Short Stories Accepted April 2020

The Chinese have a curse, “May you live in interesting times” and it certainly applies now with all the fear, grief and uncertainty caused by the Corona virus. I’m staying at home and trying to be productive. I’ve recently had some good news about a couple of short stories, which cheered me up enormously.

The first story, “Scared of Girls,” a short horror story has been accepted by Demain Publishing for the second series of Short! Sharp! Shocks! and should be appearing sometime later this year. I’ve also been told that my story, “A Monster Met”, which is Short! Sharp! Shocks! No 7, will be appearing in print form sometime fairly soon this year. The print version will include an extra one, “Mason’s Story”, a horror story about a minor character in “Jane Eyre”.

I’ve also recently heard that another short story, “The Perfect Ham Sandwich”, a comic alternative history story, has been accepted by Sixth Element Publishing for the fifth volume of the “Harvey Duckman Presents” anthology.

I have two more stories out on submission at the moment so will update when I have further news, good or bad. Don’t hold your breath. The Corona virus is taking its toll on the publishing industry too.

Update on Emerging Horizons and the BFS Monthly Story Project

I wanted to give an update on the BFS (British Fantasy Society) Emerging Horizons anthology that is due to be published this year. The editor has notified me that he’s in discussions with the chair of the BFS about the plans regarding this project, which sounds a little ominous to me but I’m staying positive until I hear otherwise.

Also, some good news, my short story, Moonsleep has been accepted for the British Fantasy Society (BFS) Monthly Story Project. This project is a short story that is sent out to all members of the British Fantasy Society every month. (An additional reason to join the BFS). I’m not sure yet when it will be going out but I’ll post the date when I know it.