Tackling YA and Mysteries: Snowed Nominated for the Anthony Award

Raw Dog Screaming Press congratulates Maria Alexander on her nomination of Snowed for the 2017 Anthony Award in the category of Best Children’s/YA Novel! News of Snowed nominated for the Anthony Award comes on the heels of Snowed winning the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel. Either YA readers are […]

Snowed and Brothel on the Bram Stoker Ballot

We recently heard the good news that two RDSP titles have again made the final ballot for the Bram Stoker award. Snowed, by Maria Alexander, is in the category of Superior Achievement in a YA Novel and Brothel, by Stephanie Wytovich, in the category of Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection. Voting members of the […]

Women in Horror Starter Kit

For everyone who wants a quick introduction to the work being done by women in contemporary horror we have created a Women in Horror Starter Kit. This special bundle deal will be available all throughout February, which is Women in Horror Month, as we continue updating our site with features about our own authors, and […]

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12 Days of Snowed (Day 12): The Charity Jones Guide to STEM for Kids

Charity Jones, star of Snowed by Maria Alexander, focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (when she isn’t meeting intriguing boys or adventuring). In a lot of ways Charity is the perfect role model for contemporary girls. What would the Charity Jones in your life need to encourage her STEM efforts, or help her see […]

12 Days of Snowed (Day 10): How Fiction Can Create Empathy

Fiction Can Create Empathy Most of us are only able to experience life through the lens of our own race, gender and personal experience. But fiction can create empathy and understanding. While it’s one thing to consider the perspective of someone else it’s quite another to actually see through it. Experience can help us gain […]

12 Days of Snowed (Day 4): Charity Jones, Katniss, Bella, and Strong Protagonists

Although people try to peg RDSP as being a publisher of X or Y or Z, our goal all along has been simply to publish books that other publisher don’t — due to concerns about marketability, not content. In our previous installment of 12 Days of Snowed we touched on the fact that the main […]

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12 Days of Snowed (Day 2): Snowed Book Tour Commencing

The excitement over Snowed is at an all-time high! Currently Snowed occupies three slots on Amazon bestseller lists. #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children’s eBooks > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas #43 in Kindle Store […]

How to Get Published: Why Submissions Aren’t the Only Important Step

Over the years we’ve evaluated thousands of manuscripts in our various editorial endeavors, from The Dream People magazine to numerous anthologies and our publishing imprints. One thing we realized is that as editors you are never merely signed an author, you are entering into a business partnership. We also learned the hard way that when […]

Snowed Cover Reveal

Author: Maria Alexander Artist: Daniele Serra About the Book Charity Jones is a 16-year-old engineering genius who’s much-bullied for being biracial and a skeptic at her conservative school in Oak County, California. Everything changes when Charity’s social worker mother brings home a sweet teen runaway named Aidan to foster for the holidays. Matched in every […]

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RDSP Signs Maria Alexander’s YA Novel SNOWED

We are very pleased to announce that we’ve signed Maria Alexander’s second novel SNOWED continuing the productive collaboration that began with MR. WICKER which garnered a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. It’s slated for release later this year and is sure to be a popular title for the winter holidays. […]

On Publishing Bram Stoker Award Winning Books

RDSP has had a few brushes with the Bram Stoker award in the past: 100 Jolts was a finalist for fiction collection in 2004, The Troublesome Amputee for Poetry Collection in 2006, Cursed was a finalist for novel in 2009 and Hysteria for poetry collection in 2013. I’d long ago learned to be happy with […]