Blessings upon you, Carina Bissett!

The Nearby Universe wishes a fond farewell and extends our warm congratulations to longstanding Nearby Universe member Carina Bissett, who will be moving on from PPCC this fall. Carina was an influential member of the group from the beginning, almost five years ago. She brought years of experience in publishing, writing, editing, and working with … More Blessings upon you, Carina Bissett!

Poetry Collection Release — Carina Bissett

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

BEST OF Story Shout-outs — Carina Bissett

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

Author Appearances–Carina Bissett

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

“Fairy Tale Prohibition” — NonBinary Review

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

Japanese Translation News

Carina Bissett is excited to announce the Japanese translation of her story “An Embrace of Poisonous Intent.” This piece was originally published by Egaeus Press in Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales (2020). The theme of Night Land Quarterly vol. 25 is “Memento Mori.” Bissett is joined by TF Powys, Johannes Ilmari Auerbach, Jan Gerhard … More Japanese Translation News

Publications, Panels, and an Award

Carina Bissett is pleased to announce that she accepted the Silver Hammer Award at the Bram Stoker Awards on Saturday night, May 22. “The Horror Writers Association (HWA) periodically gives the Silver Hammer Award to an HWA volunteer who has done a truly massive amount of work for the organization, often unsung and behind the scenes. It was instituted … More Publications, Panels, and an Award