Your Darkness Is Welcome Here

What you are about to read is profound. Extremely fucking profound. It’s probably one of the most profound pieces of writing I’ve read in my 34 (I’m not 35 in September, you are) years. I came across it while reading Creatrix: She Who Makes by Lucy H Pearce. It’s written by a lady called Dawn Conlan-Grant. I’ve tried to… Continue reading Your Darkness Is Welcome Here

Do You Write Dark Short Stories Or Poetry?

I've recently established a publishing company with some good friends of mine in Norway - NordLand Publishing. We are currently putting together the first book in a series of anthologies entitled The Affinity Series. The first book in this series focuses on Scandinavian Folklore, and we are looking for poetry and prose submissions on this… Continue reading Do You Write Dark Short Stories Or Poetry?

Arctic Blue

A  flash fiction piece from my upcoming book 'In the hours of Darkness - writings about death and dying.' Arctic Blue I feed you a handful of pancakes and kiss the white, silky top of your head, while you carefully munch. The pancakes are soft, they have to be, and you make so little noise.… Continue reading Arctic Blue

NordLand Publishing

A few weeks ago I was talking about my desire to set up a publishing company after previous attempts had failed. Well, I have some great news. I now have a business partner and a company in the making. Ladies and gentlemen, NordLand Publishing has been born! If you are interested in what we’re all… Continue reading NordLand Publishing

Spreading The Dark Word

If you would like to see your creative work featured and reviewed on Wyrd Words & Effigies, don't hesitate to get in touch. I established this blog (and soon to be magazine) with the goal of celebrating all that is strange, and like nothing better than spreading the dark word about oddities that I believe… Continue reading Spreading The Dark Word

Wyrd Words & Effigies / Magazine Update

The magazine is coming along nicely, though like the majority of things, it's taking longer than expected to get everything together. Fortunately I've plenty of experience in creating magazines, so getting delayed with certain aspects doesn't come as a massive shock. It will still be with your soon though - a little slice of darkness… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies / Magazine Update

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine – News

Okay. So news on the magazine. Well, I'm pleased to say that we now have a graphic designer to assemble issue one. The person in charge of transforming Wyrd Words & Effigies into a magazine is Anya Grainger, a graphic designer based in York, England. I've worked with Anya before and her work is absolutely exceptional. You can check out… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine – News