Monday, June 29, 2009

AHMM and EQMM Giveaway

I've got a dozen (or more) EQMM/AHMM magazines from the last year or three sitting around clogging up bookshelf space. Anyone want them? Leave a comment to that effect and I'll check back tomorrow. If there's more than one interested party, I'll pick from a hat. Same contest at NASTY.BRUTISH.SHORT so you have two chances to win (that is, I've got two boxes of magazines primed for the post office...)

Monday, June 01, 2009

A Bit More Business...

Lastly, I have two other short stories out and about now. And another story that is being looked at at Alfred Hitchcock.
First, if you rush out now, you can get one of my stories ("Caring for Jose") in an anthology of Latino mystery fiction called "HITLIST." This is put out by Arte Publico Press and, in case you were worried, a- it's all in English, and b- there are other, better writers in it - Mario Acevedo and Manuel Ramos for starters.John Lantigua and Lucha Corpi, too. Many others. My story is a Luis Gonzalo story, and I can guarantee that none of the other writers can say that...

Also, later this summer, the good people at Spinetingler Magazine will be publishing another of my short stories. It's called "The Dean," and it's about a dean. It's also about roaches and sexual harassment. Not a mystery. Kind of science fictiony. Maybe a horror story if you're not a fan of roaches...

The story I have at AHMM is called "The Most Dangerous Man in New York City, 1969-1977." It's not a romance. Nor is it cozy. It introduces a not very nice man named Ray Cruz who hurts and kills people for a living. Sounds like a terrible job, but then, somebody's got to do it.

Hope it gets picked because publication in AHMM means a paycheck and baby needs a new pair of shoes. Seriously.