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Brett Alexander Savory is the Bram Stoker Award-winning Editor-in-Chief of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words, is a Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada, has had nearly 50 stories published, written two novels—In and Down and The Distance Travelled—and writes for Rue Morgue Magazine.

In the works are a third novel, Bottom Drawer, and a dark comic book series with artist Homeros Gilani. A benefit anthology he co-edited with M. W. Anderson called The Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three was released in 2004 through Arsenal Pulp Press. His latest release is a novella called My Eyes Are Nailed, But Still I See, co-written with David Niall Wilson.

In early 2006, Necro Publications released signed limited edition hardcovers and trade paperbacks of The Distance Travelled.

When he's not writing, reading, or editing, he plays drums for the southern-tinged hard rock band The Diablo Red, whose second album, A Statue of Mary with Bullhorns, was released in 2006.


In and Down—Brindle & Glass (September 2007) forthcoming Novel

No Further Messages—Delirium Books (August 2007) forthcoming Short Story Collection

"Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event"—In the Dark: Stories from the Supernatural (Tightrope Books, October 2006)

"Quiet Rapture"—Delirium Insider (October 2006)

The Distance Travelled—Necro Publications (March 2006) Novel

"Messages"—Realms of Fantasy (February 2006), Short Story [to be reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror (St. Martin's Press, August 2007)]

"Wall"— (December 2005), Short Story

"Subliminal Verses"—Trunk Stories, Issue #3 (November 2005), Flash

"Running Beneath the Skin"—Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories from the Edge (Penguin/Roc, October 2005), Short Story

My Eyes Are Nailed, But Still I See, co-written with David Niall Wilson (Delirium Books, July 2005), Novella

"Bottom Drawer"—Vestal Review (January 2005), Flash [reprinted at Future Fire—runner-up winner of the MirrorMask Flash Fiction Competition (January 2006); runner-up winner of the Rockstar Upload 4 short fiction contest]

"Apology"—Brutarian (November 2004), Flash

The Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three co-edited with M. W. Anderson (Arsenal Pulp Press, October 2004), Co-editor, non-fiction

"Shoes" (with Tim Lebbon)—A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (Penguin/Roc, September 2004), Short Story  [A Year's Best Fantasy and Horror honorable mention]

"Landscape"—Trunk Stories, Issue #1 (November 2003), Short Story [Romanian translation published at C.A.V.L.A SFera Online as "Viziune" (July 2003)]

"Slipknot"—Borderlands 5 (Borderlands Press, November 2003), Short Story [reprinted in From the Borderlands (Warner Books, September 2004; A Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology]

Denying Death (with Gary W. Conner and Seth Lindberg)—Prime Books (November 2003), all short stories [Includes "Silica," "Beyond the Black,""Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event," "Walking," and "The Collective"]

"The Pig and the Pendulum" (with David Niall Wilson)—Gothic.Net (October 2003), Short Story

"A Diamond of Skin and Love"—Vivisections, Catalyst Press (March 2003), Short Story

"Freshets"—Queer Fear II, Arsenal Pulp Press (December 2002) [A Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology] Short Story

"Mad Jack and the Widow Henley" (with Brian A.Hopkins)—Space & Time, Issue #96 (July 2002), Short Story

"Chamber of the Gods" (with Gord Rollo)— (June 2002), Short Story

"Mr. Chumbly"—Dreaming of Angels, Prime Books (April 2002), Flash

"Danny Boy"—The Asylum ... Bedtime Stories for the Criminally Insane, Vol. 2: The Violent Ward, DarkTales Publications (April 2002), Short Story [reissued by Prime Books in February 2003

"The Time Between Lights"—Brainbox II: Son of Brainbox—Irrational Press (December 2001), Short Story

The Distance Travelled—Prime Books (November 2001), Novelette [A Year's Best Fantasy and Horror honorable mention]

"The Smoke of the Seven Hells"—Undaunted Press 'flipbook' (October 2001), Short Story

"Twelve Great Black Pigs, and One Red One" (with David Niall Wilson)—Gothic.Net (August 2001), Short Story

"Jimmy Dale"—Gothic.Net (April 2001), Short Story

Filthy Death, the Leering Clown (with Joseph Moore)—DarkTales Publications (October 2000), Novelette

"Ribbons of Darkness Over Me" (with David Niall Wilson)—Twilight Showcase (#15, February 2000), Short Story

"Silica"—Gothic.Net (January 2000), Short Story [reprinted at Imaginary Worlds Press website (August 2000)]

"Epicure" (with Patricia Lee Macomber)—Cassandra's Crypt, Goddess of the Bay Publications (January 2000), Short Story

"Fucking Fear Factory" (with David Niall Wilson)—Gothic.Net (September 1999), Short Story [reprinted at Twilight Tales (December 1999)]

"First Child of the New World" (with Geoff Cooper and Ray Wallace)—Errata (#5, August 1999), Short Story

"A Room of Incense" (with Dan Lee)—The Three-lobed Burning Eye (#2, July 1999), Short Story [reprinted in The Three-lobed Burning Eye—Annual, Volume 1 anthology (Legion Press, October 2002)]

"Poland's Anguish"—The Goddess of the Bay (#7, Summer 1999), Short Story

"Jewels"—The Asylum . . . Bedtime Stories for the Criminally Insane, Vol. 1: The Psycho Ward, DarkTales Publications (1999), Short Story

"Solstice" (with Sandra DeLuca)—Twilight Showcase (#4, March 1999), Short Story

"That's Some Pig!" (with David Niall Wilson)—Of Pigs and Spiders, Bereshith Publishing (Shadowlands imprint, March 1999), Short Story [reprinted at (October 2000)]

"The Neath"—Twilight Showcase (#3, February 1999), Short Story [reprinted in Gord Rollo's Unnatural Selection: A Collection of Darwinian Nightmares anthology (LTDBooks, October 2000; Cosmos Books, August 2001)]

"Pop! Goes the Weasel" (with Brian A. Hopkins)—Bad Dreams (#8, 1999), Short Story

"Honour Thy Father and Mother . . ."—Dark Muse (October 1998), Short Story [reprinted in Bloody Muse (February 1999); reprinted in Bad Dreams (#7)]

"Age of Faith"—The Goddess of the Bay (#3, October 1998), Short Story

"Stars"—The Goddess of the Bay (#2, Fall 1998), Short Story