Return to Shallow Creek Short Story Competition – Early Bird Entry

We are delighted to announce The Return To Shallow Creek Short Story Competition will open for entries in early 2022. As part of our STORGY SWAN SONG Kickstarter campaign, we are introducing a new and exclusive pledge option – EARLY BIRD ENTRY – for the Return To Shallow Creek Short Story Competition. The Return To

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#RoamingRead

We are delighted to announce STORGY LIBRARY and our new reading and sharing initiative #roamingread. Our ongoing quest to connect our authors with our invaluable readers has inspired us to develop and deliver a brand new STORGY sharing scheme called #roamingread, in which we free a flock of STORGY BOOKS’ previously published titles to fly and

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Parade By Michael Graves

“Parade is a pop lit gem. With neon prose, Graves weaves a tale of two heroes, Reggie and Elmer, who are trying to sort out the mess that is America. Government, religion, civic responsibility, general kindness. The lessons in Parade might just be the answer.” – James Frey – Author of A Million Little Pieces,

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STORGY BOOKS

STORGY BOOKS was established in 2018 to further publish and promote the exceptional literary talent we continue to discover in STORGY Magazine. As an independent publishing house which receives no public funding or government grants, we rely on the support of our readers to provide publishing opportunities for authors from across the world. Find out

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Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi

Are You Enjoying? by Mira Sethi paints a fresh image of Pakistan that inverts traditional assumptions, offering a funny, complicated and nuanced portrayal of the country. There is a great challenge to breaking away from the past, which many of the characters encounter. The short story collection uses relationships (romantic and otherwise) to explore the

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Goblin by Josh Malerman

A masterclass in atmospheric and small town horror – welcome to Goblin. I love the use of the elements to elicit a reaction from my readers, Juniper was scorching heat, Tome was constant rain, my third book in my Juniper series will have plenty of… you’ll have to wait and see! The elements is an

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Best Collections 2021

I’m a huge fan of the short story, and I try to read as many as I can each year, this year has been another great journey into this world. I also find that short story collections (single-authored ones) are also a great way to discover new talent, a way to test drive a creative

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Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

STORGY’s Novella of the Year 2021 ‘Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke is a masterpiece of disturbing fiction, utterly beguiling and beautifully horrific. Eric LaRocca is one of the brightest minds writing horror today!’ This is the emergence of a masterful storyteller and a book that is destined for greatness – don’t sleep

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Best Novellas 2021

There is something special about horror and dark fiction that is best seen in the short form and the novella is the key to unlocking those horrors of the mind, that lets them run free and haunt you long after the book is finished, here is my top picks of 2021 which has been a

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Ghoul N’ The Cape by Josh Malerman

STORGY’S NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021 Utterly brilliant – a masterpiece of epic proportions! Well, how can one describe something so brilliant? It’s the task I have now and one that I love to do, but describing this book that traverses genre with ease is going to be a tough task, but I feel after

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Best Novels of 2021

What a year it’s been, a year of lockdowns and new varients to the already crazy Covid 19 – but we’re not going to focus on that, instead we are going to dive into the best novels of 2021. In a year with so much crazy I was able to read a tonne of great

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The Lost World by Michael Crichton – The Folio Society Edition

It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end – the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived…. When Folio Society announced that they had

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We Need to Talk by Jonathan Crane

Teetering on the eve of Covid, We Need to Talk by Jonathan Crane tells the story of a woefully average mundane English town, through the eyes of the various residents. Crane perfectly encapsulates the suffocation and claustrophobia of the environment with these short stories. The result is a distinguishable insight into small-town living, tied together

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Pinky By Sean Nishi

Call me Pinky. My pregnant wife slipped on some afterbirth and fell down the stairs of our Napa Valley bungalow. When she gave birth to our son, William Fontaine III, he had a dent the shape of Mississippi in his forehead. That’s where his grand-pappy, his namesake, is from. We considered it a miracle. What’s

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