At long last, Christmas is almost here! My daughter is so excited. She’s on break for the next two weeks and I’m taking some time off, so we’ll be spending time together finishing up the shopping, making Christmas cookies, going out to lunch, and all sorts of other things we don’t have time for when she’s in school and I’m working.

So, if you’re like us, and you’re still celebrating everything holiday, our latest new release is just in time for some last-minute holiday reading.

For Pulphouse Fiction Magazine: Issue #21, editor Dean Wesley Smith gathered some of the best Pulphouse writers and their strangest holiday season stories.

Of course, Pulphouse stories are not “normal” in the usual sense of the word. But they are fun. And unexpected. And entertaining. After all, attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

Just take a look at this table of contents, and you’ll see what I mean:

“Santa’s Shrinkage” by David H. Hendrickson
“A Crafty Christmas” by Annie Reed
“The Ghost of Christmas Beta” by J. Steven York
“Emergency Elf” by Stefon Mears
“A Grave Kind of Love” by Robert J. McCarter
“The Asshole of Christmas Present” by Ezekiel James Boston
“Christmas at Lake Mead” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Ghost of Christmas Present” by David Stier
“Christmas Weather” by O’Neil De Noux
“Max, Marilyn, Murder, and Me” by Ray Vukcevich
“Scurvy and Forgiveness” by Rob Vagle
“The Friendly Beasts” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
“Christmas at Glosser’s” by Robert Jeschonek
“A Corner of the Mind” by Ron Collins
“Other People’s Stupidity” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Click here to buy this issue of Pulphouse.

Happy reading, and from all of us here at WMG, we wish you a very merry and happy week full of fun and festivities, no matter what you happen to celebrate!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.