Dead Americans by Ben Peek

Ben Peek is a writer I fully expect to blunder out into the scene like a runaway brontosaurus one of these days. He has titanic talent. . . .
—Jeff VanderMeer, Locus Online

Get Katja by Simon Logan

Logan maneuvers a large cast through overlapping sections of the plot, setting up characters separately and then slamming them into violent confrontations. Readers who can tolerate the deliberately unpleasant action will appreciate the skill with which it’s presented.
Publishers Weekly

The Hexslinger Omnibus by Gemma Files

Potent mythology, complex characters, and dollops of creeping horror and baroque gore establish Files's Hexslinger series as a top-notch horror-fantasy saga.

Things Withered by Susie Moloney

The best of these stories are a likable mash-up of Desperate Housewives and The Twilight Zone, featuring refreshingly strong and rounded female characters. There are compelling tales of office politics and witchcraft (‘The Windemere’) and shockingly fatal paper cuts (‘The Audit’) . . .

Gamification/C-Monkeys by Keith Hollihan

The two novels entwine and support each other, with the fable-like narrative inevitability of C-Monkeys, violent but comforting in its clarity, underlining the paranoia and existential doubt expressed by Gamification.

Wild Fell by Michael Rowe

The mysteries of love and time haunt the beautifully wrought pages of Michael Rowe's superb ghost story Wild Fell. This is a novel for lovers of fine storytelling; a book that evokes terrors both ancient and modern and delivers us to a place of profound fear where the past and present intersect, conjuring a dark world where the dead have our faces. Or none at all. In short, Wild Fell is supernatural fiction of the highest order.
—Clive Barker

The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess

Spectacularly original and wonderfully insane, you’ve never read zombie fiction like this.
Rue Morgue
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Apr 22, 2014

Shitty Poetry Week Three Winner!

The winner for week 3 of SPoM is John W Sexton for his poem "Dissimilar Familiars." Congratulations, John!

This week is the last week of SPoM. Head on over to www.chizine.com to view the final shitty poems for week 4 and cast your vote for the worst poem! Next week our weekly champions will go poem-to-poem to battle it out for the Shitty Poetry Championship Belt!

Apr 14, 2014

Winner of Week Two of SPoM!

And the winner for week 2 of Shitty Poetry Month is Karen Heuler for her poem "The Lunch Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Congratulations, Karen!

Tune in tonight at 6pm EST for this week's batch of terrible poems on www.chizine.com, and don't forget to vote!

Apr 8, 2014

CZP's Shitty Poetry Month Week 1 Winner

The winner of of Shitty Poetry Month week 1 is Dominik Parisien's "In All Her Quiet Dignity She Rides." Congratulations, Dominick! Your poem will move on to the shitty poetry finals!

Stay tuned tonight for week 2's shitty poems, which will be up on www.chizine.com at 6pm EST along with our poll, so don't forget to vote for the poem you think is the shittiest poem of this week!

Apr 1, 2014

CZP's National Shitty Poetry Month!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Shitty Poetry Month!

While it's National Poetry Month elsewhere in the world, here at ChiZine, we'd like to acknowledge all the terrible poems that spam the interwebs, grace greeting cards, and make you want to shoot yourself at open mic nights, especially after they run out of gin.

That's why we started SPoM! To revel in the glory of the (badly) written word, to make T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare and Anne Sexton turn in their graves.

Starting April 1st, we will post a brand new shitty poem each weekday on ChiZine.com. At the end of each week, you'll have the weekend to vote for your favourite bad poem. The winner of that week will be announced on the Monday.

At the end of the month, the four finalists will be pitted against each other in a pitched battle to the death, with a winner voted in by you, Gentle Readers. The reigning champion with the shittiest poem will receive the Shitty Poetry Belt Belt (designed by our own Peter Chiykowski), and their poem will be featured in the May newsletter.

Happy reading, and may the good shit be with you!

Shitty Poetry Month Championship Belt

Mar 31, 2014

Rock, Paper, Cynic and ChiZine enter co-operative agreement

ChiZine Publications (CZP) and popular webcomic Rock, Paper, Cynic (RPC) are pleased to announce a cooperative venture. RPC is now an imprint of ChiZine Publications, an internationally acclaimed press.

Rock, Paper, Cynic was started by Peter Chiykowski, a Toronto-based cartoonist, as an online webcomic. The comic’s focus is “celebrating things that make the world weird and exciting, and poking fun at things that bring people down.” With its growing reach and popularity, including being shared by “geek” icons such as George Takei and Nathan Fillion, RPC began publishing chapbooks and mini-posters.

By becoming an imprint of ChiZine Publications, Rock, Paper, Cynic will be available through ChiZine Publications’ distribution channels: Harper Collins in Canada and Diamond Book Distributors internationally. As well, Rock, Paper Cynic’s titles will be featured in the CZP catalogue.

Under the terms of the agreement, Chiykowski will retain creative control over Rock, Paper, Cynic.

“We’re known for being a ‘dark’ publisher, but we’ve done some satire and humour in the past. Rock, Paper, Cynic brings the same thought-provoking quality as our titles,” says Sandra Kasturi, co-publisher of ChiZine Publications. “We’ve always thought Peter’s work was smart, hilarious and odd—and hope that through our distribution channels he can reach an even wider (and weirder!) audience.”

“ChiZine’s readers recognize something strange and wonderful when they see it,” adds Chiykowski. “I think that they’re going to get a kick out of Rock, Paper, Cynic.”

Rock, Paper Cynic’s latest book, The H.M.S. Bad Idea, will be published in mid-November. The H.M.S. Bad Idea will be an anthology of geeky comics about bad ideas, lost causes and “choosing ‘awesome’ over ‘right.’” It will be the first Rock, Paper, Cynic title published under the agreement.

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Imaginarium 2014

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Years Best Weird Fiction #2

Years Best Weird Fiction #2

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