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E. G. Smith Wins the Horror Writer’s Association Writing Scholarship for 2015.

Horrow_Writers_AssociationI’m honored to have won the 2015 Writing Scholarship from the Horror Writers Association.

Excerpts from the Newsletter Announcement:
The winners of the three annual HWA Scholarships have been selected, and they are Thersa Matsuura (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship), Eric Smith (General Writing Scholarship), and Michael Tugendhat (Poetry Scholarship Award).

Eric Smith, recipient of the General Writing Scholarship, said,
“I thank Marge Simon, Ellen Datlow, Vince Liaguno, and everyone at the HWA for giving me this
opportunity to further my writing career with an educational scholarship. Since I began focusing on
horror writing a year and a half ago I’ve made considerable progress, developing from an
unpublished creative writing major struggling to craft an effective story into an author published in
prominent anthologies alongside big names. I believe that with continued effort on my part and the
input from online courses, seminars and workshops I will produce better and larger works. I’ll be the
one sitting in the front row asking lots of questions.”

The HWA Scholarship Committee consisted of Ellen Datlow, Vince Liaguno, and Marge Simon, while
the Poetry Scholarship Committee members were Corrine De Winter, Michael A. Arnzen, and Marge
Simon. The Poetry Scholarship is sponsored by Eldritch Press.

For more information on the scholarships, please go to http://horror.org/2014-scholarships-formembers/
and http://horror.org/dark-poetry-scholarship/.

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Nothing But Time

utbUnder the Bed magazine featuring my story Nothing But Time is available for the Kindle

“The boy shifted and banged in the kennel until his back was to the chair. He hunched knees to chin with his arms wrapped around his thighs.

“‘If you don’t want to talk, fine.’ Stephen’s quivering fingers pressed a kerchief to the wound. ‘I’m retired. Nowhere to go. No one visits. I’ve got nothing but time.’

“Antique clocks clicked and whirred from every wall, shelf and table, their stiff black hands arcing up and down. A cuckoo clock above the kennel chirped the quarter-hour.”

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Autumn Lamb

deadharvestMy short story Autumn Lamb is now available in paperback from Amazon the Dead Harvest anthology from Scarlett Galleon Publications.

“Expecting the animal to keel over any moment, the farmer drew its black, crusted skin together with a row of surgical staples and put it back in the pasture. The lamb wobbled on rickety legs to the center of the enclosure, spun crooked circles trying to chew at its belly, then sprinted toward the flock at the feeder, scattering them. The other ewes and lambs formed a wide circle around it, shifting to maintain their distance as it approached the feeder. Its own mother shied away despite her swollen udder.

The lamb looked back at Millard and gave a shrill bleat that sounded like a pig’s squeal.”

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Darkling Roast

bugsMy short story Darkling Roast is now available in Great Old Ones Publishing’s Bugs:Tales that Slither, Creep and Crawl anthology. Amazon has paperback and kindle versions.

“I sat in the front corner of the coffee shop, my back to a bright, modernist canvas crammed with butterflies and flowers, nursing a latte and eyeing the door each time it jingled. Our appointment was ten minutes overdue and I wondered if he’d had no intention of sitting for an interview, if he’d said yes just to get me off of the phone. Or had I chosen the wrong location? Would he set foot in a shop selling the very drink that had been his life, his art, and which he’d abruptly abandoned without explanation five years ago? Why had the world’s leading coffee expert turned his back on his life’s work? Had it betrayed him? It suggested a mystery, a trauma, perhaps even a crime. That’s the story I wanted for my article. That would get me on the front page. But first Jasper J. Lasco had to show up.”

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