89 – This Particular Evening by Manuel Royal


We’re barhopping through history with the heppest cats in town. Jim Hodgson narrates.


Author Manuel Royal, like Tristram Shandy, was born with a broken nose, followed by interminable digressions.  Although his body resides in Atlanta, Georgia, his mind can be found shuffling down the alleys and circumnavigating the roundabouts of Donnetown, an imaginary midsize city somewhere in the Carolinas.

Narrator Jim Hodgson is a humorist from Atlanta, GA. He writes, produces, and acts in Bad Gladiator, a full-cast audio comedy set in ancient Rome.

Music: Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod(

Theme Song: Ashes Ashes by Deus Ex Vapore Machina

Curiosisites #6 is out now in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Trade Paperback. Visit the store page for links to Amazon.

2019 Audio Verse Awards

Congratualtions to narrator Isaiah Plovnick for being selected as a winner in the “Best New Spoken Word” category at the 2019 Audio Verse Awards today. You can listen to his performance here:

On the tail end of his raw recording, after he had finished the story, he added “What the Hell did I just read?”  before signing off.  It was one of the strangest stories.

Curiosities #6


Curiosities #6 is out now in ebook and trade paperback formats. 13 unexpected stories of high adventure and fantasy set against the backdrop of World War II  by Anya Ow, DJ Tyrer, Mark Orr, Ron Wolfe, Dawn Vogel, JD Blackrose, Lewis Gershom, Andrew J. Lucas, Suzanne J. Willis, Marcas McClellan, Adrian Chamberlin, Sean Patrick Hazlett, and Mounia Lakehal Meribout.  See your recruiter today, or head on over to our store to get your copy.

2019 Eligibility Post

Tonight is Lussinacht, so we must finish our business for the year before the trolls are let loose in the world. For 2019, we published 2 zines (Curiosities #5 horror & #6 WW2 ) and will have released 17 podcast episodes. For SFWA and HWA purposes, this is considered a semi-professional market.

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Submission Window Opening


We will be reading your short story manuscripts 1-31 January 2020 for a general session. Please read the guidelines before submitting.

We need to fill the next two issues (Steampunk and Uncategorizable) before summer.

If you would like to be a slush reader, please contact Kevin at I cannot say enough about how a season in a slush pile might help you as a struggling writer. Ideally, you have vintage sensibilities and a good sense of humor. You must have a gmail account and be able to use Google Drive Sheets in desktop mode to be able to participate. This will be a significant time commitment from the 7th  of January to about the 14th of February and we will not wait for you to show up.

88- Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone by Donald J. Bingle


A haunted man tells the tragic story of an adventure abroad in Colorado mining country to his very British gentleman’s club. File under: Horror, Weird West.

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