Short Stories – Print Category

Noir at the Bar anthology is out NOW only at Subterranean Books, St. Louis.

The Noir at the Bar anthology to benefit Subterranean Books, one of the coolest bookstores in Chicago, is now out. You can only get it at Subterranean Books. $12. Who is in it? Oh man, what a list: Foreword, Jed & Scott Gunpowder & Aluminum Foil, Matthew McBride One Fine Bird, Cameron Ashley The Girl […]

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Blurbs are leaking for the Noir at the Bar anthology

“Come on in and please grab yourself a drink or two before we start, you’ll want to brace yourself for these stories of crime and transgression from the scourge of St. Louis’s literate.” —Noir at the Bar WARM REACTIONS TO N@B FROM PILLARS OF THE CRIME FICTION COMMUNITY: “I’ve told you repeatedly that I do […]

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Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology releases TODAY—go get it!

Warmed and Bound is out. And for a LIMITED TIME, until 7/30 it is 38% off at Barnes and Noble ONLY. Amazon and eBooks will be out later. So it’s only $9.74 right now! Buy two or three! Table of Contents Intro: Steve Erickson Death Juggler by Axel Taiari Click-Clack by Caleb J Ross The […]

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Warmed and Bound TOC – Early news

Warmed and Bound. Still very early, don’t have a release date, and no cover art yet, but look at this list! Honored to be a part of it. So awesome: Table of Contents Death Juggler by Axel Taiari Click-Clack by Caleb J Ross The World Was Clocks by Amanda Gowin Mantodea by Matt Bell All […]

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Shivers VI gets a starred review at Publisher’s Weekly

* FROM PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY: Shivers VI Edited by Richard Chizmar. Cemetery Dance (www.cemeterydance.com), $20 (410p) ISBN 978-1-58767-224-8 * “This sixth more or less annual mix of reprint and original stories celebrates some of the best and brightest talents who contribute regularly to Chizmar’s genre-leading magazine Cemetery Dance. Stephen King tops the list with “The Crate,” […]

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My first Pushcart Prize Nomination!

I know all of you talented authors out there probably have dozens of nominations, but I just got my first Pushcart nomination, for my story “Terrapin Station” in Pear Noir! #5. Very excited and honored. Thanks PN and Daniel for the support. PN5 is OOP but there are a few copies up at Rhythmplex, if […]

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Jay Slayton-Joslin interviews Richard Thomas about Transubstantiate, Disintegration, Shivers VI, neo-noir, and so much more

“You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin’ to? You talkin’ to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talking to?” That’s right. JSJ is talkin’ to me about my debut novel, Transubstantiate, my story “Stillness” in […]

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We have a winner! 1000 Facebook Fans!

GRANT SPANIER is the 1000th person to join my Facebook Fan Page! He is the winner of a signed copy of Shivers VI, with my story “Stillness” as well as great work by Stephen King, Peter Straub and so many others. Congratulations to Grant, and thanks to everyone that joined this past week, and over […]

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“Victimized” spread from Murky Depths #15

Art by Brian Typhair. Pretty cool, huh?

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“Terrapin Station” is in Pear Noir! #5. Richard does lit. Out now.

A story that I wrote for my MFA program with the Pulitzer nominated author Dale Ray Phillips entitled “Terrapin Station” is now out in print in Pear Noir! #5. This is a really cool, eclectic journal. I recognize several other authors in here as well: Kim Chinquee, Kevin Moffett, Gabe Durham and Michael Kimball, so […]

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