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Coming soon! INK STAINS JANUARY 2018: DECAY

Ink Stains Update 2

I spent the first six months of this year as a guest editor for an upcoming issue of Dark Alley Press’ Ink Stains anthology series, and I’m pleased to announce that, except for a couple of rounds of proofing and the fact that the cover isn’t complete, it’s in the can!

This was my first stint as guest editor, and it was nothing short of a magical experience. There was something special about not just cherry-picking pieces for a collection from a slush pile, but curating a collection; tapping talent for some unpublished stories that had haunted me for—in some cases—a quarter of a century, or always anticipating that moment when that perfect story I have to have! would appear in the submissions manager.

In addition, every writer I worked with shared the vision; it was an enlightening journey in every sense of the phrase.

The theme of the issue was my choice—decay. It’s a pervasive Read the rest of this entry

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OUR READ SHORT FICTION EDITORS’ INTERVIEW IS UP ON DUOTROPE NOW!

Rob Mayette and I, co-editors of Read Short Fiction, recently completed our interview for Duotrope (http://www.duotrope.com/), the popular online writer’s market database which also features a free submissions tracker. It’s now posted.

If you’d like to see the listing for our publication that’s been going strong for two years now, you can check it out here: http://www.duotrope.com/market_4000.aspx. Want to read the interview and learn more about what we’re looking for and how we run things? You can read that here: http://www.duotrope.com/Interview.aspx?id=4000

Enjoy…and if you’re a writer, consider submitting your work to us!

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