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The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books) is OUT TODAY!

How many years has it been since we started this project? I think at least five, my section, Golden Geese, written at the Writers in the Heartland writing residency that I was awarded back in 2011. The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books) is a dark journey—four novellas written by four authors (myself, Nik Korpon, Caleb Ross […]

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The Soul Standard is a TOP TEN pick for July at Chicago Review of Books!

Chicago Review of Books has The Soul Standard as one of the TEN BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY NOVELS TO READ THIS JULY. How exciting. In great company, too. Forget the flippant summer beach read. Ring in the dog days with these 10 science fiction, fantasy, and speculative novels picked as July’s best by the Chicago Review of […]

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Tribulations, My Third Collection, Is Out Today!

Thrilled that Tribulations, my third short story collection is finally out. Special thanks to Joe Mynhardt and Crystal Lake Publishing for all of their support and hard work. Thank you Stephen Graham Jones for the wonderful introduction, and Kristi DeMeester and Adam Cesare for the excellent blurbs, as well as Ben Baldwin and Luke Spooner […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Back Gamut Magazine Now

Top Ten Reasons to Back Gamut Magazine Now ONE: We will pay ten cents a word I think this is an important fact to mention right away. If you are an author, and you want to get paid TWICE the current professional rates, then support Gamut. Why wouldn’t you want to help make this happen? […]

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Gamut Magazine: What’s This Website All About?

(Art by Luke Spooner) “Now that short fiction has become as standardized as the SATs and Common Core—all in order to ‘judge’ and ‘rank’ writers—I’m excited to see what Richard Thomas brings to the game. Gamut will be the new magazine not written for the little old lady in Dubuque.” —Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight […]

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“Victimized” released as an esingle

“‘Victimized’ is one of the best pieces of bad-ass, hard-core apocalyptic noir I’ve read in a while.” –Scott Phillips, author of THE ICE HARVEST “Put your dukes up, readers, because Thomas is gunning for the KO with this brutal little ass-kick of a story.” –Craig Davidson, author of SARAH COURT “As tough, ass-kicking and twisted […]

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Cover art for Transubstantiate

Well, I’m finally able to post up the artwork for the covers of Transubstantiate. Thanks Jamie for the great work, and everyone at OWP for letting me be a part of this process. Pre-orders start on 4.1.10 for the signed, limited of 100 hardcovers with extras like a bonus chapter, extended interview and audio cd […]

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“Everything is Beautiful” is now LIVE at Troubadour21

So my strange little story “Everything is Beautiful” is up now at Troubadour 21. Enjoy. We might turn this into a series. Peace, Richard

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An Incomplete List of My Online Stories

This is a Table of Contents for all of my current, LIVE fiction that is available online for FREE. Below are each of the stories, a brief synopsis, and a link to the site that hosts them. They are in reverse chronological order. What do all of these stories have in common? I tend to […]

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Praise for “Maker of Flight”

From the editor of ChiZine Publications, Brett Alexander Savory, via their Facebook update: ENTER THE WORLD OF FILARIA CONTEST RESULTS The winning entries for the Enter the World of Filaria Contest have been posted at the site. Richard Thomas’s “Maker of Flight”, a disquieting tale of what might be happening behind a closed door on […]

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