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About Scott Hughes
His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Deep Magic, Crazyhorse, One Sentence Poems, Entropy, Redivider, Strange Horizons, and Compaso: Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology. He is the Division Head of English & Humanities at Central Georgia Technical College and is currently finishing a young adult novel, Red Twin.
His horror short story collection The Last Book You'll Ever Read is available from Sinister Stoat Press/Weasel Press: "Nimble and poetic and downright freaky, The Last Book You'll Ever Read startles, unsettles, and deeply delights. Scott Hughes has crafted one trip of a read." --Andy Davidson, Bram Stoker Award Nominated Author of In the Valley of the Sun
His poetry collection The Universe You Swallowed Whole is available from Finishing Line Press: "The 'universe' these poems inhabit offers us a delicate balance between poetry and anti-poetry, poems both familiar and strange, or strangely familiar. As the poems in this collection collide, something new appears, something both lyric and numeric, surreal and mundane, irreverent and serious. These poems will knock you for a loop--a Möbius loop!--and off your feet, dizzy, dazed, and bedazzled." -Martin Lammon, Founding Editor of Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture
His collection of speculative fiction, Horrors & Wonders, is available now: "Hughes's horror is horrific. His fantasy is fantastic. But what makes him unique in a market of cordoned off, rigid genres is his ability to mix the creepy and the wondrous: you're eager to step through the portal into this new world, but you'll quickly wish it hadn't closed off behind you." -Jonathan W. Thurston, Sinister Stoat Press
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DEEP MAGIC is an electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres (epic, paranormal, steampunk, etc). Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers.
In this issue we feature the following:
– A Theft of Words by DK Holmberg
– Moonbody by Scott Hughes
– The Smell of Bread by Michelle Muenzler
– The Novice by Steve Yeager
– Black Lake by Maria Velovich
– Interview with writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman
– Novel excerpt of Pandora's Gun by James Van Pelt
– Novel excerpt of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
This collection represents the short stories featured in Deep Magic e-zine: June 2017, August 2017, October 2017, December 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018. It includes stories by authors such as: Jeff Wheeler, Terry Brooks, Tony Pi, Stephen Kotowych, Maria V Snyder, Aimee Ogden, DK Holmberg, Rysa Walker, and Ken Liu (just to name a few).
This rich collection of short fiction would be a great addition to any fan of excellent fantasy and science fiction.
The stories included in this anthology are: THE APOTHECANT by Brendon Taylor; IMPERIAL GHOSTS by Arinn Dembo; THE BEESINGER'S DAUGHTER by Jeff Wheeler; SALT AND WATER by Charlie N. Holmberg; THE WAXING DISQUIET by Tony Pi & Stephen Kotowych; PIRATE READERS by James Van Pelt; THE MOST REASONABLE HOUSE IN FAERIE by Dafydd McKimm; THE WIZARD'S GRANDDAUGHTER by Christopher Baxter; LADY OF WAR by Caitlyn McFarland; BETWEEN EARTH AND EXILE by Laurie Tom; WHAT HE OFFERED THE RIVER by Aimee Ogden; LULLABY FOR THE TREES by Sarina Dorie; LEVI'S PROBLEM by Brendon Taylor; HER GLIMMERING FACADE by Eleanor R. Wood; THE TARIFF by Allen Shoof; THE PRICE OF HEALING by D.K. Homberg; AUTUMN AT THE DRAGON'S CAVE by Kathryn Yelinek; MONGREL by Maria V. Snyder; THE DRAGON BETWEEN WORLDS by T.E. Bradford; METAMORPHISTRY by Jeff Wheeler; A THEFT OF WORDS by D.K. Holmberg; MOONBODY by Scott Hughes; PAWPRINTS IN THE AEOLIAN DUST by Eleanor R. Wood.
Deep Magic's Anthology One has science fiction and fantasy stories hand selected by our team based on feedback directly from fans. All of these stories have a noblebright thread of honor, compassion, or selflessness. So jump in and unmask a devious witch, live as a wizard during WWII, be a part of a revolution, get lost on another planet, cry alongside a mermaid, discover a captive dragon, and so much more in this jam-packed anthology. Explore these stories by bestselling authors today, and experience new adventures of sacrifice, love, family, loss, and triumph.
|| Featuring 24 horror stories from 24 contemporary authors around the world, “Creep” attempts to capture the nuances of fear that seem to tug at our very roots, whether it is a store at the centre of hell that promises eternal monotony and helplessness, or a ghastly pair of lips and a hungry mouth with yellow teeth that appear on the torso of a reformed anorexic.
Great is the pull and variety of the narrative when an African care worker is trapped with an old woman in an English mansion with clear signs of witchcraft all around her, or when a revolting escalation of events opens you up to the harrowing lengths a vengeful bully can go to work the cyberspace to his advantage."Creep" is a collection of stories that will steal your mind by bringing your intellect, lineage and even your bodies into the equation ||
|| Authors who have contributed to this anthology are: Rohit Sawant, Donald McCarthy, David F. Shultz, Isabella Hunter, Masimba Musodza, Scott Hughes, Keely O'Shaughnessy, Cynthia Stock, Mark Towse, Marc Dickerson, Diane Arrelle, Steve Perrie, Jonathon Pantelis, J. E. Nelson, Bob McNeil, Stormy Skies, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Ricky Wells, T. G. Arsenault, Charles Reis, R.J. Meldrum, Patricia Evans, Romit Bagchi and Jay Chakravarti ||
|| Illustrations by: Sumonjit Sarkar, Shannon Elizabeth, Sayantan Choudhury, Jay Chakravarti and others ||
Most of the poems in this anthology are deeply personal where the poet has revealed a part of their very soul to address the question of identity.
These poems reveal that our world is truly a masquerade. It may not have the Victorian quality of an evening of frolick, but is nonetheless a parade of souls who are often forced to wear masks of many shapes and dimensions to be who they truly want to be.
We intend this collection of poetry to be a little ray of hope in these dark times. To read about the many facets of human personalities, or the masks they wear, may hopefully have a cathartic effect on those who are tired of wearing masks of several shapes and shades to hide or in some cases, uphold their true selves.
EDITED BY Jay Chakravarti
Poets featured in this anthology are: Adachi Amaram, Agnes Vojta, Alan Cherian Puthenpurayil, Allan Lake, Andrew Neil Carpenter, Ann Mary K Sebastian, Anupreeta Chatterjee, Dr. Avkash Jadhav, Barovier Kevin Allybose, Christine Herbstritt, Colin James, Danim R. Majerano, Darlene Winter, Das, Dave Ford, David Dephy, Dibyajit Mukherjee, Doug Croft, Edilson Afonso Ferreira, Eileen Hugo, Elizabeth L. Hitchcock, E.C.M. Rowntree, Gabrielle Langley, Gandhali Sawant, Jared Morningstar, Jay Chakravarti, Jeanette Willert, Jon Penfold, Jonathan Yungkans, Kathleen A. Lawrence, Kelly Dreisinger, Korede Kakaaki, Lalitha Joseph, Laura Moverin, Lenny Dellarocca, Lilla Latus, Mathias Jansson, Maureen Solomon, Megha Sood, Melissa Saari, Michael Ace, Mike Took, Moinak Dutta, Monica Manolachi, M. Brett Gaffney, Naida Mujkić, Nilakshi Moran, Penny Wilkes, Priya Unnikrishnan, Purbasha Roy, PW Covington, Rachel Roth, Reinfred Dziedzorm Addo, Richard Wells, Sawmitra Roy, Scott Hughes, Shalom Galve Aranas, Soham Sau, Sonali Sharma, Tim Kahl, Vanessa Caraveo, Vashti Kalvi, Vibha Hegde, Vishnu Sheela Prasad & Winston Plowes
Cover Photography: Alex Libre
Interior Photographs: Jay George, Ruth Archer, Morana T, Elena, Christian Santiago