********* Summer 2022 **********
Hello out there in internet land. Summer is in full swing, and we are crazy busy here at Speculation Publications. With our first anthology submission closed, we've opened our call for the next ...
INCUBATE: An inclusive feminist horror anthology of rage
- DEADLINE: when we have what we want
- 2500-8500 words
- $10 and a contributors copy
- Send submissions to Editors@speculationpub.com
With the R v W leak, and increasingly invasive restrictions on the bodily autonomy of people with uteruses, women, and many gender minorities. People feel betrayed by a system that promised to protect their rights and the people in power who swore they were overreacting.
What does that look like?
How does anger manifest when it’s been bottled up and gaslit for decades?What kind of power does that anger hold?
Incubate means any number of things. It is how a body can make a fetus into a baby. But we also can incubate anger, power, ideas, strength. What do those things look like when they are born into the world?
We don’t want the stories of oppression. We don’t want rape and abuse, at least not on the page. We want the horror that comes when a woman oppressed released all the rage that has incubated within her in a system that dehumanizes her. We want the manifestations of Lilith, Medusa, Kali, Freya. Goddesses of feminine strength and feminine rage and the chaos they unleash upon the world.
We want blood. We want body horror and monsters and witches and revolution.
We want authentic voices and stories that rip away from the male gaze.
Also, We Invite Your Speculations: A blog by LCW Allingham ...
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And go to Amazon for our previous three Speculation Anthologies ... The Lost Colony of Roanoke. The Jersey Devil. The Lady in White.
*** January/February ***
Hello fellow humans!!
Winter is here! Woohooooo!! I love a cold, maybe snowy, day! If you'd like a quick read click on Sirens Life Short Stories above. I posted a couple new shorts for your winter evenings.
********** Early October 2021 ...
The release of "Lady in White" went so freaking well, but I have to move on a little bit and tell you about a project I worked on with some amazing women, artists, creators, witches and sirens! It's called Sirens Life. And I encourage you to go on over to the website and look around. Here's what our host and sponsor, Alexis Kennedy has to say about this fun event!
"Formerly known as "Samhain's Sirens," we've regrouped and are coming back to celebrate the seasonal changes through the lens of Heathen/Pagan/Witch. We're here to give back to our community, and help put folks in the spirit of celebration as the Wheel of the Year turns! Our Samhain celebration begins on October 19 for 13 days. During that time, we'll publish articles, recipes, music and giveaways, culminating in a Grand Prize Giveaway on October 31!! More to come! Stay tuned right here and on our Facebook Page!"
I hope you'll join us at www.sirenslife.org on October 19, 2021, to kick off our 13 day event of stories, articles, prizes and much more!
October 5, 2021 ...
Been away for a while, and now here we are, another year, another story. Autumn is upon us once again, and so is another addition in the Utter Speculation Series anthology. Drrrrrrrrrruuuuuuummmm roll please ....
"The Lady in White, A Collection of Utter Speculation"
The new anthology released on October 5th, became a best seller in New Releases on the day of release!! Thank you for that! Take a look at that lineup! A few familiar voices and and brand spankin' new one! Click the author names below to be directed to the Amazon author and book pages!
Mel D Sullivan
********** September 2020 ...
Good Fall everyone!
Last Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Dan Aubrey from the newspaper, "The PrincetonInfo," wrote a piece about the Jersey Devil, and our anthology was included on his list of new and exciting Jersey Devil Stories. We're number one actually, so yaay for us!!
If you'd like to take a look follow this link: The PrincetonInfo.com
In an effort to create solidarity with the Amazon workers I'm posting the link to my Smashwords.com author account where you can purchase all my books in ebook format. The new Jersey Devil anthology is set at "Name Your Price" for everyone needs a good book, but may not be able to afford one right now!
Happy Reading and Keep Your Distance!!
Click here for my Amazon Author page!!
*****The Jersey Devil: A Collection of Utter Speculation debuted at #6 on Amazon's New Release Fantasy!!! Thank you ALL so so much for that!
I was truly blessed to again work with such terrifically talented writers. I am always amazed when a group of people get together and make a collectively beautiful thing. Click the thumbnails above to see the beautiful book cover art and story art for my short tale. Huge thank you to Patricia Carlson Allingham and Adam C. Allingham for the book art and design respectively.
***Click here for my Amazon Author Page***
***What an amazing debut!! ***A Collection of Utter Speculation, ended its first day at #2 on the Amazon "New Release"Alternative History Science Fiction chart!!! ****And #6 in "Best Seller" Alternative History Science Fiction!!!!
"The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A Collection of Utter Speculation"
Awesome writers include:
DR Kinter, talented author of a wonderful dystopian future story called "The Bridges," available at Amazon.com
LCW Allingham, a brilliant writer of horror and the bizarre, currently at work on her debut novel.
Susan Tulio, a creative, lover of romance novels and all things with a happy ending. Hard at work on her first novel.
GET YOUR COPY TODAY!! @ AMAZON.COM
WELCOME TO THE RIVER . . .
WHERE LIFE FLOWS STEADY, UNRELENTING, AND SOMETIMES OUT OF CONTROL — MUCH LIKE THE THOUGHTS IN MY MIND.
Good day fellow humans,
Thanks for stopping by. I'm River, writer and author of the Anastasia Evolution Series:
"Love and War — and Eternally Damning Prophecies."
and contributor to The Lost Colony of Roanoke: A Collection of Utter Speculation and The Jersey Devil: A Collection of Utter Speculation, and the New Lady in White: A Collection of Utter Speculation.
A few quick bits: I've been writing for a long time. Lots of things happened along the way, but here I am. Working on my third book in the Anastasia Evolution Series, and just released a short story in a "best selling" anthology about The Lost Colony of Roanoke.
At one point I thought it might be fun to write about what's kept me going all these years; family, paganism, reading, therapy, the dark times, and herbal medicine — to name a few. Oh, and movies. I can't in good conscience leave out all the movies that have helped me escape reality. But I've been working and have never really had time to do those things.
Peace and Gratitude,