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🍰Congratulations to Carolyn Fenzl who won a free subscription to Authortunities by correctly guessing Jean Cocteau. You all have been guessing so quickly, I need to get trickier hints. Check out this smoldering hot poet here:


The Horror Writer Association is holding the first ever Halloween in July, a series of special presentations, contests, and more–all to raise money for scholarships that support the continued educational foundations for the horror community. I hope to announce a special Bridging the AI Gap: Understanding Responsible Use and Ethics panel for the week of July 10-15 soon!

July Program and Workshops (SO FAR):

  • A Brief History of Halloween with Bram Stoker Award nominees and winners, Lisa Morton, Les Klinger, and Kevin Wetmore – July 9th, 8:30 EST
  • Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology Anniversary Panel hosted by Bram Stoker Award winning editor, Vince Liaguno – July 19th, 7:30 pm EST
  • An Audiovisual Presentation on the Writing and Research of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Bram Stoker Award nominated author Dacre Stoker – July 27th, 6 pm EST


For more info, or to donate:



👁️‍🗨️🔴 JUL 7 · ZNB Presents, from Zombies Need Brains LLC closes for submissions of “stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, including all subgenres” from 3,000 – 8,000 words for $.08 USD per word.

👁️‍🗨️🔴 JUL 7 · Wyngraf closes for submissions of “cozy fantasy” from 2500 to 7500 words for “one and a half cents” USD per word.

👁️‍🗨️🔴 JUL 7 · Stone’s Throw monthly online closes for submissions from 1-2k words for $25 USD for “dark fiction, crime and noir” with a “a situation hitting a boiling point” theme. ➡️


I read this really interesting article this week, “What Makes a $100k Author: 8 Findings Every Author Should Know” by Ferol Vernon published by Written Word Media. An encouraging realistic look at what it means to be a highly successful author raking in the big bucks, I found a lot of great information and perspective in this article. ➡️


Watch Exorcise Your Writes, my other show on the Horror Writer Association‘s YouTube channel. Last Saturday I was joined by Laird Barron and Ben Thomas to find out what’s behind the OmniPark Rumors—Fact or Fiction?

📚Self-published and indie authors might benefit from joining ALLi, the only global self-publishing membership organization. ALLi supports ethics and excellence in self-publishing for indie authors all over the world. To join ➡️

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By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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