Gail Murray‘s poetry has gotten good reviews in The Envoy (Jan 2021, Issue 106), produced by the Canada Cuban Literary Alliance.

Harry Posner will be guest hosting on The Howl radio show, at CIUT 89.5 FM, Tuesday, February 9th, 10 P.M.. He’ll be interviewing Yukon Poet Laureate pj johnson and Owen Sound Poet Laureate Richard-Yves Sitoski.

Ignition Point is a new poetry collection by Gary Beck. The collection looks at some of the struggles and tensions of our times, in what is a confusing life for so many of us.

Laurel Kerry‘s poem “The Tree of Thought” has won an Honourable Mention in a Pandemic Poetry Contest.

Dale Stromberg‘s recent story publication credits include “Omissions from the Unsaid” in Issue no. 10 of CP Quarterly; “Lies Breathed through Silver” in Issue no. 39 of Gone Lawn; and “Earth’s Very Atmosphere” in Belle Ombre.

John Timm‘s flash piece, “Her Favorite Story” is one of 50+ flash horror tales included in Campfire Macabre, coming this January from Cemetery Gates Media. His mystery / crime short story, “What Really Happened at the Microbe Mart” will appear in April in Close to the Bone.

Alyson Faye’s new publication The Lost Girl & Spindleshanks, a stand-alone e-book of two of her short stories, comes out on November 27 from Demain Press. You can pre-order it here.

Heather Rath has won first prize in the Ligonier Valley Writers 15th annual Flash Fiction Story Contest.

Alyson Faye is in the process of setting up an indie horror press with writer/collaborator Stephanie Ellis. Black Angel Press will aim to publish women (and those identifying as women) writers — from all walks of life, but especially those starting out.

Its debut publication is Shadow Bound: A Gothic Quartet by Alyson Faye and Stephanie Ellis. A call out anthology for women horror writers and a dark poetry publication is planned.

Gail M. Murray
‘s story “Florence – Art is in The Air” was published in Stony Bridges Magazine’sAugust Issue.

Sharon Frayne is the YA winner in the recently held annual Muskoka [Ontario] Novel Marathon, with her novel The Sound of a Rainbow. The marathon raises funds for the Simcoe-Moskoka YMCA Adult Literacy Program. Winning entries are sent to publishers for consideration.

F. J. Doucet has won second place in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s annual contest, long-form section. As well his work has recently appeared the print journal Yolk, out of Montreal; and in Literary Mama, Blog Section.

Harry Posner‘s award winning novella Peggy Lee’s Delicious Lips is now available as an audiobook from

Kay Smith-Blum’s essay, “Targets,” has been nominated by the Heavy Feather Review for Sundress Publications 2020 Best of the Net anthology. Smith-Blum’s humorous essays can also be found at Bewildering Stories, Quail Bell Magazine and Down in the Dirt magazine.

Doug Hawley‘s recent publications include: “Son Of Simon” (Bad pun / riff on “Son of Sam”) Terror House; “Adair” (modern Samhain in Ireland) Terror House;  “Space Force And Corona” (meeting with a stable genius) Eskimo Pie;  “Together Again” (ghost story?) Dark Dossier; and “One or more Halloween”.

Janet Garber’s story, “Family Values” appeared in Boomer Cafe, her poem, “Trees in a Hurricane,” was in Tiny Seed Journal, and her personal essay, Baby Love, was published by Mom Egg Review.

Alec Lavictoire’s debut novel The Black Cup was published on May 29th and is available everywhere. Check out my website at Alec Lavictoire | Author

Cameron Eickmeyer has optioned my first screenplay tentatively titled “Spare the Rod” with Dragonfly Bay Films.

From Michael Joll:
“My novel, A Time To Love And A Time To Die, an Anglo-American love affair the gets derailed in more ways than one by the First World War, is now out and available on Amazon. It took 15 years and about as many incarnations to write before I was as satisfied with it as any author can be. Now it is done and I have moved on to the sequel.”

From Allan Hudson:
“I published a novel in August — an historical fiction: The Alexanders Vol. 1 1911 – 1920″ .

Harry Posner‘s newest collection of spoken word poetry, Blue is Bigger Than Brown is now available at

From Roger Ley:
Chris Herron at the podcast website Tall Tale TV is reading a new story  from my book Dead People on Facebook every month, he’s read about a dozen stories so far.

The AntipodeanSF Radio Show is serializing my book The Steampunk Adventures of Harry Lampeter in 10 episodes. It’s being broadcast by station 2NVR in New South Wales, Australia.

Phyllis Humby recently launched her memoir Hazards of the TradeA boutique owner’s intimate reveal of the 80s and 90s lingerie boom (Crossfield Publishing). It’s a personal disclosure of nearly 20 years of humorous and sad reflections from the naïve start up of a small-town lingerie boutique to the ultimate farewell. Listen to her read a chapter.

Phyllis Humby, Frank T. Sikora, Michael Joll and Nancy Kay Clark are among those who collaborated on a publication of a new short story anthology called Our Plan to Save the World. Read about the anthology on Phyllis’ blog.

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  1. “Read and vote for Mitchell’s story here.” Thx NKC! I died on Deathmatch. A noble death, but still – I’m out. Kinda like Francis Macomber, it felt good to take myself out of my comfort zone and write in a different style. Also, meeting my alter-ego, “Arlo” was interesting! He may return, to speak his foul-mouthed truth. Cheers – m

  2. Looking forward to the paper edition.

    Doug Hawley (smart car)

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