Acceptances

Return to the Stage

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Ah, the roar of the greasepaint! The smell of the crowd! Yes, I’ve just heard from Miles Barden that he and Joshua Dickenson are putting together their next show of horror stories, and they are keen for “After Michelangelo” to be part of it again. This time, they’ll also be using a piece by my […]

Acceptances

The Right-Eyed Deer Again

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That was quick! Last night I sent my piece “Rebel Without Applause” (about what really happened to James Dean) off to The Right-Eyed Deer (the publishing wing of The Write Idea). I received the acceptance this morning! That’s the kind of turn-around that I like, and it brings the 2009 hit count up to … […]

Publications

Desert Culture

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This curious little piece is now up at Bewildering Stories. It started life as a winner in the Café Doom Weekly Flash Challenge (where else?), and then grew slightly to become a winner in the weekly SlingInk Frantic Fiction competition, where the picture prompt just happened to fit it like a glove. And now it’s out […]

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Litro

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One of my favourite stories (OK, I know I say that a lot, but I’ve got a particular affection for this one), “The Birdman of Farringdon Road”, has just been accepted by Litro. I was trying to think of how to describe Litro, when it struck me that it was a kind of monthly literary […]

Acceptances

Third Time at Every Day Poets

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Good lord. Every Day Poets have decided to take “Tasty Teresa”, my tale of love, loss and butchery. Which, rather extraordinarily, makes it three acceptances out of three submissions for EDP. Interestingly, my submission ticket for this one was numbered #629, so, given that they’ve only been running since November, it must mean that they are […]

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Restorative Justice and Between The Lines

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Wow. Isn’t that the best magazine cover of all time? Yes, Twisted Tongue 12 has finally arrived, and it’s a corker. I’ve got two pieces in it: a rather dark flash called “Restorative Justice” and a cynical poem about Christmas newsletters called “Between The Lines” (I know it’s a bit late for the season, but […]

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Mirror, Mirror

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Hey, that was quick. Only a couple of days after being accepted, “Mirror, Mirror” is now up at Every Day Fiction. It’s slightly lighter and fluffier than my usual fare, although with a certain amount of gratuitous violence towards the end. The piece started life as an entry in the weekly Café Doom Flash Challenge (I may […]