Update: LOOMING LOW, Volume II: Cover-Art Draft Reveal

For such a typically listless segment of the winter season, I’m grateful to have several irons in various fires. In an attempt to catch up, I’m circling back around to an update from Dim Shores, who recently released a cover draft for their forthcoming project, Looming Low, Volume II, a follow-up to the award-winning Looming Low Volume I (2017). The design comes courtesy of the ever-brilliant Yves Tourigny.

Sustained is my gratitude for landing a piece in this anthology. My story, “Lovenest,” will appear alongside an oppressively impressive roster of colleagues (alphabetically listed — actual order TBD):

“The Gyrification of Violence” Slated to Appear in VASTARIEN: A Literary Journal

A personal goal’s been achieved:  My first published non-fiction essay, “The Gyrification of Violence,” will appear in the Fall, 2021 issue of Vastarien: A Literary Journal.  

Cover Art by Ann Trueman

Yet — having a piece of writing accepted under the critical eye and estimable reputation of Jon Padgett and Grimscribe Press — also serves as a professional marker; one need only examine the table of contents and the names of my fellow contributors to confirm this double issue’s literary formidability…

  • Vastarien Column: Tenebrous Ramblings by Romana Lockwood
  • The Unpleasant State of Beginning by Hailey Piper
  • Matsuri by Michael Uhall
  • The Mushroom Men by Carson Winter
  • Heartstrings by Philippa Evans
  • Sculpting by Mari Ness
  • She Ain’t Stoppin’ by Christi Nogle
  • Fold by Gwen C. Katz
  • Night Mare by Stephanie M. Wytovich
  • On Borrowed Time by Greg Sisco
  • Voyeur by Tori Fredrick
  • Everything Will Be Okay by John Claude Smith
  • The Bloody Story of his Canvas: A Reading of “The Lost Art of Twilight” by George Prekas
  • How to Send the Dead (Assuming You’ve Cremated Them Against Their Dying Wish) by Juleigh Howard-Hobson
  • Sometimes It’s Just Like Hiding by Georgia Cook
  • Down the Dark Hallway: An Essay on P.T. by Sean M. Thompson
  • A Walkthrough of Route X: Video Games and the Postmodern Gothic by Joanna Parypinski
  • Thy Structures Rear’d in Blood by Rhonda Eikamp
  • Vulture Eyes by Christa Carmen
  • Revenge and Envy Are Very Small Things: Cosmic Inconsequentialism in S. P.
  • Miskowski’s Skillute Cycle by S. L. Edwards
  • The Accursed Manor of the Mirrorlands by LC von Hessen
  • Anthropophagus by Sara Tantlinger
  • The Collected Poems of James Zjarek, Transgressor by Perry Ruhland
  • The Shining Path by Paul L. Bates
  • Lullaby by Jenny Darmody
  • Lonely Wordless Ghosts by Mari Ness
  • Red Knots Tightening by Emer O’Hanlon
  • The Three Paradigms of Horror by Dejan Ognjanović
  • The Gyrification of Violence by Clint Smith
  • The Food Fellow by Ivy Grimes
  • This Story Will Kill You by Kurt Fawver