SNM Horror Cops Stealing Candy

Here’s a submission that wasn’t quite at the last minute this time — it went in with a good five days left before deadline — but “Stealing Candy” has still been accepted by SNM HORROR MAGAZINE for its “February Free-for-all” issue.  This was an open ended topic, but confined to those who had been published by SNM in the past (for my credentials, cf. August 1 last year, December 31 2011, et al.), so I decided, what the heck, why not try a reprint from way back, but one with a sort of special meaning.  In this case the story was my first publication in GOTHIC.NET in January 1998, back in the old days under Darren McKeeman when it was a soon-to-pay-professional-rates pioneer e-horror magazine, and a harbinger of successes to come.  Ah, the memories, although the story itself is a nasty one, about a young man and his misadventures with the denizen of a runaway baby carriage.

But, hey, this is horror and nasty is nasty, and so today the acceptance came.  “Interesting bizarro erotica piece,” is the way Senior Editor/Moderator  Steven Nicholas Marshall put it.  From there things move fast with SNM as, with the story, I also received an .rtf of the edited copy to which I sent back a few corrections to the corrections, and now we wait — for probably less than a week — until it is officially published.

This will be the third story accepted this month, joining new stories “Dead Girls, Dying Girls” and “The Reading” slated to appear in SO IT GOES:  A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT and UNIVERSE HORRIBILIS, respectively (cf. just below for January 25, et al.; January 5), which isn’t a bad start for 2013!


  1. It is enheartening to hear that a piece from the ancient days of 1998 (I was but a child, then) is cool for 2013! Bravo, Jim!

  2. So were we all children in those days of a previous century.

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