The Ghoulish Times | 03/11/23
Ghoulish Tales Issue #1 Acceptances
Hello and welcome to the latest issue of The Ghoulish Times. My name is Max Booth III and this is my spooky newsletter. Today we’re going to be short and to the point, as my partner Lori Michelle and I are very, very busy setting up our new bookstore in San Antonio. In fact, here is some life advice I posted on social media the other day, to give you an idea of what my current schedule feels like:
my best life advice is to never try opening a bookstore while preparing for an annual book festival while running a small press while hosting a podcast while editing a magazine while writing a book with a deadline
Two days later, I still stand by this advice. Or has only one day passed? I do not know. Time means nothing anymore. Okay. That’s enough banter. You hear me? You’ve had enough. I’m cutting you off.
GHOULISH TALES ISSUE #1
TABLE OF CONTENTS ANNOUNCEMENT
I know everybody here has been salivating at the mouth (and other places?) to learn who we accepted for the debut issue of Ghoulish Tales. Well, calm down! Control yourself! I’m here to share the table of contents now. Everything is okay.
“Tonight’s Guest Is!” by Robert Nazar Arjoyan
“Legerdemain” by Barbara Castro-Rojas
“Who Brings a Baby?” by Clay McLeod Chapman
“Heartbeat” by Chloé Harper Gold
“John List Would Like to Cancel His Subscription to Omaha Steaks” by Rae Knowles
“The Koji Show” by Angela Liu
“Saturn Devouring His Son” by Nina Maar
“Life in the Demon’s Gizzard” by Betty Rocksteady
“The Werewolf’s Guide to New York Criminal Law” by Nicholas A. Battaglia
“The Ins and Outs of Shunting” by Lor Gislason
I haven’t quite figured out the order these stories will be published in yet, so the above ToC is simply in alphabetical order for right now. I am incredibly excited to share these stories with you…soon. Actually, here’s an updated front cover, along with pre-order information.
Issue #1 can be pre-ordered HERE, or you can subscribe to the magazine HERE.
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GHOULISH EPISODE #188
HANDS WITH SHELLY LYONS!
Shelly Lyons is the author of LIKE REAL. On this week’s episode of GHOULISH, she joined me to discuss various hands from cinematic history, amputation research, ADDAMS FAMILY vs. THE MUNSTERS fanatics, kirlian photography creeps, and Eli Roth’s leather pants.
Shelly Lyons was also recently interviewed on the TBM Horror Podcast, which you can watch below:
The People Under the Stairs / The Greasy Strangler Double Feature
March 24, 9:15pm
Join guest programmers and Texas authors Max Booth III (WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING, the upcoming ABNORMAL STATISTICS) and Andrew Hilbert (XCRMNTMNTN) for a double feature where the films have nothing to do with each other, besides the fact they will entertain the hell out of you.
The Ghoulish Show (XCRMNTMNTN / ABNORMAL STATISTICS Book Launch!)
March 28, 8pm
Radio Coffee & Beer
We will be celebrating the release of both Andrew Hilbert's XCRMNTMNTN (Ghoulish Books) and Max Booth III's ABNORMAL STATISTICS (Apocalypse Party) by performing fun, ghoulish material on stage. Special guests will be joining us (to be announced later)! Come down, grab a drink, buy a book, and celebrate all things spooky!!!
Scares That Care AuthorCon II
March 31-April 2
Doubletree By Hilton Williamsburg
A three-day celebration focusing on some of the best and brightest authors in the business. (Ghoulish Books will have a vendor table here.)
Ghoulish Book Festival
San Antonio, TX
Hermann Sons Home Association
A weekend-long book festival for horror fanatics founded by Ghoulish Books.
Speaking of the Ghoulish Book Festival, we are officially open for sponsors. Want to see your ad in the program book? Don’t hesitate! Secure your sponsorship HERE.
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See you next time, ghouls.