Publication News

Terror at 5280I recently discovered that my story “The Gravity of Grace” is a finalist for the NESFA Short Story Contest. The winner will be announced BOSKONE 57 in February. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend to read, but a voice actor has been lined up to read a selection of my story. (On February 14, I will be hosting A Bloody Valentine, which will be held at Cottonwood Center for the Arts from 6:30-10 p.m. This event celebrates Women in Horror Month and is free and open to the public. )

HWA Showcase Volume VIA huge chunk of my time this year was spent teaching, but I did manage to publish a handful of poems and a couple of stories. The most recent publications include the poem “Lepus antilocapra,” which is included in the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. VI, edited by Stephanie Wytovich, and my short story “Gaze with Undimmed Eyes and the World Drops Dead” is featured in Terror at 5280′ published by the Denver Horror Collective.

I have a few stories scheduled to come out early next year including the WILD-themed 2020 RMFW Anthology edited by Natasha Watts and Rachel Craft and the Arterial Bloom horror anthology edited by Mercedes Murdock Yardley and published by Crystal Lake Publishing. Other authors announced to date include Naching T. Kassa, Ken Liu, Jonathan Cosgrove, Christopher Barzak, John Boden, Jennifer Loring, Jimmy Bernard, Linda Marshall, Dino Parenti, and Armand Rosamilia. Cover art is by Todd Keisling.

Arterial Bloom



Published by cmariebissett

Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Arterial Bloom, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Hath No Fury, NonBinary Review, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V and VI. In addition to writing, she also teaches online workshops at The Storied Imaginarium.

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