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Coming Soon: Utter Fabrication

| June 27, 2017

Right now, we’re getting toward the home stretch for the latest Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Utter Fabrication. I’m one of the co-editors on our anthologies (along with my husband), and the process eats up a good deal of our writing time. But once we’ve read all of the slush, selected the stories, sent out the contracts, and […]

January 2017 Recap

| February 1, 2017

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 21 Only one month in to 2017, and I’ve already received an acceptance and started a new story in the rounds. The […]

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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 5 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 3 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 So first off, the recap is a bit late.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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 4 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 The numbers for this month are a little bit weird.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 […]

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By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 3 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 2 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 4 Another month, and another acceptance!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 […]

February 2014 Recap

| March 1, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 2 +1 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 3 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 5 The numbers haven’t changed much, as I’m ending the month with the same five stories out there as I […]

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 […]