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A(nother) surprise review of a(nother) vintage story

/ August 26th, 2011 / No Comments »

Google shows me this blog review of my short story “An Invitation via Email,” which appeared in the July/Aug. 2008 issue of Weird Tales (#350), edited by Ann VanderMeer. I think the review is longer than the story! Again, I include it for grins. …

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New poetry sale: “Surviving Wonderland” to Stone Telling

/ August 25th, 2011 / No Comments »

I’m pleased to be able to share that a poem I wrote just a week ago (and shared at last week’s No Shame Theatre) has sold to Rose Lemberg and Shweta Narayan at Stone Telling. It’s called “Surviving Wonderland” and it’s slated to appear in

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A surprise review of a vintage story

/ August 24th, 2011 / No Comments »

Within the past couple days I found this review of an issue of the 2006 issue of H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror (!!!) that contains a short story I co-wrote with Charlie Saplak, “Strange Wisdoms of the Dead.” I share it here merely for the

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Official Mythic Delirium 25 ToC

/ August 23rd, 2011 / No Comments »

Last night Anita and I sorted out the official table of contents for Mythic Delirium 25. And here it is: Myths and Delusions • Editorial • 2 Elegy for Robert Sheckley • Florence Major • 3 Joseph Carey Merrick • Florence Major • 5 Babel

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A new poem at Strange Horizons and a new review of Mythic Delirium 24

/ August 22nd, 2011 / No Comments »

Monday brings me two new precious things. First, my new poem “La Donna del Lago,” dedicated to Claire (C.S.E.) Cooney, has appeared at Strange Horizons. Fitting, as it’s the last of the “Claire-dare” poems that she inspired (though not the last to appear in print.)

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Versification reviews speculative poetry

/ August 17th, 2011 / No Comments »

A new website, Versification, chartered by Erzebet YellowBoy Carr, posts reviews of speculative poetry. The site debuted this week, and three of its reviews, all reprints, concern me: there’s Amal El-Mohtar’s review of my last collection, The Journey to Kailash; Deborah J. Brannon’s review of

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Mythic Delirium reopens to submissions today

/ August 1st, 2011 / No Comments »

Some folks have already gotten the word. Guidelines here.

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A review of an interview?

/ July 31st, 2011 / No Comments »

Bull Spec poetry editor Dan Campbell offers a review of the poems in the upcoming Fantastique Unfettered 3, and makes mention of the interview with me that’s appearing there. …do read it for a hint of how Allen performs his poems and an insight into

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Down came the rain and washed the novel out

/ July 26th, 2011 / No Comments »

Progress on the rewrite of my novel (revised and expanded from my short story “The Hiker’s Tale”) continues apace; ordinarily I would post something like this on my LiveJournal but that forum continues not to function, so, I share here. Today I actually reached the

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A new review of “The Button Bin”

/ July 25th, 2011 / No Comments »

Twitter revealed to me David Hebblethwaite’s review of Apex Magazine 23, which contains a passage about my “Button Bin”: The first of the issue’s two reprints, Mike Allen’s “The Button Bin” (reproduced from a 2007 issue of Helix), is disquieting in both its style and content. Searching

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