Take the Lit-Mag Test

Take the Lit-Mag Test

Everyone’s talking about real art these days. What is real art, anyway? I heard they’ve got a $9.99 special on it down at the hobby store. Hurry while supplies last. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of magazines are calling themselves lit mags, or literary magazines, because, well, I guess they think it’s good marketing. So …

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Please DON’T Auto-publish

Please DON’T Auto-publish

We’ve become drones just pushing the publish button without much thought. Social media included. Don’t just reshare without reading first. Do you think we reached a peak when we landed on the moon? What are you doing about it?

One Oar

One Oar

Where do ideas come from? Recently a short story of mine, One Oar, was published in Pif Magazine. I’d like to talk about my thought process behind this one. Read One Oar in Pif Magazine If you were to see the original draft of this story, you wouldn’t recognize it. Like most of my stories, …

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Managing Short Story Submissions

Managing Short Story Submissions

An unexpected thing happened to me recently. I typically send out 10 stories and each one goes to maybe 10 publications. Instead of shooting a single shot from a rifle and waiting to see if I hit the target, I take the shotgun approach, splattering the short story publication market with everything I’ve got. Since …

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Clowns on the Run

Clowns on the Run

My story Clowns On The Run has been published as the Cover Feature in the September 2017 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. I’m deeply satisfied by this opportunity. I’ve never written much in the way of a mystery story before. In retrospect, probably I should have. And I’m sure in the future, I will write …

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