*WE ARE NOW LIVE WITH DECEMBER DISEASES, ISSUES 61 & 62. **NEW SNM 2014 CALENDAR THEME POSTED ON SUBMISSIONS. *WE PROUDLY PRESENT A BRAND NEW BRETT GRAHAM NOVEL VISIT OUR SNM NOVEL BOOKSTORE FOR OUR AUTHOR BOOKS. READ THE ISSUE TO SEE WHO WON SNM AUTHOR OF THE YEAR!
Youtube Audio Narrated story from Suspentia by Brett Graham:
Presenting 3 new SNM Published Novels on Amazon.com!
*See New Book Release Details on SNM Anthos and Novels Page.
The official results are in for the 2012 Preditors Polls. We were nominated in 5 categories and want to thank everyone who placed their votes for SNM Horror Mag.
Fiction e-zine - 4th Place
Horror Anthology - 3rd Place
Horror Novel (by SNM) - 7th Place
Magazine Editor - 6th Place
SNM Mag Authors:
Horror Short Story - James Cheetham
Mourning Has Broken - Bonded By Blood 5 - 4th Place
Horror Short Story - Brett Graham
Jalopy - Bonded By Blood 5 - 8th Place
Welcome to SNM Horror Magazine, a premiere online publication featuring the best new talent in horror today. We will showcase 8 new short stories bi-monthly and publish on the first day of slated month, unless posted otherwise. The best part is it’s
Welcome Home to the Mausoleum where the Dead come to play!
Attention Horror Readers:
Yes, you heard right, SNM Magazine is
Attention Horror Writers:
Do you have an original short story you want to have published? All first and second time published and self-published writers welcome. If we publish it, we will showcase your story and promote your book or website right underneath your featured work in the hallowed halls of our magazine. If available, we will also post your featured author bio and picture on the site for the months your story is published. Submit us your best unpublished fiction! You can promote your book directly through your own channels of promotion and still get your name out to the masses. We don't charge fees for reading your story. We are the bootcamp of horror. Our philosophy is this: since no one becomes famous overnight, it's imperative for new writers to get exposure and acquire a good fan base. So, it's all about having your stories read, initially. We have become a launching ground for authors, who get feedback from our editors to learn and grow before submitting to pro paying markets. Moreover, we are a theme based magazine, which means by hosting a challenging theme, we force writers to write fresh stories, instead of submitting older works/reprints or recycled rejects. Anyone published in SNM Mag can make it in the pro paying market and we are here to trigger and ignite that dark inspiration for writers.
SNM Mag Promotion:
Fear not, we have covered all the bases. We are registered with all the major horror directory venues such as Duotrope, Preditors & Editors, Ralan, Horrorfind, Horrorgenre, Every Writer's Resource, and more. Additionally, we are listed on all the major search engines like Google, Yahoo,
We are open to submissions all year -- and the floodgates are opened! Horror writers wanted dead or alive for morbid cryptic weavings and grim scribe offerings! If you have an original work of horror between 2000-5000 words, then send it here, we want to see it! We will also provide feedback if we do not accept it -- usually within sixty days. We accept subs all year around but review 40 days to month featured.
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THE SNM HORROR MAG STAFF,
STEVEN, KEVIN & KERRY
We are live with "December Diseases" issues # 61 & 62. We thank everyone who submitted for October's theme. We had a total of 80 submissions for December's theme. We've chosen (8) featured stories for the upcoming issue. We're now closed to reviewing December Diseases subs. *We are now open for reviewing for "February Freestyles."
Greetings with Beatings,
It’s time for SNM Horror Mag, issues 61 & 62: December Diseases. This marks our last issue of 2013 and will carry on through January. We found some very interesting gems in this issue, making it the most diversified theme as far as content. The scariest thing in life is the human body. We never know what’s going on inside there, until it conspires against us. Sure, we all know what we’ve learned in school, anatomy, etc., and we have a basic understanding of how it works, but we never really know what’s happening inside of our bodies. We can’t control our hearts. We cannot feel our cells dividing, reproducing; our blood fighting and flowing. We don’t know what kind of bacteria, viruses and diseases are running rampant. It’s a whole different world in there and quite out of our control. Our muscles grow, our bones get brittle, our bodies change, and we can’t do a damned thing about it. Our bodies are our own worst enemies in the end and can betray us when we least expect it.
In this issue, we have stories of viral infection, a new form of Aids, an infectious bug that eats ones happiness, a new airborne plague, a rare bone disease story, an airborne spill that incubates in the lungs and comes to life, a mutating cyst disease that cripples and debilitates its victims, an MS story, and a Leper’s plague. In a world where new diseases are running amuck, we bring you the next wave of diseases in the December issue of SNM Horror Mag.
Announcements: We have many! First, SNM Horror Mag will continue on as a press in 2014, going into year seven! Editors Kevin McClintock (HWA member) & Kerry Morgan will remain with us in 2014. Our next big announcement is Brett Graham completed his third novel, published by SNM Novel Publications, and is releasing it Monday on Amazon. Its entitled “Pretty Death Music,” a complete-theme 300 page, 95,000 word novel. Go to Amazon.com and type it in by author name and book title, then see the new reviews just posted by independent sources. In the February issue, Senior Editor Steven Marshall is releasing his new novel on Amazon titled “Resurrected Rituals,” 300 pages, 98,500 words, featuring 11 separate short stories of intertwining characters whose actions create a chain of events. This will mark Marshall’s fifth print novel and longest book thus far. You can preview one of his new stories from his upcoming novel on the SNM Short Stories page; NOT in the issue. It’s called Mistress of Deception. *Be sure to check out Brett Matthew Graham’s new novel on Amazon!
Last order of business: we are asking all of our readers to NOT nominate SNM Horror Mag this year on Preditors & Editors. They are truly a wonderful resource for writers, but it’s too much rallying for us and is too time consuming, especially since every year we show one result at the end of the tallies, then wind up showing lower than the outcome. It’s nice to know we have always come in the top 5 of fiction presses for 5 years in a row now and it’s enough for us that you simply like us for the product we put out and come back to read more in each issue. The highest we have ever placed was 2nd, which means we try harder because we’re number 2. We do thank everyone who has voted for us. But please feel free to vote for our writers who deserve your vote
It’s time to announce our SNM Horror Author of 2013! He started writing for us in 2012 and has placed Second before, but never Story of the Month...until now. So like us, he was trying harder because he’s number 2. What he has accomplished is consistently writing top-placing stories and appearing in all issues this year, with the exception of our February issue, simply because he didn’t submit for our open themed issue. But he rises to the challenge with all of our niche themes and appears once again in this issue. This author has developed a very engaging story telling ability and is not afraid of taboo material. At this time, we would like to congratulate Rob Bliss, the SNM Author of 2013. Rob will receive a cash bonus and an award plaque for his consistency and his top placing stories. We would also like to acknowledge his runner up, who’s also accomplished the same here and this writer has a published novel with SNM Novel Publications. By a slim margin of points, he just fell short of winning this year, but he has also always risen to the occasion of consistently having stories published here, and he also has a new story published in this issue. So an honorable mention also goes out to Jeff Parsons.
It’s time to announce our horror theme calendar for 2014! Issues are open to all authors, new or previously published:
February Freestyles: Open ended horror stories with 3 stipulations: no vampire, werewolf or zombie stories.
April Amnesias: Memory loss, senility, or amnesia.
June Jinxes: Stories of jinxes, curses, spells or hexes.
August Animosities: Revenge, jealousy and paybacks.
October Outcasts: Clowns, midgets, or freaks of nature.
December Deathtolls: dying, death or beyond the grave.
This theme’s horror from 8 Viral Authors:
Madness in the Blood – Katie Graham
Farewell to Beauty – David Longshore
Something in the Air – Kerry Denney
Paulie’s Bones – G.C. Rosenquist
The Tremors Within – Jack Leonard
Always Read the Label – Liam Hadley
The Variant – Jeff Parsons
The Golden Leper – Rob Bliss
Our first issue of 2014 is February Freestyles.
We hope that you are most disturbed with the season finale of SNM Mag. Please visit our author novel bookstore and anthology bookstore links on our site. See the new releases and get a jumpstart on some great stocking stuffer gifts for Christmas. Until next year, Seasons Beatings and a Black and Blue New Year from all of us at SNM Horror Mag!
Bonded By Blood 5: Doomsday Descends, the anthology that placed #3 in the 2013 Preditors & Editors Polls with 2 top 10 placing SNM author’s stories, is now on sale at Amazon.com for $15.95. It features 25 stories and 370 pages of pure spellbinding horror and dark fiction.This is the final print anthology of SNM.
The entire set of all 5 Bonded By Blood anthologies is only $60.00 and that includes shipping and handling if you buy it from the publisher. Offer valid in the U.S. only, applicable S&H fees if out of country. (The post office is killing the small press.)
Also check out our Author Novels page newest releases and the new novella by SNM himself entitled Soul Stealers, which placed #7 for best new horror novel of 2012 on the Preditors & Editors voting polls, thanks to you, the readers who voted for it.
Keep in mind that any anthology purchases help support our authors with paid royalties. If you are interested in getting the set, email us directly and get free shipping from the publisher: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Amazon.com, search under books and type in: Bonded By Blood. (SNM) Like every press, we need more book sales to keep the vision of SNM Mag alive.
If you have any comments on the stories or poetry in this issue, our writers would love to hear your thoughts. Please be sure to comment on our Reader’s Guestbook. Don’t be afraid to spill your thoughts. We want your ink blood on our canvas. Let your pen gently drip blood...
Come check out this month's fiction and then go treat yourself to some new horror books produced by SNM Publications. Remember, Hell hath no fury like a book unadorned! Check out our latest titles and all our book reviews on Amazon.com.
Darkest Wishes, Grim Fantasies, Spanks & Shanks,
Steven Marshall Kevin McClintock Kerry Morgan
Welcome to our dysfunctional Addams Family; a twisted trio.
Senior Editor & Moderator - Steven Marshall
Grammar & Text Editor - Kevin McClintock
Reviewing & Selections Editor - Kerry Morgan
1st Place - Rob Bliss - The Golden Leper
2nd Place - Jack Leonard - The Tremors Within
3rd Place - Katie Graham - Madness in the Blood
4th Place - G.C. Rosenquist - Paulie's Bones
Open ended horror stories open to all authors with 3 stipulations: No vampire, werewolf or zombie stories.
Memory loss, senility, Alzheimer's, amnesia.
Jinxes, hexes, spells, curses, voodoo magic.
Animosity, revenge, payback, eye for an eye.
Midgets, clowns, outcasts, freaks of nature.
Stories about death, dying, or beyond the grave. Stipulations: *No first person deaths where the narrator dies at the end.
*Story of the Month Winners win free anthology or novel.
Purely for your addiction and to see what high score you can get, we have added in a Haunted Hangman to the site which is different for each holiday when you play it. The current one is for Halloween and the high score to beat still is: 1195. See how far you can get or how much the hanging skeleton can ruthlessly taunt you! The high score is set by Crystal Adkins.
*CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO PLAY THE GAME AND GO BEAT 1195.
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