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Authors, the Crystal Lake Academy is launching this year, and the first step in that launch is our The Author’s Journey project.

Our team of editors (and the Crystal Lake Publishing founder & CEO, Joe Mynhardt) want to facilitate your writing journey for three months (from June 15th to September 15th), improving your craft and helping you get a short story or manuscript ready for submission.

This course, although not recommended to newbies, is for authors at any stage of their writing journey. We’ll pair you in groups of similarly experienced authors to guarantee growth. You can even purchase it for a friend!

When we’re done, we’ll personally consider each short story for possible publication, and we’ll offer a first-look option for those who worked on manuscripts, for possible publication by Crystal Lake Publishing.

Check out this page for more info on exactly what we're offering: https://www.crystallakepub.com/product/the-authors-journey/

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If you are a full-time writer and want to publish your magazine then there are a few things you should take care of.  Like will you should publish your magazine online or offline. Or will it cover regional or international topics? One of the most essential things you should keep in mind is to do a bit of research about what or who will be in your competition or how will your magazine of yours stand out differently? Then the next important thing is content. Take your time and publish quality content on your website. Focus on quality above quantity when self-publishing a magazine. Don't be scared to start little and gradually increase your page count. It is preferable to have ten pages of good content rather than twenty pages of mediocre material. Additionally, more regular releases will aid in the growth of your audience. If shorter publications entail more regular issues, you can take advantage of the lower duration. Then layout your magazine and most importantly proofread it as much as you can.

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Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing and Michael McCarty: https://getbook.at/MoreMythmakers



Features Horror, Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy’s most influential writers and filmmakers interviewed about the art and craft of their genres.
 
The 25 interviews include Steve Alten, Reggie Bannister, Terry Brooks, Charles de Lint, Dennis Etchison, John Everson, Alan Dean Foster, Ray Garton, Sephera Giron, Owl Goingback, Charles Grant, Nancy Holder, Paul Kane, Ronald Kelly, Joe Lansdale, Bentley Little, Jeff Long, Jonathan Maberry, Elizabeth Massie, Larry Niven, William Stout, Jeff Strand, Harry Turtledove, J.N. Williamson, and Connie Willis.

Foreword by Gerard Houarner. Afterword by Jeffrey Thomas.

If you’re interested in books on writing, the horror genre, science fiction, famous authors, or even becoming a full time author, this book is a must-have.

More Modern Mythmakers is the sequel to 2015’s Modern Mythmakers by Michael McCarty, published by Crystal Lake Publishing.

Come Explore the Dark Depths: https://getbook.at/MoreMythmakers

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths (join the Crystal Lake journey for bonus content, special offers, in-depth articles from our authors, giveaways, and quite a few free eBooks): http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
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The monsters are coming…July 12th.

Stories of famous monsters in a new horror anthology featuring Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Mercedes M. Yardley, Ramsey Campbell, and many others: https://geni.us/Unleashed1



Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, the Headless Horseman, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wicked Witch of the West—they're all here, in this collection of horror short stories that reimagine, subvert, and pay homage to our favorite monsters and creatures.

Written by the biggest names in the genre—including Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Seanan McGuire, Maurice Broaddus, Dacre Stoker, Linda D. Addison, Alessandro Manzetti, Tim Waggoner, John Palisano, Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Rena Mason, and Monique Snyman.

And monstrously illustrated by Colton Worley and Mister Sam Shearon.

“Classic Monsters Unleashed is to be celebrated for its diversity and ability to stay true to the monsters of its origin while featuring stories that are delightfully original.” —Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“A monster of an anthology… [Classic Monsters Unleashed] has something for every horror lover.” —Carrie Rasak, Booklist

“A star-studded lineup that succeeds in giving its audience a chance to fully immerse themselves in B-movie horror.” —Publishers Weekly

Pre-order today: https://geni.us/Unleashed1
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3HTFBHs

Published by both Crystal Lake Publishing and Black Spot Books.
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Out now from Gwendolyn N. Nix and Crystal Lake Publishing: https://getbook.at/IHaveAsked

The Demons are coming, and Hell’s coming with them.



A weird west alternate history horror novel set in Hell.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  “…like Stephen King and Cormac McCarthy teaming up to reboot Dante’s Inferno as a Western.”—Michael Pogach

The facts of Domino Bluepoint's afterlife are simple in this horror adventure: he's a half-breed witch from a people without a name, and no one wants to be stuck in Hell with witch blood.

When a demon bounty-hunter comes calling, Domino pairs up with his mother, who died too young and carries the witch lineage in her veins, to survive. Soon the two of them are Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid running from whatever torture awaits them and whoever wants to harvest their magic.
Yet, Domino doesn't know that his brother, Wicasah, is behind this and is desperate to resurrect Domino out of long-lasting guilt and a sensation of belonging to no place and no one.

As Wicasah dives deeper into darker magic that ends in an ill-made deal, Domino must overcome addiction, depression, and hone his own brand of witch-magic to help save his brother—and the world—from an ancient god.

I Have Asked to be Where No Storms Come is perfect for fans of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, supernatural fiction, dark fantasy, adult horror books.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Rarely do I come across horror fiction with such imaginative elements. Much like Clive Barker's more fantastic works, I Have Asked to be Where No Storms Come immerses readers in a fully realized world, and it feels much larger than what can ever be put to the page."—J.W. Donely, Epeolaptry Book Reviews via The Horror Tree

★ ★ ★ ★ ★"I Have Asked to be Where No Storms Come delivers a stunningly original and surreal vision. The recipe is a dollop of dark fantasy, a splash of grimdark, and a copy of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that has been soaked in acid for a week. Mix well and drink while holding your nose."—Jason Fischer, Papa Lucy and the Boneman

Order today on Kindle or paperback: https://getbook.at/IHaveAsked
Add it on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3vro5Wa

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths (join the Crystal Lake journey for bonus content, special offers, in-depth articles from our authors, giveaways, and quite a few free eBooks): http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
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Out today from Crystal Lake Publishing and Faith Pierce: https://getbook.at/FaceYouWear

An unknown threat is creeping its way into Jana’s residence.



★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “…incredible, riveting, terrifying, novel debut. This is definitely the most terrifying fiction I've read this year, and likely in a long time. I literally feared to fall asleep.”—Reading Reindeer

Jana overcame a bleak, poverty-stricken childhood to achieve her version of the American dream. She has her own home, a successful career, and a new husband who offers everything she hoped for in a normal life.

Her tight grasp on stability however begins to slip with disturbing dreams about her husband Michael. A figure in the bedroom doorway watching her sleep, night-time conversations Michael claims never happened, someone lying beside her at night when Michael later says he wasn't there.

Old anxieties and paranoia begin to surface as Jana becomes increasingly desperate to discover if the true threat is her mind, her husband…or something darker.

Explore the Depths: https://getbook.at/FaceYouWear
Also on Kindle Unlimited. Subscribe today: https://amzn.to/32jjqKF
Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61936965-the-face-you-wear

Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths (join the Crystal Lake journey for bonus content, special offers, in-depth articles from our authors, giveaways, and quite a few free eBooks): http://eepurl.com/xfuKP
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