Announced: “Lovenest” to Appear In LOOMING LOW VOL. II Anthology (2022)

Just received correspondence from editors giving a greenlight to announce: My short story, “Lovenest,” is slated to appear in the forthcoming Dim Shores anthology, Looming Low Vol. II, a follow-up to a book which was nominated for the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award, and won the This Is Horror Award for Anthology of the Year. Sam Cowan and Justin Steele are helming this project — Cowan and Steele are a pair of professionals I’ve been eager to work with for a number of years. The intent, according to Cowan and Steele, is to premiere the anthology in August, 2022, to coincide with the bi-annual NecronomiCon in Providence, RI (August 18-21, 2022).

The table of contents for Looming Low Vol. II will be announced in the weeks ahead.

UPDATE: Table of Contents announced:

1. Matthew M. Bartlett – “The Cryptic Jape”
2. Nadia Bulkin – “Your Heart is a House on Fire”
3. Brian Evenson – “Vigil in the Inner Room”
4. Kurt Fawver – “Radius Unknown”
5. Gemma Files – “Bb Minor”
6. Richard Gavin – “The Intercessor”
7. Craig Laurance Gidney – “Impz”
8. Cody Goodfellow – “Serve & Protect”
9. Michael Griffin – “We Spend Weekends With Dad”
10. Michael Kelly – “Dead but Dreaming Still”
11. Gwendolyn Kiste – “To the Progeny Forsaken”
12. Anya Martin – “The Other Cat”
13. S.P. Miskowski – “Across the Darkness”
14. David Peak – “Zones Without Names”
15. Erica Ruppert – “Ex Astris”
16. Clint Smith – “Lovenest”
17. Simon Strantzas – “Still Packed”
18. Jeffrey Thomas – “Strangler Fig”
19. Brooke Warra – “We Don’t Live Here Anymore”
20. Kaaron Warren – “Songs We Sing at Sea”
21. A.C. Wise – “Into the Green”
22. Alvaro Zinos-Amaro – “Undo”

The Multiform Tongues of Krampusnacht

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I’m honored to announce that I’ll be participating in the Arcade Asylum Author Series, Krampusnacht, 2018 edition, hosted by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council and NecronomiCon Providence. “In celebration of the longer, darker, colder nights,” writes the organizer, “we’re thrilled to welcome several exciting voices in weird and dark fiction.” Indeed, I have some formidable associates, as my fellow readers include Adam Golaski, Julie C. Day, Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel, Barry Lee Dejasu, and Larissa Glasser.

So, if you happen to be in the Providence, R.I. vicinity on Saturday December 1, I’d be keyed to meet you (particularly if we’ve been acquainted in the virtual realms but have never had a face-to-face encounter).

This free event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council. It’s open to the public, but seating is limited.