You can tell how busy I am by how seldom I post, haha. Making books happen, submitting books for award consideration, it’s all good, if a little time-consuming.
In important news, I’m compiling my best flash and short stories into a slim volume called Bleedthrough and Other Small Horrors, which I plan to release in January–links will be added when they’re available!
In also-important news, my flash piece “Bone Deep,” first published at Pen of the Damned and then reprinted in Rhythm & Bones #4, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (!), sooo…yeah, I’m still kind of in disbelief here!
I’ve been sitting on this a bit, but let’s make it official!
I’m the new managing editor at JournalStone/Trepidatio Publishing, and we’re taking submissions.
Send me things! I know you all have things!
As happens, I got busy (more on that in another post), wrote things, forgot to post about the things. So just have a list, ahaha.
“Baby.” Ladies of Horror Flash Project, April 2019. Online
“Bone Deep.” Reprint. Rhythm & Bones #4, April 2019. Online
“Now You Stand and Wait.” Damned Words 39 (Pen of the Damned), April 2019. Online
“A Kiss of Flesh.” Ladies of Horror Flash Project, March 2019. Online
“A Spot of Blood.” Pen of the Damned, March 2019. Online
“Every Last Damnèd Soul.” Damned Words 38 (Pen of the Damned), February 2019. Online
I have two stories, “Seeing Shadows” and “Mutually Assured Destruction,” in the new Issue 43 of The Sirens Call!
Join not only me, but Lydia Prime, Elaine Pascale, Nina D’Arcangela, A. F. Stewart, Tawny Kipphorn, Jamie R. Wargo, Julia Benally, Miracle Austin, Kenya Moss-Dyme, Mercedes M. Yardley, and many more. Remember…a little blood never hurt anything…
It occurred to me, somewhat belatedly, that I haven’t posted about my most recent publications, so let’s fix that!
-“Darling Juliana” in The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation, Vol. 1
-“Radiance” in Damned Words 35
-“Patient 49” reprinted in CultureCult Magazine #9
-“Hattie’s Ghosts” revised and reprinted in The Sirens Call #41
-“Little Reaper” in A Damned Halloween
-“Inhale, Exhale” at Pen of the Damned
-“Corpse Flowers” in Damned Words 34
-“Patient 49” originally printed in Thrice Fiction #23
It took a little work (and I’m behind!), but The Lift: Nine Stories of Transformation, Volume One is now available in paperback and ebook, for fans of the Parsec Award-nominated podcast.
With all-new stories by Brooke Warra, Meg Hafdahl, Jon Grilz, Nelson W. Pyles, Daniel Foytik, Charles Rakiecz, Scarlett R. Algee, Lee A. Forman, and K. B. Goddard, with extras by Daniel Foytik and Cynthia Lowman, and astoundingly perfect illustrations by Jeanette Andromeda. Foreword by Owl Goingback.
This was great fun to work on, both as an author and as an editor, and I think you’ll enjoy it 🙂 (And my story brings an unlikely fan favorite back…)
The newest issue of The Sirens Call is out, featuring my flash fics “Whispers,” “Ashes,” and “Bone Deep”–three of my favorite things I’ve done this year! Check it out here.
So Kelli Perkins mentioned Bleedthrough in Bleeders’ Digest #11 (you may have to subscribe to see the issue, but seriously, why wouldn’t you?) and I’m doing my little happy dance here 🙂
And because my life’s not complete without writing something now and again, my latest microfic “Soprano” is up at Pen of the Damned as part of Damned Words 33!
I also have editing projects I’d love to talk about, but the books have to be released first so you can buy them…ahahahaha.
I’m running out of “Damned” title puns to make here, ahahahaha. So let me just say you can read my newest body-horror flash fiction, “Bone Deep,” over at Pen of the Damned!
…I’m totally not responsible if your body gets ideas…