Dead Awake

Dead Awake: A Little Book of Horrors is a collection of YA horror written by middle and high school students on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Stories, poems, and featured artists for Volume 3 will be posted here online. (Scroll down and hit the “Subscribe” button to receive email notifications whenever new pieces are posted.) Volume 2 is available for purchase at Amazon.com for $22. All proceeds go to supporting the Creative Writing Club at Centreville Middle School.

There are currently no calls for submissions.





Updated August 17, 2020
Title art by Jenna Hauser

Featured Artist: Jenna Hauser

I had known Jenna Hauser—or had known of her, I should say—since 2013, when she was a seventh grader at Sudlersville Middle School. She wasn’t on my roster, unfortunately, but her reputation as an artist put her on my radar… [Continue reading]

New Fiction: The Edge of Perfection by Julia Reburn

My eyes close softly as my hands fold in my lap, and I pray.

Lord Poseidon, Protector of the Sea, Father of Storms, Shaker of the Earth, Guide me as I face the day. Give me strength to protect those close And to do good by Your Name. Be with me as I walk the world... [Continue reading]

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Featured Artist: Jenna Hauser

I had known Jenna Hauser—or had known of her, I should say—since 2013, when she was a seventh grader at Sudlersville Middle School. She wasn’t on my roster, unfortunately, but her reputation as an artist put her on my radar. Walking the hallway galleries, you knew immediately which pieces were Jenna’s. Everyone did. Portraits, still-lifes, […]

The Edge of Perfection

by Julia Reburn My eyes close softly as my hands fold in my lap, and I pray. Lord Posiedon, Protector of the Sea, Father of Storms, Shaker of the Earth, Guide me as I face the day. Give me strength to protect those close And to do good by Your Name.  Be with me as […]

About Me

John Scott Dewey is a husband, father, fiction writer, poet, and public school teacher living in Chestertown, Maryland, on the Eastern Shore. He holds an MA degree in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, The Delmarva Review, Fjords Review, and The Ekphrastic Review, among others. He’s currently composing […]

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