Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bloody Parchment on YouTube

With judging of the 2013 short story competition currently underway, we thought it only right and proper that we share some of the authors who read at our event that was held at the Book Lounge in Cape Town last year.

Present were S.A. Partridge, Joe Vaz, Zane Marc Gentis, Nerine Dorman, Rachel Zadok, Carine Engelbrecht, Diane Awerbuck, Toby Bennett, and Henrietta Rose-Innes. Go check out the clips on YouTube. Due to a technical difficulty, we were unfortunately unable to put up Toby's video. 

A big thank you to the awesome Ric Shields for catching us on film. And once again a very big thanks to the Book Lounge for having us over, and to Paul and Sonja from the South African HorrorFest for arranging yet another awesome festival. With thanks to Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards for the wine sponsorship, as well as Penguin SA and Dark Continents Publishing for the prizes that we handed out on the night.

For those of you who're yet to read the 2012 anthology published by eKhaya, go feed your kindle with this super collection of short tales of horror. Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar and Other Stories brings a fresh crop of horror and dark literature from the most recent South African HorrorFest Bloody Parchment short story competition. From dreary subterranean chambers and angelic visitations to the many-legged horrors of alien invaders and a meeting with the Devil himself, this collection of tales offers readers the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the likes of Toby Bennett (winner), and runners-up Anna Reith and Chris Limb. Finalists include Diane Awerbuck, Simon Dewar, Zane Marc Gentis, Stephen Hewitt, Benjamin Knox, Lee Mather, Glen Mehn, S.A. Partridge, and Icy Sedgwick.

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