Stories to Date – July 2017

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July 15, 2017 by Philip Fracassi

Forgive this post — it’s a bit self-serving but such is the nature of being an independent author who must market oneself and their work.

 

Following is a list of stories I have published in 2017 as of July 1. This list is for any and all awards consideration, reprints or consideration for foreign territories.

 

I’ve categorized the stories per Horror Writers Association guidelines for members who may wish to nominate any of the individual pieces for Stoker award consideration. I’ve also included any applicable reviews and first appearances for individual stories.

 


From BEHOLD THE VOID (JournalStone, March 2017):

 

“Fracassi…builds his horrific tales slowly and carefully…he’s especially skillful at creating, and sustaining, suspense.” — The New York Times

 

“Every story is as unique in its subject matter as it is identical in its quality and excellence.” — This Is Horror

 

Short Fiction:

 

“Soft Construction of a Sunset”
(original to this collection)

 

“…a wildly bizarre Dali-esque tale…” — Ginger Nuts of Horror

 

“Coffin”
(original to this collection — reprinted in Strange Aeons Magazine #21)

 

“Fail-Safe”
(original to this collection)

 

Long Fiction:

 

“The Horse Thief”
(original to this collection)

 

“[This] story is the strongest embodiment of what seems to be the book’s prevailing theme: our human attraction, often fatal, to the unknown.” — The New York Times Book Review

 

The Horse Thief is one of my favourite stories in the book…It’s strange and weird and I loved every moment of it.” — Dark Musings

 

“The Baby Farmer”
(originally published in Murder Ballads, an anthology by Egaeus Press, Mark Beech, editor — February, 2017)

 

“…the best of the bunch.” — Rue Morgue

 

“Surfer Girl”
(original to this collection)

 

“Mandala”
(original to this collection)

 

“…the suspense becomes truly nail-biting.” — Rue Morgue

 

“With the final tale in the book, “Mandala,” we discover just exactly what terms like “edge of your seat” or “nail-biter” really mean.” — Hellnotes

 


Other releases:

 

“Sacculina”
(a standalone novella)
JournalStone, May 2017

 

“The story is exciting, and terrifically scary. ” — The New York Times Book Review

 

“King Mob” — short fiction
(originally published in All is Full of Hell, an anthology by Mount Abraxas, Damian Murphy, editor – June 2017)

 


To view my upcoming releases for the remainder of 2017, please visit my BIBLIO page.

 

For reprints or foreign sales inquiries, please CONTACT me.

 

As of this posting, I am not able to offer the stories for free (other than KING MOB — please contact me if interested). The work may be purchased HERE.

 

Thank you!

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BEHOLD THE VOID

SACCULINA

FRAGILE DREAMS

Fragile Dreams Cover

ALTAR

ALTAR COVER

MOTHER

MOTHER by Philip Fracassi

GIRL MISSING

THE EGOTIST

THE EGOTIST by Philip Fracassi
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