2020 International Book Awards Winners and Finalists

2020 International Book Awards Winners and FinalistsBlack Spot Books and Vesuvian Books&bnsp; Winner – Anthology – A Midnight Clear by Sam Hooker, Alcy Leyva, Laura Morrison, Cassondra Windwalker, Dalena Storm, and Seven Jane Finalist – Novella – Come Back to the Swamp by Laura Morrison Finalist – Historical – The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane Finalist – Women’s Fiction …

Dead of Winter

Eight chilling tales to read under the Cold Moon.  A tinker’s son acquires a cursed soul. A dying woman is haunted by her own reflection. An uninvited presence haunts a Christmas seance. A festive holiday turns macabre. Despite the twinkling lights and steaming cocoa, the end of the year is the darkest time of the year—a season of short days, …

ALCY LEYVA

Alcy Leyva is a Bronx-born writer, teacher, and pizza enthusiast. He graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and an MFA in Fiction from The New School. He has been published in Popmatters, The Rumpus, Entropy Mag, and Quiet Lunch Magazine.

And Then There Were Dragons

  For Amanda Grey, stopping the all-encompassing Apocalypse fated to plunge our entire existence into never-ending darkness . . . just kind of sucked. Sure, she had managed to capture every demon set loose on New York City. And yes, she ended up thwarting an evil angel’s plans to destroy humanity. But she also lost her sister, her apartment, and—oh …

And Then There Were Crows

We all have our personal demons. Amanda Grey’s leaves the toilet seat up.  New York City has always been a big fat sack of stress for Amanda Grey. Luckily, the one-bedroom apartment in Queens she shares with her parents has always served as a refuge from a world that’s too loud and too bright for Grey. Of course, that’s all …