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Michael Arnzen
"Where does it go from here? / Is it down to the lake I fear?"
"Where does it go from here? / Is it down to the lake I fear?"

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I'll be teaching "Making Readers Squirm" at StokerCon 2017 this April on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Details:

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Time running short: Call for Proposals for International Vampire Film & Art Festival, Transylvania this May! See: Submit by Feb 1st, 2017 #cfp #vampires

Happy Thanksgiving. Here's a little story for you:
"The Gobbling"

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The presidential campaigns this year have been something of a freaking circus and a nutty free-for-all.
So I’ve decided to make my book, Freakcidents, free on Election Day to all you nutty Americans. Just head on over to to download the kindle version of this Bram Stoker Award-winning horror poetry collection anytime on November 8th, 2016.

But promise you’ll do me just one favor in return: VOTE!

Offer is for one day only and ends at midnight (PST), when the price goes back up to $3.99. But don’t worry if you don’t make it in time. It’s not the end of the world.



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Happy #NaNoWriMo! My free prompt generator online -- Diabolique Strategies -- can come to your rescue when you need a dark twist! 

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ALERT! Until Halloween night, you can get my Bram Stoker Award winning "Best of Arnzen" collection, Proverbs for Monsters, for just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store. The perfect sick treat for an All Hallows' Eve!

"“Arnzen takes his readers on a guided tour of insanity and the macabre, with a few moments of touching grace combined with repulsive terror. Proverbs for Monsters does not disappoint…this book serves to document the evolution of a great writer.” — Scott Johnson, Dread Central

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International Vampire Film and Arts Festival, Transylvania, May 2017. In addition to a great film festival and literary/art celebrations in this historic location, the IVFAF runs a neat academic symposium. Each day a new theme is curated by a different university, and both me and Nicole Peeler are involved on behalf of Seton Hill U and our MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. The calls for papers are now posted.

Seton Hill University:
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT: The Vampire Across Popular Culture

Kutztown University:

Emerson College:
VAMPIRE ON SCREEN Life, Death and Immortality


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In case you missed it: Goreletter 11.2 has been delivered to subscribers: Read it online for free and see what I've been up to lately. And please subscribe!
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