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Interview with Brian Hodge (Part One): On These Blackened Shores of Time

Last year I taught two of Brian Hodge‘s stories in my Advanced Creative Writing workshop, online. They were both pretty amazing. One of my students (Ian Vogel) reached out to Brian, and the next thing I knew we were sending him questions, and talking in depth about his stories. This is something I do with […]

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We’re Publishing Stephen King at Gamut in March!

So here’s the big news: we are reprinting a story by STEPHEN KING in the March issue of Gamut! The story we’re publishing is a powerful post-9/11 tale entitled, “The Things They Left Behind.” I’ve read more of King’s writing than any other author—almost all of his novels, and the majority of his short stories. He’s […]

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The eBook for Tribulations is now out with Cemetery Dance.

Thrilled that I can finally announce the eBook of my third short story collection Tribulations is out now with Cemetery Dance Publications. Long time fan of CD, bought so many Stephen King titles from them over the years. I’ve previously published a short story, “Stillness” in Shivers VI (alongside Stephen King and Peter Straub) as […]

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Day Nine Update: PRIZES!

We are over $18,000! PRIZES! Today only: Signed copies of The Contortionist’s Handbook by Craig Clevenger. Subscribe or upgrade to win one of two copies (one paperback, one hardcover). If you haven’t read this fantastic neo-noir, transgressive novel, you are missing out. There were a few books that really influenced me when I first started […]

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“Repent” accepted for Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories anthology

(Cover art by Caitlin Hackett ) Thrilled to announce my 6,000-word story, “Repent” has just been accepted for Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, alongside Neil Gaiman! Did you read that there—Neil Gaiman! Wow. I mean, I’ve published alongside Stephen King four times now (Shivers VI, Cemetery Dance #72, and Chiral Mad 2 & 3) but this […]

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Complete List of Stories in Print

Here is a complete list of all of my stories that are in print, or digital only format. It’s in reverse chronological order. Enjoy! UPDATED: July 27, 2021 SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION (Turner Publishing / Keylight Books) IN FILTH IT SHALL BE FOUND “The Keeper of the Light” (Outcast Press) LIMINAL STORIES “Rotten to the Core” […]

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FREE eSingle, “Transmogrify” to release before Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press)

We’re going to be giving away a FREE eSingle of my contemporary vampire short story, “Transmogrify” soon. Cinder (Cindy to her friends) feeds on negative energy—she’s a psychic vampire, or energivore, a bit of a twist on the classic tale. It’s in my upcoming collection of neo-noir and horror stories, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken […]

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Release the Kraken! My short story collection, Staring Into the Abyss, will be out later this year.

That’s right, my second short story collection, Staring Into the Abyss, will be out later this year from Kraken Press. It’s a collection of 20 dark stories, neo-noir leaning towards horror, and some of my best work to date. Want to know more? Head over to their website or just keep reading. We’re targeting March, […]

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I’m running a contest to give away a signed copy of Shivers VI!

Here’s the deal. If you have any questions just post them up here or wherever you see the contest rules: Win a Richard Thomas SIGNED copy of Shivers VI by promoting my Facebook Fan Page (FBFP)! 6/10-6/18/11 you get entries for promoting my neo-noir fiction: Join (5 entries), Tweet (1 per day max), “Share” (1 per day […]

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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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