2017 Halloween Poetry Editor: Ashley Dioses

Because at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association it’s never too early to be thinking about Halloween, we are pleased to announce that poet Ashley Dioses has been selected as the curator for this year’s 2017 Halloween Poetry Reading page.

All material must be submitted by October 26th and the page is open only to members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Full details are now available at the SFPA website.

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Ashley Dioses began seriously writing at the age of 12. Upon discovering the macabre work of Edgar Allan Poe, she took a borderline obsessive interest in writing horror and dark fantasy poetry and even a few fantasy novels. Her favorite authors of horror and fantasy at that time were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, J.R.R. Tolkein, Piers Anthony, and Brian Jacques who also influenced her work. She wrote up until her senior year of high school and then took a break before starting up again after college in 2011. With a nudge from a new friend, Dioses discovered a new kind of horror, dark fantasy, and weird work from authors like Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, George Sterling, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and David Park Barnitz. With this new treasure trove of horror and weird authors, she began to add short stories to her writing collection. She was first published by the Horror Zine in 2011 and has since been published by other publishers such as Hippocampus Press, Centipede Press, Wildside Press, Burial Day Books, Martian Migraine Press and others.

We’re very excited to see what you send her!

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