Raw Dog Screaming Press is sponsoring something called Arnzstigation Days for the second half of January 2013. It’s a neat way to get a glimpse of how a book like Instigation has inspired some of the dark creative writers and artists out there. There’s an event page on facebook and a “hub” page on livejournal collecting everyone’s Arnzstigated writing. If you want to participate, check in with them before Jan 31st!
Although we’re still “tweaking” it, I couldn’t wait to share with you the prototype book cover for Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side, featuring an awesome “devil’s pitchfork” icon with a pencil tip! Renate Muller made it totally from scratch — which impresses the hell out of me. We may adjust the fonts or layout, but this is the general look of what the final cover will be like.
You may already know that you can reserve a copy of Instigation for as little as a one dollar page on The Fridge of the Damned kickstarter campaign, since it is one of the many rewards for that campaign. And I’m happy to report that the Fridge was “fully funded” this morning, which means that the project was backed and that all pledgers WILL get the ebook come March! If you haven’t made a pledge yet, now’s the time — the chance to get this ebook for a buck (and to support our “stretch goal”) will expire on February 1st! Pledge right now!
Read more about Instigation.
Here’s a glam photo of our test cover art for the Instigation ebook in progress for Mastication Publications (to be published in March 2013). This is NOT the final cover…but it’s close!
Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is a collection of ideas, questions, and scenarios to help writers, filmmakers and artists formulate new horror or suspense stories… or to give their ideas more crazy levels of conflict and more terrifying twists.
The book is scheduled to be released in March 2013, for a price tbd. But you can reserve your copy for as little as a $1 today. Every pledge to the Fridge of the Damned will get a free copy of this ebook in March, so please back us before the campaign expires on Feb 1st: kck.st/YUsPdL
If you have feedback on the cover, please leave a comment!
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A higher res image of the Instigation cover is up in the Fridge of the Damned gallery on Flickr.
Today our Kickstarter page for The Fridge of the Damned included a very special reward level: the “Compulsive Chewer”! Pledge $175 or more to the project, and you’ll not only get ebooks and books and CDs and collectables galore, but also a LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION to all products that Mastication Publication ever puts out in ebook or print format, for as long as you or the press shall live. I’ll even throw in the box our early chapbooks from the 1990s, and a copy of Sportuary.
Act fast, because this pretty awesome offer expires on Feb 1st, 2013!
Please sign up for our special newsletter (the form is on the sidebar, or our front page). In return, you’ll get a really cool free ebook, called Meat Shots (in Adobe .pdf format), released in January 2013.
Meat Shots is a sampler of some of the best horrific flash fiction and poetry from Michael Arnzen, featuring a colorful design and playful layout (on every single page) by Nathan Rosen (the man behind microhorror.com).
Visit our catalog page for complete contents, an excerpt and more.
Nate is working with me and Raw Dog Screaming Press on a VERY cool kickstarter campaign (running till February 1st 2013) for “The Fridge of the Damned” horror poetry magnet set, too. Don’t miss out!
RESERVE OUR NEXT BOOK NOW!
One of the rewards for your kickstarter pledge to “The Fridge of the Damned” will be a free ebook copy of Mastication’s next title, tentatively entitled, INSTIGATION: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side — fuel, dark-as-charcoal, for your creative furnace. We plan to release Instigation later this Spring. See the catalog page or visit the Goreletter department by the same name if you want to get a sense of what these prompts are like. The only current way to read the complete instigation (including the entire set of the column that used to run in Hellnotes newsletter and more) is to get the hardcover edition of The Gorelets Omnibus from Raw Dog Screaming Press. The ebook will expand the print edition and make it available to anyone with an e-book reader.