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The Oddville Press is a quarterly publication created by a team obsessed with showcasing imaginitive, compelling and evocative work by the most talented and hungry in the creative community.

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Contributing Editor Nominated for Stoker Award

Sara Tantlinger

Devil’s Dreamland by Sara Tantlinger

Sara Tantlinger never fails to impress. Congratulations to our hardworking contributing editor on her nomination for a Stoker Award recognizing Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection for her work "Devil’s Dreamland." Results will be announced May 11th.

“Tantlinger’s chilling poetry, inspired by life/lies of a serial murderer, unfolds in the imagined voices of his victims, and the man himself, in a city reduced to ashes and rebuilt for him to bleed. The poems entice to try understanding this devil: what does he gain from such horror? In the end, after he is hanged and buried, the haunting last poem plants the idea: evil is more than one man and isn’t easily destroyed.”

—Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of “How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend” and HWA Lifetime Achievement Award winner

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Featured artist

Janet O'Neal

One Thousand Tears

Janet’s work is featured in our Winter 2019 issue, and at Janet O'Neal Photography and Janet O'Neal Studio

Of Tea Leaves & Talismen

What I Learned from Neil Gaiman

Contributing Editor and Author T.J. Tranchell was born on Halloween, has worked as a journalist, horror movie columnist, pizza delivery man, warehouse worker, haunted house monster, customer service clerk, college instructor, and other less glamorous jobs. Tranchell has his master’s degree in literature from Central Washington University with, naturally, a focus on the horror genre.

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Sources of Inspiration

Serena Jayne

Creators may call their well of imagination the subconscious, their personal muse, or something else. Regardless of the terminology, the imagination exists in a continual state of ravenous hunger, which may be fed in a variety of ways. Contributor Serena Jayne explains how she fedes her muse.

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