Monday, August 26, 2019

I'll be signing books on Sept. 8 in Burbank!!

ANNOUNCING: September 8, 2019, I’ll be signing books!!

Are you in the greater Los Angeles area? Come visit, say ‘whatup’, buy books, take photos (not of me, but of all the other cool authors who will be there)!

RIGHT HERE: DARK DELICACIES BOOKSTORE (new Hollywood Way location) in Burbank.

I’ll be signing at 4:00 p.m., along with these magnificent talents:

Gene O’Neil
Lisa Morton
John Palisano
Kate Jonez
Rena Mason

I’m primarily promoting my new novel DOORWAYSTO THE DEADEYE, as author. (

Oddly, I’ll also be promoting work as editor, for this little series that’s just been released, STRANGE TALES OF THE MACABRE (

AND, I’ll ALSO be promoting work as publisher of Dark Moon Books, for Gene O'Neill’s latest novel, DEATHFLASH (


OMG, it’ll be so incredible—I can’t wait for this!

Monday, August 12, 2019

August, 2019 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

August, 2019: HWA L.A.
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)

SubTerrain Magazine (print) (Issue: 1984 Revisited)
Payment: 10 cents a word (Canadian, translates to about 7.5 cents/ word U.S.)
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: September 6, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Themed by issue; literary/ genre fiction: 1984 Revisited (#84) issue paying homage to the dystopian world that was depicted in George Orwell’s novel 1984, involving complementary dystopian works (…due to the seeming resonance with readers at a moment of heightened anxiety about the state of American democracy).

The Arcanist
Payment: $50 flat payment (thus, 5 cents a word or more)
Story Length: flash fiction up to 1,000 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: Yes
Response: unknown. “As soon as they can”
Description: Engaging science fiction and fantasy stories (and associated sub-genres, including horror) that are flash fiction. Focus on originality and strong/ interesting characters.

The DARK (monthly online e-magazine)
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–6,000 words
Deadline: Currently open, but intermittent
Reprints?: Yes
Response: between 1 day to 1 week
Description: Unique Horror and Dark Fantasy (No graphic/ violent content); fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories (Tons of great authors publish here).

Burly Tales (ed. Steve Berman; Lethe Press)
Payment: ? cents a word
Story Length: 5,000–15,000 words
Deadline: (unlisted—subs began Aug. 1; open until filled)
Reprints?: Possibly. Query first.
Response: unknown
Description: “Fairy Tales for the hirsute and hefty gay man”: Short stories and novellettes that adapt classic fairy tales, filled with “Bears” (not the animal, but in gay culture, being a larger, hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity). All the stories should have a measure of whimsy and/or wonder.

Uncanny Magazine
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 750
6,000 words
current issue call ends August 29, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: One month
Description: Passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry... intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs.

Reckoning Journal
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 1 to 45,000 words
Deadline: September 22, 2019
Reprints?: Query first
Response: 1 to 3 months
Description: Creative writing about environmental justice. Diverse fiction stories (and poetry) including a speculative element: Searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.

***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”

Signal Horizon
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: August 21, 2019
Reprints?: No
Response: 60 days
Description: Non-themed horror or science fiction with a dark or weird edge.

The Macabre Museum (*New Publisher)
Payment: TOKEN $25/flat for fiction ($5 for reprints); $5/flat for poetry
Story Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words for fiction; up to 3 poems
Deadline: August 31, 2019
Reprints?: Yes
Response: 45 days
Description: Unthemed literary horror fiction and poetry; all sub-genres of general dark/ weird fiction are welcome.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Massive overhaul for the DARK MOON BOOKS website

Massive overhaul for the website of the lil’ indie publishing house I run, DARK MOON BOOKS! 

Check it out! Tell me what you love, what you hate, what you wish I’d set on fire. All books and projects updated. And I added unique Horror quotes at the bottom of EVERY ONE OF ITS 27 PAGES. Collect (er, read) ’em all! ;)