The online journal Underside Stories just accepted my short story entitled “Redemption” as a reprint for inclusion in a future issue. This piece originally appeared in Literary Yard in December 2013.
The literary journal Chestnut Review has accepted my black and white photograph “Egress” for publication in its Summer issue.
Home Planet News has accepted four of my color photographs for inclusion in their November issue:
- Coloring Piano
- Graffiti Alley
My flash story, “Ambush,” was accepted this morning by Fiction On the Web. Ambush is the third in my “Rambo” series. I hope to expand the stories into a novelette one of these days.
The Short Humour Site has accepted my flash piece entitled “Ancient Chinese Remedy.” It should appear on their website early next week.
I was pleased to receive acceptances today for two of my color photographs: “Falafel Corner” and “Ghost Bicycle” from Star 82 Review.
The latest in a series of online flash readings will be held on May 23 at 3:00 PM for members of the Needham (MA) Senior Center.
Authors: Michael Keith (Pieces of Bones and Rags and Stories In the Key Of Me), Renuka Raghavan (Nothing Resplendent Lives Here and The Face | Desire), Robert Dinsmoor (Toxic Cookout and You’ll Never See It Coming), Phil Temples (A Home for Laikia and The Kanawha Anomaly), and host Zvi Sesling (Across Stones of Bad Dreams and King of the Jungle) will be reading from their short works.
Contact Zvi Sesling at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom conference details.
On May 16, a portion of my short story “Squeeze Play” was read and critiqued by members of the Mystery Writers of America New England Chapter at their annual themed Author Idol meeting via Zoom.
The format for Author Idol is: the first few pages of anonymous submissions are read by a professional voice. Three judges listen for style and plot; when they have heard enough, they signify by raising their hand or ringing a bell. Then they give their feedback.
My story reading followed by critique begins around 10:40 into the video, and ends at the 15:50 mark.
The online magazine Whisky Blot has accepted a visual art piece and a very short fictional story for publication.
“Hold My Rum” is an artsy fartsy photograph of a rum bottle; “Imaginary Companions” is a micro story in the horror genre. (Yes, I know that rum and whisky are different!)
Both photo and story are expected to be published at the end of May in their “Flashes of Darkness” themed issue.
After last week’s successful launch, the Strange Wars & Strange Religion anthologies authors and editors are holding a launch party online right now. It’s great to meet the folks behind the curtain–the editorial team, and the authors who wrote the stories. The moderator asked me to talk briefly about my story, “Star Dust,” in Strange Wars.
The editorial team lives almost exclusively in the Toronto area but the authors come from all over the world.