This marks a few career milestones: My biggest payday to date for a piece of fiction; the first publication that could conceivably put me in the realm of being eligible to be nominated for a 2015 Campbell award (ahem, ahem); first story I've published that my wife actually likes.
Such a big sale, however, doesn't mean that I've turned my back on the little people, the peculiar zines and whatnot. How could I? Most of what I write is a bit too bizarre to get a hearing elsewhere. So I will be making a second appearance in FLAPPERHOUSE, this time with a story entitled "Cold Duck". It was inspired, in part, by a Twitter interchange with the poet Anne Boyer, who deserves to be more widely read.
By the way, you can now subscribe to a year's worth of FLAPPERHOUSE for only $10. So if you want to be sure not to miss "Cold Duck," go ahead and subscribe.
A reminder also that Phantasm Japan, which includes my story "Thirty-Eight Observations on the Nature of the Self," is available for pre-order. I don't know the exact ship date, but it might be September-ish, so I'm including that in this blog post.
On a much lighter note, I have been reminded of the existence of my Tumblr Yiddish Curses for People Who Think I'm a Shaygetz, and will be posting a few more imprecations in the coming weeks.