Sunday, September 27, 2015


I completed and submitted my twenty-ninth short story of the year this afternoon. This one's a 2,100-word relationship story that begins at midnight on New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015


I received my 30th acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a 3,700-word Christmas story.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Brian Bromberger reviewed Take This Man: Gay Romance Stories for The Bay Area Reporter and had this to say about my contribution to the anthology:
"A few tales have special appeal, acknowledging that maintaining a long-term partnership involves hard work and compromise. I especially enjoyed Michael Bracken's 'Blue Heart,' about the evolving relationship of two undergraduates who met at the University of Texas in 2001, and how a gray chest hair sparks old memories."
Read the entire review here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I just received my 29th acceptance of the year. This one's for a 3,800-word erotic viking story.


I received my 28th acceptance of the year this afternoon, this time for a 5,900-word Christmas story.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015


I received my 27th acceptance of the year this evening, this time for a 3,000-word mystery.