Monday, February 22, 2010


"Novocalien," my first piece for Dogzplot, is up. I wrote it in the car, waiting for my daughter to get out of school.


Submitted a new poem today, although my fingers were so cold I had to re-type half the words. I'm six feet away from an electric radiator, in the warmest room of the house. Above average temps outside. I don't get it.

I have all the poems ready for my chapbook, but am out of paper. Naturally. Middle of the night Wal-Mart run after work.

Quin Browne will be taking over disenthralled when she returns from the UK this weekend. More on that later.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


MiCrow Winter 2010 is now up at Full of Crow! 22 writers. 5 artists/photographers. Lynn Alexander and I compiled the material; she did a terrific job on the layout. I am very happy and excited (yes, this is really me) to be working with Lynn and the staff at FOC now....


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disenthralled #5 came out a few days ago. Top-notch Horror across the spectrum. Roberta Lawson's "His Real Doll" is the scariest thing I've read in years. Brilliant photography, as well, with work by some people new to us....

disenthralled #5


I'm also putting together a chapbook of original poetry, working on a YA book, and will have a short story called "Novocalien" up soon at Dogzplot.

This is how I slow down.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


It began with a short story, a group of poems. A passing glance. Gentle brush of fabric in the stairwell. Over the holidays, then, an impromptu celebration, out-of-the-way cloakroom, awkward but well-intentioned fumbling in the dark. I awoke a Contributing Editor at Full of Crow:



First up will be Winter 2010 MiCrow Flash. I worked with Lynn Alexander, compiling and organizing material, seeking permission to use photographs. It should be out within the next week or so. For this one, I hopped on the merry-go-round as it was already spinning.

I will most likely be handling the Summer 2010 edition. I've also been kicking suspicious packages into the other departments and have initiated one new project, with ideas for several more.

I have asked a dear, dear woman to helm disenthralled for me, beginning in late spring. I will still be involved. Details are to be worked out as we come to them. Those of you who know me also know that I don't plan out much of anything; a deadline appears and I meet it, as best I can.

This move will free me up as both a writer and editor.

That's why.


Next up for me, a short at Dogzplot and poem at the Bloody Bridge Review. I've also been talking to Crystal Folz about doing a full poetry chapbook for Backpack Press--which will be my first sizeable collection ever.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I have a new poem called "miss vengen at the social" up today at DANSE MACABRE:



I'm putting together the next issue of disenthralled this weekend.


And I'm taking applications for someone who can talk me out of what I really want.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I have a little bit of roadside flash called "Miss October" in the February issue of Negative Suck and highly recommend that you read the piece which follows mine, by Lynn Kinsey:

MISS OCTOBER @ Jeffrey S. Callico's Negative Suck.

I also recommend the following story by Richard Godwin:

LUNCH WITH BELLA @ Word Catalyst Magazine.


There is no Special this week at disenthralled, although there are two (or more) presently in the works. The next regular issue is scheduled for February 15. The tentative rundown: Issue #5, Collaborative Fiction Special, Theater Special, Noir Special. The last mentioned will also introduce a monthly serial by Paul D. Brazill. I may sneak another poetry issue in there if I can, as well. The regular issues will most likely resume after the Noir Special in April.

MiCrow Winter 2010: All of the pieces are in the box and await careful assembly. Won't be long. Something a little different for me. I'm already eager to begin work on the summer edition.

I have a few more pieces to get for my Full of Crow/disenthralled e-book. Flash, nano and photography.

I think that's it for now. Probably not, but it makes me feel good to say it....