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Monthly Archives: July 2011

On Splash of RedAnd my God, my good good people, am I proud of this story. It’s called Into the Mouth of the Humbler Worm (small prize for the person who figures out what that title is a reference to) and it is a bit different to my usual fare. IT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL STUFF. Go. Have a read. Have a second read. Tell me what you think.

High Five,


In the July/August issue of This Literary Magazine. My short story My Son Is Now My Motorbike is now available to read! Brumm Brumm! It’s one of my all-time favourites- go have a gander!

All the best,


In an upcoming issue of the wickedly stylish Splash of Red. They have accepted my short story Into the Mouth of the Humbler Worm, which is one of my favourite stories written in the last few months (and pretty much guaranteed to be in the set for the next performance, so keep an ear and nose out). Thumbs up all round!

Acceptances: (26/50)

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!


In the ‘Amazon’ issue of fab and snazzy Fuselit, a journal of poetry and prose. This stylish little number has accepted my story/poem (I don’t quite know what it is) LeeLee DuLaque (between the bip and the plip) which started out as a prompt at our writing group. I am absolutely delighted.

Take care!


Hello there!

It’s been a month since I last tracked my submission stats in the middle of June, so let’s have a look where we stand on the acceptance/rejection meter. It’s been a bit of a slow month with only a handful of acceptances, but as soon as I finish story 77 I am going to begin sending out stories again, including re-submitting to places that said No the first time. I shall double check the rejection letters in case they said anything nice about me… Also, I shall be retiring a couple of stories that have been rejected and rejected again. I may post them here on the blog and talk about why they didn’t work, or maybe why they should have worked.

So, as of 21 July, my submission stats are as follows:
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My short story Come; Visit the Dog has appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of Thoughtsmith Magazine. Go check it out! NOW!



Two of my short stories have now been published by Sein Und Werden in their July 2011 issues, with Melt Calves See Nothing appearing in the online issue, available here, and The Suckling Spike being published in print- details for purchasing it are here. Please have a cheeky gander, then toddle back here and tell me what you think!



In an upcoming issue of Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure. Very excited! They have curled their knees against their chests, and are only barely managing to stifle their giggles upon hearing The Misery of Wisdom Christmas.



Yes indeedy, I was recently interviewed by the lovely Leslye PJ Reaves for The Quotable literary journal about my short story And Oh, The Fun They Had That Friday Night! as well as my writing process and other authory things like that. It is here. It was good fun– go have a read and comment if you’d like! Maybe I’ve put my foot in my mouth and you want to mock! Yay!

As you were,


Wow! What a busy morning!

Two of my short stories have softly budded during the night, like flowers, or mouth ulcers. First of all, Pageant has appeared in the July 2011 issue of Red Ochre Lit.

Secondly, And Oh, the Fun They Had That Friday Night has appeared in issue 2 of The Quotable, the Escape issue! How apt! It’s almost like I planned it! While you can read the story at the link above, please consider purchasing a copy. It works out at €8.00, and that includes postage and packaging.

All the best!