It’s been quite a trip around the sun: Wildfires, upheaval, a global pandemic! But we’ve finally made it to the end of this dumpster fire of a year, and not a moment too soon. Seems like a good excuse to run a sale! So, from now through December 31, take 25% off your order of all Word Horde books (except scratch and dent) with coupon code DUMPSTER. Pick up John Langan’s latest collection, Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies, Scott R. Jones’ novel Stonefish, or any other Word Horde releases… and save!
It’s the holiday season and 2020 is right around the corner. So in the interest of both hindsight and foresight, we’re running a sale!
Save 20% off any new book order (Scratch and Dent books not included), now through the end of the year! You don’t even need a coupon code. Just place your order and your discount will be applied on checkout.
Help spread the weird — tell your friends!
A new month means a new featured book, and this month we’ve got not just one, but two awesome books at 25% off when you order direct: Alan M. Clark’s Whitechapel-set thriller A Brutal Chill in August and Tony McMillen’s rock-and-roller (with monsters) An Augmented Fourth. Just $11.99 each when you order direct. You don’t need to perform an augury to know this is one heck of a deal!
“With A Brutal Chill in August, Alan M. Clark continues his terrific fictionalized accounts of the Ripper’s victims–always compelling, and always expertly evoking nineteenth century London. Gripping, suspenseful–written with sensitivity and heart.” –Simon Clark, author of Night of the Triffids
“[An Augmented Fourth] is a wildly entertaining novel that is both a hilarious deconstruction and a tender love letter to rock and roll. McMillen has a knack for dialogue and that helps the action and the story move forward at breakneck speed. […] If you think you’d dig watching a psychedelia-infused version of The Thing while blasting awesome tunes and having a great acid trip, then you need to pick this one up.” –Gabino Iglesias, LitReactor
Congratulations to Tony McMillen and his wife Taylor on the birth of their baby Nora Wren. If you’re picking up An Augmented Fourth this month and would like us to pass along a note of congratulations to the happy parents, please feel free to include it in the comments section of your order.
We’re kicking off a new monthly feature this July by putting Nadia Bulkin’s Shirley Jackson Award-finalist collection She Said Destroy on sale for just $12.74 (25% off). Save from now until July 31, 2019 on the book Publishers Weekly calls “cerebral horror with plenty of bite.” Order your copy of She Said Destroy today!
Call it what you will–Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the End of the Year Sale–you’ve only got a few days left to save 25% off any new Word Horde books (with the exception of Scratch & Dent items) you order between now and December 1, 2018. Just use coupon code happybirthday at checkout, and save!
Check our our full catalog of Weird and fantastic fiction!
But speaking of Scratch & Dent items, we sometimes get returns. And while the returns are in great shape, we can’t, in good conscience, sell them as new items. So we pass the savings along to you. It’s a great way to stock up, either for yourself or for those on your Xmas list.
Shop our Scratch & Dent sale!
Since Awards Season is upon us, and we’ve had a few queries, here are our suggestions, should you be looking for works to nominate:
Corpsepaint, David Peak (Novel, First Novel)
The Human Alchemy, Michael Griffin (Collection)
Fright Into Flight, ed Amber Fallon (Reprint Anthology)
Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales, Orrin Grey (Collection)
The original short story in Fright Into Flight is Izzy Lee’s “I Did It for the Art” (~5100 words).
The original novelette in The Human Alchemy is “The Only Way Out is Down” (~9000 words).
Original short stories in Orrin Grey’s Guignol are “Shadders” (~3750 words), “The Blue Light” (~4300 words), Dark and Deep (~3650 words), and “When A Beast Looks Up at the Stars” (~4700 words).
Black Friday is here. The holiday rush begins. And this Tuesday, a milestone birthday for Ross. Seems a great excuse to offer you a Word Horde coupon. We can’t give you fifty percent off, but we can meet you halfway and offer you 25% off any new Word Horde books* you order between now and December 1, 2018. Just use coupon code happybirthday at checkout, and save!
And this year we’re continuing Feed Cthulhu!, our tradition of giving away ebooks when you make a donation to your local food bank. All you have to do is make a donation, then share the following on your social media:
I fed Cthulhu [your donation] to [organization] #FeedCthulhu @lossrockhart
Don’t forget to include the hashtag (#FeedCthulhu) and Ross’s Twitter handle (@lossrockhart) or tag him on Facebook so that he can see–and share–your post. Or send a link of your post via email to publicity[at]wordhorde.com and we’ll share it for you. #FeedCthulhu, feed people, and help make a difference in your community.
* Not including Scratch & Dent titles
It’s been a busy year. So busy that it’s quite possible you just realized (like us) that the holiday season is in full swing, and that you’ve got less than two weeks to get your Xmas shopping done. So, we decided to run a last minute year-end coupon. Just use coupon code word2017, and save 30% on all Word Horde books (excluding Scratch-and-Dent titles). Here’s where to order:
This year, we published five books: The Raven’s Table, by Christine Morgan; Beneath, by Kristi DeMeester; An Augmented Fourth, by Tony McMillen, She Said Destroy, by Nadia Bulkin; and Tales from a Talking Board, edited by Ross E. Lockhart, featuring fourteen all-new stories of the strange and supernatural by Matthew M. Bartlett, Nadia Bulkin, Nathan Carson, Kristi DeMeester, Orrin Grey, Scott R Jones, David James Keaton, Anya Martin, J. M. McDermott, S.P. Miskowski, Amber-Rose Reed, Tiffany Scandal, David Templeton, and Wendy N. Wagner.
We also picked up a few awards, with Word Horde selected as Publisher of the Year 2016, Livia Llewellyn’s Furnace receiving Short Story Collection of the Year 2016, and John Langan’s The Fisherman landing Novel of the Year 2016 in the This Is Horror Awards, and John Langan’s The Fisherman capturing the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel. Don’t forget to nominate your favorite 2017 Word Horde titles in your favorite genre awards!
Here’s just some of the critical acclaim our 2017 titles have received (so far):
“These works have the sure, solid feel of a talented author deeply engaged with her source material and genre. They’re an excellent read for those who enjoy myths and legends of all kinds.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Raven’s Table
“The Raven’s Table is a must-have for anyone with an interest in stories based on Nordic mythology and lore.” —GreyDogTales on The Raven’s Table
“This novel is going to propel DeMeester onto that list of authors you’ll want to follow.” —John Boden, Ginger Nuts of Horror on Beneath
“…one of the most upsetting and horrifying tomes of dark fiction in recent memory.” —This Is Horror on Beneath
“Tony McMillen’s An Augmented Fourth (2017) is heavy metal rock and roll horror at its wailing-guitar best. Set in 1980, the point of transition from heavy metal to punk, An Augmented Fourth blends inter-dimensional eldritch horror, David-Cronenberg-movie grotesquerie, and psychedelia in a thrash-metal twenty-minute-guitar-solo of a story.” —Fantasy Literature
“This is a wildly entertaining novel that is both a hilarious deconstruction and a tender love letter to rock and roll. McMillen has a knack for dialogue and that helps the action and the story move forward at breackneck speed. […] If you think you’d dig watching a psychedelia-infused version of The Thing while blasting awesome tunes and having a great acid trip, then you need to pick this one up.” —LitReactor on An Augmented Fourth
“Weird fiction has been stuck in the era of new-fangled radio sets and fifteen-cent pulp magazines for ninety years. Finally, Nadia Bulkin has come to drag us kicking and screaming into the horrors of The Endless Now with a collection of hip, ultracontemporary, politically astute, and chilling stories.” —Nick Mamatas, author of I Am Providence on She Said Destroy
“Bulkin delivers a dose of delicious darkness with her debut collection.” —World Fantasy Award-winning editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia on She Said Destroy
“Striking debut collection” —The New York Times on She Said Destroy
“Tales from a Talking Board (Word Horde) is a brilliant collection of 14 short stories by some of today’s greatest authors, centered around the theme of the Ouija board, in its various forms and incarnations […] It’s an eerie compilation of tales that belongs in the personal libraries and/or Kindles of everyone who loves the macabre.” —Douglas Cobb, What’s New in Book Reviews
“Tales from a Talking Board is a seasonal treat meant for crackling fires in the fireplace and dark spooky evenings. Enjoy.” —Marion Deeds, Fantasy Literature
“A blast to read.” —TheShadesofOrange on Tales from a Talking Board
Remember: Use coupon code word2017, and save 30% on all Word Horde books (excluding Scratch-and-Dent titles). Here’s where to order: