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Panel of Experts: Readings and Signings

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Question: Do you like doing readings and signings? Interestingly, more than three quarters of us like or mostly like doing reading and/or signings. For some of us readings and signings are a crucial way of staying in touch with the people who read our work, an up-close-and-personal method for getting a sense of what the […]

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Joe Nassise, Hugh Sterbakov, Michael Mallory, John Palisano, and Richard Finney Signing at Dark Delicacies

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Dark Delicacies hosted a signing today for Joe Nassise, Hugh Sterbakov, Michael Mallory, John Palisano, and Richard Finney. Richard Finney even offered a special bonus deal: Buy Angel of Light and also get a Dark Delicacies gift certificate plus a copy of Demon Days. Angel of Light is the sequel to Demon Days and both […]

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Maria Alexander Interview: At Louche Ends

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I was asked to interview the accomplished Maria Alexander for Gothic.net, and the more I researched and read about her and her work, the more intrigued I became with the artist herself. She has proven her abilities time and time again in fiction and poetry, along with her unmatchable creative side which touches on singing […]

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The Raven (illustrated poem)

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With The Raven movie, starring John Cusack, opening this weekend, we thought today might be an appropriate day to post Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem The Raven. This is from a Project Gutenberg archive of an illustrated 1883 edition. Gustave Doré was the illustrator. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, […]

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Ashes and Rust by Loren Rhoads

Ashes and Rust by Loren Rhoads

There’s a new chapbook by a very good friend of mine and a truly brilliant writer, Loren Rhoads. Loren is the woman behind the gone but never forgotten Morbid Curiosity magazine, a hugely influential nonfiction zine about first-person experience. Her fiction is equally cool, so I’m really looking forward to checking this out! Sex. Drugs. […]

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At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded

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Gothic.net contributor Maria Alexander’s new poetry collection, At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded, is an assembly of emotions and senses that touch you from top to bottom. Drawing from the days when the enigmatic drink, absinthe, was illegal and mystifying, Maria’s passion and love of the Green Fairy shows […]

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Poppy Z. Brite Collectible Art and Lost Souls

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Long before the current teen vampire craze, Gothic.net contributor Poppy Z. Brite wrote her seminal vampire novel Lost Souls. Poppy Z. Brite’s teens were edgier and more real. Although these days Poppy Z. Brite is Billy Martin and has gone on to writing on more explicitly gay non-horror topics, you have the opportunity to get […]

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Panel of Experts: Novels vs. Anthologies

anthologies vs novels

Question: Do you enjoy novels or anthologies more? Why? A little more than half of us prefer novels to anthologies. We like to be truly transported for hours. We like to get to know memorable characters deeply. We love to immerse ourselves in a good author’s fully-realized vision. This does not mean that we are […]

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2011 Bram Stoker Award Winners

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Congratulations to all the Stoker winners! This is all work well worth checking out. Superior Achievement in a NOVEL Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books) Superior Achievement in a FIRST NOVEL Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press) Superior Achievement in a YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (tie) > The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder […]

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Stoker Awards Nominees

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The Stokers have announced the nominees. There are a lot of really excellent dark writers nominated. Gothic.net would like to especially wish luck to Brian Hodge, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Ellen Datlow, G. O. Clark, J. G. Faherty, Lisa Morton, Marge Simon, Maria Alexander, and Thomas Roche tomorrow night. No matter who wins, the real winners […]

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