March 2015

Finally got to read “Ponies” by @kijjohnson — what a great dark tale. tor.com/stories/2010/1…

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New postcard from anon posted to the ‘Greetings from Hell’ gallery : gorelets.com/mastication/gr…

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alva_uk One of the best, most uncanny museum selfies we’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/VCxaTuEVft

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RDSPress Last call for April’s writing retreat! fb.me/7cuSXmdcD

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“Tsudoku: Japanese for leaving a book unread…typically piled up together with other unread books.” brainpickings.org/2015/03/24/umb… via @brainpicker

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ramseycampbell1 No, spell check, I didn’t mean “A brawny woman welcomed the newcomers with sweeping gestures of her muscular bear arms.”

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PMesling The news DEsensitizes us to the atrocities of life. Horror fiction aims to REsensitize us. The movies don’t always nail that distinction.

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birds of a feather/flock together; / birds of a beak/simply critique; / birds of the blue/follow you; / birds of the black/attack, attack!

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IAI_TV ‘Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.’ ~ Alejandro pic.twitter.com/7kkKLwe6cF

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RDSPress The RDSP newsletter goes out today with an exciting pre-order for fans of Rammstein’s Till Lindemann! Sign up here. fb.me/7eEmXowOD

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MeerkatPress Keep those poems coming: My Cruel Invention – Poetry Anthology | Meerkat PressMeerkat Presmeerkatpress.com/my-cruel-inven…NM

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g_so Submit Star Wars-themed poetry to be published May 4: poemsoncrime.blogspot.com/p/guidelines.h… “Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi. It’s my only poem.”

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larazontally HEY! If I talked up the @AlphaWorkshop to you at and you thought I was halfway charming about it, give us $$$: alpha.spellcaster.org/donate/

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Vets take note: Driver’s Licenses in Pennsylvania can now function as Veteran ID cards. Fantastic idea, imo. wfmz.com/news/news-regi…

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If you picked up an Instigation postcard at respond to the prompt and send it in for this: gorelets.com/mastication/gr…

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Only 3 hrs left to back the Storyteller’s Dictionary on @kickstarter! kck.st/1Au0jpV

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The inimitable GAK! Artist from Freakcidents. Shop his art store. fb.me/7kkslnyTr

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Gotham3 This is a park where little ghost kids come out to play with little real kids and become best of friends. How sweet. pic.twitter.com/wtCIid2Qgp

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albertwendland Here’s @GinaWisker, @MikeArnzen, David Sandner & me, looking academic but thinking more of the Banquet menu. pic.twitter.com/PH6ZL6sYuP

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heidirubymiller Stories fr @JasonJackMiller @LCConnolly @dday376 @megmims @cherrymischivus @MikeArnzen in HAZARD YET FORWARD buff.ly/1C4tUqN

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My ‘Teaching Horror’ panel at is at 2pm today. Should be great!

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At yesterday the Dissections journal ed board read poems by the alligator pond. here’s Brian D. Dietrich. pic.twitter.com/6IkH3dUlV7

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GREAT paper on @KatheKoja’s Cipher delivered by @shaviro at ystrdy. inspiring. pic.twitter.com/GOEJOqPFkk

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so many great sf/f/h poets at @sfpoetry in the house pic.twitter.com/wk5LIhNvgL

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fisherlies “Magic, Science, Cannibalism, Torture”—This is how handles post-lunch panels.

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on ‘Watery Horrors’ panel, @GinaWisker is describing baby eating vampires. pic.twitter.com/eSx6tN8Yem

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fun: ‘tropes that must die’ panel w/. @SarahPinborough Kev Maroney others pic.twitter.com/3spttuGc14

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fisherlies Slonczewski: “Grant proposals are a kind of speculative fiction” (hahaha)

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Nice quote from Jim. Hope someone argued with him abt it! :-) @Amanda_Rudd

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Latest blog post charts the circulation of the term - from Freud’s unheimlich to Mori’s uncanny valley: gorelets.com/uncanny/theory…

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RDSPress @MikeArnzen and @albertwendland will be at the ICFA conference in Orlando, FL beginning March 19. buff.ly/1BoKfS7

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SDBookReview Kindle Cover Disasters: the world’s worst ebook artwork bit.ly/1Lg4JHP

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Returning to in Orlando this week. Highly recommend to sf/f/h scholars/writers. gorelets.com/events/icfa-36…

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OdysseyWorkshop New resource—The Story Structure Database records major points from various books and movies. helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/story-structur…

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Books seem to have gotten a lot creepier since the 80s: Google Books Ngram Viewer: ‘[creepy]’, 1800-2008 ‘[creepy]’ books.google.com/ngrams/graph?c…

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A toast to David B. Silva — author of “The Calling” and ed of The Horror Show and @Hellnotes. He passed on this day 2 yrs ago. :-(

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New 100-word : Double Jeopardy Freakshow by Michael Arnzen drablr.com/arnzen/drabble…

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Tha’s awesome and very kind Neill @scuwiffy Congrats on your story’s appearance in Dissections! simegen.com/writers/dissec…

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Been Instigated? Let me know. I’m seeking new folks to feature in the Instigation Showcase at… fb.me/3HrfFHaBB

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parisreview “Read with the mind-set of a carpenter looking at trees.” —Terry Pratchettbit.ly/1NQhJTvEpic.twitter.com/uCfyfrypJaa

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kasthomas R.I.P. fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett litreactor.com/news/terry-pra… pic.twitter.com/0UHTDXuejO

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Always good to see another issue of Dissections… fb.me/2VrfnY0e2

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Inkitt is “running scared” — a free horror writing contest with prizes. inkitt.com/runningscared @InkittAwards

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.@AuthorBee Be like Dante — Invent a “level of hell” — name and describe it in 120 characters.

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Read my story “The Hungry Heart” in Darkness On The Edge: Tales Inspired by Bruce Springsteen on Kindle: amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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Life’s Greatest Pleasure flic.kr/p/rywTcc

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BoingBoing Fundraising for Alpha, an sf/f teen writing workshop boingboing.net/2015/03/10/fun…

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This is my academia profile with a few critical essays/presentations/links: setonhill.academia.edu/MichaelArnzen

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RDSPress Vote for books by @LaMaupin @JustAfterSunset @MikeArnzen @heidirubymiller @DHarlanWilson or @egerdes in our poll! buff.ly/1aYcx0F

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My novel, Grave Markings is $4.99 in ebook or FREE via Kindle Unlimited — from @RDSPress amazon.com/gp/product/B00… via @amazon

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FSUCWCenter CWC is gearing up for with @allisonjoseph @MikeArnzen @Tim_Wendel and Karen McElmurray

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Spent this early morn updating my @LibraryThing and @goodreads pages. Found out you can import GR to LT with ease. librarything.com/profile/arnzen

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Write stories based on music for John Carpenter films that don’t exist: LOST THEMES @eMusic emusic.com/album/john-car…

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Hope to see some of you at International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) conference in Orlando…. fb.me/3E3dvK5ds

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Have a blast at @FSUCWCenter this morning @JustAfterSunset — don’t drink all the coffee.

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Independent ‘The Dress’ returns in a powerful campaign against domestic violence for the Salvation Army ind.pn/1Fp9lo1 pic.twitter.com/nE8k7hmCIb

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Is Dead by Jeff Lindsay - final book in the series releases in July. Preorder: amazon.com/gp/product/038… via @amazon

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I’ve backed the Storyteller’s Dictionary on @kickstarter! kck.st/1Au0jpV Help ‘em get up to 20K.

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wellcomeimages A kneeling skeleton, seen from behind, reading a book on a shelf for @WorldBookDayUK! pic.twitter.com/SQcer4h1tR

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TheKaufmann Today is @LairdBarron’s birthday! Celebrate —and do yourself a favor in the process—by buying one of his amazing books!

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morales_ej Today is . As a writer, these two books are my favorite. @StephenKing @MortCastle @HorrorWriters pic.twitter.com/zUX0Jy2HnU

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Thx @BoingBoing : Phantasmagoria : The Dark Side of the Light: youtu.be/c526W9YONdQ via @YouTube @morbidanatomy

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Vote for someone on the @RDSPress reader’s choice poll: rawdogscreaming.com/readers-choice… OVERchoice poll, if you ask me — too many good books.

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Tears! It instantly brings me back. I will slurp a pale imitation of Roma coffee and stare at this a while, @ruckawriter — thank you.

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UncannyMagazine Thank you for spreading the word about @UncannyMagazine Issue 3! We can’t wait to hear what you think! :D uncannymagazine.com/issues/uncanny…

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Wild art! Like a disturbing self-portrait by Beetlejuice @CAVITYCOLORS @HorrorByProxy

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An online dream journal from @MadeleineSwann — what a bold and fun idea. Kudos.

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(A personal favorite)

spring has sprung / and I can’t wait to revisit the body / to see the green roots / twisted and curled / inside its nostrils

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I’m calling this “The Hills Have Eyes with the Sound of Music” — Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel youtu.be/NvxqOWfEnZk via @YouTube

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Dreams & Nightmares issue 100! Thanks @DavidKM - you have done so much for sf/f/h poetry! …amsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com pic.twitter.com/1RNiTq73r0

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shmadishma Great article on ‘creepiness’, the Uncanny, and popular culture thenewinquiry.com/essays/nice-to…

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bizarroguy If you enjoy poetry I suggest you read award winner Linda Addison.

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GuideDogBooks Check out our latest title @egerdes’ HOW TO READ: amazon.com/How-Read-Eckha… Coming soon: @MikeArnzen’s litcrit THE POPULAR UNCANNY. @RDSPress

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ChuckWendig “An Open Letter To That Ex-MFA Creative Writing Teacher Dude.” Sunday blog at : terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/03… pic.twitter.com/n2zHiDd9fB

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen