Archive for October, 2009

Anthology Title and TOC

Nothing To Dread

The upcoming Niteblade anthology, to be released in December, has got a title and an official table of contents.

The title was suggested by BD Wilson and I think it’s perfect. This anthology will be titled Nothing To Dread. It plays with the cover image and is pulled from the poem, “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

Table of Contents:
Dead Again Tomorrow by T.J. Tranchell
Intelligent Designs by Alec Cizak
Alien Beauty by Guy Antibes
Of Warmth, Of Dragons by Michael R. Fosburg
On Its Own by Suzanne Sykora
Whipped by Paul Ingrassia
Blackened Borderland by Peter Diseth
Dead Teenagers at Make-out Point Joe L. Murr
Dream Spinner by Robert E. Keller
A Moment Before, A Moment After by Brian Rosenberger
Unsuitable Replacement by Jonathan Pinnock
Gender Characteristics by F.J. Bergmann
Sentry by Greg Schwartz
Untitled by Greg Schwartz
Family Jaunt by Lucien E.G. Spelman
The Homecoming by Lynette Mejia
Following Rabbits by Gregg Winkler
Anonymous Advice to Prospective Students of the Northern Witch by Donny Wankan
Oh, Christmas Tree by S. Alan Fox
Christmas’ End by Jamie Lackey
The List by Amanda Davis
Bait Worms by Aaron Polson
Night Lights by Aaron Polson
And Yet The Stars Still Existed by Beth Cato
Christmas Bloodbath by Beth Cato

House of Chamberlin

Here’s a special Halloween treat for all those that love pen and ink or charcoal artwork, with a little bit extra. No tricks here; within the House of Chamberlin dwell lusty vampires, hungry werewolves, macabre musicians, and deadly dragons. Therein you may find creatures of darkness rendered in black and white, perhaps with just touches of added colour to better bring out their eerie and often bloodthirsty natures. As you stumble further down its halls, this strange artistic abode of the fantastic and horrific might  even surprise you with a flash of full-colour brilliance.

And who is master of this weird and wild house? An Alaskan with an interest in comic books and cartooning, Ric Chamberlin is the creative soul residing at the heart of the House of Chamberlin. Ric utilizes pen and ink, pastels, and charcoal to create his marvellous works of fantasy, horror, and whimsy.

Now, enter through those doors and enjoy!

More of Ric’s art can be seen on his DeviantART Site:


Ken Schneyer

Niteblade author, Ken Schneyer, was recently the focus of an employee spotlight on his work’s website.  You can read the article here. Shame they spelled Niteblade wrong, but I won’t hold it against them 🙂


It’s been a while since I’ve offered up a status update, so I thought I’d remedy that today.

The December 2007 issue of Niteblade is back online (Yes, you really did read that right). That is two months of the pre-2009 archives back up and three to go. Hopefully I’ll get them up at a faster pace than I did the first two.

The table of contents for the new anthology is almost set. Almost. I hope to post the table of contents here in the next week or so, so keep an eye open. If you’ve submitted to it and not yet heard back from me, hang in there, that means your work is on the (very) short list and I’ll get to you soon. I promise.

I’ve fallen a bit behind on reading submissions. The oldest submission in my fiction inbox is from August 4th and in the poetry inbox is September 7th. I sincerely apologise for my delay in responding and as soon as I firm up the TOC for the anthology I will make a concerted effort to read the submissions. If you submitted before those dates and you haven’t heard back from me, I didn’t get it. Please re-submit.

I think that covers all the updates I have for the moment, though like I say, keep your eyes on this spot for the table of contents for the next anthology.