2020 / 2021 Announcement
Due to COVID, Fiction Foundry has voted to move our physical meetings to virtual ones via ZOOM. We will revisit meeting in person once the pandemic has passed.
BEERS WITH WRITERS will resume meeting in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area for in-person socialization post-COVID. Until then, Zoom meetings for socialization are planned. Contact us to visit.
Fiction Foundry is a group of writers, editors, and layout artists coming together to share their work for final peer feedback with the goal of attaining professional publication for every member. Fiction Foundry’s membership recognitions received since the group’s inception in 2012:
Newest Novel Publiations
Two boys fighting for salvation. A deranged mother bent on domination. A final confrontation that will drag them all into the abyss. In the small Oregon town of Cutters Grove, two friends lock horns as their lives speed in different directions. Locked in a war of wills, Alex must face his final choice: sacrifice his soul to save his friend…or allow Joe’s demons to consume them both.
With magic there are always unintended consequences…. Only a high-adept can minimize them, but even then mistakes are still honestly made. Hallowed Promises is about such unintended consequences, about mistakes made, and the lengths that people will go to in order to right their wrongs. Pride, ego, peer pressure, and disrespect for long-standing traditions can all play a role on the dramatic paranormal stage, just as the rigid adherence to the status quo stifles natural creativity and innovation.Hallowed Promises is the fourth stand-alone book in W.J. Cherf’s series entitled, Adventures in Paranormal Archaeology.
Marcus Barber, the immortal Roman centurion, must rescue his friend, Eddie, from maniacal mercenaries hired by his former lover, Joelle. In addition to saving Eddie, Marcus must also track down the location of the Egyptian Ancient, Apep, and rescue him from a cult attempting to use his essence to poison the Riverwalk area of San Antonio. All the while, he continues his quest to find his father, and has a side gig of stealing corporate documents for a white-collar espionage job.
Lew Armistead Holmes’ life was about to get better…much better. Part of the crew of the salvage ship Remnant, she just got a contract to go further into space than she’s ever been before, to retrieve a satellite that is so big it will take two ships to bring it back.
Both crews must work together to bring the satellite back to Earth, but there are plans within plans, and no one is exactly who the others think they are. Who will come back with the satellite at the end of the mission…and who won’t come back at all?
Fiction Foundry News
I want to also welcome Pamela Lynn as the new VP of Fiction Foundry. With current events and the group growing as a whole, I have not been able to keep up as a single person, which has lead to this decision. She has already been doing some of the responsibilities of...
Fiction Foundry has opened a Discord! The Facebook page will continue to run as usual, but we wanted to add the chance for some more interaction with our members amongst each other in a bit more of a streamlined setting where there's channels for helpful writing tips,...
On episode #11 of Josh’s Worst Nightmare, host Josh Schlossberg gets out the literary scalpel with Hollie & Henry Snider, editors of CONSUMED: TALES INSPIRED BY THE WENDIGO, to biopsy cancer.
P.L. McMillan is excited to announce that she will be co-editing an upcoming anthology for HOWL Society, the most active online book club and horror community to date. This will be P.L.’s debut as an editor and she will be working alongside Solomon Forse, founder of...
Newest Short Work Publications
HOWLS FROM HELL
Spacefaring researchers disturb an ancient horror. An enchanted object curses a grieving widow. A haunted reel torments a film student. A murder trial hinges on a chilling testimony.
In Howls From Hell, sixteen emerging horror writers pave the way for the future of the genre. Fans of dark and macabre fiction will savor this exhibition of all-original tales born from one of the fastest-growing horror communities in the world: HOWL Society.
COSMIC HORROR MONTHLY #8
We start things off with a jarring tale of horror and handwashing called Sanitize. Then we unravel the mystery of a desert monster through a series of letters in Nomad’s Land. Moving quickly, we find another lost legend through the eyes of a group of cross-country runners in Dead Sprint before learning the tragic tale of a young woman and an incubus in Visitor. Before we’re through, we’ll head down deep into the crypt for a rare find called The Key to Grief, you won’t believe it until you read it.
CONSUMED: TALES INSPIRED BY THE WENDIGO
Hunger that changes you…consumes you…turning you into a nightmare version of what you once were. From desolate snowy mountains and apocalyptic wastelands to New York’s sex clubs and virtual encounters, Denver Horror Collective brings you, dear reader, visions of horror inspired by the Wendigo.
With an introduction from Owl Goingback, authors treating you to this plate of delicacies include Wrath James White, Steve Rasnic Tem, Dana Fredsti, R. Michael Burns, Angela Sylvaine, Ian Neligh, P.L. McMillan, Michael Aloisi, Amanda Headlee, Joy Yehle, Ross Baxter, K.D. Webster, Ray Zacek, Elana Gomel, Marlin Bressi, Brenda S. Tolian, J.T. Evans, and Christophe Maso.
So sit back and take a nibble to satisfy your cravings. Better yet, devour these pages and be CONSUMED by what’s inside.
STRANGE LANDS SHORT STORIES
Strange lands in fiction stretch from deep below the earth, to the outer reaches of space. This incredible new collection combines the talents of a new generation of writers with classic and ancient storytellers: from H.G. Wells to Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe to Jules Verne. Find here too the Land of the Lotus Eaters from Homer’s Odyssey and the mad horrors of H.P. Lovecraft, the utopian fantasies of Samuel Butler and, from Hans Christian Andersen an early fantasy about visiting the moon. ‘Strange Lands’ is fabulous collection of enduring and brand new tales.
Come aboard the ship, the All Powerful. Join the very rich and famous in a joyful escape from the newest sickness that’s coursing through nations and lives worldwide. Escape Red Lungs in style. In luxury. Coddled and served by a cadre of young, attractive and well-trained staff.
Red lungs, Covid-21, the Dreaming Disease. It starts with precognitive dreams, spins you into unreality along with the sniffles until it floods your lungs with blood. But if you’re rich enough, you may sail to safety in splendor.
NO SLEEP PODCAST
The story is about a woman visiting the small town of Rathwick. Bored, she follows some townspeople out onto Sentinel Hill in the middle of the night…and soon grows to wish she hadn’t!
NO SLEEP PODCAST
A woman is awakened in the middle of the night by a panicked call from a friend, begging to be picked up fron in front of a cemetery.
Produced by: Phil Michalski | Cast: Leah – Sarah Ruth Thomas, Katie – Jessica McEvoy, Drew – Kyle Akers, Man – Mike Delgaudio, Woman – Erin Lillis
Join us for twelve tales of survival horror, inspired by such legendary video game franchises as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Clock Tower…
A nurse wakes up in a hospital basement surrounded by the bodies of her coworkers and finds herself waging a desperate battle for survival against an unseen enemy. An introverted artist’s hermitage upon a private space station is interrupted by a multi-limbed alien intent on absorbing him. A woman stalked by a sadistic killer through an apocalyptic landscape decides to make one last defiant stand against her tormentor, or become his next work of living art.
And many more stories…
A seaside tale of Lovecraftian dread to buoy up your week.
HORROR FOR HIRE: SECOND SHIFT
The door to the beyond is open and the other side might lead to your termination. Enter the working world again in this second collection of award winning horror told from 12 authors as they tell you about demonic deliveries, conniving coworkers and terrifying technology.Corporate chaos awaits on every page and get both volumes so your work day is filled with nightmares.
B IS FOR BEASTS
B is for Beasts, the second book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen stories from some of the finest independent writers on the scene today. From oversized bugs to Kaiju, vicious woodland creatures to giant spiders, B is for Beasts contains a range of terrifying stories in which the humans are always the prey.
GHOST STORIES FOR STARLESS NIGHTS
Ghost Stories for Starless Nights is an anthology of 22 chilling tales featuring ghosts and the things in the dark that haunt the afterlife. From restless spirits and wayward souls to the darker, more deceptive entities that lurk in these pages, there is sure to be a tale for every lover of ghost stories. Perfect for a starless night, a crackling campfire, a dark corner, or the bright of the day. Settle in and let these creative minds take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.
More Cthulhuvian thrills from the modern day heirs of the Lovecraftian legacy!
This issue includes fiction from David Riley, CM Fields, CP Webster, Cameron Walker, Evan Roenhausen, Carlton Herzog, Henry Snider, Mike Lee, Ben Scotti, Lee Clark Zumpe, Dean Wirth, Sergio Palumbo, and Mathew Chabin.
For as long as people have been on this planet, we have been the dominant species; even going so far as to tame the wild animals and bring them into our houses.
That is about to change.
The furry friends we think we know, (along with the scaly and aquatic too) are here to remind us that we have every reason to be frightened of what they are capable of.
With twenty stories featuring themes of psychic parrots, zombie hamsters, dangerous dogs and so much more, this collection from Emerald Bay Books will make you think twice about letting your favorite pooch sleep in the same bed.
OCEANS: DARK DRABBLES #9
Savage sirens, selkies, sailors, serpents, suckers, and sea monsters.
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?