Summer Update

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The signal’s gone a little quiet out of the Muzzleland Press numbers station lately, but rest assured we’ve been hard at work. TERROR IN 16-BITS is *done* and the books are ordered for NecronomiCon Providence, so you’ll be able to snatch a copy there at a discount before wider release after the con.

I’ve also started editing a brand-new project, a novel that’s equal parts horror and … well, I’ll let you guess.

Our podcast Spooklights is on pause until September, when we’ll return with some very special guests and episodes full of simple moral lessons like “don’t lie to your parents” and “cosmic supernatural evil is real and you should take it more seriously.”

Occult swamp war and urban body-horror: Now only 99 cents

As we’re gearing up for our next book and saving our pennies for Necronomicon, we’re dropping prices to get our titles into more hands.

The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie by Jonathan Raab and Hive by Alex Smith are now only 99 cents each for Kindle. For $2 that’s two tales of terror.

hive-isbn-uploadHive is the story of a couple who moves to a too-good-to-be-true apartment building in New York City following their abortion. When images of bizarre medical experiments appear on their television, they soon discover they’ve entered a surreal world of biological horrors and animalistic violence.lesser_swamp_gods_04

The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie follows a conspiracy theory radio show host turned county sheriff into the heart of haunted southern Oklahoma. Corn cob monsters, inhuman bog ghouls from hell, and warring witch-cults are all out for blood in this pulp horror adventure.

Call for Submissions! New horror anthology!

*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS*

WINTER’S BITE, FACEBOOK FIGHT: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WENDIGO AND POLITICAL HORROR

Do you have opinions? Do you like wendigos? If you’re reading this because you accidentally read some of the flaming garbage this “press” shovels out via print-on-demand services every year, chances are, you do!

Combine your astute sociopolitical analysis with the horrifying creatures of North American legend, and you’ve got a story we want to read! Send us your hottest takes on the ever-expanding horrors known as today’s news and social media cycle hidden under the thin veneer of a plot based on your mangled understanding and re-appropriation of Algonquin folklore, then sit back and wait for the Kindle sales and award nominations to just roll on in!! That’s REAL money for us!!! And maybe for you, some day, indirectly!!*

LENGTH: Long, meandering, pointless, (coherent resolutions strongly discouraged)
*PAY: Exposure, you jackals
DUE: Whenever the muse strikes because that’s the only time it’s possible to compose your genius
FORMAT: Screen caps of your sickest subtweets/vaguebooking burns OR file saved in the oldest version of Microsoft Word possible

But hurry, our TOC will fill up fast! No pitch letter necessary. $25 submission fee to be mailed via cashier’s check to an abandoned post office in the Colorado foothills. No refunds. Please post all submissions to the Orford Parish Books FB page.

Things that we went and did in 2016

We had a great year in 2016.

Creeping Waves by Matthew M. Bartlett

cover_204-16_originalMy favorite book of the past several years, horror or no. Yeah, yeah, I’m biased and all, but it’s really, really good. A tableau of nightmare imagery; a mix of pulpy decadence and existential terror; gleeful, mean-spirited stories of a witch-cult spreading its madness through a Satanic radio station. Bartlett manages to impress thrill-seekers and literary folks alike.

But don’t take my word for it:

“Bartlett is a visionary. He actually reinvented the wheel here, with his idea of a collection.  His stories are woven into intricate quilts of passage and prose, stitched through catalog entry or radio editorial, want ads and personal  ads. Black and white pictures. You get an entire world between the covers.  It’s not a pretty one.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
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