Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume 1

The ebook version of Year's Best Weird Fiction, Volume 1 is now available! Edited by Michael Kelly and Laird Barron, YBW contains short fiction by Jeff VanderMeer, Simon Strantzas, Jeffrey Ford, Sofia Samatar, Joseph S. Pulver Sr, John Langan, Richard Gavin, and many more.

Full Table of Contents:

"Success" by Michael Blumlein, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov./Dec. 
"Like Feather, Like Bone" by Kristi DeMeester, Shimmer #17
"A Terror" by Jeffrey Ford, Tor.com, July
"The Key to Your Heart Is Made of Brass" by John R. Fultz, Fungi #21
"A Cavern of Redbrick" by Richard Gavin, Shadows & Tall Trees #5
"The Krakatoan" by Maria Dahvana Headley, Nightmare Magazine/The Lowest Heaven, July.
"Bor Urus" by John Langan, Shadow’s Edge
"Furnace" by Livia Llewellyn, The Grimscribe’s Puppets
"Eyes Exchange Bank" by Scott Nicolay, The Grimscribe’s Puppets
"A Quest of Dream" by W.H. Pugmire, Bohemians of Sesqua Valley
"(he) Dreams of Lovecraftian Horror" by Joseph S. Pulver Sr., Lovecraft eZine #28
"Dr. Blood and the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron" by A.C. Wise, Ideomancer Vol. 12 Issue 2
"The Year of the Rat" by Chen Qiufan, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August.
"Fox into Lady" by Anne-Sylvie Salzman, Darkscapes
"Olimpia’s Ghost" by Sofia Samatar, Phantom Drift #3
"The Nineteenth Step" by Simon Strantzas, Shadows Edge
"The Girl in the Blue Coat" by Anna Taborska, Exotic Gothic 5 Vol. 1
"In Limbo" by Jeffrey Thomas, Worship the Night
"Moonstruck" by Karin Tidbeck, Shadows & Tall Trees #5
"Swim Wants to Know If It’s as Bad as Swim Thinks" by Paul Tremblay, Bourbon Penn #8
"No Breather in the World But Thee" by Jeff VanderMeer, Nightmare Magazine, March
"Shall I Whisper to You of Moonlight, of Sorrow, of Pieces of Us?" by Damien Angelica Walters, Shock Totem #7

The trade paperback edition will be available later this year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

News & New Releases

Now available:

The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno, a charity anthology to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which focuses on providing support to cancer patients and their loved ones. This anthology contains my story Scarred, along with work by Mary Robinette Kowal, the late Jay Lake, Kaaron Warren, and others.

Violet carved her hate into her flesh one name at a time.

Her skin was riddled with scars, some barely visible, others dark and ruddy. The oldest, the first name, was on her right ankle, above the knobby bone. It revealed a halting progress, with many gaps in between the lines and curves.

He suffered for a long time.

A is for Apocalypse, edited by Rhonda Parrish. This anthology includes my story U is for Umbrella along with stories by Beth Cato, Alexandra Seidel, Kenneth Schneyer, and others.

I can’t stop watching the clock.

It’s stupid, I know. Nothing’s going to happen tonight, but still I find my eyes drawn to the clock again and again. I’m trying to keep a brave face for Millie, trying to pretend everything is fine and normal, but she knows something is wrong. She may only be five, but she’s far from stupid.

Does it make me cruel, does it make me a bad mother, to want to make these last weeks for Millie something close to normal? Something peaceful?

And you can pre-order The Best of Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima, which contains my story Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods, along with fiction by Catherynne M. Valente, Rachel Swirsky, E. Lily Yu, Aliette de Bodard, Ken Liu, and many others.

When the one in red gives up and screams, no one makes a sound. We turn our faces away or rest our foreheads against the glass and wait. It won't take long. Big is quick with the remaking. In between the screams, sharp snaps punctuate the air with exclamation points of splintered bone and leaking marrow.

We all try not to scream. We all fail in the end.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not Our Kind Anthology

I'm thrilled that my short story, All the Pretty Cages, has been accepted by Nayad Monroe for Not Our Kind, an anthology of original speculative fiction stories about conflict between cultures, to be published by Alliteration Ink. Nayad Monroe also edited What Fates Impose, released last year, which included my story When the Lady Speaks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Genius Loci Anthology

I'm absolutely thrilled that my story In the Water, Underneath will appear in Jaym Gates' Genius Loci anthology, to be published by Ragnarok Publications, alongside authors such as Cat Rambo, Ken Liu, Seanan McGuire, Gemma Files, and so many others.

The full Table of Contents:

Santa Cruz by Andy Duncan
And the Trees Were Happy by Scott Edelman
Blackthorn by B. Morris Allen
Ouroboros in Orbit by Jason Batt
Reef by Kathleen Miller
Scab Land by Wendy Wagner
The Forgetting Field by Caroline Ratajski
The Town the Forest Ate by Haralambi Markov
Imperator Noster by Sonya Taaffe
The Other Shore by Rebecca Campbell
The South China Sea by Jora Trang
Iron Feliks by Anatoly Belilovsky
Forest For the Trees by Steven Long
Drowning Again by Ken Scholes and Katie McCord
The Grudge by Thoraiya Dyer
Twilight State by Gemma Files
Coaltown by Heather Clitheroe
In the Water, Underneath by Damien Angelica Walters
Afterparty by Chaz Brenchly
Gramadevi by Sunil Patel
Blue & Grey and Black & Green by Alethea Kontis
Heartbeat by Laura Anne Gilman
Long Way Down by Seanan McGuire
The Snow Train by Ken Liu
The City by Vivienne Pustell
The Night Chicago Died by James Lowder
Threadbare Magician by Cat Rambo
Serenity Eternal by Steven Silver
Beer and Pennies by Rich Dansky
The Sleck by Keris MacDonald
Transplant Specialist by Sarah Goslee
Cactus Flowers and Bone Flutes by Mercedes M. Yardley

Monday, July 7, 2014

Short Story Sale - Apex Magazine

I'm excited to announce that I've sold a short story to Sigrid Ellis at Apex Magazine. Requiem, for Solo Cello will be published sometime in early 2015, and this story will mark my second appearance in the magazine.

Here is part of the inspiration for the story: Mischa Maisky performing Bach's Cello Suite No.1 in G.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Streets of Shadows Anthology

I'm thrilled that my short story Such Faces We Wear, Such Masks We Hide has been accepted into the urban fantasy/crime noir anthology Streets of Shadows, edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, to be published in September by Alliteration Ink.

Table of Contents: 

What I Am – Tom Piccirilli
A Game of Cards – A.C. Wise
Shooting Aphrodite – Gary Kloster
Santa Muerte – Lucy Snyder and Dan Robichaud
Morrigan’s Girls – Gerard Brennan
Such Faces We Wear, Such Masks We Hide – Damien Angelica Walters
The Man Who Has Been Killing Kittens – Douglas F. Warrick
The Large Man – Paul Tremblay
Unfilial Child – Laurie Tom
Street Worm – Nisi Shawl
Der Kommissar’s In Town – Nick Mamatas
The Shadow People – Brandon Massey
Hand Fast – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Beware of Dog – Kevin J. Anderson
Stay: A Tale of the Spellmason Chronicles – Anton Strout
God Needs Not the Future – Jason Sizemore
Relics – Tim Lebbon
Cold Fear – Lucien Soulban
In Vino Veritas – Tim Waggoner and Michael West
Best Served Cold – Seanan McGuire
Toby’s Closet – Jonathan Maberry

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Charity Anthology - The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno

My story Scarred, which originally appeared in Fireside Magazine in 2012, will be appearing in the charity anthology The Many Tortures of Anthony Cardno, to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which focuses on providing support to cancer patients and their loved ones.

The Table of Contents:
Foreword: I’m NOT A Nice Guy! by Anthony R. Cardno
Introduction: Who IS Anthony Cardno? by Brian White
Temperance by Christie Yant
Anthony Takes The Stairs by Eric S. Bauman
The Antics of Anton Ardno (A Todd Gleason Crime Story) by Joseph Pittman
I Have A Question by Neal Bailey
The Bar at The End of the World by Sabrina Vourvoulias
With A Flick of the Wrist by Michelle Moklebust
Scarred by Damien Angelica Walters
The Hand of God (A Davi Rhii story) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
The Old Suit by Bear Weiter
The Optimist by Kaaron Warren
The Story Teller by Dennis R. Miller
The White Phoenix Feather: a tale of cuisine and ninjas by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Ballad of Anthony Cardno by Barry Mangione and the Musical Geniuses
Why, Anthony, Why by Frank Dixon
When The Waters Recede… by Day Al-Mohamed
The Chase by Jen Ryan
Three on a Match by Steve Berman
Brutal and Simple by Adam P. Knave
The Zombie Shortage by David Lee Summers
With Dust Their Glittering Towers: A Fly-Leaves Story by Christopher Paul Carey
Canopus by Anthony R. Cardno
Cold Statues by Jay Lake