[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] Hunger Pangs – by Scott J. Moses

HUNGER PANGS By Scott J. Moses Published Independently When I first spoke to Scott on Instagram two months back, we found that we understood one another’s hunger to rewrite and improve our work over time. As we discussed the process of giving stories new polishes years later, Scott said, “It’s like the work is never…