2015 Year End

I didn’t publish much more in 2015 than in 2014 or 2013, but I wrote a lot more. A couple of stories that were supposed to appear in 2015 were pushed back by the publishers to 2016 (see next year’s activity, below).

Items published in 2015 included:

“The Tidal Pull of Salt and Sand” in Xnoybis #1, edited by Jordan Krall, published by Dunhams Manor Press (limited edition, out of print)

“Jewels and False Memories: The Origins of a Lunatic” in Surreal Worlds, edited by Vincenzo Bilof

“Delirium Sings at the Maelstrom Window” in Cthulhu Fhtagn!, edited by Ross E. Lockhart

“I’m Looking for Nick Cowan or Cody Steele” in The Doom That Came to Providence, edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.

“Apprentice, Muse and Mancer” in A Mythos Grimmly, edited by Jeremy Hochhalter

“The Slipping of Stones” in Strange Aeons issue #17, edited by Kelly Young

2016 should be a time when a lot of my work should appear, including:

“Firedancing” from Autumn Cthulhu, edited by Mike Davis

“Miles and Cathrine at the Crimson” from Leaves of a Necronomicon, edited by Joseph S. Pulver Sr.

“Endure Within a Dying Frame” was accepted by the new editors of Lovecraft eZine and should appear there this year.

My story collection, THE LURE OF DEVOURING LIGHT, will appear in 2016. I hope to have more specific information to announce soon. My guess is that by the end of 2016, the biggest event in my writing/publishing year will be the this book.

I also finished a short novel this year, and it’s on submission, so it’s my hope that this may become a publishing news item in 2016.

As I write this, I’m in the middle of writing stories for four anthology invitations (two finished and submitted, the third just underway, and the fourth to write in Jan-Feb), then I intend to get started on some other projects.

I have an unpublished short story I’d like to revise and extend into a novelette for an interesting small press that publishes some great limited editions.

The bulk of the year will be taken up with two planned novels. I’d like to write both in 2016 if I can manage it. At the very least, I’ll finish my first full-length novel and start another.

Update on Surreal World Anthology

A few months back I mentioned an upcoming anthology Surreal Worlds which will include my story “Jewels and False Memories: The Origins of a Lunatic.”

The publisher has just shared an updated cover image, a design by Matthew Revert. I think it looks fantastic!


Here’s the table of contents, maybe not in the final order. This should be out fairly soon from Bizarro Pulp Press.

Steve Rasnic Tem – Paula Breaks
John Palisano – The BiPolar Express
Gabino Iglesias – aaaaaaaaa
Robin Wyatt Dunn – A Shadow of a Princess’s Dream
Bruce Boston – Surreal Chess
Rhys Hughes – Bones of Jones
R.A. Harris – The Noise that Stains
Seb Doubinsky – Goodbye Babylon (excerpt)
Thomas Logan – The Continued Instances of George Marthis within the Singularity, wherein the Instance Knows No Rules (George is Old When Our Story Starts)
Daniel Vlasaty – Everything is Colors, All of Them
Michael Griffin – Jewels and False Memories: The Origins of a Lunatic
Max Booth III – One Day I’ll Quit this Job and Rule the World
Dustin Reade – House Party
Adrian Ludens – I Can Do What I Need to in the Dark
Andrew Wayne Adams – Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Wol-vriey – The End of the World Pie
Allen Griffin – I, Autocorrect
Tom Bradley – Mr. Fuck You, Okay?
Chantal Noordeloos – Labels
Don Webb – The Last God
Bob Ritchie – The Mahler Stream
Eli Wilde – Snowflakes Falling, Pages Turning
Antonio Magogoli – The Inmost Plague Bell Swims
Chris Kelso – The Statement of Tom Tryout
Carter Rydr – Pain Pig’s Pilgrimage

Surreal Worlds Table of Contents

Here’s the tentative table of contents for that anthology I recently mentioned, Surreal Worlds, edited by Vincenzo Bilof.

Steve Rasnic Tem “Paula Breaks”

John Palisano “The BiPolar Express”

Gabino Iglesias “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”

Robin Wyatt Dunn “A Shadow of a Princess’s Dream”

Bruce Boston “Surreal Chess”

Rhys Hughes “Bones of Jones”

R.A. Harris “The Noise that Stains”

Seb Doubinsky “Goodbye Babylon”

Thomas Logan “The Continued Instances of George Marthis within the Singularity, wherein the Instance Knows No Rules (George is Old When Our Story Starts)”

Daniel Vlasaty “Everything is Colors All of Them”

Michael Griffin “Jewels and False Memories: The Origins of a Lunatic”

Max Booth III “One Day I’ll Quit this Job and Rule the World”

Dustin Reade “House Party”

Adrian Ludens “I Can Do What I Need to in the Dark”

Andrew Wayne Adams “Light Amplification Stimulated Emission of Radiation”

Wolv-riey “The End of the World Pie”

Allen Griffin “I, Autocorrect”

Tom Bradley “Mr. Fuck You Okay?”

Chantal Noordeloos “Labels”

Don Webb “The Last God”

Bob Ritchie “The Mahler Stream”

Eli Wilde “Snowflakes Falling, Pages Turning”

Antonio Magogoli “The Inmost Plague Bell Swims”

Chris Kelso “The Statement of Tom Tryout”

Carter Rydr “Pain Pig’s Pilgrimage”

Here’s that cover again: