILDREN – NICHOLAS ROYLE

THE MOMENT OF DEATH – KEN ALDEN

A CARRIBEAN INCIDENT – JANE LOUIE

THE WAITING GAME – CRAIG HERBERTSON

SCHOOL CROSSING – FRANCIS KING

SOUNDS FAMILIAR - HARRY E TURNER

AN OUTING WITH H – CONRAD HILL

‘LEST YOU SHOULD SUFFER NIGHTMARES’ HERBERT VAN THAL:  A BIOGRAPHY by JOHNNY MAINS

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS




Heading your way in March 2010 at your local friendly World Horror Con - BACK FROM THE DEAD with artwork by Les Edwards - contains sixteen brand new stories from masters of the genre such as Conrad Hill, Christopher Fowler and Harry E Turner PLUS five reprints from luminaries such as Basil Copper and Septimus Dale. The connection? They were all authors who graced the bloody pages of The Pan Book of Horror Stories, the longest running horror anthology series in the world to date. Also included is the first ever study of the series' original editor Herbert van Thal. This one should hopefully all have you sitting up and dribbling...

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Books / The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959)
« on: October 19, 2009, 05:51:40 pm »




Have just come off the phone with Pan Macmillan and have been told I can now spread the word.

The 1st Pan Book of Horror Stories, originally published in 1959 will be re-issued by Pan as a 'paperback original format' in October 2010.

Pan Macmillan have asked me to come on board with the books execution and I am also supplying a short history of the series which will accompany the book, so as to give an introduction to a new audience.

This has taken around a year and a bit to work out, so I'm glad that Pan agreed with me that it would be a good idea but I'm seriously over the moon with this.

Johnny

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