Monday, November 14, 2011

Acceptances Announced!

Congratulations to the following authors who were accepted into the anthology, "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations"!

(Listed in alphabetical order)

A.J. French                        Rebirth in Dreams
Andrew S. Williams              The Talisman of Hatra
Bruce L. Priddy                   Gilgamesh and the Mountain
C. Deskin Rink                    K├Ânigreich der Sorge (Kingdom of Sorrow)
Caw Miller                         The Small, Black God
Chelsea Armstrong              The Nightmare Orchestra
Cherstin Holtzman               In Eden
Curtis James McConnell        Bare Bones
Cynthia D. Witherspoon       Angel of Destruction
David Tallerman                  The Door Beyond the Water
Fadzlishah Johanabas          Gestures of Faith
Folly Blaine                        British Guiana, 1853
Gitte Christensen                Whale of a Time
Jackson Kuhl                      Quivira
Jamie Lackey                     Quetzalcoatl's Conquistador
Jason Andrew                    Requiem
Jay R. Thurston                  The Funeral Procession
JC Hemphill                        The Island Trovar
Joe R. Lansdale                  The Tall Grass
Jonathan Vos Post              Sumeria to the Stars
Mark Lee Pearson               To Run a Stick Through a Fish
Matthew Borgard                We Are Not The Favored Children
Michael G. Cornelius            Directions
Rob Rosen                         Buried Treasure
Wendra Chambers               The Moral of the Story

In total, there were 204 submissions. There were so many brilliant and well-written ideas that it was agonizing to be only able to select a small handful. I wish I could have included many more authors, but space was limited. Final tally to print is 25 stories comprising about 106,000 words of all original fiction!

All final notices, either rejection or acceptance, have been sent via e-mail. If there are any questions or concerns, you may e-mail me directly at:

This anthology will be published by Dark Moon Books:

This anthology is still estimated to be released next spring for World Horror Convention, 2012 -

Thank you again to all who submitted stories - I truly enjoyed reading every one.

Keep writing!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Submissions are now CLOSED for "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations"

Submissions are now CLOSED for "Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations"

Whew! I have just finished logging in all submissions and confirming receipt to authors.

It will take me a few weeks, but I will read everything and respond to submitters as I can. I will issue rejections right away and save stories with potential for my final "short list", from which to make acceptances before the end of November.

FINAL COUNT: I received 204 submissions, over 50 of which arrived within the last two weeks! A few stories come from the same author, meaning I rejected a story early on and they later resubmitted a new tale for consideration.

The average word count for all submissions is 4,469 with a range between 850 words up to 15,100.

Thus, I will have read well over 900,000 words by the time of final selection (or more than nine full-length novels).

I received submissions from 23 countries, including representation from each of the six "major" continents (i.e. all but Antarctica).

I am still estimating this project to be on schedule with a publication date of approximately the end of March, 2012.

Thank you to all submitters and I will be in contact with each of you!

Warm regards,