Sunday, February 19, 2017

Seven

I finished and submitted my seventh short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 3,700-word confession I started writing on February 15.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Six

I finished and submitted by sixth short story of the year this evening. This one's a 5,700-word confession I start writing on February 8.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Reviewed

Robert Lopresti reviews my story "Mr. Private Eye Behind the Motel with a .38" (published in Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea), calls it "a good story," and then uses it as a jumping-off point to discuss anthology building. Read the full review here.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Published 4x

My story "Phony St. Patrick's Day" appears in the March True Story. My stories "Break Up to Make Up," "My Drunk Sister," and "Spring Job Fair" appear in the March True Confessions.

5, 6

I received my 5th and 6th acceptances of the year this afternoon, this time for a pair of confessions

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Reviewed

Jochem Vandersteen reviewed Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea at his blog Sons of Spade. He wrote about my story "Mr. Private Eye Behind the Motel with a .38": "Michael Bracken served up a very noir little tale" and concluded by calling the entire project a "great anthology." Read the complete review here.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Five

I finished, but have not submitted, by fifth short story of the year. This one's a 6,400-word bit of crime fiction started January 19. Alas, I wrote it with no particular market in mind and don't yet know where I'll send it.

4

I received my 4th acceptance of the year this morning, this for a confession.

Monday, January 30, 2017

3

I received my 3rd acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a confession.