[SCP Magazine] Open Sub Call for Fiction and Poetry – Issue #0

UPDATE: This will now be an anthology instead of magazine! Active: June 5-19Expected Release: Fall or early Winter Will be accepting up to 10-13 pieces, mostly short fiction but some poetry, as well. Compensation: $10 for short fiction, $5 for poetry – USD sent via Paypal, Venmo, or Cash apps prior to publication / Accepted…

[REVIEW] Queen of the Cicadas – by V. Castro

QUEEN OF THE CICADAS (LA REINA DE LAS CHICHARRAS) – by V. Castro Publisher: Flame Tree Press Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 The Overview:  (Synopsis provided by Goodreads) 2018: Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend,…

[REVIEW] Malignant Summer – by Tim Meyer

MALIGNANT SUMMER – by Tim Meyer Publisher: Silver Shamrock Publsihing Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 Overview: Kids are getting sick in Hooperstown, New Jersey. People are blaming the chemical plant, which has been secretly dumping in the woods by the river for years. But there’s something even more menacing at play –…

[REVIEW] City of Blood – by Daniel Barnett

CITY OF BLOOD (NIGHTMARELAND VOL.5) – by Daniel Barnett Publisher: Daniel Barnett Available: May 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5.0 Overview: (Synopsis copied over from Goodreads listing) There’s a house on Utah Lake. A safe haven resting in the shadow of the unspeakable, the locale promises refuge for the Flashlighters after tragedy drives them back…

[REVIEW] A Dark and Secret Place – by Jen Williams

A DARK AND SECRET PLACE – BY JEN WILLIAMS Published by Crooked Lane Books / Available June 2021 Verdict: 4 out of 5 ~ Overview: Heather’s mother has committed suicide. More baffling are the letters Heather has discovered upon her return home; letters of continued contact between her mother and the serial killer called the…

[REVIEW] The Flashlighters – by Daniel Barnett

THE FLASHLIGHTERS (Nightmareland Chronicles, Book #4) By Daniel Barnett Self-Published Available January 2021 You know, at this point, I feel like it’s safe to say Daniel Barnett is the new Stephen King. His writing is complex, yet approachable. His characters are driven and complete with rich backgrounds and dramatic stories to reveal. His settings are…