This has been a hard year for me, personally, and I’m not as full of Christmas spirit as usual, but I’m working on getting cheerful.

Because Christmas is almost here! My daughter can’t wait, and her excitement is infectious.

Plus, we have a holiday StoryBundle and a new holiday issue of Pulphouse to celebrate! And we’ve even added Thumper stockings and ornaments to the Pulphouse online store!

First, the 2023 Good Cheer StoryBundle, curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and featuring 10 story collections perfect for the holiday season.

Here’s a quick overview about the bundle:

Make time for great fiction during the holidays: Read a holiday short story or two. Or three. Or a hundred. The Good Cheer StoryBundle gives you dozens and dozens of holiday stories, all to suit your mood. From mystery to science fiction, from Solstice stories to the traditional Christmas fare, the Good Cheer bundle has something for everyone—even people who only have a few minutes to read.

This bundle features three WMG titles (Jingle My Bells, Winter Holidays, and Stories for the Cold of Winter) as well as three StoryBundle exclusives (Uncommon Holidays, Unexpected Santas, and Holiday Hope).

Read more about the bundle in Kris’ blog, here

Speaking of great holiday short stories, for Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #24, editor Dean Wesley Smith gathered some of the best Pulphouse writers and their best fun and unexpected holiday season stories.

This issue also includes a special original holiday story by Annie Reed.

Here’s a look at the table of contents:

“First Chair” by Annie Reed

“Scrooge and Marley” by David H. Hendrickson

“Krampus and His Theoretical Heart” by Rob Vagle

“Santa Sata-ni-fied” by Stephannie Tallent

“Desperate Housewitches” by Dayle A. Dermatis

“The Pain” by O’Neil De Noux

“What Fits” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

“Harsh Expectations” by R.W. Wallace

“It’s a Wonderful Death” by Robert Jeschonek

“Up On the Rooftop” by Kristine Grayson

“Minions at Work” by J. Steven York

Click here to buy this issue of Pulphouse. And click here to check out the holiday Pulphouse merchandise.

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.