B.L.U.R.B. (Ben Loves Unusual Reviews and Books) reviewed my poetry collection 'No Mercy' (Crystal Lake Publishing).
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After 'Frida's Monster', another poem from my collection 'No Mercy' (Crystal Lake Publishing) was nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Awards. This time is the turn of the long poem 'Apocalyptic Mass'
The poem 'Frida's Monster' (from the collection 'No Mercy', Crystal Lake Publishing, 2017) was nominated for the SFPA Rhysling Award 2018, and will be reprinted into the 2018 Rhysling Anthology.
I'm happy to learn that my poetry collection, 'NO MERCY' (Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2017) and the anthology 'THE BEAUTY OF DEATH 2' (Independent Legions, November 2017), edited by me and Jodi Renée Lester, made the Preliminary Ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards 2017. Nominations will be announced in February, 5
2017 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot
Superior Achievement in a Novel
Barker, J.D. – The Fourth Monkey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press)
Jemc, Jac – The Grip of It (FSG Originals)
King, Stephen and King, Owen – Sleeping Beauties (Scribner)
Malerman, Josh – Black Mad Wheel (Ecco)
McGrath, Patrick – The Wardrobe Mistress (Hutchinson)
Miskowski, S.P. – I Wish I Was Like You (JournalStone)
Nevill, Adam – Under a Watchful Eye (Pan Macmillan)
Rabarts, Dan and Murray, Lee – Hounds of the Underworld (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Purcell, Laura – The Silent Companions: A Ghost Story (Raven Books)
Tem, Steve Rasnic – Ubo (Solaris)
Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Cabeen, Robert Payne – Cold Cuts (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Davidson, Andy – In the Valley of the Sun (Skyhorse Publishing)
Hartwell, Ash – Tip of the Iceberg (Stitched Smile Publications)
Hayward, Matt – What do Monsters Fear? (Post Mortem Press)
Hepler, Jeremy – The Boulevard Monster (Bloodshot Books)
Rosson, Keith – The Mercy of the Tide (Meerkat Press)
Thomas, Scott – Kill Creek (Ink Shares)
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
French, Gillian – The Door to January (Islandport Press)
Leveen, Tom – Hellworld (Simon Pulse)
Liggett, Kim – The Last Harvest (Tor Teen)
Lukavics, Amy – The Ravenous (Harlequin Teen)
Porter, Sarah – When I Cast Your Shadow (Tor Teen)
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Carey, Mike and Arvind, Ethan David – Darkness Visible (IDW)
Duffey, Damian and Butler, Octavia E. – Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams ComicArts)
Ferris, Emil – My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
Haun, Jeremy and Hurley, Jason – The Beauty Volume 3 (Image Comics)
Hickman, Jonathan – The Black Monday Murders (Image Comics)
Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 2: The Blood (Image Comics)
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Baxter, Alan – The Book Club (PS Publishing)
Deady, Tom – Weekend Getaway (Grinning Skull Press)
Edelman, Scott – Faking it Until Forever Comes (Liars, Fakers, and the Dead Who Eat Them) (Written Backwards)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mapping the Interior (Tor.com)
Keisling, Todd – The Final Reconciliation (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. – Agents of Dreamland (Tor.com)
McGuire, Seanan – Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Tor.com)
Taylor, Lucy – Sweetlings (Tor.com)
Vandermeer, Jeff – The Strange Bird: A Borne Story (MCD x FSG Originals)
Waggoner, Tim – A Kiss of Thorns (DarkFuse)
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Bailey, Michael – “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” (Tales from the Lake Vol. 4) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Bodner, Hal – “The Baker of Millepoix” (Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Fawver, Kurt – “Etch the Unthinkable” (Gamut #1) (Gamut Magazine)
Lombardi, Nicola – “Even the Stars Fall” (The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water) (Independent Legions Publishing)
Mannetti, Lisa – “Apocalypse Then” (Never Fear: The Apocalypse) (13Thirty Books)
Marceau, Caitlin – “No Filter” (Read-Only: A Collection of Digital Horror) (WatchMojo Publishing)
Neugebauer, Annie – “So Sings the Siren” (Apex Magazine #101) (Apex Publications)
Rourke, Naomi Brett – “Coyote” (Straight Outta Tombstone) (Baen)
Taff, John F.D. – “A Ware That Will Not Keep” (Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Wahl, M.F. – “Absolution” (Feverish Fiction Magazine Issue #6) (Sleazy Viking Press)
Walters, Damien Angelica – “All the Windows, All the Doors” (Chopping Block Party: An Anthology of Suburban Terror) (Necro Publications)
Yardley, Mercedes M. – “Loving you Darkly” (F(r)iction Magazine #8) (Tethered by Letters)
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Cain, Kenneth W. – Embers (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Cataneo, Emily B. – Speaking to the Skull Kings (Trepidatio Publishing)
Dorr, James – Tombs (Elder Signs Press)
Fracassi, Philip – Behold the Void (JournalStone)
Hill, Joe – Strange Weather (William Morrow)
Hussey, Derick – The Dreamer in Fire and Other Stories (Hippocampus Press)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe (JournalStone)
Malerman, Josh – Goblin (Earthling Publications)
Matsuura, Thersa – The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales (Independent Legions Publishing)
McGrath, Patrick – Writing Madness (Centipede Press)
Sheldon, Deborah – Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia)
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Aronofsky, Darren – Mother! (Paramount Pictures, Protozoa Pictures)
Del Toro, Guillermo and Taylor, Vanessa – The Shape of Water (TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: MadMax, Episode 02:01: Chapter One (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Ducournau, Julia – Raw (Frakas Productions/Petit Film/Rouge International)
Frost, Mark and Lynch, David – Twin Peaks: The Return “Gotta Light?”, Episode 3:08 (Rancho Rosa Partnership Production)
Palmer, Chase, Fukunaga, Cary, and Dauberman, Gary – It (New Line Cinema)
Peele, Jordan – Get Out (Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment)
Shyamalan, M. Night – Split (Blinding Edge Pictures, Blumhouse Productions)
Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Bailey, Michael and Speegle, Darren – Adam’s Ladder (Written Backwards)
Brooks, Kinitra, PhD., Addison, Linda D., and Morris, Susana, PhD. – Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing)
Datlow, Ellen – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (Pegasus Books)
Eads, Ben – Tales from the Lake Vol. 4: The Horror Anthology (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Ferguson, Cin and Campbell, Broos – Mother’s Revenge: A Dark and Bizarre Anthology of Global Proportions (Scary Dairy Press)
Kaheaku, Danielle – California Screamin’ (Barking Deer Press)
Maberry, Jonathan and Romero, George A. – Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Manzetti, Alessandro and Lester, Jodi Renee – The Beauty of Death Vol. 2: Death by Water (Independent Legions Publishing)
Matthews, Mark – Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror (Wicked Run Press)
Murano, Doug – Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities & Undefinable Wonders (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Price, David – Northern Frights: An Anthology by the Horror Writers of Maine (Grinning Skull Press)
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Brittany, Michele – Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre (McFarland)
Brooks, Kinitra D. – Searching for Sycorax: Black Women's Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers University Press)
Cardin, Matt – Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears (Greenwood)
Hendrix, Grady. Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ‘70s and ‘80s Horror Fiction (Quirk Books)
Jones, Stephen – The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; Ill edition)
Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre – (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Rhoads, Loren – 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die (Black Dog & Leventhal)
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Bolivar, Adam – The Lay of Old Hex: Spectral Ballads and Weird Jack Tales (Hippocampus Press)
Fantina, Michael – Alchemy of Dreams and Other Poems (Hippocampus Press)
Frazier, Robert and Boston, Bruce – Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Hanson, Michael H. – When the Night Owl Screams (MoonDream Press)
Manzetti, Alessandro – No Mercy (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Ness, Mari – Through Immortal Shadows Singing (Papaveria Press)
Razvi, Saba – Heliophobia (Finishing Line Press)
Simon, Marge and Turzillo, Mary – Satan’s Sweethearts (Weasel Press)
Sng, Christina – A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Weikel, Cynthia O’Quinn – Return to Graveyard Dust (Goose River Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Sheet Music to my Acoustic Nightmare (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
2298. La sirena eco-limbica chiama tutti a raccolta, là dove la discarica di Baden cede il passo al blu solforico di un tendone da circo, e un carillon vivente vi invita a entrare brandendo un cartello ricco di macabre promesse. Benvenuti al Suprême vanto della capitale della Nuova Francia. Qui, mentre la Cloud-6 vi squaglia il cervello e un Coltrane apocalittico spreme caos dal suo sassofono, potrete ammirare, tra gli altri, Vivien Duemila Chili, l’Abominevole Uomo delle Feci, la Donna Ignobile, il Clown a Due Teste. Sono i nuovi freak, immolati al divertimento, mostri sputati da un mondo in rovina, in cui l’aberrazione impera e l’amore muove gli ultimi passi verso il capolinea.
Mettetevi comodi e allentate i freni inibitori, se ne avete il coraggio. Che lo spettacolo abbia inizio!
Contenuti extra: la novelette ‘Midnight Baby – Horror Lolita’ (2015). Illustrazione di copertina di Wendy Saber Core.
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Disponibile su Amazon l'edizione cartacea della novelette inedita Suprême: Il Circo delle Meraviglie (Independent Legions Publishing).
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Sinossi: Dal Premio Bram Stoker Award Caleb Battiago (aka Alessandro Manzetti) una novelette inedita di horror d’avanguardia.
2298. La sirena eco-limbica chiama tutti a raccolta, là dove la discarica di Baden cede il passo al blu solforico di un tendone da circo, e un carillon vivente vi invita a entrare brandendo un cartello ricco di macabre promesse. Benvenuti al Suprême vanto della capitale della Nuova Francia. Qui, mentre la Cloud-6 vi squaglia il cervello e un Coltrane apocalittico spreme caos dal suo sassofono, potrete ammirare, tra gli altri, Vivien Duemila Chili, l’Abominevole Uomo delle Feci, la Donna Ignobile, il Clown a Due Teste. Sono i nuovi freak, immolati al divertimento, mostri sputati da un mondo in rovina, in cui l’aberrazione impera e l’amore muove gli ultimi passi verso il capolinea. Mettetevi comodi e allentate i freni inibitori, se ne avete il coraggio. Che lo spettacolo abbia inizio!
Contenuti extra: la novelette ‘Midnight Baby – Horror Lolita’ (2015)
Illustrazione di copertina di Wendy Saber Core.
Acquista la tua copia.
The digital edition HWA Poetry Showcase Volume IV anthology, edited by David E. Cowen, is live at Amazon, it containts my collab poem, with Marge Simon, 'Night of Tears'.
Synopsis: This fourth volume in the Horror Writers Association's acclaimed Poetry Showcase series features more of the exciting, disturbing, and beautiful verse that has made these collections favorites with lovers of the darkly lyrical. Includes new work by such popular poets of the macabre as Bruce Boston, Alessandro Manzetti, Ann K. Schwader, Marge Simon, and Stephanie M. Wytovich.
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I'm glad to learn that two of my stories and four of my poems (published in 2016) received Honorable Mentions by Ellen Datlow in her 'The Best Horror of the Year - Volume 9':
Manzetti, Alessandro “Deadwood Reloaded,” The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly.
Manzetti, Alessandro “I Am the Fire,” (poem) Sacrificial Nights.
Manzetti, Alessandro “Long Hair’s Inferno,” The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly.
Manzetti, Alessandro “Obsessed with Autumn,” (poem) Sacrificial Nights.
Boston, Bruce & Manzetti, Alessandro, “Sandoval’s Nightmare Sampler,”(poem) Sacrificial Nights.
Boston, Bruce & Manzetti, Alessandro “Slade, Mary And Pet,” (poem) Sacrificial Nights.
Henorable Mentions Lists on Ellen Datlow's website:
My latest dark poetry collection NO MERCY (Crystal Lake Publishing, June 2017) reviewed by Judi Comeau at The Tomb of Dark Delight: "Bram Stoker Award winning author Alessandro Manzetti’s most recent poetry collection is centered upon in the famous—and infamous—hard-drinking, hard-drugging blues legend Janis Joplin. Joplin, who lived a short, incandescent life that is incandescently recalled here in searing language that brings to life the sadness and brilliance of a sad and tortured soul whose ragged moans of pain and anger became the centerpiece of a generation. This collection is more than a tribute to Joplin, however, it is a dark tribute to the blues in all of its forms, from the alleyways and gin joints to the blues-like artist’s life led by Frida Kahlo, who famously said, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” These are dark poems of longing and dark desires that read like a Miles Davis riff and conjure deep notes of alienation and portent. Joan of Arc’s death by fire is on May 30, 1431 is described in molten horror in “The Maiden”, and the lost child, Janis Joplin, is brought back to furious life in “The Resurrection of the Pearl.” Take a ride on “The Ghost Subway”, where the drunken and the lost travel eternally, or join the madness of the last man in a lost city, or perhaps a lost world in “Apocalyptic Mass.” Surrealism meets horror in this eclectic and absorbing collection of dark imagery"
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Eventi, Notizie, New Release
Awards - Latest News
Poetry collection 'No Mercy' and the Anthology 'The Beauty of Death 2' made the Bram Stoker Awards 2017 Preliminary Ballot
Ultime Pubblicazioni - Vetrina
Disponibile su Amazon, per Independent Legions, l'edizione digitale e cartacea della novelette SUPRÊME.
Pubblicazioni In Uscita
Febbraio 2018- SAMSARA - Independent Legions Publishing
New Release: The Garden of Delight from Comet Press.
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in Italiano: Disponibile da Dicembre 2016: Carne Cruda di Richard Laymon e Caleb Battiago (Cut Up Publishing), Acquista su Amazon
Ultimi Premi e Nominations
In English: Coming out in June 2017: Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 from Comet Press. It contains my story 'Kozmic Blues'
Latest Reviews (in English)
Ultime Recensioni (Italiano)
Latest Awards and Nominations
11/15 Maggio - Las Vegas
'The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly.