Short Story Contributions

A selection of recent books which Alison Cybe has contributed to, all of which are available now. Have a look and enjoy!


THE NOSLEEP PODCAST

For the dark hours when you dare not close your eyes. Tales of horror to frighten and disturb. Join us as the sleepless hours tick past. Brace yourself… for The NoSleep Podcast. A multi-award winning anthology series of original horror stories, The NoSleep Podcast features a cast of talented voice actors, rich atmospheric music and sound effects to enhance the frightening tales.


BLACK RAINBOW

A horror anthology with LGBTQIA themes written by LGBTQIA authors and allies.

The horror community has thousands of LGBTQIA fans, so where are we in the stories? Traditionally, horror has included us or used us as part of the plot twist. Transgender individuals are vilified in stories like “Silence of the Lambs” and “Sleepaway Camp.” Lesbians are included to sexualize storylines and Gay men are depicted as shrill-screaming comic relief.

Where is everyone else in this picture? Short Answer: They’re not. And we want to change that–as with everything else, there is a place for all us–we just have to go out of our way to make it.


PHANTASMAGORIA MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS 2018 ISSUE
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PHANTASMAGORIA MAGAZINE HALLOWEEN 2019 ISSUE

Featuring interviews with Stephen Jones, Shauna MacDonald and Karl O’Rowe. Christmas ghost stories, Stan Lee tribute, FEAR Magazine at 30, Journey to the Unknown, Batman – Arkham Asylum, The Fog, reviews, dark poetry and much, much more!


DAY OF THE DEAD

Let’s talk about Death. After all, it’s the one thing we all have in common. Eventually. Let’s explore it, cry about it, tremble at it, laugh at it. Then let’s write stories about Death…

Twenty authors have done exactly that, giving you twenty-eight tales about the one subject no-one wants to talk about, but everyone knows will one day come to them. Often wry, sometimes creepy, always surprising, the stories in this book were drawn through the massive pool of talent connected with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub, and boasts internationally-published authors as well as talented newcomers to the printed page. The authors of the Day of the Dead invite you to join their celebration of all things mortal. Enjoy…


POMPEY WRITES : THE BEST OF STAR & CRESCENT (SO FAR)

Pompey writes features the very best content from Star & Crescent, Portsmouth’s only independent, non-commercial news, culture and commentary website, plus brand new material never before published. Since 2015, S&C has earned accolades for its investigations into local culture, media, ecology, housing, healthcare, education and gender issues. It has also been a platform for the most talented Portsmouth-based poets, fiction writers, memoirists, satirists and visual artists.

S&C has always been a mouthpiece for voices that are not otherwise heard in the mainstream media. Pompey Writes is no exception and boasts work by representatives of overlooked and marginalised groups, including migrants, the homeless, members of ethnic minorities and working-class women. Edited by Tom Sykes and Sarah Cheverton


DARK CITY : PORTSMOUTH TALES OF HAUNTING AND HORROR

Join 18 masters of the macabre, the strange, and the bizarre as they journey into a dark and richly reimagined Portsmouth that you will never forget. Here you can meet a man who finds himself transforming into the Tricorn Centre. Discover the mysterious pulse that beats beneath the pavement of this living city that craves blood and sacrifice. Witness damnation in a hellish vision of Victorian Portsmouth, and learn just how difficult it can be getting two severed heads through customs at the port. Like the waves that lap the fringes of this waterfront city, past and present flow back and forth in these tales of haunting and horror, dragging ghosts and their tragedies in their wake.


OCTOMORPHOSIS

Octomorphosis is a 72 page paperback book featuring my paintings and a collection of short stories by the talented writers of the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub. Strangeness, charm, silliness and menace all combine to make a varied collection of wonderful madness that will grace any bookshelf and provide food for thought long after reading.

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