Renewal anthology now available

Renewal - A

Re.new.al (noun) 1) Resuming an activity after an interruption, or 2) Extending a contract, subscription or license, or 3) Replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down, or broken, or 4) Rebirth after death. Four definitions to spark inspiration, a limitless number of stories to be conceived. Only 110 made the cut. Thrilling to hopeful, Renewal features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets about sexual and gender minorities to entice readers. Welcome to Renewal.

Excerpts:

Because these stories are only 300 words each, we’re not supplying long excerpts, but here are the first lines of several of the stories. Enjoy!

“Griselda pulled the weeds from between the rows of Valerianella locusta plants in the garden, careful not to disturb the buds that would grow into the babies that were her only real income-producing crop.” —The Witches’ Garden, by Rie Sheridan Rose

“I didn’t know how truly the world was in trouble until I went journeying to look for Anisette’s bluebonnets.” —Bluebonnets, by Emily Horner

“The ship’s drive malfunctioned at the worst possible time.” —The Return, by Andrea Speed

“Before we continue, there’s a rather macabre fact about me I should share.” —Rejuvenation, by Christine Wright

“When I died they buried me at the bottom of the garden and returned to the fields.” —Below the Hill, by Matthew Bright

“The world is ending and I can’t look away from your eyes.” —Sunrise, by Brigitte Winter

““Losing one’s superpowers to your arch nemesis sucks donkey nuts, I tell ya. And trust me when I say I suck a lot of them.” —Rainbow Powers, by Dustin Karpovich

“The day I was born again was damp, rainy—a good day for rebirth, all things considered.” —The Birthing Pod, by Michelle Browne

“Intwir’s twelve eyes roved over the container, taking in the cracked outer lock and the elasticated fabric stretched tightly over its exterior.” —In a Bind, by S R Jones

“‘You’ve reached Androgyne HelpLine. Press one to start service. Press two to interrupt or cancel service. Press three—’” —Auto-Renew, by Ginger Streusel

“The doctor tells me that my wife is dying, but I already know.” —I Will Be Your Shelter, by Carey Ford Compton

“‘San Francisco was the first to go dark, followed by Los Angeles.’” —When Light Left, by Lex Chase

“My fingers lingered on the synthetic skin, trailing soft patterns across my work.” —Miss You, by Stephanie Shaffer

Buy Links Etc:

Mischief Corner Books (info only): http://www.mischiefcornerbooks.com/renewal-qsfs-fouth-annual-flash-ficiton-contest.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZPB4ZM/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/renewal-j-scott-coatsworth/1127042522?ean=9781975654368

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/renewal-27

iBooks: Coming Soon

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36113415-renewal

 

Authors:

‘Nathan Burgoine

A.M. Leibowitz

A.M. Soto

Abby Bartle

Aidee Ladnier

Alexis Woods

Andi Deacon

Andrea Felber Seligman

Andrea Speed

Andrea Stanet

Anne McPherson

Bey Deckard

Brigitte Winter

Carey Ford Compton

Carol Holland March

Carrie Pack

Catherine Lundoff

CB Lee

Christine Wright

Colton Aalto

Daniel Mitton

Dustin Blottenberger

Dustin Karpovich

E R Zhang

E.J. Russell

E.W. Murks

Ell Schulman

Ellery Jude

Eloreen Moon

Elsa M León

Emily Horner

Eric Alan Westfall

F.T. Lukens

Fenrir Cerebellion

Foster Bridget Cassidy

Ginger Streusel

Hannah Henry

Irene Preston

J Alan Veerkamp

J.P. Egry

J Summerset

J.S. Fields

Jaap Boekestein

Jackie Keswick

Jana Denardo

Jeff Baker

Jenn Burke

Joe Baumann

John Moralee

Jon Keys

Jude Dunn

K.C. Faelan

Kelly Haworth

Kiterie Aine

Kristen Lee

L M Somerton

L Brian Carroll

L.M. Brown

L.V. Lloyd

Laurie Treacy

Leigh M. Lorien

Lex Chase

Lia Harding

Lin Kelly

Lloyd A. Meeker

Lyda Morehouse

M.D. Grimm

Martha J. Allard

Mary E. Lowd

Matt Doyle

Matthew Bright

Mia Koutras

Michelle Browne

Milo Owen

Mindy Leana Shuman

Naomi Tajedler

Natsuya Uesugi

Nephy Hart

Nicole Dennis

Ofelia Gränd

Patricia Scott

Paul Stevens

PW Covington

R R Angell

R.L. Merrill

Rebecca Cohen

Redfern Jon Barrett

Reni Kieffer

Richard Amos

RL Mosswood

Robyn Walker

Rory Ni Coileain

Rose Blackthorn

Ross Common

S R Jones

Sacchi Green

Sarah Einstein

Shilo Quetchenbach

Siri Paulson

Soren Summers

Stephanie Shaffer

Steve Fuson

Tam Ames

Terry Poole

Tray Ellis

Vivien Dean

Wendy Rathbone

Xenia Melzer

Zen DiPietro

Zev de Valera

 

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Looking for a shiver? Try Trembling With Fear at Horror Tree…

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Horror Tree has started publishing drabbles and flash fiction under the heading Trembling With Fear, and this week my 100 word story Starting Over… In Style is available for your reading pleasure. Go check it out, along with the flash story Resurrection by Chanelle Pina, and another drabble, Separated Again, by Patrick Winters.

 

(I had a previous drabble, Young Love, that appeared in Trembling With Fear back in January, which you can find here…)

GAIA: Shadow and Breath Volume III

Gaia III front cover

Gaia: Shadow & Breath Vol. 3 is now available! You can get it at Amazon here. Or, enjoy a 15% discount for the next few days when purchasing from CreateSpace (link and code: CFAK5JBZ). As with past volumes, the proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Fantasy by David Tallerman, Sandi Leibowitz, Janet Haigh, H.L. Fullerton, Tim Major, Rose Blackthorn, Gwendolyn Kiste, Ingrid Taylor, Anjali Ravi, and Scott T. Barnes. Cover art by Verboten Valley Art, interior illustrations by Carrion House.

Killing It Softly available on pre-order

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Killing It Softly is now available for pre-order through Amazon at the low price of 99 cents through October! This anthology is scheduled to be published on October 26th, and you can order it here.

Featuring stories by: Rebecca Snow, H.R. Boldwood, Christine Lucas, Gerri Leen, Tracie McBride, Rie Sheridan Rose, Aliya Whiteley, Marion Pitman, Jenner Michaud, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Carole Gill, Tina Rath, Airika Sneve, Carson Buckingham, Chantal Boudreau, Eleanor R. Wood, Nidhi Singh, Rebecca J. Allred, Rebecca Fraser, Jo-Anne Russell, K. S. Dearsley, Amanda Northrup Mays, M.J. Sydney, Rose Blackthorn, Annie Neugebauer, Elaine Cunningham, Sandra Kasturi, Jess Landry, Sarah Hans, Lillian Csernica, Tory Hoke, and Nancy Holder.

Pete Mesling reads from HWA’s Poetry Showcase III

Episode 29: Selections from HWA’s Poetry Showcase Volume III

This is a wonderful sample of what you’ll find inside the HWA’s Poetry Showcase Volume III. There are 15 poems in the podcast, including my own offering, Vigil. The entire podcast is just under 25 minutes in length, and well worth your time to listen.
The Horror Writers Association‘s Poetry Showcase Volume III is edited by David E. Cowen and available now as an ebook and as a paperback from Amazon.com.

HWA Poetry Showcase Volume III

HWA Poetry Showcase Vol 3

The HWA Poetry Showcase Volume III is now available in digital format through Amazon – you can get it here. Soon, it will also be available in paperback, and I’ll post the link when I have it.

My poem Vigil is included, along with work from some amazing authors, including:

Bruce Boston, Chad Stroup, Corrine De Winter, Kathryn Ptacek, Michael Arnzen, Adrian Ludens, Alessandro Manzetti, Alex Johnson, Angela Yuriko Smith, Annie Neugebauer, Ashley Dioses, Clay F. Johnson, Caden Skye, Cecilia Dockins, Chad Hensley, David C. Hayes, Davide Camparsi, Denise Dumars, Don Gillette, E. F. Schrader, Elsa M. Carruthers, G.O. Clark, Gene Stewart, J. P. Rosen, Janice Leach, Jeanine Gailey, Joseph A. Pinto, Jillian Rossi, K. A. Opperman, Leigh M. Lane, Lina Sophia Rossi, Lisa Lepovetsky, Lisa Morton, Lori R. Lopez, Lucy A. Snyder, Marge Simon, Mark Kirkbride, Megan Rhode, Michael Hanson, Nancy Etchemendy, Pete Mesling, Peter Salomon, Randy Rubin, Richard Geyer, Richard Groller, Robert Boley, Robert Perez, Robin Reed, Stromcrow Hayes, and Tausha Johnson.