Sunday, January 20, 2019

A Short Walk Down A Dark Street: Issue 36

As posted by SMFS list member Peter DiChellis to our list…

Prowling around for a good time? This week’s blog gives it up, with links to a raft of wicked reviews, releases, free stories, and more.
Includes a link to author and editor Richard Thomas on how to put together a collection of your stories.
A short walk down a dark street (#36): What’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.
Best wishes,

SleuthSayers: For Fun or for Profit? by John M. Floyd

SleuthSayers: For Fun or for Profit?: by John M. Floyd In a discussion with some fellow short-story writer friends several weeks ago, a familiar question was asked: How m...

SMFS Members Published in The Digest Enthusiast #9

Two SMFS list members have short stories in the recently published The Digest Enthusiast #9. Published by Larque Press, the read is available in print and eBook formats from Amazon. The two SMFS list members are:

Michael Bracken with “Split Decision.”

Josh Pachter with the second part of “The Defenestration of Prague.”


Interviews• Filmmaker and author Susan Emshwiller reveals the inside story on her films, the work of her parents, Ed Emshwiller and Carol Emshwiller, along with nearly two dozen rare photographs of her famous family.• Senior Art Director Victoria Green takes us behind the scenes of the art department at AHMM, Analog, Asimov’s, and EQMM, complemented by artist’s confidentials from Tim Foley and Maurizio Manzieri.Articles• Vince Nowell, Sr. charts Ray Palmer’s digest dynasty from 1948 to 1958, followed by the bibliography of S.J. Byrne, one of Palmer’s go-to SF storytellers.• Tom Brinkmann uncovers Benedict Canyon, where Elke Sommer and Joe Hyams joined “A Neighborhood of Ghosts” from 1964 to 1969.• Steve Carper wraps “One-and-Dones” with a final, fascinating batch of obscure and/or rare collector’s treasures.• Peter Enfantino delivers a story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt from January thru June 1954. Plus a report on the rare western digest paperback, Sunset Showdown by Steve Frazee.Fiction• Crime, espionage, and fantasy fiction by Michael Bracken, Josh Pachter, and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art from Marc Myers, Michael Neno, and Joe.Also includes• News from all your favorite genre digest magazines, straight from their editors’ lips, including every newsstand stalwart, and the new generation of POD/digital stars.• In-depth reviews of EconoClash Review, Nostalgia Digest, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Hot Lead.• Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko and Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.• Cover by Ed Emshwiller,

Saturday, January 19, 2019

SMFS Short Story Saturdays: Gail Farrelly

Each May SMFS celebrates, as we do each year, International Short Story Month. The May 2018 celebration led to the creation of the weekly short story segment--SMFS Short Story Saturdays. Each Saturday we feature a SMFS list member whose work can be read online for free. These short stories are at least a year old and were not previously linked to during the May 2018 Short Story Month event.

Today for SMFS Short Story Saturdays, Gail Farrelly shares her 2013 short story, “Don’t forget To Take Your Vitamins” archived at Kings River Life Magazine.

If you would like to be included and are a member of the SMFS list at yahoo groups, email the link to your story to KevinRTipple at Verizon dot net. If you are not a member, this would be a good time to check us out at Yahoo Groups.