2014 Spring-Summer Publications

There’s a lot happening on the publishing front in April, May, June and July. It’s funny, the same thing happened last year after a dry spell – four publications in four months, then another dry spell.

Lovecraft eZine "King in Yellow" special issue, April 2014
Lovecraft eZine “King in Yellow” special issue, April 2014

Last week saw the publication of the April Lovecraft eZine, a special King in Yellow issue guest edited by noted Chambers-obsessed madman, Joseph S. Pulver Sr. This issue includes my long story “No Mask to Conceal Her Voice. Not only is the eZine be free to read online, but you can also order a print copy if you prefer. The Kindle ebook version is available on Amazon. Publisher Mike Davis gave me a print copy at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, and it looks fantastic.

Here’s Nick Gucker’s knockout illustration from my story:

"No Mask to Conceal Her Voice" illustration by Nick Gucker for Lovecraft eZine
“No Mask to Conceal Her Voice” illustration by Nick Gucker for Lovecraft eZine

April should also see the paperback publication of Mighty in Sorrow, the Current 93 tribute anthology edited by Jordan Krall. The Kindle ebook version of this is already available here, but of course many readers prefer a tangible paper copy. I’ve previously blogged about the Table of Contents here — there are some great writers in this book (Pulver, Mills, Cushing, Lockhart, Satyamurthy, tc.), and I’m proud to have my short piece “May Dawn Redeem What Night Destroys” included. The cover:

Mighty in Sorrow, a Current 93 tribute anthology
Mighty in Sorrow, a Current 93 tribute anthology

Soon I will have some more information, and maybe a pre-order link, for a limited edition chapbook of my novella, “Far From Streets.” This is a dark and strange story of a marriage, a cabin in the forest, the way time sometimes slips away from us. I think of it as a cross between “The Willows,” the classic story by Algernon Blackwood, and Antichrist, the recent film by director Lars von Trier.

I’ll hold off on sharing the cover for now until the publisher is ready, but here’s a little hint.

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Last, but by no means least, is Children of Old Leech, a tribute anthology dedicated to the fiction of Laird Barron, and published by Word Horde. It’s a great thrill to be part of this project, rubbing shoulders with some of weird & horror fictions’s greatest names. My story is called “Firedancing.”

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You can preorder Children of Old Leech and receive the hardcover along with an ebook version. Here’s that link again because you just know you wanna grab this book! Lastly, the Children of Old Leech ad card from Word Horde listing the authors included.

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That’s quite a bit of stuff coming, and I hope to have even more to announce soon.

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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!

Story Acceptance: May Dawn Redeem What Night Destroys

I seem to be on a pretty good roll lately. Just received word my story “May Dawn Redeem What Night Destroys” has been accepted for inclusion in MIGHTY IN SORROW, a fiction anthology tribute to the amazing band Current 93.

This is very exciting! I love the band, and had all kinds of fun creating something to fit the theme. Can’t wait to appear in the same pages as some great experimental & weird fiction writers. My thanks to editor Jordan Krall.