Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SMFS Member Publishing News: Christine Poulson

SMFS list member Christine Poulson’s short story, “Cold for May” appears online at the Crime Reader’s Association, a sister organization to the UK Crime Writers Association. The short story is free to read here.

SMFS Member Publishing News: John Weagly

SMFS list member John Weagly’s short story, “Something To Talk About” appears online at Every Day Fiction. The short story is free to read here.

Something Is Going To Happen: “Too Many Answers” (by Toni L.P. Kelner)

Something Is Going To Happen: “Too Many Answers” (by Toni L.P. Kelner)

SMFS Member Publishing News: Annie Reed

SMFS list member Annie Reed’s short story, “Blame It On The Ghosts” appears in the new anthology, The Year of the Cat: A Cat of a Different Color. Published by WMG Publishing, the book was edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. Per the publisher, the print version is “coming soon” and the eBook is available at Amazon.


In A Cat of a Different Color, the first volume of WMG’s The Year of the Cat series, editors Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch worked to find stories that featured cats that were just a little surprising (an impressive feat for cats, anyone would have to admit).

Just a little weird. A little different.

Which makes these stories amazingly fun to read. After all, for cat people, reading about cats equals the fun of being with one.

Almost. Just don’t tell the cats.


“Familiar Territory: A Winston and Ruby Story” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The Conscientious Cat” by Agnes A. Sandham
“The Mouth that Walked” by Dean Wesley Smith
“Do Not Resuscitate” by Dory Crowe
“Myrtle’s Boxes” by Louisa Swann
“Ornamental Animals” by Ray Vukcevich
“Christmas, Interrupted” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Blame it on the Ghosts” by Annie Reed

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

SMFS Member Publication News: John M. Floyd

SMFS list member John M. Floyd has another mystery short story appearing in Woman’s World Magazine. His latest mystery short story, “The Real McCoy” is in the current issue (June 1, 2020) of  Woman’s World Magazine. The publication is available on some newsstands and by subscription.

Members are reminded that Mr. Floyd shared in his piece at SleuthSayers Blog how he goes about writing short stories for this market. Well worth reading, especially if you are looking to break into this market.