History That Never Was

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September 2017 recap

| October 3, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 11 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 13 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 25 Another slow month, it looks like, with only 11 rejections coming back. I’ve got a few stories that are well past […]

Utter Fabrication is now available!

| September 19, 2017

Mad Scientist Journal’s fourth anthology, Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures, is available today. I’m one of the two editors of this anthology, which is filled with stories about haunted houses and other weird and creepy places. It includes 22 such stories, ranging from the cute and delightful to the downright haunting, so […]

Self-Editing

| August 28, 2017

A couple of weeks ago at Spocon, I was on a panel on self-editing with Kat Richardson, Alex Fedyr, Grivante, and Elizabeth R. Alix. Here’s a distillation of some of the wisdom we dispensed. First, finish what you’re writing, whether that is a novel or a story. There’s a lot of temptation to tweak as you […]

November 2014 recap

| December 2, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 8 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 9 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 So first off, NaNoWriMo. Yeah, that happened. Here’s what I posted to Facebook last night: “So I didn’t finish my […]

August 2014 recap

| September 5, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 5 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 3 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 So first off, the recap is a bit late. That’s because I spent the whole holiday weekend vegging out, and […]

July 2014 recap

| August 1, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 4 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 The numbers for this month are a little bit weird. I had gotten a story accepted for publication a couple […]

June 2014 recap

| July 2, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 4 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 4 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 5 June was a fairly slow month for me. I received some rejections that I had been waiting on for a […]

May 2014 Recap

| June 3, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 3 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 2 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 Another month, and another acceptance! I’m proud to announce that my short story, “Veli tis Artemidos,” will be appearing in […]

Our First Kickstarter

| February 15, 2014

Mad Scientist Journal, which I help to edit, has just launched our first Kickstarter. We’ll be putting together an anthology of first-person accounts from residents of and visitors to the Miskatonic Valley. The stories will be a little on the creepy side, full of the Lovecraftian horrors for which Arkham and the Miskatonic Valley are […]

2012 in Review

| January 2, 2013

Well, we’re a couple of days into the new year, but I haven’t had time to sit down at a computer till now. We’ve spent the past week on a whirlwind Midwestern tour, not in the awesome rock star sort of way, but more in the “see all the people and do all the things!” […]