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KnippKnopp Interviews…Grey Matter Press   6 comments

I’ve mentioned several times the importance of small press to todays writers.   (here, and here, and here!)

The interesting things about these publishers is how well they operate within their space and how each seems to have carved out a little niche, from focus on electronic publishing to short fiction and monthly magazines.

The folks at Grey Matter Press have had a very busy year indeed, publishing four quality anthologies of horror and science fiction with such names as Jonathan Maberry, Eric DeCarlo,  and Trent Zalazny.

I’ve had the chance to chat with head honcho Anthony Rivera at Grey Matter on a few occasions, and asked if he’d share his thoughts on the state of the publishing world today.  This is what that request wrought!

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KnipKnopp interviews….Shock Totem Publications   2 comments

So, I’m wandering around the net one day last year, looking for the next place to market my wares, when my trusty sidekick Duotrope says, “Hey Boss, check this out” and directs me towards a dark and sinister place, a place for “Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted”… A place called “Shock Totem.

…holy cool names, Batman…what's "Shock Totem."

…holy bitchin’ names, Batman…what’s a”Shock Totem?”

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KnippKnopp Interviews….Gregory Frost   4 comments

Gregory Frost is sharp.

...That's Mr. Frost to you, James.

…yes I am…and that’s Mr. Frost to you, James.

Everything about him – from his insightful and knowledgeable workshops, to his wry sense of humor, to his taut and tension filled writing style – exudes …um… sharpitude.  (Hey, I’m a writer – we’re allowed to make up words).  One of his latest short stories, “No Others are Genuine” appears in the October/November issue of Asimov Science Fiction Magazine and quickly landed in my top 20 short stories of all time.  Set in 1920s Chicago, it masterfully weaves a pervasive, mounting sense of dread as you follow the protagonist (a young boy in love with his boarding house neighbor) as he discovers the horrible truth about her disappearance. I highly recommend you pick up a copy and check it out.

Greg has been nominee or finalist for pretty much every major fantasy award out there (Nebula, Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr), runs a fiction writing workshop at Swarthmore College, is an active member of high esteem at the Philadelphia Liars Club, and is a frequent workshop leader at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.  His works include the Shadow Bridge series (Shadow Bridge and Lord Tophet), Lyrec, and Fitchner’s Brides, a retelling of the Bluebeard story that the Philadelphia Inquirer book review called “…a deliciously evil literary pastiche that combines high gothic horror with a cracking good Victorian ghost story.”

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