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Cthulhu Cymraeg: The old gods are dead … The older gods have returned! Before the American master of the macabre H. P. Lovecraft there was the Welsh wizard of the weird Arthur Machen, who filled his pages with tales of ancient evil. Now, completing the circle, comes a collection of original tales from the land of Machen following in the footsteps of Lovecraft and his uncanny creations.

In What Others Hear by John Llewellyn Probert, a musician comes to rural Wales to convalesce in peace. But what terrible secrets hide behind the notes of the music he so loves? Adrian Chamberlin shows us that seemingly innocent old traditions can conceal sinister intentions when dark forces use them to deadly ends in Stranger Crossings.In Charles Black's tale, a brilliant Welsh scholar finds the price of knowledge can cost you everything when he discovers the true purpose of that dreaded tome The Necronomicon.  And six more tales of the otherworldly.

The latest collection from Mark Howard Jones, Brightest Black, is now available as a paperback and Kindle edition. Smashwords edition will be added soon too.

See the book page for more info or purchase the paperback direct from or and the Kindle edition from or

Smashwords Editions: You can now purchase eBook editions of selected SD titles from Smashwords, in .mobi, .epub, .pdp, .lrf and .pdf formats. Visit the SD page on Smashwords or follow the links on the Kindle page of this site.

Paul's first collection, Black Mirrors, is now available through SD as a Kindle edition (this title was originally published in paperback format by Rainfall Books). If you enjoyed reading Paul's second collection, Now That I've Lost You, then this will make an excellent companion title!

You can purchase Black Mirrors from or

The Kindle and paperback editions of Now That I've Lost You are now available. Enjoy 19 dark tales in Paul's latest collection of short stories.

A second edition of Songs from Spider Street is now available to order through Amazon only. If you missed the first edition, now is the time to grab yourself a copy!

The fabled, missing-in-action, 'Lost & Found' edition of Estronomicon is now available to download! A big thank you to new editor Alice Pattillo. Download it here: LostAndFound2012.pdf

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and turned up for Halloween at the Screaming Dreams office. And a big thank you to Alice for doing all the cool make-up!

You'll be pleased to hear that The Screaming Book of Horror has arrived hot off the press from the printers! Apologies to those who were expecting to purchase copies at FantasyCon last weekend. There was a mix-up at the printers and they were delivered on the wrong day! But the books are now in stock and orders are being shipped. Be quick if you want to grab a copy as they are selling out quickly!

The Screaming Book of Horror features stories by
John Llewellyn Probert, John Brunner, Alison Littlewood, Robin Ince, Bernard Taylor, Anna Taborska, Paul Finch, Rhys Hughes, Kate Farrell, Alex Miles, Craig Herbertson, Alison Moore, Claire Massey, Reggie Oliver, David A. Riley, Steve Rasnic Tem, John Burke, Christopher Fowler, Janine-Langley Wood, Johnny Mains and Charlie Higson.

The South Wales Short Story Competition was created to give unpublished writers a platform with which they can start their writing careers. We are pleased to now announce the winners of The South Wales Short Story Competition.

The SF & Comic Extravaganza, held at the Masonic Hall in Bath last weekend, went really well. The display of work by Jim Burns, Graham Humphreys, James Ledger, Jennie Gyllblad, Andy York, John Nakivell, Sam Goddard/Michael Henderson and Andy Bigwood was superb. Oh, and my own work was there too, of course! There was a great turnout, which was very encouraging. Thanks go to the organizers, Jan and Mike of Roundstone Framing, for doing a fantastic job of making this event a reality and looking after all the artists. Looking forward to next year!

May 2012 : I am pleased to announce that Lest You Should Suffer Nightmares by Johnny Mains has made the shortlist in the British Fantasy Awards, in the non-fiction section. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who nominated this title! Don't forget, we still have a small number of copies left, so be quick if you want to grab yourself a copy of this lovely signed limited edition. BUY IT HERE.

April 2012 : Kindle editions of the SD print titles are now in progress! Three titles are already available to purchase from Amazon... The Midnight Hour by Neil Davies, Songs from Spider Street by Mark Howard Jones, Yuppieville by Tony Richards and Hunter's Moon by Charlotte Bond. Keep watching for further titles coming soon.

March 2012 : Screaming Dreams would like to welcome its new member of staff, Alice Pattillo, who will be assisting with the editing, promo and other work at the office. The Estonomicon eZine will be back on track soon, with Ally's help, so keep watching.

Previous News : SD now has a new website design. I hope you will like it. I've simplified the layout in many areas to make it easier to navigate and there's also a search feature to help you find what you are looking for. There is still more to add yet, so please bear with me while I continue updating each section, thank you.


Screaming Dreams is currently closed to full book submissions until at least 2015.

Submissions are always welcome for the Estronomicon eZine, so please do keep sending those along, thank you. Or if you have something suitable for the free eBook section then I'd be pleased to hear about that too.

Artwork : Prints and Commissions

Don't forget to check out my Artwork
section too. Signed prints of most images can be ordered on request. I am always open to new commissions and can work to all budgets, so please get in touch if you have a project in mind. Or if you see any existing images you like then Publishing Rights are also available at reasonable rates.

Events for 2014

Events list to be decided soon. Keep watching for more details!



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Candy Jar Ltd is a publishing and video production company based in Cardiff, covering Wales and the South West of England. We are based at the same office building as Screaming Dreams!

Candy Jar develop ideas for TV and Film, publish books (in audio format as well as print) and produce special interest DVDs.

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