Black Hare Press is a Australian publishing company which I enjoy writing for because they always have such an interesting collection of gothic horror submission call out each month.
Their books are beautiful with stunning covers and are available as an eBook, paperback and hardback too. The wonderful thing is that they put all the author’s names that has been successful in submitting to their call outs on the cover of the hardback books. They also create posters for each writers to share when the books are available too.
Black Hare Press have selected a few of my short stories and drabbles for their books. This week they released a new collection of short stories after asked for horror stories set around the theme of returning to school after the holidays.
The book link: School’s In
Author: Various Authors Series: BHP Writers’ Group Special Edition, Book 5 Genre: Dark Speculative Fiction Publisher: Black Hare Press Publication Year: 2020 ASIN: B08HVVPXPR
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-925809-82-4 List Price: 15.99 USD eBook Price: 4.99 USD
School’s in, school’s out,
Why do the kids all jump and shout?
Is it the monsters beneath their desks
or evil teachers in their nests?
Maybe those kids wreak with fright from shadows flitting through the night…
Ideas forming in their minds, transforming into special finds
To put their thoughts down on a page, pencils racing in their rage.
Chairs are clacking, exams are done,
Students free to have some fun.
Back they come but something’s changed;
Energy gone and eyes are glazed.
Teachers uneasy with their prey
What happened to the kids they will not say…
Locker 429 by Alistair Crowe The Honoured One by Amber M. Simpson My Baby Shot Me Down by Archit Joshi Monster by Catherine Kenwell I’ll Bring You More by Chris Bannor
Making the Grade by David Green School Daze by Dawn DeBraal Corridor by Denver Grenell
The Cutest Couple by Gregg Cunningham Zombie Boarding School by Henry Herz
A Brand New Me by J.W. Garrett The Girls’ Bathroom by Johann van der Walt Master of the Hunt by John Clewarth The Secrets of Locker 4D by K.B. Elijah Miss Lily by Kimberly Rei
A Game at the Nurse’s Office by Luis Manuel Torres The Principal is Missing by Lynne Phillips
Bite of the Bug by Matthew Wilson Goldilocks is a Mass Murderer by Neen Cohen
Bad Seeds by Patrick Winters Darkness of the Soul by Paula R.C. Readman
Lovecraft Club by S.O. Green Cyberoach by Sabetha Danes
I Was Asleep by Sarah Jane Justice Welcome to Rosewood High by Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Joshua’s Lament by Stephen Herczeg Substitute Creature by T.M. Brown
The Girl Who Hated Shakespeare by Tim Mendees School Girl Crush by Trisha McKee
Brynhildr by Umair Mirxa A Dance with Death by Wondra Vanian
Scarlett by Ximena Escobar Payback by Zoey Xolton