Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up to No Good

A couple years back I wrote a zombie story called “Better Places”. Said zombie story appeared in Pulp Modern #4, which is currently selling for $999.11 on Amazon, so clearly it’s a really, really great story for that kind of dolla dolla bills. Nevertheless, while you might not be able to get your hands on the obscurity that is a back-issue of an obscure pulp lit mag, you can now...

Nerve-Wracked

Richard Thomas tells me that VILE MEN is 99% done. I spent the last week reading over the entire collection. It’s better than I remembered. I’m excited to put it out there, but also a bit nerve-wracked. One of my biggest worries as a writer was letting people really see the stuff I write about. I’ve lived a bit of a double life in that regard. Bits and pieces have...

New Baby, Vile Men

2014 was a bit of a disaster year. I don’t know if it was the pregnancy or my early morning warehouse job, but my creative thoughts seemed completely blocked by something. At this point it doesn’t so much matter. Because now it’s 2015 and I’m no longer working and I no longer have this fetus kicking all my insides. This is firstborn spawn, Margaret Emma Howe, born on January 2nd,...

"Tourist" in PANK 10

PANK 10 is out, which means that you can finally read some new fiction from me. The story featured inside is called “Tourist”. It’s a love story, or at least my version of a love story. This dude on Twitter already called it a “must read”: Must-read short story by @Rebnation in the spring issue of @pankmagazine. #litmags #shortstorysunday pic.twitter.com/AvLeLtRFKu — Daniel Olivas (@olivasdan) July 27, 2014 To order your...

Bookfie: The New Black

Contributor copies are a pretty neat thing, but they’re an awful pain to wait for. Over the past couple weeks I’ve been obsessively checking the mail box, and obsessively checking The New Black’s Facebook page, where pictures are being posted of other contributors receiving their copies earlier than me (because they live in the US where it seems to take no time at all for stuff to arrive). Today my...

"The Paper Bag Princess" at Cease, Cows

It’s been a while since ManArchy Magazine faded away into the depths of the Internet. Since then, nobody has been able to read what is probably my most “well-received” story (in terms of response, that is). Until now. Fellow writer H. L. Nelson recently solicited it as a reprint over at her online magazine, Cease, Cows and I was more than pleased to give it a brand new home. If...

It’s Totally Legit

It’s sort of weird to talk about this because it’s the sort of thing I used to fantasize about since I first got the whole handle on what “being a writer” really meant. You know, after all the nights spent writing drunk in front of the computer and all those days working endless retail jobs and all those awkward moments trying to explain to friends and acquaintances that I’m like,...

Shock Totem Reviews 'The New Black'

John Borden of the great literary horror magazine, Shock Totem, has given THE NEW BLACK (which features a reprint of my story, “Blue Hawaii”) a great first review. Here’s a little of what he had to say: “The New Black is a great collection of incredibly unique fiction. I honestly liked every story in here, and I usually don?t say that about an anthology. It was also nice to encounter...

And So Continues the Tradition of Late Updates…

I was gonna make a New Year’s post but that didn’t happen. Yesterday I was gonna make a post about turning 27 but then I had to clean the house before all my party guests came over and, well, that didn’t happen either. It’s okay, though, because I never really made any resolutions about making more periodic updates on my website. All I wanted was to stop drinking on weeknights,...