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Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Kenwood on Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:44 pm

Shock Totem Publications is proud to announce a new holiday series of books.

Back in 2011 we released something a little different: Shock Totem: Holiday Tales of the Macabre and Twisted 2011. It featured fiction from Shock Totem Publications staff members as well as the wonderful and insanely prolific Kevin J. Anderson, all based on the end-of-the-year holiday season. It also included anecdotal nonfiction pieces from a wide variety of authors.



Our sharpest cover to date. Ba-doom tssh! I'll be here all week, folks.

The release was a hit. It sold well and continues to do so. But it was only released as an e-book, and since then many of you have asked for a print version. That is finally coming in late November.

Looking beyond that, we have a Valentine's Day issue planned for late January 2014 and a Halloween issue planned for October 2014.



This is a cover mock-up. Listed authors are subject to change.

As with the first holiday issue, these releases will feature fiction based on their specific holiday themes. Nonfiction will come from not only authors but the artists and publishers whose talent and contributions to this field are all too often overlooked.

Look for the print version of the debut holiday issue in late November (or download it now), followed by the Valentine's Day issue in late January 2014.


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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Masonian on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:34 am

Squee!

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Sdewar on Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:39 am

Is there an open submission for these holiday series or is it invite only?

Thanks,

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Kenwood on Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:33 am

Not sure. The reason the first was invite-only and included staff fiction is because it was a non-paying thing, meant to help raise money for ST.

If people were okay with no payment, then I'd consider it.

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Post by Sdewar on Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:20 pm

Fair enough. Let us know what you decide.
I"m sure there would still be plenty of interest.
Less established writers would still get exposure and they like to help out for good causes as much as anyone else, I'd think.

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Post by Yellowsocks on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:18 am

Holiday comp?
Having just done my first, I am not looking forward to the wait until Jan before the next one.

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Post by MJSydney on Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:09 pm

I love the cover for the Valentine's Issue gimme 

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Mercedes on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:31 pm

I love the cover, too! It's very cool.

I'd be totally open to an open call for the Holiday issues. If we're very clear that it's basically the ST fundraiser and there's not pay involved, I think it's a good idea. I'm sure we'll get some marvelous stories.

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Post by nc on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:20 pm

I'd be on board for something like that--it's a worthy cause.

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by nc on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:27 pm

Oops, just noticing the dates of this conversation. I was thinking ahead for Xmas 2014.

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Kenwood on Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:31 am

After the Valentine's Day issue, we're doing Halloween. I think I'll try an open submission period for that one. =)

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Post by Mercedes on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:25 pm

I bet you'd get tons of stuff for Halloween!

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Post by echoic on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:59 pm

Halloween issue still on the agenda? Very Happy

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Post by Yellowsocks on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:18 pm

echoic wrote:Halloween issue still on the agenda? Very Happy

timeframe is a little tight methinks

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by echoic on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:24 pm

Yellowsocks wrote:
echoic wrote:Halloween issue still on the agenda? Very Happy

timeframe is a little tight methinks

Haha... I was hoping for 2015!
(Though a surprise Halloween issue tomorrow would be rad.)

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Kenwood on Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:24 am

Have you seen the orange image at the top of this forum?

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Post by ccone on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:10 am

Kenwood wrote:Have you seen the orange image at the top of this forum?

rockon Awesome.

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by echoic on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:07 am

Kenwood wrote:Have you seen the orange image at the top of this forum?

Ooooh sneak peek! Shocked

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Kenwood on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:16 am

All shall be revealed at 12:01 AM this Halloween. =)


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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by Kenwood on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:17 am

Holy fuck balls! Didn't realize it was that big. Haha.

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by echoic on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:55 am

Niiiiice!! Rad art. Can't wait!

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Post by ccone on Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:47 am

Wow! That cover is amazing.

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Re: Announcing the Shock Totem Holiday Series…

Post by nc on Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:09 am

That is an incredible cover. Can't wait to get at what's inside!

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