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Our Christmas Anthology, ‘When Red Snow Melts’ is Now Available!

First off, again I issue congratulations to everyone who earned placement in our brand new Christmas anthology, When Red Snow Melts. Packed with nearly 80,000 words of Yuletide terror, this is most certainly our strongest collection to see release yet. Loaded with top notch talents including Joe R. Lansdale, Terry M. West, Richard Farren Barber, Robin Dover, Glenn Rolfe and a whole hell of a lot more, this is pretty much the definitive Christmas anthology of 2013!

And, it’s officially available right now on Amazon! Seriously, go buy it, read it, rate and help us tackle the charts!

Now, onto a quick note: In the future, there will be no post-deadline adjustments. I had this monster 90% of the way wiped out when suddenly – no exaggeration here – six authors contacted me to alter their stories. Five of those six authors cited rushed products. I went ahead and made the changes (though I unfortunately missed a minor issue or two in Robin Dover’s story) simply because it’s Christmas; nobody likes a Scrooge. If you’re making serious modifications (not every request entailed tremendous adjustments, but a few did) WELL BEYOND the deadline, you’re no longer playing by the rules exactly (I’m sure there were quite a few contributors who would’ve liked the chance to tidy things up). In the future, double check your stories before submitting. Triple check the stories, for goodness sake. Nearly eight full hours were lost to me as I frantically struggled to right the wrongs here on home stretch – but again, in the spirit of Christmas, I did my best.

All I ask is that you get it in on time, finalized. Plain and simple. You’ll save me a massive headache if you don’t shoot me significant rewrites (again, not everyone demanded the world, but there were some time consuming issues just the same) days after the contest has ended. Keep in mind I’m only one individual attempting to spearhead a gajillion projects (I have no editor, as I can’t afford the hundreds of dollars a project like this costs to edit; pretty much all expenses come directly out of my personal pocket, which seems to have a hole in it). It’s a nasty burden to attempt to carry, and I need things running as smoothly as possible so that my head does not explode into a million bloody brain and skull riddled bits.

Now that my sleep-deprived, stress induced rant is over (my apologies guys, I’m running on fumes here), dig on the cover below. It’s a beauty that comes our way courtesy of Danny Melby.

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And, while I shouldn’t need to remind you again, order this bad monstrosity, and spread the word about this mutilated teddy! We’ve got a chance to smash some Amazon charts, guys!

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16 Comments on Our Christmas Anthology, ‘When Red Snow Melts’ is Now Available!

  1. BTW – I do apologize for sounding a little bitchy. I’m just REALLY spent. A lot of work, a little pay and virtually no sleep lately. It’s grinding my mental gears,


    • HorrorRobotics // December 20, 2013 at 10:08 am // Reply

      Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into this anthology. I’m about a third of the way through and so far, every story is well-chosen & fits the theme perfectly. Thanks for your dedication to the anthology, and I hope you have a great holiday.


  2. Got my copy. Looking forward to savoring this one. Thanks for all the hard work.


  3. No apologies necessary, Matt. I actually kicked myself repeatedly for the oversight that had me resending my tale to you. As a rule,once I submit something to a publisher, that’s it..there is nothing more to be done with it . This one just got by me. Thank you for working so hard on this collection. I’ve had a chance to take a look at the contributor’s copy I was sent and it’s a terrific piece of work that you should rightly be proud of. Now I’m off to spread the word.


  4. Sounds lovely. Have to pick up a copy!!


  5. Dejadude - Robin Dover // December 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm // Reply

    Not a problem, Matt! I’m excited to be in print with so many awesome people. Joe R. Lansdale ROCKS! Joe and I think alike in so many ways. We all worked hard together as a team. Amazing things always happen when people work together. I appreciate you taking a humble moment out of your mind blowing schedule to touch base. My love to everyone! I love you! Ozzy loves you! Happy and Hairy Krimble and a Very Merry Goo Year! Cheers! 🙂


  6. Matt, thank you so much for the time and energy that you spend managing the site and putting out these anthologies. I know how stressful it can be to juggle all the responsibilities that comes with writing and editing alongside with other personal and professional obligations. So, thank you! It sends a jolt of sheer child-like glee through me to see my name and my work alongside so many other fantastic authors’!

    – Thomas Cavazos


  7. Actually, yeah, I need to change a few words… is it too late now?

    😉 lol


    • Wise guy. 🙂

      Terry, will you help give this a massive Facebook push? I’m working to get on some bigger media outlets right now – but I know you’ve got a wizardry about you with FB.


      • D.S. Ullery // December 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm //

        I’ve posted links on both f my FB pages as well as on reddits, though I don’t know how many will see that one, since I have a fairly new account.


  8. Hey Matt I will hit some groups this weekend, as I have been hit with a resurgence of that damn flu I can’t seem to shake. But, yeah, will definitely devote a few hours Saturday and Sunday and make a push for it.


  9. I usually don’t get hit, but when I do, it’s killer. Anyway, the book has been thoroughly pimped this morning on large FB groups. I hope it helps and will try to hit some other groups with it tomorrow.


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