Release day has finally arrived!
Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk is the fifth charity anthology from Writerpunk Press, with steampunk, cyberpunk, atompunk, carniepunk, clockpunk, atompunk, and biopunk stories inspired by tales such as Dracula, Carmilla, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and Frankenstein (twice!). Other inspirations include Ambrose Bierce, Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka, Gaston LeRoux, Lord Tennyson, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Available on Amazon (print and ebook), this anthology offers 11 stories and 1 poem inspired by some of the most loved classic horror tales of all time.
As always, profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest. A collection of bone-chilling tales and a chance to help animals at the same time–what could be better?
If you couldn’t tell, we’re pretty excited to send our hideous progeny out into the world.
Help us spread the word!
Gather ’round, punks. Have we got a treat for you!
Feast your eyes on this:
Many thanks to Lia Rees at WaterBalloon Media for the trailer for Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk.
First we shook up Shakespeare. Then we punked Poe. English class? We turned it upside down. And now we’re back with a new anthology that will send chills down your spine.
The only question is: Are you ready?
Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk | Release Date: 5/31/2018
Hideous Progeny: Classic Horror Goes Punk will be available (print and eBook) on May 31, 2018. If you’re brave enough, that is.
In the year since What We’ve Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk hit (digital) shelves, Writerpunk Press has been been busy.
Donation to PAWs
In October, we made another donation to PAWS. We are so pleased that we will be funding 2 kennels for another year and we’re already looking forward to the next visit.
We’ve also heard back from some very satisfied readers. Our fans have had some very kind words for this volume:
When a book is SO GOOD you finish it and have to suppress the urge to go back and read it all over again, right away! I am constantly FLOORED by how well the Writerpunk group does its stories. So many excellent adaptations of beloved classics… Even the ones based on works I haven’t read were excellent stories in themselves! This anthology SHINES in its excellence, truly proving that stellar literature is indeed timeless.
Read more reviews on Goodreads. Amazon reviews are right here. Many thanks to fans who have taken the time to let us know what they thought!
The writers, editors, artists, and automatons behind Writerpunk Press are always working on something. Our next release will take on classic horrors. Due out in May 2018.
The proof copy has arrived! We are checking that all the i’s are crossed and all the t’s are dotted. Wait, that can’t be right…
14 high school English class favorites reborn.
14 ‘punk versions you’ll have to read to believe!
What We’ve Unlearned: English Class Goes Punk is the fourth book in the series of ‘punk stories (steampunk, cyberpunk, dieselpunk and more) inspired by classic stories you likely read in high school English class.
As with all of our anthologies, all profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.
Our little band of punks began three years ago today. The group formed as a way to connect writers, readers, artists, and fans of punk fiction. But, not just any one genre. In the words of John Hawthorne, the founder of Writerpunk:
Since March 8, 2014, we have grown to over 650 members, launched a website, published three charity anthologies, won some awards, and–best of all–made several donations to PAWS, an animal shelter.
We would like to express deep thanks to our fans, friends, and family who have supported us. We’re proud of the past three years and are looking forward to what the future brings!
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(We won’t mind. Really!)
When last we posted, Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk was up for the 2016 Indie Summer Indie Book and we were asking for your support. You heard us and answered! Poe took 1st place in the Anthology Category. We were absolutely floored by the support from our readers. But that’s not all–it’s gone on to win two other awards!
Hosted by A Flavor of Fantasy, The Virtual FantasyCon 2016 brought together authors, artists, bloggers, editors, reviewers, publishers, and readers of horror, fantasy, and science fiction books. Not only was the event a blast, Poe was awarded the 1st Place Punk Book.
Finally, Poe Goes Punk won the Literary Valour award for Best Short Story Anthology 2016, a Birds of a Feather Literary Award, which are given to works that “inspire, impact and innovate their genres and their audiences.” We received this beautiful handcrafted artisan trophy.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported Writerpunk Press by nominating, voting, or spreading the word about Poe Goes Punk.
But don’t touch that dial–there’s more to come!