New Story “Her Very Shape…” Now Online

I’m pleased to report that my story “Her Very Shape and the Way She Says My Words” is featured in the September 2013 issue, number 24, of

This is actually a very short flash piece, by far the shortest thing I’ve ever published. It’s just 800 words, for those who keep track of such things.

Here’s the site:

Click on the “Issue 24” link (at present that’s at the top, though if you see this link later, it will be under “Past Issues”) and scroll down for the Table of Contents.

Black Static and Interzone Now on Weightless Books

Weightless Books, one of my favorite sources for electronic books and magazines (including subscriptions), now offers Black Static and Interzone from TTA Press. This is significant because “hard copy” subscriptions to these UK periodicals are expensive for readers in the USA and Canada.

TTA Press page on Weightless Books.

Black Static 35 – $4.99 PDF, including my story “Arches and Pillars.”


Story Acceptance: “Montalov’s Box”

My short story “Montalov’s Box” has been accepted by an interesting webzine, Phantasmacore (not to be confused with Phantasmagorium, which featured my story “The Need to Desire” in August, and for which I’m now reviewing books). I’ll have a link when the story’s up. It should be free to read.

I love this weird little story. It’s got unspecified quantum physics experimentation, ontological disruption, cool future tech, and that most perversely experimental of story elements: married people who love each other!

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!