Shock Totem Issue #2

Issue #2 of Shock Totem is coming out on July 1st.  I can’t tell you how excited I am!  It will be the first issue out since I was on staff, and I can’t wait to see it.  Here is the illustrious TOC:

* To Be Titled: An editorial, by K. Allen Wood
* The Rat Burner, by Ricardo Bare
* Sole Survivor, by Kurt Newton
* The Spooky Stuff: A conversation with James Newman, by John Boden
* Sweepers, by Leslianne Wilder
* Rainbow Serpent, by Vincent Pendergast
* Strange Goods and Other Oddities (Reviews)
* Abominations: Hide the Sickness: An article by Mercedes M. Yardley
* Pretty Little Ghouls, by Cate Gardner
* Messages From Valerie Polichar, by Grá Linnaea & Sarah Dunn
* Return From Dust, by Nick Bronson
* Leave Me the Way I was Found, by Christian A. Dumais
* Upon My Return, by David Jack Bell
* Howling Through the Keyhole (Author Notes)

Rock on!

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13 thoughts on “Shock Totem Issue #2

  1. I will read it, for serious, good lady. Also, now I’ve come over to the dark side (i.e., genre fiction), I think I’ll have to send something to the slush pile for Shock Totem. Yes. 🙂

    Congrats to you and all the editors for all your hard work!

  2. Hey Mercedes,

    I’ve given you the “One Lovely Blog” award – I’m not sure how to post the award here but go to my site and grab the fantastic picture of roses in a teacup, post it somewhere prominant! And pay it forward.
    Thanks for having a freakin’ sweet blog, always.

    SvZ

  3. Issue one is awesome!!! I can’t wait for Issue two!!

    (Mercedes, I shared your story with some of the people at work and they LOVED it!! They rolled over in fits of laughter at the end! You’re a gem lady!)

  4. Sweet cover. And it looks like you’re in good company, as I see Cate Gardner and David Jack Bell at first glance in the ToC too. Very cool stuff. Congrats.

  5. The Dark Side welcomes you, Simon. Your tears smell sweet.

    I’m glad you like it, Catie! Issue #2 has a fantastic cover, but I want to put Issue #1 on my wall forever and ever. It’s so awesome!

    Thank you, littlegirl! That just rocks. 🙂

    Yay, Andrea! Thanks!

    Make ’em read it, Ken. Use force if you have to.

    Hinny, that’s the nicest thing that I’ve heard all day. THANK YOU!

    Very, very cool, Barry.

    Gef, you’ll so dig Cate and Mr. Bell’s stories. They’re real treats.

    Vincent, you may be looking forward to having it on your shelf, but it’s looking forward into crawling into your bed and inhaling your soul during the night. Keep an eye out.

  6. The Force?

    By the way, I’ve been reading the proof these last two days, just doing some last minute checks for mistakes, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It’s good to be able to read the stories for the stories finally. Haha.

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