Thursday, March 26, 2009


I received my tenth acceptance earlier today, for a 1,400-word short story I wrote in January 2002. The story straddles the line between horror and crime fiction, and so might best be described as non-supernatural horror fiction.

The story was accepted by the first two publications to which I submitted it, and both publications went belly-up without publishing the story. The manuscript has bounced around a bit since then, and actually was just accepted by an editor who had seen it before. It didn't fit his needs when I first submitted it, but he mentioned the story when he contacted me about submitting to a themed issue he was working on. And guess what? The story fit the theme.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

Cool! Where and when does it come out?

Michael Bracken said...

The story is "Games," and it's scheduled for a future issue of Out of the Gutter.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

That the zine? Haven't read any of that one yet. I am always so behind on reading stuff.