Book Covers: Work Edited and/or Published by Richard Thomas

I wanted to start a list of the beautiful book covers that I’ve either edited or published or both. I hope you enjoy the art and if you want more information, I’ve included links to Amazon, for those books that are already on the website. They are in reverse chronological order.

UPDATED: July, 2016

ScratchScratch by Steve Himmer
Publisher: Dark House Press
Cover Art: Alban Fischer
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Release Date: October 11, 2016

PaperTigersPaper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters
Publisher: Dark House Press Cover
Cover Art: Alban Fischer
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Release Date: February 29, 2016

VileMen Vile Men by Rebecca Jones-Howe
Publisher: Dark House Press
Cover Art: Alban Fischer
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Release Date: September 8, 2015

ExigenciesCover_FinalExigencies, edited by Richard Thomas (anthology)
Publisher: Dark House Press
Cover Art: Daniele Serra
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Release Date: June 9, 2015
Stories by David James Keaton, Letitia Trent, Kevin Catalano, Usman Malik, Faith Gardner, Axel Taiari, Damien Angelica Walters, Kenneth Cain, Amanda Gowin, Jason Metz, Joshua Blair, Rebecca-Jones Howe, Brendan Detzner, Sarah Read, Bill Johnson, Barbara Duffey, Adam Peterson, Marytza Rubio, Nathan Beauchamp, Heather Foster, Alex Kane, and Mark Jaskowski.

DoorsFinalCoverThe Doors You Mark Are Your Own by Okla Elliott and Raul Clement (novel, trilogy)
Publisher: Dark House Press
Cover Art: George C. Cotronis
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Release Date: April 28, 2015

ThomascThe Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, edited by Richard Thomas (anthology)
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Cover Photo: Jennifer Moore
Foreword: Alissa Nutting
Release Date: November 1, 2015
Stories by Laura Benedict, Paula Bomer, Karen Brown, Shannon Cain, Kim Chinquee, Monica Drake, Kathy Fish, Amina Gautier, Tina May Hall, Nancy Hightower, Jessica Hollander, Holly Goddard Jones, Stacey Levine, Kelly Luce, Nina McConigley, Janet Mitchell, Ethel Rohan, Karin Tidbeck, Damien Angelica Walters, and Claire Vaye Watkins.

After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones (stories)
Publisher: Dark House Press
Introduction: Joe R. Lansdale
Cover Art: George C. Cotronis
Interior Illustrations: Luke Spooner
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Release Date: September 30, 2014
WINNER: Best Short Story Collection of the Year, This is Horror
NOMINATED: Best Short Story Collection of the Year, Bram Stoker Awards
NOMINATED: Best Short Story Collection of the Year, Shirley Jackson Awards

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BTUK_TitanUK Version (Titan)

Burnt Tongues, edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas, and Dennis Widmyer (anthology)
US Publisher: Medallion Press / UK Publisher: Titan UK
Introduction: Chuck Palahniuk
Cover Design: US – Jay Shaw
Release Date: US August 12, 2014 / UK September 5, 2014
Stories by Neil Krolicki, Chris Lewis Carter, Gayle Towell, Tony Liebhard, Michael De Vito, Jr., Tyler Jones, Phil Jourdan, Richard Lemmer, Amanda Gowin, Matt Egan, Fred Venturini, Brandon Tietz, Adam Skorupskas, Bryan Howie, Brien Piechos, Jason M. Fylan, Terence James Eeles, Keith Buie, Gus Moreno, and Daniel W. Broallt.
WINNER: Best Anthology of the Year, This is Horror
GOD MEDAL WINNER: Best Anthology of the Year, INDIEFAB
NOMINATED: Best Anthology of the Year, Bram Stoker Awards

Cover_ECHOLAKEEcho Lake by Letitia Trent (novel)
Publisher: Dark House Press
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Photography: Helena Kvarnstrom
Release Date: July 22, 2014

Cover_TNBThe New Black, edited by Richard Thomas (anthology)
Foreword: Laird Barron
Publisher: Dark House Press
Design/Layout: Alban Fischer
Interior Illustrations: Luke Spooner
Date: May 13, 2014
Stories by: Brian Evenson, Stephen Graham Jones, Craig Clevenger, Paul Tremblay, Lindsay Hunter, Roxane Gay, Kyle Minor, Benjamin Percy, Roy Kesey, Craig Davidson, Matt Bell, Richard Lange, Micaela Morrissette, Joe Meno, Vanessa Veselka, Nik Korpon, Antonia Crane, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Tara Laskowski, and Craig Wallwork.
NOMINATED: Best Anthology of the Year, This is Horror (2nd Place)

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Dark House Press imprint launched with Richard Thomas as Editor-in-Chief.

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I’m thrilled to announce that I am the new Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press, an imprint of Curbside Splendor. I’ll be working closely with Victor David Giron, Ben Tanzer, and Jacob S. Knabb to publish neo-noir, speculative, literary fiction. Here’s what they had to say today:

We’re happy to announce that award winning author Richard Thomas (Transubstantiate, Staring in the Abyss, Herniated Roots) will be Editor-in-Chief of our new speculative fiction, neo-noir imprint Dark House Press. DHP’s first book will be The New Black, an anthology featuring the best of ‘new noir’, edited by Richard, coming out Spring 2014. DHP will then publish the first in a three part sci-fi trilogy Joshua City in October 2014. There will be a few more 2014 projects TBD. Visit the DHP page to keep up to date on its progress, submission process, and more. More soon.

So stop by the Facebook Page of the new Twitter account, to keep up with all of the latest news. Full website with submissions guidelines coming soon.

Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) Table of Contents Released

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We can finally announce the full table of contents for Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) a collection of transgressive short stories edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Dennis Widmyer and myself. Out in 2014.

Introduction by Chuck Palahniuk

Live This Down by Neil Krolicki
Charlie by Chris Lewis Carter
Paper by Gayle Towell
Mating Calls by Tony Liebhard
Melody by Michael De Vito, Jr.
F For Fake by Tyler Jones
Mind and Soldier by Phil Jourdan
Ingredients by Richard Lemmer
The Line Forms on the Right by Amanda Gowin
A Vodka Kind of Girl by Matt Egan
Gasoline by Fred Venturini
Dietary by Brandon Tietz
Invisible Graffiti by Adam Skorupskas
Bike by Bryan Howie
Heavier Petting by Brien Piechos
Engines, O-Rings, and Astronauts by Jason M. Fylan
Lemming by Terence James Eeles
The Routine by Keith Buie
Survived by Gus Moreno
Zombie Whorehouse by Daniel W. Broallt

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Dueling Columns – I’m all for Simultaneous Submissions

First of all, Larina and I are doing a dueling column on this issue. I am FOR simultaneous submission (the writer’s perspective) and Larina is FOR no simultaneous submission (editor’s perspective). You can read her column right here, and YES it IS the same WordPress site. Cute isn’t it? We’re like twins.

http://larina.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/simsubs/

I’ll post it again at the end of the column. Post up your thoughts, go read her column and do the same thing. But be nice. Okay?

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS:
One author’s perspective

So, Larina (http://larina.wordpress.com/) and I are doing a little column debate here, a little pro and con, between the writer’s side of this story and the editor’s lofty, snotty, inconsiderate perspective. What? Biased? Of course I am. And I edit too for two publications (warning: first plug) http://www.coloredchalk.com and http://sideshowfables.com, but even so, I am violently in favor of ALL publications utilizing a simultaneous submission policy. There, I said it. And to those that are on the other side of the fence, I say BOLLOCKS, open up your doors, and understand what we are up against, out here in the cold, alone and pecking away, crying into our keyboards, pushing away the wife and kids screaming I MUST WRITE!.

WHAT IS SS?

Basically a simultaneous submission policy says that you may indeed submit your fantastic short story (or novel) to other publications BUT (and this is a BIG BUT, one that this policy hinges on I think) you MUST inform any other magazines or websites the minute you are accepted elsewhere. Why? Well, so they can congratulate you on your success, and pull your story out of the slush pile, and not waste any more time reading it, or running it up the corporate ladder for approval, or whatever it takes to break through.

STATISTICS

I’ll be putting up stats from http://www.duotrope.com, a fantastic site for finding markets and tracking submissions. Go use them now, and donate a couple of dollars too.

RESPONSE TIMES

There is a wide range of times that you can wait for an editor and publication to get back to you. Some of the fastest like Anderbo.com can do it in a day or two, same for Clarkesworld, a big publisher in the fantasy and sci-fi arenas. The FASTEST 25 at Duotrope end with #25 being seven days. That’s quick. Now, at the other end, take a look at this nightmare:

1. Sniplits (387 days)
2. Open City (280 days)
3. Doorways Magazine (252.6 days)
4. Saint Ann’s Review / tsarina (248.1 days)
5. Blackbird (243.5 days)
6. McSweeney’s Quarterly (221.8 days)
7. Another Chicago Magazine (201.1 days)
8. Fence (192 days)
9. Baltimore Review, The (187.1 days)
10. Ascent (184.9 days)
11. Public Space, A (181.8 days)
12. Rambler, The (180.8 days)
13. Coyote Wild (177.8 days)
14. Low Rent Magazine (176 days)
15. Chattahoochee Review (170.9 days)
16. Yale Review (170.4 days)
17. Blue Mesa Review (165.4 days)
18. Inkwell Journal (160.4 days)
19. Crab Orchard Review (156.3 days)
20. Antioch Review (151.8 days)
21. Harvard Review (150.2 days)
22. Gettysburg Review (147.5 days)
23. Crazyhorse (147.4 days)
24. Dark Recesses (147 days)
25. Indiana Review (145.1 days)

I’m still waiting to hear back from St. Ann’s and it has been over 400 days for one story and NO RESPONSE from the editors. Ever. Repeatedly.

There are some big names on here – McSweeney’s, APS, Antioch, Harvard, Crazyhorse. So let us say you are waiting on a top publication. I won’t even pick the longest one. Say an average of about six months, or 180 days. Think about how long that will take you. You wait six months, only to get rejected. Do it again. Wait six months. Get rejected. Do it again. And again, and again, and again. Now we get to talk about acceptance rates, to REALLY make this all sound dire.

ACCEPTANCE RATES

Here are the Top 25 HARDEST to get into, also from Duotrope:

1. Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) (0.2 %)
2. Glimmer Train Stories (0.3 %)
3. Ninth Letter (0.3 %)
4. Missouri Review (0.3 %)
5. Clarkesworld Magazine (0.4 %)
6. Kenyon Review (0.6 %)
7. Narrative Magazine (0.6 %)
8. Pedestal Magazine (0.7 %)
9. Willow Springs (0.7 %)
10. Mid-American Review (0.8 %)
11. Hobart (Print) (0.8 %)
12. Analog Science Fiction & Fact (0.8 %)
13. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (0.8 %)
14. Strange Horizons (0.9 %)
15. Atlantic Monthly, The (0.9 %)
16. Hayden’s Ferry Review (0.9 %)
17. Colorado Review (0.9 %)
18. DIAGRAM (1.1 %)
19. Black Warrior Review (1.1 %)
20. Shimmer (1.2 %)
21. Gulf Coast (1.2 %)
22. Futurismic (1.2 %)
23. upstreet TEMP CLOSED (1.2 %)
24. failbetter.com (1.2 %)
25. GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator (1.3 %)

Notice something in common? The top 25 are all at about 1%. That means 99% percent get rejected. And that doesn’t even include the listings that are at a big fat ZERO, they don’t show up at all. Again, some big names in here – F&SF, Glimmer Train, Missouri Review, Clarkesworld, Kenyon, Narrative, Hobart, Analog, McSweeney’s, Atlantic, Colorado Review, Black Warrior, GUD – an elite list that most of us would KILL to be on.

So, if we add this acceptance rate of 1% to the six month waiting period, how long is that damn story of yours going to take to finally break through? Something like FIFTY YEARS, right? Well screw that, I might as well get drunk and watch bad tv.

GOOD COMPANY:

Bummed out yet? Don’t be. There is hope. And I don’t mean just send your work to much easier places. I mean, you’re in good company. Of those 25 HARDEST to get into, how many do you think are NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS? Only NINE. So the rest, they get it, and they find a way to deal with it. At least those on THIS list with NSS policies are fast. The eight that do require you to submit to them, and only them (F&SF, Clarkesworld, Analog, McSweeney’s Internet, Strange Horizons, Atlantic, Shimmer, and Futurismic) have a range of 3 days up to 44 days. Most are in the 15-30 day range. A very reasonable time, in my opinion, and certainly not six months.

GOOD COMPANY EXAMPLE:

Here is a quote from Orchid: A Literary Review that about sums it up for me.

“…and, yes, we do consider simultaneous submissions. After all, we’ve heard that the average story is submitted twenty (or more) times and rejected twenty (or more) times before being published. At that rate, without simultaneously submitting, it would take at least five years to place a story. That just seems mean.”

BAD COMPANY:

So we feel better now, a little bit anyway, having seen that some of the top publications (in a wide range of genres too) get it, and are for SS. But go back to that first list, those that take the LONGEST. Here are the real culprits, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in a second.

Of those first 25, the SLOWEST to respond, how many do you think are ALSO no SS? Luckily only SIX:

Sniplits – 387 (SNIPLITS? What the hell?)
Ascent – 184
Coyote – 177
Yale – 170
Antioch – 157
Dark Recesses – 147

For some of these, it may be that they are understaffed, or for the journals, tied to a university, away for the summer. But really? I forgive none of them.

NOVELS:

This one is tough. I can ALMOST understand why some presses would have this policy, but COME ON. This is even MORE of a situation that calls for NO simultaneous submission. I don’t care if you run it past two interns, a co-editor, the editor and up the ladder to the CEO and whatever other yahoos at the top have to read it. Do you know how hard it is to publish a novel? Again, I think it is in that 1% range. And we spend YEARS writing our novels. I don’t think I’ve ever taken more than three months to write a short story and most of that is just trying to fix little things. Some stories CAN take years to perfect, but it’s not like you’re working several hours a day and writing 60,000-100,000 words. I can’t bend on this.

Now…I’m not talking about somebody asking for an “exclusive” or the “full manuscript”. I think if you are having an open conversation with an agent or publisher you should tell the truth. I just went through this with an agent on the east coast. I told her my novel Transubstantiate was at a couple of presses and she said fine. I sent her a synopsis, she asked for a chapter. She came here, read it, and said send the whole thing. I sent it to her, with the promise that she would read it in THIRTY days, and she kept her word. She rejected it in THIRTY days, right on time.

And what are the odds? What are the odds that TWO publishers will actually decide to publish your novel? Unless you are really successful, and are in some sort of bidding war or actually are in a position where you know your book will sell, if you make a living at it…but that’s not what I’m talking about. The worst case scenario if two presses want it…you just burned a bridge. The odds are just too much against us for me to worry about that. But I can almost understand it.

SOLUTION:

I had an interesting talk with Beth over at Shimmer. I’d sent in a query because my story was 6800 words, and they ask for you to do that for anything over 5000 words. Now, I like what Shimmer is doing, but I made the mistake of saying that this story was indeed at other publications. She refused to even read my query. I understand that, completely. But I asked her some follow up questions, basically wondering why Shimmer was a no simultaneous submission publication. Her response?

“I’m sorry you find this inconvenient, and hope you find success with the publishers who work according to your expectations.”

Wow. Is that a bit snarky or is it just me? I can’t tell sometimes. I wasn’t asking her to bend to my whim, or change their policy simply to please me (although that would have been nice) I was just curious as to WHY they adopted this policy when so many publications were NOT doing it that way anymore. Was it staff, number of submissions, too many horror stories about accepting a story only to find it gone when they got back to you six months later? At least Shimmer is fast, only taking 10 days.

What to do? Here are a couple of solutions:

1. SCREW THEM.

What nerve. Who are these people to make me wait six months, with a 1% acceptance rate? That’s cruel and I won’t stand for it. So, don’t submit to them. Avoid them, they’ll never run your work anyway, and because of their attitude, they are now officially ignored.

or more reasonably

2. RESPECT IT.

Put those guys up front, especially those that are fast. Send it out, and wait 10 days. That’s not so bad. Spend the first three months of your submissions targeting those top places with fast response times. I’ve done that before with F&SF, Clarkesworld, Cemetery Dance, and others.

or

3. TIME IT

So I entered a story, “Victimized” this 6800 word neo-noir thriller into the recent BOMB contest. Now, I know that my odds of winning are slim and none. BUT…maybe the editor really likes dark, rich stories, or maybe it could place, and still get published. So I have two choices. Submit and wait for 4-5 months OR…(and this is what I did) TIME IT. What do I mean? Let me explain.

Say you are sending out your best story ever to about 10 places that you really love, that seem like a good fit. Most of them are in the 1% acceptance range, maybe a couple in the 5% range, some in the 10% range. One, BOMB is having a contest, and is NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS. Figure out (ie, Duotrope again) what the AVERAGE time is for all of these, and then send them out so that they all hit on about the same date. If BOMB is the longest at say 120 days, send it first. Five are at 90 days, so send them in a month. The other five are 30 days, so wait a couple months, then send them out. They’ll all hit on or about the same day. And that way you don’t wait for years, and still get a shot at those hard to break into magazines. We just need to be realistic with 1% acceptance rates.

And when NONE of them take it…start all over again with the next tier of magazines and journals until your story finds a home. NEVER give up.

*NOTE: And don’t forget about online fiction. It used to be a taboo, a blemish or sorts, the last place to put your work. No so anymore. Many “literary” and award winning publications and universities are adding in an online presence OR even going to ONLY online. Maybe for additional exposure, or maybe to save money. I think Dogmatika.com, WordRiot.com, OpiumMagazine.com and 3:AMMagazine.com are all doing really great work, just to name a few. Dzanc Books just added TheCollagist.com with Matt Bell at the helm. It’s great exposure, and when somebody asks “Got something I can read?” you just send them over.

And the last option…

4. IGNORE IT.

I’ve asked a lot of my fellow writers, and most of them do ignore it. I’ve asked published authors, professors, editors and other esteemed professionals and most say just ignore it. Think of the odds. I mean, F&SF and Clarkesworld are going to be fighting over my story? And BOTH will accept it at the same time? It’ll never happen. At least, not until I’m very successful, and at that time, I may not worry about it. Or maybe they’ll be soliciting ME by then. There is always the risk of getting placed on some BLACKLIST, but I’ve never heard of such a thing. And I’ve never been in a position where two places accepted a story at the exact same time. As long as you send off a withdraw notice immediately, you should be fine. And many times, in doing that, I’ve gotten into conversations with editors, talking about my work, and/or where it did end up, and now that I’ve got a bit more of a personal relationship with this editor, I may stand out when I submit. “Oh, that dysfunctional Richard submitted again. Gather around all, lets see what insanity he sent in this time. Elephant penis? Modern vampire tale?”

CONCLUSION:

It’s up to you how to submit, what stories to send to each publication, and how you abide by the rules. Or not. I personally think that the NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION guideline should be abolished. It’s hard enough out here for us struggling writers without this rule. We need every break we can get.

ALTERNATE OPINION:

Visit http://larina.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/simsubs/ and see what Larina has to say. I don’t know what her post is going to be, we haven’t talked at all, so it’ll be interesting to see what arguments she presents. Be kind.

Peace,
Richard

Richard’s Submissions

Sounds like some sort of S/M site. But really, what I wanted to post up here, was a little bit of information on where I’ve been submitting and what kind of results I’ve been getting. It’s tough out there, but you can do it. Maybe you’ll find some cool new places too. Thanks to http://www.duotrope.com as usual for saving my butt. NOTE: There are also presses on here.

STATISTICS (Updated 7.18.16)

CAREER TOTALS (2008-2015):
Submissions: 1,291
Acceptance: 120
Withdrawn: 329
Rejected: 791
Never responded: 39
Acceptance rate: 9.3%

YEAR 2008 in Summation
Submissions: 89
Rejected: 54
Accepted: 14
Withdrawn: 18
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 19%

YEAR 2009 in Summation
Submissions: 137
Rejected: 80
Accepted: 14
Withdrawn: 37
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 14%

YEAR 2010 in Summation
Submissions: 62
Rejected: 31
Accepted: 4
Withdrawn: 27
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 11%

YEAR 2011 in Summation
Submissions: 288
Rejected: 226
Accepted: 14
Withdrawn: 95
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 7%

YEAR 2012 in Summation
Submissions: 307
Rejected: 221
Accepted: 14
Withdrawn: 65
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 5%

YEAR 2013 in Summation:
Submissions: 276
Rejected: 173
Accepted: 22
Withdrawn: 65
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 10%

YEAR 2014 in Summation:
Submissions: 72
Rejected: 35
Accepted: 12
Withdrawn: 9
Acceptance ratio for the past 12 months: 19%

YEAR 2015:
Rejected: 21
Accepted: 6
Withdrawn: 9
Acceptance ratio for 2015: 17%

FAVORITE MARKETS: (updated 7.18.16)

3:AM Magazine (accepted)
580 Split
A cappella Zoo
Abyss & Apex
Aghast
AGNI
Alaska Quarterly Review
Albedo One
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine
Alibi (Random House) (accepted, Disintegration, novel)
alice blue
Alliterati
Analog
Animal
Another Chicago Magazine
Antioch Review
Apex Book Company
Apex Magazine
Apokrupha (accepted, Vignettes from the End of the World)
Aqueous Books
Arcadia (accepted)
Arcane Anthology Series
Armchair/Shotgun
Artifice Magazine
Artistically Declined Press (accepted, Daddy Cool)
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Atlas Review, The
Atlantic, The
Atticus Review
Aurealis
Barrelhouse
Bat City Review
Bayou Magazine
Bear Deluxe
Beat the Dust (accepted) [dead]
Beat to a Pulp (accepted)
Beloit Fiction Review
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Berkley Fiction Review
Best of the Horror Society: 2013, The
BETTER: Culture & Lit
Betwixt
Big Adios, The (accepted)
Big Lucks
Big Pulp
Birkensnake
Black Clock
Black Heart Magazine (accepted)
Black Lawrence Press (accepted, Editor of The Lineup)
Black Static
Black Warrior Review
Blackbird
Blink-Ink (twice, Pushcart nomination) [dead]
Blue Earth Review
Blue Mesa Review
Blue Monday Review (accepted)
BOMB Magazine
Booked Podcast (accepted, The Booked Anthology)
Booth
Boulevard
Bourbon Penn
BULL SPEC
BULL: Men’s Fiction
Buzzy Mag
Caketrain
Candlemark & Gleam
Cannoli Pie (accepted) [dead]
Capilano Review, The
Cause & Effect (accepted) [dead]
CCLap Journal (accepted)
Cease, Cows (accepted)
Cemetery Dance (accepted  Shivers VI, Cemetery Dance #72, and Tribulations [collection])
Chattahoochee Review
Cherry Bleeds (accepted) (dead)
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP) Journal (accepted)
Chicago Review
ChiZine (Chiaroscuro) (contest win + 2nd story) [dead]
ChiZine Publications
Cimarron Review
Cincinnati Review, The
Circa Review (accepted) [dead]
Citron Review, The
Clarkesworld Magazine
Coachella Review, The
Coffee House Press
Coffin Factory, The
Collagist, The
Colorado Review
Colored Chalk (multiple acceptances) [dead]
Comet Press
Composite {Arts Magazine}
Conclave
Conjectural Figments (accepted) [dead]
Conjunctions
Contrary
Copper Nickel
Crazyhorse
Cream City Review
Crime Factory, The (accepted)
CrimeSpree Magazine
Crimewave
Criminal Element
Crossed Genres Magazine
Crystal Lake Publishing (accepted, Fear the Reaper, Shadows Over Main Street, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Tribulations [collection])
Curbside Splendor (accepted)
Cutbank
Daily Nightmare, The (accepted)
Daily Science Fiction
Dark Discoveries
Dark House Press (Editor-in-Chief; Editor for The New Black, Exigencies, etc.)
Dark Magazine, The
Dark Moon Books (accepted, Vampires and Slices of Flesh)
Dark Moon Digest
Dark Sky Magazine
Daylight Dims
decomP
Descant (Canada)
DIAGRAM
Dirty Noir (accepted) [dead]
Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, The
Dog Horn Publishing (accepted, Terror Scribes)
Dogmatika (accepted) [dead]
DOGZPLOT
Drabblecast
Dying Goose, The (accepted) [dead]
Dzanc Books (accepted, The Soul Standard, novel in four novellas)
Ecotone
EDGE
Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading
Eleven Eleven
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Emerson Review, The
Emprise Review (accepted) [dead]
Epiphany: A Literary Journal
Epoch
Etchings
Euphony
Existere – Journal of Arts and Literature
Fabulist, The
Fairy Tale Review
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Featherproof Books
Fence
Fiction Desk, The
Fiction International
Fifth Wednesday Journal
Fireside
Flywheel Magazine (accepted) [dead]
Fourteen Hills
Foxing Quarterly
Freight Stories
FRiGG
Frogmore Papers
Fugue
Fugue State Press
Gamut (accepted)
Gargoyle (accepted)
Geek Force Five
Georgia Review
Gettysburg Review, The
Glimmer Train
Going Down Swinging (AU)
Golden Key, The
Granta
Graze
Green Mountains Review
Greensboro Review
Gold Dust Magazine (accepted)
Goreyesque (accepted)
Granta
Grave Tales
Graywolf Press
Graze
Greensboro Review, The
Grist: The Journal for Writers
Guernica
Harpur Palate
Hayden’s Ferry Review
Hazardous Press (accepted, Shadows Over Main Street)
Heavy Feather Review
Hobart
Horror d’oeuvres
Horror Zine, The
Hyperpulp
Idaho Review
Ideomancer
Ig Publishing
Ilura Press
Indiana Review
Interzone
Jamais Vu
Jersey Devil Press
Journal, The
Juked
Kenyon Review, The
Kraken Press (accepted, Staring Into the Abyss, stories)
Labletter, The
Lake Effect
L’Allure des Mots
Lamplight
Lazy Fascist Press
Leodegraunce (accepted)
Lifted Brow, The
Lightspeed
LIT
Literarian, The
Literary Review, The
Little Patuxent Review
Litro Magazine (accepted, #138 Horror Issue)
Lowesoft Chronicle
MacAdam/Cage Publishing
MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine
ManArchy Magazine (accepted) [dead]
Manic D Press
Mayday Magazine (accepted)
McSweeney’s Books
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
McSweeney’s Quarterly
Meanjin
Medallion Press (accepted, Editor of Burnt Tongues)
Memorious
Menacing Hedge (accepted)
Metazen (accepted, Pushcart nomination) [dead]
Michigan Quarterly Review
Midnight Echo
Midwestern Gothic (accepted)
Missouri Review, The
Mixer Publishing
Mojo
Molotov Cocktail, The
Monkeybicycle
Morrigan Books
Mundania Press
Murky Depths (accepted) [dead]
Natural Bridge
Necro Publications (accepted, Into the Darkness)
Needle: A Magazine of Noir
Nefarious Muse (accepted, twice) [dead]
Neon
Nerve.com
Nervous Breakdown, The (featured book reviewer)
New England Review
New Myths
New Ohio Review (NOR)
New Orleans Review
New York Tyrant
New Yorker, The
New World Writing (formerly Blip and Mississippi Review)
Night Land, The
Nightmare Magazine
Ninth Letter
Not One of Us
NO COLONY
Noir at the Bar (accepted, Noir at the Bar)
NOÖ Journal
Noon Annual
Normal School, The
Not One of Us
Notre Dame Review
Oddville Press, The (accepted, twice)
Offense Mechanisms
On Spec
One Buck Horror (accepted, Winner of Cafe Doom contest)
One Eye Press (accepted, Reloaded: Both Barrels, Vol 2)
One Story
Opium Magazine (accepted) [dead]
Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show
Otherworld Publications (accepted, Transubstantiate, novel) [dead]
Out of the Gutter Magazine
Outsider Writers Collective (accepted)
Painted Bride Quarterly
PANK Magazine (accepted)
Pantheon Magazine (4 accepted—Aphrodite, Dionysus, Ares, Gaia)
Paper Darts Magazine
Parable Press (accepted, twice) [dead]
Parcel
Paris Review, The
Passages North
Pear Noir! (accepted, Pushcart nomination) [dead]
Pedestal Magazine, The
Penumbra (accepted) [dead]
Permanent Press Publishing Company, The
Permuted Press
Perpetual Motion Machine Press (accepted, Long Distance Drunks; Truth or Dare)
Phoebe
Pinch, The
Pleiades
Plots With Guns (excerpt) [dead]
Ploughshares
Podcastle
Poisoned Pen Press
Polluto (accepted) [dead]
Portland Review, The
Post Road Magazine
Potroast
Prairie Schooner
Prime Books
Prime Number Magazine
Pseudopod
Public Space, A
Pulp Modern
Punchnel’s (accepted, winner 1/5)
Quarter After Eight
Raleigh Review
Random House Alibi (accepted, Disintegration and The Breaker)
Red Hen Press
Redivider
Reprint, The
Resurrection House (accepted, XIII)
Revolt Daily (accepted, twice)
River Styx
Rotten Leaves Magazine (accepted) [dead]
Rusty Toque, The
Salamander
Salt Hill
Sanitarium Magazine (accepted)
Scintilla
Sententia: The Journal
Severed Press
Shadows & Tall Trees
Sheepshead Review
Shenandoah
Shimmer
Shock Totem (accepted, non-fiction)
Short, Fast and Deadly
Shotgun Honey (accepted, twice, online and Reloaded: Both Barrels Vol. 2)
Shroud Magazine
Shroud Publishing
Sirens Call (accepted)
Sideshow Fables (co-editor)
Sleepingfish
Slice Magazine
Small Beer Press
Smokelong Quarterly
Snowbooks
Snubnose Press (accepted Speedloader and Herniated Roots, stories)
Soho Press
Solarcide (accepted, Nova Parade)
Southeast Review, The
Southern Indiana Review
Southern Review, The
Sou’wester
Spark: A Creative Anthology (accepted twice—story, and foreword)
Spinetingler (excerpt)
StepAway Magazine (accepted, Pushcart nomination)
Sterling
Stoneslide Corrective, The
StorySouth (accepted)
Strange Horizons
Structo
Stupefying Stories
Stymie Magazine
subTerrain Magazine
Subtropics
Summerset Review, The
Sun Magazine, The
Super Arrow (On Hiatus)
Superstition Review
Surreal Grotesque, The (accepted) [dead]
Sycamore Review
Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal
The Nervous Breakdown (accepted, non-fiction and book reviews)
Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction
Thickjam (accepted) [dead]
Third Coast
Threepenny Review, The
ThunderDome (accepted, online, in LA: In Search of a City and Cipher Sisters)
Tinge
Tin House
Titular
Toad Suck Review, The
Tor.com
Torque Press
Triquarterly (accepted, book review)
Troubadour 21 (accepted twice) [dead]
Two Dollar Radio
Tyrus Books
Unstuck
upstreet
Vain Magazine (accepted) [dead]
Valparaiso Fiction Review
Versal
Vestal Review
Virginia Quarterly Review
Velvet Press (accepted, Warmed and Bound)
We Are Vespertine (accepted) [dead]
Weave Magazine
Weird Fiction Review (accepted)
Weird Tales
Whitefish Review
Whiskey Island Magazine
Wild Child Publishing
Willow Springs
Withersin Magazine (excerpt) [dead]
Witness
Word Riot (accepted)
Writing Disorder, The (accepted)
Written Backwards Press (accepted, Chiral Mad 2 & 3; Qualia Nous)
Yalobusha Review
Zelmer Pulp (accepted, Trouble in the Heartland)
Zoetrope: All-Story
Zone 3
ZOUCH (accepted, 6th place in flash fiction contest)
Zumaya Publications

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