Thursday, November 22, 2007

Some poems up online

Here are a few poems that have been posted online recently:

- an untitled horrorku up at Scifaikuest. (Another one is included in the print version.)
- "The Reaper" over at Aberrant Dreams. They have a cool new webzine format where you can read the poems and then rate (and discuss) them in the forum.
- "The Pumpkin Man" and "Hall of Shadows" in issue #1 of Niteblade.
- "Skeleton" in the final issue of Blood, Blade, & Thruster.

If anyone else has any recent publications, feel free to share (and plug!) them here.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Blood, Blade, & Thruster #3

The new (and sadly, last) issue of the speculative/satire magazine Blood, Blade, & Thruster is now available for download. The issue is free, but there is a donate button below the link for any philanthropic readers.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Midnight Lullabies

Midnight Lullabies, an anthology of dark fiction and poetry, is on sale now at It includes work by many familiar names, including Alexis Child, Alison J. Littlewood, and Lee Clark Zumpe. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders.

Read the press release here.

When you buy your copy, be sure to read "Mirrors in Motion" by Sarah E. Wagner -- a great poem.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bits and Pieces Review in Black Petals

Just got Black Petals #41 in the mail yesterday... I think it goes without saying that it's full of great stories, poems, and artwork. After this issue the magazine will be going on-line only, so if you want a print copy as a souvenir, this is your last opportunity.

Editor Anne Stickel reviewed my chapbook on page 2 (which, by the way, is available here). She also reviewed Strange Gardens of the Mind by fellow BP contributor Chris Forbes, a paperback collection of dark fiction and poetry. You can find ordering details over at Black Petals.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bits and Pieces Review in Star*Line

The new issue of Star*Line is out, and as usual it's a good one. Packed with some great speculative poetry, as well as small press book reviews and a well-written article by Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, poetry editor at Aberrant Dreams, about subtlety in horror poetry. She makes some good points, and the article includes a few of her reprinted poems, including "Water Sprite's Lament," which first appeared in Ideomancer and can be read here.

There's a review of my chapbook, Bits and Pieces -- very favorable, I'm happy to say. Copies are still available at Spec House of Poetry and The Genre Mall.

All of the poems are good, but my favorites were the scifaiku by Karen L. Newman and Kurt MacPhearson. If you've never read Star*Line before, this is as good an issue as any to start with.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Some poem acceptances

Got a few poems accepted for upcoming issues of Space & Time, Niteblade (new issue up in December), Frogpond, Cemetery Moon, and Illumen.

Also, I have a poem in the current issue of Aberrant Dreams (which is a webzine now), and they've set up a forum so you can talk about whether or not you like any of the poems and stories.

If anyone is a fan of car poetry, here is a neat little contest sponsored by the Towe Auto Museum. The website lists the deadline as November 10th, but I heard it's been extended to December 1st. Any participants selected for inclusion in their contest anthology will receive a contributor's copy.

Apex Digest subscription drive

Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest, one of the genre's top magazines, is having a subscription drive during the month of November. The purpose of the drive is to increase writer pay rates, and (if that's not reason enough) there's prizes!

If you've never read an issue of Apex, check out my review of issue #9 to get a feel for the magazine.

Friday, November 2, 2007

It's Been a While

So I haven't been posting much lately. Not a whole lot going on, but here are some things to check out:

The new issue of Black Petals (#41) is on sale now. Rumor has it this may be the last print issue of the magazine, so get a copy while you can.

A few new stories up at Whispers of Wickedness.

Spec House Distro has really expanded recently. You can order subscriptions to a bunch of magazines now, including Scifaikuest, The Shantytown Anomaly, and Dreams & Nightmares. Plus there's a whole slew of new books available from many of the speculative genre's top names.

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