“Aiko” to be published in River and South Review

My short story “Aiko” was just picked up by River and South Review and should appear online in their summer issue in June. The review “is an online literary journal run by the students of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University.” The journal “seeks to be a home for work that evoked a visceral reaction, encourages continued conversation, captures the adventures of life, and spurs our readers to go find their own adventures to write about.” I’ll let you all know when the story is available on their website. In the meantime, please do stay safe!

“In the Republic of Venice” to be published in The Carolina Quarterly

Yesterday I got news that my short story “In the Republic of Venice” will appear in The Carolina Quarterly as an online feature sometime this spring or summer, possibly as soon as May. “The Carolina Quarterly has been publishing established and emergent writers” since 1948 and publishes fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and artwork twice a year in print issues, as well as online throughout the year. I will post another note once the story is published on their website.

Plans for anthology canceled

Just a short note to let you know that I’ve received word that plans for the anthology Haunted Houses, Haunted Souls have been canceled. The reason the publisher (Twelve House) gave was a bit vague, but it seems like there weren’t enough quality submissions to fill up the anthology. This doesn’t necessarily spell the end for the publication of “Phantom Touches,” as there are more venues out there that I haven’t tried sending the story to yet. It’ll hopefully find a good home soon.

“Phantom Touches” to be published in anthology

My weird/dark fiction short story “Phantom Touches” was picked up for a forthcoming anthology entitled Haunted Houses, Haunted Souls. The anthology’s editor is Scáth Beorh and the publisher is Twelve House.

As Beorh writes on Twelve House’s website: “Haunted Houses represent stark naked horror for some, thrilling mysteries for others, the possibility for some of seeing ghosts and thus proving an afterlife, and a solid metaphor of the fallen human condition for yet others. Let your imagination run wild…with terror or otherwise.”

I will drop another note once the anthology is published and available for purchase.

“The Book” to be published in Vastarien

My weird fiction short story “The Book” was picked up by Vastarien: A Literary Journal and is to be published this year. Vastarien is a journal inspired by Thomas Ligotti and his corpus, and publishes short fiction, poetry, essays and the occasional play, all of a dark bent.

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