Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall is a writer who creates real people in real situations, then uses the fantastic to pry her way inside her readers’ ribcages and break us wide open.
—Neil Gaiman

Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover

[Haxan] is a mixture of western and urban fantasy, with a cold, moody atmosphere . . .

Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Matthew Johnson

Readers interested in modern speculative fiction would be strongly recommended to make this their next choice.

Fearful Symmetries

This is one of the consistently strongest new horror, weird, and dark fiction anthologies I have read in quite a while, including others by Datlow. In most collections, some stories, horrific or not, are instantly forgettable: the stories in Fearful Symmetries overwhelmingly linger in the mind.

Shadows and Tall Trees 2014

If you’re as passionate about horror short stories as we are, then this really is a must buy.

The Night Inside by Nancy Baker

Inside is at times bleak, rife with captors that love torture and snuff films and create both. However, within this story of incest, greed, necrophilia, and a multitude of other horrors, Baker pens some beautiful descriptions. I appreciated her ability to get at the core of what motivates her characters and lay it bare for the reader to see, no matter how disturbing that truth may be.
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Jun 29, 2014

CZP's Canada Day/Independence Day Blow-Out! July 1-4, 2014

It's summertime—take a ChiZine author to the (dark, apocalyptic) beach with you!

It's time to celebrate the red, white & red here in Canada, and the red, white & blue with our cousins to the south!

CZP's entire ebook backlist (2008-2013) is on sale—for only 99 cents each—for 4 days only!

Sale is from July 1st, 12:01 a.m. EST through July 4th, 11:59pm EST.

Check it out!

May 20, 2014

CZP Monthly Release Sale!

Celebrate the release of Undertow Publications' Shadows & Tall Trees, P.T Jones's Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly, Caitlin Sweet's The Door in the Mountain, and the anticipated anthology from Ellen Datlow, Fearful Symmetries, and receive a free ebook!

1. Buy either the print or ebook version of Shadows & Tall Trees, Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly, The Door in the Mountain, or Fearful Symmetries on the release day, May 20, 2014.

2. Send your proof of purchase dated May 20th (screenshot/scan/photocopy) to by May 23rd midnight (EST)!

3. Choose your free ebook!

May 5, 2014

The Winner of SPoM!

The winner of CZP's Shitty Poetry Month is Mike Bryant for his poem "A Stark and Wormy Blight."

Congratulations, Mike! You will take home the Shitty Poetry Championship Belt and your poem will be featured in the CZP May newsletter.

We want to thank all of our poets for sending in their shitty poems; we had some pretty terrible entries this year! And a big thank you to our readers for participating each week by reading and voting. We hope you enjoyed these poems as much as we did!

Apr 28, 2014

Gamification/C-Monkeys Sweepstakes on!

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Keith Hollihan's Gamification/C-Monkeys from our friends at

No purchase necessary to enter! Leave a comment on the sweepstakes page to enter.

Good luck!

Apr 28, 2014

Shitty Poetry Month Week Four Winner

The winner of week 4 of CZP's SPoM is...

"A Stark and Wormy Blight" by Mike Bryant! Congratulations, Mike! You will go to the final round of SPoM.

Tune in tonight at 6pm EST for the final linguistic battle between our 4 weekly champions as they compete to win the Shitty Poetry Championship Belt. We will post their poems up one final time and ask you, Gentle Reader, to cast your final vote to determine which poem is the shittiest poem of them all!


Open Submissions

Imaginarium 4

Imaginarium 3: The best Canadian Speculative Fiction will be out soon. Submissions are now open for Imaginarium 4!

Years Best Weird Fiction #2

Years Best Weird Fiction #2

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