We're sad to announce that the upcoming May issue of Nossa Morte will be our last.
We recently came to the conclusion that although we absolutely love producing this venue for dark fiction, we just no longer have the time and resources to dedicate to the magazine as we once had. It's been nearly three years since Nossa Morte first opened its doors to submissions, and in that time we've had the pleasure of reading a boatload of great fiction. We've published a few dozen of the best of the bunch, and had the chance to interview some of the most amazing writers and editors working in the genre today. Without a doubt, we couldn't have asked for more during these three years, and it will go down as an experience we will always remember and be proud of.
Most important, we owe all of this to you -- the writers that have supplied us with so many great stories to choose from, and the readers that have supported and encouraged us from the very beginning. We thank you all. We hope you've enjoyed the magazine as much as we have enjoyed the process of creating and sharing it.
We wish you all the very best.
Melissa De Kler and Michael De Kler
(Note: all acceptances for the final issue have now been sent out. If you've yet to receive a response from us for a story submission, you are now free to send it elsewhere. Thank you again for the opportunity to read them.)
"The Last" by Jason S. Ridler (February 2009)
"Brother" by James Owens (February 2009)
"Having Faith" by Christopher Green (February 2009)
"And When She Was Bad" by Nadia Bulkin (February 2009)
"About 77 Degrees, West of Nassau" by Don Norum (May 2009)
As always, many thanks to Ellen for reading through a mountain of fiction every year to compile these lists. And congrats to the writers!
The latest issue of Nossa Morte has been posted for your reading pleasure. And as we enter our third year in operation, we've also given the site a brand new design.
This month we feature the following fiction:
“Just Once More, Little Sister” by Anthony J. Rapino
“Gammell” by E. Albert Branstrom
“Fixer” by Jason S. Ridler
“The Number One” by Noah Copley
Also included are a handful of book reviews, including R.I.P. by Harrison Howe, Red Wet Dirt by Nicholas Grabowsky, and Feeding Ground by Sarah Pinborough.
We stil have a couple slots open for the February-2010 issue so keep those subs rolling in.
And finally, two former contributers to Nossa Morte have found their way onto some awards nomination ballots:
Christopher Green's story, "Having Faith", appearing in the February-2009 issue of Nossa Morte, is up for Best Horror Short Story in the Aurealis Awards, which recognizes the best Australian writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Chris has two more stories nominated in other short story categories as well. No surprise here. He's an awesome writer. Check out more details here.
Also, the book trailer for The Lifeless, the latest novel from Lorne Dixon (our interviewee in our November-2009 issue), is up for Best Dark Genre Book Trailer in this year's Black Quill Awards. Watch the trailer here, then grab a copy of the book. I hear the book has been doing very well. Congrats to Lorne on what we know is just the beginning of his success.
And that's all for now!
The latest issue of Nossa Morte (now entering its 3rd year) has been posted. (Please excuse a couple technical glitches in getting some of the interior pictures to load. We hope to have it fixed shortly.)
This month features the following fiction:
"Moo" by Abby "Merc" Rustad
"Found Objects" by Brandon H. Bell
"Tesoro's Magic Bullet" by Aaron Polson
"Sand Between a Dead Boy's Toes" by Steven J. Dines
"Down the Rabbit Hole" by Michael Kelly
"Paladin and the Concrete Blond" by Jason S. Ridler
We're also very proud to feature an interview with Lorne Dixon, author of Snarl and The Lifeless.
We’re very happy to announce that 4 stories appearing in various issues of Nossa Morte during 2008 received honorable mentions in the first volume of the Best Horror of the Year. Congrats to the writers, and thanks for choosing us to print these fine tales. Thank you, also, to Ellen Datlow for the mentions.
The four stories are:
“Nervous Goats, Huddling in the Dark”, by Michael Kelly (Issue 2, February 2008)
“Ice Might Break”, by Idun Asther (Issue 3, May 2008)
“The Nanny”, by Ian Rogers (Issue 3, May 2008)
“Big Diehl”, by George Seaton (Issue 5, November 2008)
The full list can be found on the Night Shade Books forum.
Also, due to some email problems last Friday, we may not have received your submission. So if you emailed us on July 3rd, please resend it just in case.
And that's all for now. Stay tuned to the first of August when the latest issue of Nossa Morte is released. Going on 2 years now, and still loving it!
"In The Shaft" by Scott Ellis
"Ophelia Doe" by Inanna Gabriel
"About 77 Degrees, West of Nassau" by Don Norum
"The Bus Stop Man" by Stephen Owen
Plus, an interview with Ellen Datlow to continue our streak of snagging some awesome people in this business to chat with us.
And once again, some amazingly creepy cover art by Mike Bohatch.