Book Release: Carnage: After the End

The anthology Carnage: After the End has been released in two volumes. My story “High Desert, Starless Sky” appears in volume one.

Here there be links!

Carnage: After the End – Volume 1

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A851196

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A851196

CreateSpace – https://www.createspace.com/4051558

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/255639

Carnage: After the End – Volume 2

Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A850WHS

Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A850WHS

CreateSpace – https://www.createspace.com/4051570

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/255641

I’ll have more to say soon about the anthology and my story in it, but wanted to quickly post links and give my thanks to Sirens Call Publications.

Recap of Recent Fiction Writer Action

So much has been happening lately, after a long stretch without any breakthroughs since May 2011. It’s a bit hard to keep track of all my latest news! To recap:

“The Need to Desire” has been accepted by Phantasmagorium and should appear fairly soon as a weekly featured story on their web site. I’ll post a direct link when it’s available.

“High Desert, Starless Sky” has been accepted by Sirens Call Publications for their post-apocalypse themed anthology Carnage: After the End.

“May Dawn Redeem What Night Destroys” has been accepted by Jordan Krall for the Current 93 tribute anthology Mighty In Sorrow, to be published by Copeland Valley Press.

And for those who missed it, “Remodel With Swan Parts” was published in Electric Spec last year – direct link here.

In addition to the above, I have fifteen or so other stories out in submission, including a few in various stages of “final review” or short-list consideration. Maybe I’ll be adding to this list soon.

Guess I’m going to need to set up a bibliography page to keep it all straight!

Second Story Acceptance In a Month

Wouldn’t it be great if I had more of these good news blog posts and fewer of those “woe, it is so hard!” ones? Well, I’m trying.

Just received another story acceptance. This isn’t the one I mentioned about a month back – still don’t know quite when that’s going to happen, though I’m told it’s definite. This new one’s definite too, contract signed and everything. My story is “High Desert, Starless Sky” and it’s been placed in an anthology called Carnage: After the End with a post-apocalyptic or dying Earth theme. It’s from a small press called Sirens Call Publications, and the page is here, though it’s not so much a promotional page for the book as an information page about submissions, which have closed. I’ll post more information when I have it.

This acceptance was especially nice as it came out of nowhere. It’s funny, all the short-listed and “recommended to our editor” stories have ended up rejected, and the three acceptances I’ve received have come with no hint, no advance notice of the possibility.