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“The Duelists” sells to Star*Line

/ January 14th, 2012 / No Comments »

I’m still pretty giddy from the news that I’ve sold my first short story collection, but I had another sale earlier this week. New Star*Line editor F.J. Bergmann has accepted my poem “The Duelists” for her fall issue. Woo-hoo!

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Apex Books to publish my first story collection: The Button Bin and Other Horrors

/ January 11th, 2012 / 4 Comments »

You might recall this post I made last month about creating an e-book collection of my horror tales? Well, scratch that plan. Much to my delight, and with immense gratitude to Jason Sizemore: Apex Publications is going to do it. And it will be available

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Teaching at the Roanoke Regional Writer’s Conference

/ January 9th, 2012 / No Comments »

Here’s a curious turn for you: I’m once again being asked to teach in a reputable setting. Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. on the Hollins University campus, I’ll give a presentation called “The Last Redoubt: Writing Short Stories for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

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Mythic Delirium 26 table of contents

/ January 9th, 2012 / 2 Comments »

I’m pleased to be able to announce the official table of contents of the next issue of Mythic Delirium. Myths and Delusions • Editorial • 2 Plutoid • John Philip Johnson • 3 Lost In the Static • G.O. Clark • 5 Grant Proposal •

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Surprise poetry sales

/ December 30th, 2011 / No Comments »

Earlier this week I was contacted out of the blue by Denmark denizen Knud Larn, the editor of an old school sf fanzine called Fandom Forever, distributed by the Fantasy Amateur Press Association. “There is too little poetry in fanzines nowadays,” he said, made a

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Something fun and sinister

/ December 28th, 2011 / 1 Comment »

As part of my rather complex leap into the e-book breach, I’ve mentioned that I plan to release a small collection of my previously published horror stories. Toward that end, paper cutout artist and frequent Mythic Delirium contributor Paula Friedlander made this for me after

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Fantastique Unfettered 4 (featuring my fiction and poetry) out now

/ December 28th, 2011 / No Comments »

I already did a long blog post in which I talked about the contents of Fantastique Unfettered 4 in some depth, so I’ll stick to the most important information (from my perspective): First, it’s out! You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and

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Clockwork Phoenix 2 stories included in Hartwell & Cramer’s Year’s Best Fantasy 10

/ December 21st, 2011 / No Comments »

I’m proud to be able to announce that two stories from Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness are going to be included in David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer’s Year’s Best Fantasy 10, forthcoming from Tor.com. They are the novelette that opens

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“Budding” sells to Phantasmagorium

/ December 19th, 2011 / 2 Comments »

Received word this morning from Laird Barron that he’s buying my poem “Budding” for the next issue of Phantasmagorium. Woo-hoo! (“Budding” was inspired by a conversation with Nicole Kornher-Stace about child-rearing, something I have no first-hand experience with.)

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Stories have their own lives

/ December 14th, 2011 / No Comments »

I have this horror story called “The Blessed Days.” It first appeared in Tales of the Talisman in 2009 and was adapted to audio by Pseudopod in 2010. Now it’s part of a new e-anthology called Past Future Present 2011 that’s available on Amazon for

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