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Next month, I’ll be in Las Vegas for the inaugural STOKERCON. While there I’ll be co-judging the LUCKY 13 HORROR SHORT FILM COMPETITION (last day to enter is today!) and taking pitches for RUE MORGUE magazine.

Read on for what I’ll be looking for at the pitch sessions (and see you in Vegas!)…

I will be accepting feature article/cover story pitches for RUE MORGUE magazine at StokerCon2016. However, writers interested in being location correspondents and reviewers are also welcome. RUE MORGUE is a print publication with a two-month lead time; we prefer to time coverage to month of release, so please keep that in mind when preparing your pitches. Pitches should detailed but succinct. They should include a rundown of what you’d like to cover (be it a film, book, video game, artist, cultural event/movement, etc.), who you would be interviewing for the piece (and whether you can attain the interview yourself or require our assistance), how long in word/page count you envision it, and whether it would have any sidebar articles or reviews to go with it. Lastly, RUE MORGUE is a horror mag, so please don’t pitch fantasy or sci-fi articles unless there is a strong horror element. Also, we don’t publish fiction, so none of that either, please.

Earlier this fall, in Rue Morgue #160, I interviewed the super-talented Alys Arden about the journey her genre novel, THE CASQUETTE GIRLS, underwent from online serial to indie release to its mainstream mass-market re-release by Amazon imprint Skyscape. Now, she’s asked me to take part in a panel discussion on MONSTERS, MYTHS & MAYHEM for her online book release party. The Live-to-YouTube panel will take place tomorrow (Saturday, November 21 at 4:00pm EST) and will also feature Arden and authors Lindsey Clarke (Playing Dead), Emma Leech (The Dark Prince) and Stormy Smith (Bound by Prophecy).

The public party page for the event on YouTube can be found at:

Visit the official Facebook event page for the launch party (at for a complete schedule of Saturday’s festivities, which also include a young adult panel discussion, the chance to win many books and book-related prizes and much, much more.

Tomorrow is gaming marathon day. Me + a whole bunch of gamers from around the world will be aiming to play for 25 hours straight to raise funds for sick and injured kids. As promised I will be doing hourly updates on my progress, mental/physical condition, and what exactly I’m up to, but I won’t be doing them here.

The best way to follow along is to subscribe to my Tumblr ( or to my Facebook fan page (

If you’d like to sponsor me  (and help out the SickKids Foundation here in Toronto) – it’s not too late! – visit

This is going to be fun…


On Saturday, November 27, 2010, I’ll be a guest at the Darklit Fest of Durham taking place at Oshawa Public Libraries McLaughlin Branch (65 Bagot Street, Oshawa, Ontario). The one-day event features panel discussions, author readings, pitch sessions with publishers (including Burning Effigy Press) and signings. Other literary attendees include Kelley Armstrong (guest of honour), Brett Alexander Savory (author and ChiZine Publications founder), Sephera Giron, John R. Little, Gord Rollo, YA scribe Lesley Livingston (Wondrous Strange, Darklight), Ian Rogers (Temporary Monsters, The Ash Angels) and more. For a complete guest list and schedule, visit the event’s official website at

As mentioned, I’ll be fielding horror fiction pitches for Burning Effigy Press and selling our titles. I’m also sitting on the Deal of No Deal: How to Sell Your Writing to Publishers and Editors panel discussion.

We don’t get a lot of events like this in Ontario, so if you’d like to see more, please come out and show your support. There’s more genre talent in Canada than you may think.

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