Jill and I are thrilled to announce our latest Women of Horror anthology, SLASH-HER and let you know that the call for general submissions is now open!
This is a slightly different format to our usual anthologies and will be a standalone project rather than Volume 5 of our 'Women of Horror' series. One of the things that makes this a separate endeavour is we have a mixture of invited contributors as well as the open call.
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Ben Long: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your career as a writer?
Janine Pipe: Hey, Ben. Well, I live in Swindon in the UK with my husband and our 11 year old daughter. After Uni, I was a police officer but I left soon after I had Felicity. I worked in education for a while and had been dabbling in writing here and there, mainly within the travel sphere and specifically blogging about Florida and Walt Disney World. However I always wanted to try fiction and since the adage is...
Due to the popularity of things like Bookstagram, the old adage *don’t judge a book by its cover* has almost been usurped with *oooooh look at that cover, I need that in my life!* Branding and design can really sell and there are so many talented people out there. I see a cover created by Cameron Roubique, Justin T Coons or Kealan Patrick Burke and it is more or less insta buy.
For this particular collection, I knew exactly the vibe I wanted. I have written it like...
CRUEL SUMMER by Wesley Southard
There were several themes in Cruel Summer which grabbed me by the throat. And that’s not even including that horrific yet wholly enticing cover art. The first was that it was set in Florida which is one of my favourite places and there was even a reference to Disney World. Tick.
It delves deep into the relationship between a mother and her child. Gulp but tick.
And the abstract main character...