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Austin Shirey @tashirey87 Virginia, USA

Author of strange and fantastic fiction. Stories in @OrcaLiterary, @EerieRiver, @AWWLitMag, @StonecoastRev, @BlindCornerLit.

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Joined Twitter 3/22/16


Available now and always #free on #KindleUnlimited @EerieRiver brings you another round of exceptional #horror cre… https://t.co/F69G4g0Nht
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @Gabino_Iglesias Mike HonchoIt's up! @lavietidhar and I talk about unusual hauntings over at The Washington Post, just in time for Halloween. S… https://t.co/xKdEhOUGwW
Retweeted by Austin ShireyFinished A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny—such a fun and wild dark fantasy! A fantastic romp! I’ll… https://t.co/0a9pMgsipE
10/19
2020
Another 5 Star review for "It Calls From the Forest Two" This deliciously dark #anthology is available on… https://t.co/hptGzaOCiX
Retweeted by Austin ShireyAbsolutely! Editors want to see you succeed! We truly want your work to find a loving home 🧡 https://t.co/hwXJXa272w
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @beaujohnson44 Dude! Eddie and the Cruisers! SO GOOD! Unbreakable, too.
10/18
2020
@NBallingrud Awesome, I’ll put those both on my list. Thank you! @Pseudopod_org Submitted yesterday!Horror authors! We are open to submissions through the end of the month. We are considering one original and one r… https://t.co/mdfO2jNDBH
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @NBallingrud, you’ve mentioned Clive Barker as a big influence. I’ve only read “In the Hills, the Cities” and “The… https://t.co/9q31lCOvro'It Calls From the Sky' will deliver "a nail-biting, look-under-the-bed and behind-the-door, and don't forget into-… https://t.co/7WF5FX7C8B
Retweeted by Austin ShireyCONTEST going on now until the end of the weekend! Go to https://t.co/PwFW8rcW2E to enter! #ContestAlerthttps://t.co/rgzIIEJa4j
Retweeted by Austin ShireyHappy to announce my story, "Coal Dust and Shadows" was accepted for publication by @WyldbloodPress. I am so proud… https://t.co/lZxl1QCnp9
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10/17
2020
@tadethompson That might be the coolest Dune cover I’ve seen.Grab your #PreOrder today! Terror rules the Sky in this #horror anthology with 23 stories by #indie authors from ar… https://t.co/sfmOAsGrWl
Retweeted by Austin ShireyNew weekend, new blog post. #WritingCommunity #WritersCafe #writerslife #writinglife #amwriting https://t.co/Ndkn9xeNwtCopy and paste but change what the bunny is holding. (\_/) ( •_•) / >The Golden Sphere https://t.co/Yv0oLCow6cI cannot believe it’s taken me this long to get around to reading this book. It’s so much fun! I was trying to read… https://t.co/0JntGElWcD @wnwagner @MattStottWrites The Shining might be my favorite King novel...that or Salem’s Lot. Both were formative e… https://t.co/pPT63unWpLLIVE LAUNCH HAPPENING TONIGHT! Live story reading Meet the Authors Q & A Giveaway! https://t.co/FRlRgZwoxB - You… https://t.co/6l2SmXrKjQ
Retweeted by Austin ShireyI love the Harvard Book Store. Every one, to a person, I've met who works there, they are smart, generous, great re… https://t.co/KC6jWVH0ZY
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10/16
2020
@Nnedi @TIME Congrats!!! So exciting! I’m reading through Kabu Kabu a story at a time, and I’ve got Who Fears Death… https://t.co/V6Gep5gMGZHorror authors! We are open to submissions through the end of the month. We are considering one original and one r… https://t.co/brbWoYQlqG
Retweeted by Austin ShireyWatched Memory: Origins of Alien last night. Great documentary about the creation of one of my all-time favorite fi… https://t.co/WhlImQMycX @silviamg Thanks for your presentation on Gothic literature last night! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Made… https://t.co/Cvhb63NaEnSubmissions are now open for @Pseudopod_org until November 2: https://t.co/YpEHWReg8j
Retweeted by Austin ShireyFrank Herbert's Dune was rejected by 23 publishers until accepted by a company known only for their automotive manu… https://t.co/ScbvX3hsps
Retweeted by Austin ShireyDon't forget to sign up for Horror University Online! The first class we will be offering is: The Art of the Shor… https://t.co/L6DhPunur4
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10/15
2020
Available now for all Patreon members a short story by @SOGreenWriter This terrifying Halloween story is sure to ge… https://t.co/MngkkIzT3a
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @silviamg Just signed up!I'll be talking tomorrow about Gothic fiction, btw, if you want to hear me. I'm brushing on this movie right now wh… https://t.co/fucdRrLgtU
Retweeted by Austin ShireyIt's a good day to shop indie. If you haven't already, why not grab a copy of the first issue of Weird Horror direc… https://t.co/mIMfD0kPe5
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10/14
2020
Editors: If you want the original stories you've published/will publish in 2020 considered for inclusion in the Bes… https://t.co/TGmAQCer3j
Retweeted by Austin ShireyWhere We Go When All We Were Is Gone by @SequoiaN is essential reading for those interested in beautiful, heartfelt… https://t.co/VnSNwOudRINext Wednesday at 7pm I'll be in conversation with @Liz_Hand, sponsored by Book Moon and @smallbeerpress. Zoom deta… https://t.co/bok7vebSgS
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @smallbeerpress @NBallingrud @Liz_Hand Yes, please and thank you! Just signed up!Come over to our spooky house Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 pm and meet @NBallingrud & @Liz_Hand No doubt all will go wel… https://t.co/Fw6NJ4z6QZ
Retweeted by Austin ShireyI just finished The Seep by @PorterChana after starting it late last night. What a weird, beautiful, deeply moving… https://t.co/erqsw3vFe8
10/13
2020
@shaunhamill It gave me that sense of Dark Wonder you talked about in your recent article. It’s a story I’ll be thi… https://t.co/GoeJm04YweWow, @shaunhamill, just finished A Cosmology of Monsters—I haven’t read anything quite like it. A darkly fantastic… https://t.co/Mn69r83AcrWe haven’t done a writers lift in awhile! Jump in the writers wagon, post your upcoming books and follow your neig… https://t.co/qOjdzoOeu4
Retweeted by Austin ShireyOn this day, a reminder: My island was there before 1493. My ancestors were alive before 1493. You can’t “discover”… https://t.co/tOABPbI7qn
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @jeffvandermeer He’s so proud of himself! 🤣
10/12
2020
@dawn_harris060 @MBarker_190 My story “Kafka and the Castle” is out in @AWWLitMag Issue VI: https://t.co/U8UtQJ6fPhHappy Sunday #WritingCommunity ! I am so overjoyed for all the love and support I have been receiving. Let's do a h… https://t.co/gqooGwBz6k
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10/11
2020
OMG! 😂😂😂😂 Newman! Seinfeld's Wayne Knight Goes Postal in Anti-Trump Ad — Watch https://t.co/XagReOkjUK via @TVLine
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10/9
2020
Reviews are "Flying" in for "It Calls from the Sky" "The strength of the writing is evident here, right from the o… https://t.co/SyTgOm5pSQ
Retweeted by Austin ShireyWe are thrilled to introduce this author Marc Sorondo. His bizarre story "Godspore" is featured in our upcoming new… https://t.co/nmgoPunXRE
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @NBallingrud I cannot wait for more Jack Oleander stories! @KatalinPatnaik I’ve had a few stories published this year by various magazines, with more coming soon. Links to st… https://t.co/qoqEAM5FZVWho’s ready for a #writerslift? You have a story - published or wip, doesn’t matter - and you want publicity! I hav… https://t.co/OKfXfqnWt9
Retweeted by Austin ShireyIf you're still social distancing, washing your hands, limiting contact with people, and wearing a mask, please ret… https://t.co/n1sqSpZYYx
Retweeted by Austin ShireyI've written a guest blog on Horror Tree about coming up with ideas for horror stories: https://t.co/v3qAT4xAao https://t.co/piSaWpROqu
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @MrGaunt, “Where the Hollow Tree Waits” in @UndertowPubs Weird Horror #1 is *chef’s kiss*. @Gabino_Iglesias A Quiet Weapon for a Peaceful Kill, A Fungus Among Us, Elf Story, Seven Sentinels, The Last World @nicobellfiction Happy birthday! @silviamg’s Mexican Gothic is a vibrant, moody, unsettling, and brilliantly realized novel. Also one of the best lo… https://t.co/uH4RyGJLr7
10/8
2020
You have 6 hours left! #submissions https://t.co/OnDMfhxwcz https://t.co/8bumDGKozV
Retweeted by Austin ShireyTruth! https://t.co/te9UHUOkr3
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @WyldbloodPress Just submitted!We’re still open for flash fiction submissions (under 1,000 words). https://t.co/L7IgxMzB0L
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @tadethompson Awesome, thanks! I’ll check out both then @tadethompson I’ve only ever read “The Distance to the Moon,” which I LOVED. Is this collection the best place to s… https://t.co/EEkSPd79zr @JohnMoot1 @OrcaLiterary Thanks, John! @JohnMoot1 Thanks, John! I’ll be revising it here in a bit, then eventually submitting it to some magazines. @DougGreenAuthor Thanks, Douglas!Luke, help me take off my mask. I learned so much about lava. One thing’s for certain... don’t let it dominate you.… https://t.co/2eCsRkN0mP
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10/7
2020
Submissions are rolling in for our #womeninhorror Anthology Vol. 3.. and we're waiting for yours! Guidelines:… https://t.co/qyFpbDDjyc
Retweeted by Austin ShireyWriterfolx feedback is great. many authors owe success to good feedback but - it's critical to find the heart of… https://t.co/HfYQhTUthR
Retweeted by Austin ShireyJust finished a rough, 4,415-word draft of a weird magical realist short story set in Iceland featuring huldufolk.… https://t.co/lfRjE83YLg @soniarosawrites I write because I love stories, and I love telling stories, and if I’m not writing, I’m miserable,… https://t.co/LV6cNcK0b3https://t.co/G9enmfB6j4 https://t.co/LXhCBjDxRL
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @UndertowPubs Got mine in the mail yesterday!Pub day for Weird Horror #1! Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy. We're proud of this thing. And thanks to eve… https://t.co/QSVMgMrCSK
Retweeted by Austin ShireyHave you found @StonecoastRev on #Instagram yet? We're feeling a little down today. Hitting 1,000 followers turn ou… https://t.co/VQUf1mieuf
Retweeted by Austin ShireyToday my wife @JuniperJazzz's debut novel, We Were Restless Things, is officially out in the world. Order your copy… https://t.co/muFcsSzMoq
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @nicobellfiction @PressRooster This is awesome!!!#AuthorSigned Books bundles are still on sale #Preorder these for an Author signed copy-plus bookmarks and postcard… https://t.co/o5nw2ZRe6c
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @PaulCrenstorm @Lvandenberg @raybradbury It’s such a great story. The election aspect stuck out to me when I read i… https://t.co/afVNocbkCI
10/6
2020
@Lvandenberg “A Sound of Thunder” by @raybradburyFantasy Magazine is OPEN folks! Right! Meow!😻 We have a *fantastic* issue for November! Our December issue is pla… https://t.co/OLYYzhFLau
Retweeted by Austin ShireyHey #WritingCommunity my NEW #blog post on why Reading is Important for Writing is up! #writers #blogger #read I a… https://t.co/ueFGT8OyO0
Retweeted by Austin ShireyThis month's Submission Roundup is now live at my blog! Includes calls from lots of fantastic publications, so if y… https://t.co/BCYArncRep
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @ColinVorgang I usually read a lot, to refill my creative tank and remind me why I love telling stories. Sometimes… https://t.co/sZDRIJ2r1r
10/5
2020
@mdbell79 @benloory has some great short shorts linked on his website!Another 5 Star review for "It Calls From the Forest Two" This deliciously dark #anthology is available on… https://t.co/XU8aXvJy25
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @Joduckwo @OrcaLiterary No way! That’s awesome!I’ve found my spirit animal... https://t.co/6XTr65SuaA @Gabino_Iglesias Get it!Just sold story #7! “Down Along the Yocona” will be published in @OrcaLiterary Issue 5 in November!… https://t.co/eEQqjezMLkAlright, Color Out of Space was kinda awesome. Beautiful to look at, and totally whacked out Nic Cage. #HorrorCommunity #WritingCommunity
10/4
2020
@NBallingrud #Monsterland is just incredible. Watching that first episode was like reading “You Go Where It Takes Y… https://t.co/swNpp7KjMMTime for #Monsterland @NBallingrud #HorrorCommunity #WritingCommunity https://t.co/r2bIHE3mj0"Textured, intriguing." - Roxane Gay "Gorgeously written." - Booklist "Killer horror-crime on display here." - Ch… https://t.co/2tHbyX0xK3
Retweeted by Austin Shirey @soniarosawrites I go back and forth. Pen & paper is great to just get that crappy first draft out. If I’m trying t… https://t.co/cx31I0v7FXNew weekend, new blog post. Shout out to the Twitter #WritingCommunity for being AWESOME! #WritersCafe #amwritinghttps://t.co/T28LhJ0lv0FEMALES!!!! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 https://t.co/SiVoOK2ydU
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10/3
2020
Once more for the evening crowd: #WritingCommunity #amwriting #WritersCafe #writerslife https://t.co/DAkjexf51m @JonCarling Awesome!
10/2
2020

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