As I work on the next issue of The Goreletter, I thought I’d post a little New Year’s round up of recent activity and news of some exciting things to spill soon out of the cracks in the Arnzen brainbox.
Earlier today, I uploaded scans of a few rare broadsides from days of yore to the new “Arnzen Manuscripts and Rarities” collection on Scribd.com. I thought fans of my book, Proverbs for Monsters, might like to get a peek at the history behind some of the stories. (Dark Regions Press is selling Proverbs for Monsters at a nice discount right now… visit them at darkregions.com ). I’ll likely keep updating this site with various oddities, and excerpts from forthcoming titles, so if you’re on scribd, please follow me or leave comments.
New artwork continues to be posted to my flickr gallery on a semi-regular basis, like the image above. This one reminded me of the story, “Spring Ahead, Fall Back” so I called it that. There are also new things going up every now and again to the Gorelets.com gallery on this very website (like several poster art pieces I discovered recently, when going through my old files).
And the big news:
Many of you might realize that the name of this website, gorelets.com, refers to my poetry experiment — and subsequent poetry chapbook — called Gorelets: Unpleasant Poems. This webpage was originally just a platform for distributing short-short horror poems to people with handheld computers long before there was a twitter or even a Kindle. 2011 will mark a DECADE since launching that experiment, so to celebrate, I am compiling a HUGE e-collection of poetry, articles, and other fun related to the gorelets project called The Gorelets Omnibus, which should be available on Amazon.com as a Mastication Publications title in the weeks ahead. The original Gorelets collection had just 52 poems — which really is quite a few. But last I counted, this new ominbus edition will have something like 183 poems in it! I will likely create enough exclusives to bring that number up to 200, just because I like round numbers and because I like to make each edition of a book a little special. Anyway, if you’re a regular visitor to this site, I think you’ll enjoy it a great deal.
2010 was a sluggish year for me due to some setbacks and work commitments, but the haze of the year is settling and I’m excited about the year — nay, the decade — to come. Right now I’m juggling four book-length projects, I have several short stories I’ve promised to horror anthologies in development, and lots of stuff on publisher’s desks getting typeset as we speak. So I suspect 2011 will be a very happy new weird. I wish you all the best.
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