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Book Smugglers Publishing Announces New Short Story: THE BRIDEGROOM by Amelia Mangan

In which Book Smugglers Publishing announces a new shiny story coming in October.



THE BRIDEGROOM by Amelia Mangan

Book Smugglers Publishing is delighted to announce that we have acquired a new short story for our 2015 line-up: The Bridegroom by Amelia Mangan. Following a strange, eerie main character who is born into a household that has no use for her, The Bridegroom is an atmospheric tale of supernatural horror.

The story was originally submitted in our First Contact call last year and we fell hard for it: the characters, the writing, the weirdness of the tale and the increasing sense of impending doom. Because The Bridegroom is a Horror story at its heart – even though it fits the First Contact theme really well – we both felt that it would make a great Halloween story, the very first Halloween Tale we will publish, in what we hope will become an annual event.

The Bridegroom will be published on October 6 in time for our Halloween celebrations.

About the Author

Amelia Mangan was born in London in 1983, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Her first novel, Release – a psychological horror tale – is forthcoming from Nightscape Press. Her short stories have been featured in many anthologies, including Drag Noir (ed. K.T. Laity), Attic Toys (ed. Jeremy C. Shipp), and The Grimorium Verum (ed. Dean M. Drinkel). Her story, “Blue Highway,” won Yen Magazine’s first annual short story competition in 2013 and was featured in its 65th issue. She can be found on Twitter (@AmeliaMangan) and Facebook (

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