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Monday, October 20, 2008

New Columnist, NEW CONTEST!

Great news! I have decided to work with a very talented editor and writer, Michael Knost in order to showcase the work of up and coming writers.


Michael Knost is an author, editor, and columnist in the horror and dark fiction genres.

Michael Knost

He has written several books and dozens of short stories, edited a number of anthologies, including the Legends of the Mountain State series, and he currently writes a column for Shroud Magazine.

He is currently working on a project entitled Writers Workshop of Horror, a collection of writing articles by the industry's biggest names, including Joe R. Lansdale, Ramsey Campbell, and many more.

He is also working on his newest novel, set around a haunted coal mine in southern West Virginia.

Michael has worked in the radio, television, and newspaper industries, and currently lives in Logan, West Virginia with his beautiful wife, eight-week-old daughter, and neurotic dog.


Michael Knost will begin a new column for Shroud Magazine in the coming issues. Each column will focus on an outstanding up-and-comer of the genre . . . followed by an original story by that same author.

Send submissions to:

Pay is three-cents per word.

Word count should be between 500 and 3,000.

Must meet all other guidelines at:


We are having a contest to find the perfect title for the column. The person who comes up with the column name we use will win a free subscription to the magazine and signed copies of Legends of the Mountain State 1 and 2.

Send all contest entries to:

Deadline is November 1, 2008

As a phonetic guide, Knost is pronounced as Nost (with the K silent)
and sounding similar to Lost or Cost.

1 comment:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Progknostications. I like it. good luck with the new feature.