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Stephen King and Joe Hill Collaborating on a Story for Esquire Magazine's Fiction for Men

We're not entirely sure what Esquire has in mind for its new ebook series "Fiction for Men", but as part of the launch they will be publishing a new story collaboration by father and son team Stephen King and Joe Hill entitled "In the Tall Grass". Hopefully women will be allowed to read it, too!

A Trailer Arrives for Short Story Collection Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature

A few months ago we brought to your attention the short story collection Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature, and to help refresh your memory, Uninvited Books has released a new trailer featuring editor Robert Dunbar reading from his introduction.

R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Renewed for a Third Season; Author Shares a Story on Twitter

You have to wonder if the creators behind Twitter had any idea of how influential and informative the site would become. For instance, author R.L. Stine has used it not only to announce the renewal of his TV show, "The Haunting Hour", but also to unveil a new very short story.

Author J.S. Bannerman Unleashes The Pitchfork Diaries: Volume One

We know a lot of our readers are always on the lookout for new and different stories to add to their bookshelves and Kindles so when news of J.S. (Jake) Bannerman's debut compilation of short stories and prose entitled The Pitchfork Diaries: Volume One crossed our desks, we just had to share.

Two New Stephen King Stories - The Dune and The Little Green God of Agony - Coming This Fall

Stephen King fans sure have a lot to look forward to. Along with his new novel 11/22/63, the eBook Mile 81, Carrie: The Musical's rebirth, and A&E's upcoming Bag of Bones adaptation, two new short stories are being published this fall! Read on for the details of each.

Two New Short Story Collections to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Since we know a lot of our Dread Central regulars are avid book readers, we're always on the lookout for new stories and anthologies to share with them. Today we have two collections of horror tales that sound like good candidates for a summer reading list: Decayed Etchings and Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature.

Author Patrick Carman Launches 3:15 - Nine Spooky Stories for the iGeneration

Love short stories but don't have a lot time to read them? Have an iPhone/iPod/iPad or an Android? Then you'll be interested in 3:15, a collection of nine standalone, spooky stories based on urban legends, B-movie horror, and classic ghost stories from innovative author Patrick Carman (Skeleton Creek). From the Press Release:

New Stephen King Short Story to Be Published in The Atlantic

For a guy who first started talking about retiring back in 2002, Stephen King doesn't seem to be quite ready to settle down in the old rocking chair just yet. In fact, he has a new short story coming out in the May issue of The Atlantic.

Paul Kane's Shadow Writer Coming in February, 2011

In February, 2011, MHB Press will release Shadow Writer, the 10th Anniversary Edition of UK-based horror and dark fantasy author Paul Kane’s celebrated short story collections Alone (In the Dark) and Touching the Flame.

eBook Anthology Farrago to be Available on Halloween

Looking for something a little different to read on Halloween night? How about a new eBook anthology called Farrago that includes an entry from Dread Central's own Morgan Elektra entitled "Red Flag"?

Download Classic Exploitation Films from Digital Grindhouse Retro & Hardcore Horror Stories from Macabro Xtreme

Indie filmmaker Jeff Chitty is hard at work doing post-production on his upcoming feature, The Taking of Savannah, but that's not stopping him from launching a few other ventures: exploitation/cult film download site Digital Grindhouse Retro and hardcore horror/splatterpunk short story download site Macabro Xtreme Publishing. Here are the details: