Posts Tagged ‘Awol From Elysium Press’

It was delayed a couple of months, but, originally listed as published in June, CEMETERY RIOTS (see July 6, et al.) has made its mailbox debut today.  It looks worth the wait too, a handsome volume and with an A-list of writers adorning the contents — among whom, it would appear, is me.  The cover’s subtitle is “A Collection of Dark CemeRiotsCautionary Tales” and, true to this promise, my entry is “The Re-Possessed” in which it is found it is not a good thing to stiff (to pardon the expression) an undertaker with friends in the right places.  If you haven’t gotten a copy of CEMETERY RIOTS already, more information can be found here.

Today was also the first day of the weekend’s local arts fair, of which the Bloomington Writers Guild’s Spoken Word Stage is a part, and in which I will have a reading Sunday, but more on that later.  For today’s, or more properly late yesterday’s contribution to The Writing Life we will go instead to Main Street Rag Publishing which, after a brief false start (an attachment sent for a different book), has sent galleys to proofread for IT’S ABOUT TIME (cf. August 12, June 29, et al.), though I may not get to them till Monday, Labor Day.  My story in this one is a reprint, originally published in THE FICTION PRIMER, December 1988, about a man who discovers his true love in (ahem!) a timely fashion.  For more information on this one press here.

Two short updates for “the writing life” — the little things that are done between selling the story and seeing it published.  Yesterday, with admirable speed, the contract and payment (on acceptance, also admirable!) arrived from T.C. Bennett of Awol From Elysium Press for CEMETERY RIOTS (c.f. August 27), the latter of which went to the bank today while the former, signed, went into the mail.  Then also today Stephanie Buosi of Erebus Press sent this concerning HOW TO TRICK THE DEVIL (see August 16, 8):  “In the next upcoming days I will be sending you back your edited short stories.  If you could take a look at them and get back to me with your approval as soon as you can, I would greatly appreciate it.  I will be sending them as a .docx file, please let me know if you would prefer to receive it as .doc instead.  Also, I am still waiting for author bios from a few of you.  If you have not already done so, please send me your brief bio, 200 word maximum, sometime by next week.”

The stories in question are “Lobster Boy and the Hand of Satan,” a contemporary tale of carnival grifters originally published in CYBER PULP’S HALLOWEEN ANTHOLOGY 2.0 (Cyber Pulp, 2003) for HOW TO TRICK THE DEVIL, and for CEMETERY RIOTS the heretofore unpublished Victorian-set story of “The Re-Possessed.”

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