Carina Bissett is pleased to announce the release of the highly-anticipated anthology Under Her Skin: A Women in Horror Poetry Collection, Volume 1. This gorgeous book includes two of her poems: “My Body, My Book” and “Our Lady’s Bird.” “Not for the faint of heart…Each word and phrase has been structured in such a way … More Poetry Collection Release — Carina Bissett
Brook Bhagat‘s haiku, “When the Pen Is Still,” was inspired by the true story of a widower swan. It benefitted from workshopping in the Nearby Universe, and was recently named a runner-up in Loud Coffee Press’s 3rd annual haiku contest. Read it and all the runners-up HERE.
The Nearby Universe is happy to announce the acceptance of Candace R. Craig’s creative nonfiction piece, “Eerie Lake,” to Great Lakes Review. “Eerie Lake” recounts the true invasion of sea serpents that once decimated most of the fish populations in all the Great Lakes above Niagara Falls, bringing about an aquatic apocalypse. Thanks to the … More “Eerie Lake” — Great Lakes Review
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas was released on November 30, 2021. The reviews are coming in hot! “Dead serious in its horror, yet delightful and inviting in its design and conceit, Shadow Atlas is a rare, beguiling treat, a collective fantasy with teeth, vision, and grounded in urgent, ancient truths.” – BookLife Reviews … More Shadow Atlas-Carina Bissett
Brook Bhagat decided to become a writer when she was seven years old; forty years later, that dream has taken flight. Only Flying, the first full-length poetry collection from the founder of the Nearby Universe, was released by Unsolicited Press Tuesday, November 16 and is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever else … More Casting Off from the Rail: Only Flying
It’s the time of year when the BEST OF anthologies start to roll out, and writers everywhere eagerly look forward to discovering if their stories caught the attention of the readers compiling these collections. Ellen Datlow has been editing anthologies for the last four decades, and is one of the most influential editors working in … More BEST OF Story Shout-outs — Carina Bissett
Carina Bissett is pleased to announce her participation in ARCANA–an innovative project based in Munich, Germany that features art and stories based on the tarot deck’s Major Arcana. Carina was given the task of writing a piece based on The Tower. She took the symbolism of the card and mashed it up with the prevalent … More “The Tower” — ARCANA
In addition to wrapping up revisions on her debut novel A Monstrous Regiment and promoting the upcoming release of Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, Carina Bissett will be talking about fairy tales, villains, heroines, poetry, and fiction at several venues including WhimsyCon, MileHiCon, Fox Cities Book Festival, and Pikes Peak Writers. Carina loves … More Author Appearances–Carina Bissett
Carina Bissett explores cautionary themes in familiar fairy tales and the consequences that come from breaking the rules in her poem “Fairy Tale Prohibition.” This piece is included in NonBinary Review Issue #25: Prohibition and can also be read in its entirety at Alphanumeric. “Even when a prohibition in a fairy-story is guessed to be … More “Fairy Tale Prohibition” — NonBinary Review
Brook Bhagat is happy to share that her work has been included in a new anthology from Alien Buddha Press–The Alien Buddha Goes Pop. This is her first humor writing to be published in a while. Brook’s two poems, “Creed” and “Phyllis,” are (very) nontraditional haiku odes to characters from the TV show The Office.