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THE MADHOUSE GOES TO THE ALTAR

HERE COMES THE BRIDE... The Madhouse is at the altar this week, as we at Raw Dog Screaming Press  are happy to announce that we've signed poets, Jim and Janice Leach, for their collaborative poetry collection, Till Death: The Horrors and Happy Afters of a Long Relationship. This collection is set to debut in mid-2016 and it details the ups and downs of a 32-year marriage as these poets talk fear, romance, and sex with no boundaries, limits, or filter. Want more? Here's a interview that I did with Jim and Janice to give you a sneak peak into their process, their influences, and how their manuscript came to be. 1. What is the title of your collection and how did you come up with the name? Jan: “Til Death” is that super creepy line from traditional marriage vows that brings up mortality right in the middle of a wedding celebration, like it’s the best possible outcome for a relationship. “The Horrors and Happy Afters” part is our attempt to be honest about what comes

Dear Diary—I’m tired and that’s okay.

I can remember being eight years old and writing “By Stephanie M. Wytovich” on the spiral notebooks that I kept hidden in the back of my closet. These were the same notebooks that I taped together before I went to college, and the same notebooks I burned shortly after beginning my freshmen year. Those books held my secrets, my heart, and my most personal confessions, and after a while, I knew I had to burn the past so I could build a future. You see, I've never been the type of person who can "wing it." I don't like not having a game plan because there's too much that I want to do in life and life is already too short to not spend time doing what you love. That's not to say that I don't turn off auto-pilot every now and again, but for most of my life, I've been very strict with myself. I double-majored in college and didn’t have the typical experience that most college students do. Instead of partying on the weekends or going bowling during the wee

THE MADHOUSE TURNS THE LIGHTS DOWN

Shhhh.... The Madhouse lurks in the shadows this week, as we at Raw Dog Screaming Press  are happy to announce that we've signed author/poet, Cynthia Pelayo, for her poetry collection, Poems of My Night. This collection is set to debut in mid-2016, and is a mixture of the dark and the haunted, the romantic and the imaginative. Want more? Here's a interview that I did with Cynthia to give you a sneak peak into her process, her influences, and how  Poems of My Night  came to be. You can also find her on Twitter (@cinapelayo) and on her website: www.cinapelayo.com 1.       What is the title of your collection and how did you come up with the name? The collection is called Poems of My Night . The collection is a response to a collection of poems by Argentine short story writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges called Poems of the Night . Borges was born in 1899 and died in 1986. He’s well known for his collection Ficciones , his literary criticisms, and his stories of mirrors,

There's a fistfight in the madhouse!

DING-DING! The Madhouse is in the boxing ring this week, as we at Raw Dog Screaming Press  are happy to announce that we've signed author/poet, Matt Betts, for his poetry collection, Underwater Fistfight. This collection is set to debut in early 2016 and is a mixture of SF, Fantasy, and Horror. It will tug on the [bizarre] heart strings of monster fans and siren hunters alike, so if you're up for a battle of oceanic wit served with some tidal waves of dark humor, then this is a collection not to be missed! Want more? Here's a interview that I did with Matt to give you a sneak peak into this process, his influences, and how Underwater Fistfight came to be.   1.       What is the title of your collection and how did you come up with the name? The new collection is called Underwater Fistfight . I’d really loved that title for a long time for some reason, but could never write quite the right piece for it. I’d always intended it to become a metaphor for the struggle