Chilling Tales #1 – (premiere issue; coming soon)

This is either acceptance no. 267 or 268.  I’m looking for 300 and I want to finish my sci-fi and horror novellas before I take a short hiatus.  However, P.S. Gifford  and that wicked little garden gnome, Henrick Glutonlumps, bring you a new print horror magazine. This one’s been in the development stages for some time and it will feature big names in the field of dark fiction.  I’ll have a story in there, to boot.  😉

When it comes out for Halloween, three words: pick this up!

Glutonlump’s Chilling Tales Issue #1 (coming soon):

For more information about author P.S. Gifford:

I’ll post this again in about a month, and provide information on how you can order your copy.  Chilling Tales may very well be the future of small press horror magazines…

Other New Entries: “Mad Ramblings, Magazine Credits 1”

Other New Entries: “Movies & Videos 2, Unplanned Parenthood 1″

Now THIS is why I write sci-fi… (science fact)

I snagged some of these artist-rendered pics of Extrasolar Planets from MSN, roughly 10 in all.  Some of these places are only a few light years away, but they’re just awesome.  51 Pegasi, the exoplanet in the first pic was actually the title of my third written short story back in 1996.  My third story ever.  You can see how one would be inspired to write about this kind of stuff.


51 Pegasi(the first extrasolar star)

In a few centuries, mankind will be traveling to these places.  Look at the wonder below.  I live for this kind of fiction, I live for the magic.  This is why I write science fiction… This is what motivates me to stay within this genre.  Man’s domination of the stars!


Bellerphon(51 Pegasi orbits this hot Jupiter-like star)


Epsilon Eridani(only 10.5 light years away from Earth)


Planemos (failed stars smaller than brown dwarfs)


SWEEPS-10 (a zippy, fast orbiting planet with 10 hours in a year)


Upsilon Andromeda(one half fire; the other half ice)


Primeval World(supposedly the original and first Earthlike planet)


HD209458b(a shrinking planet blown away by gales of stellar wind)


HD 189733b(the first planet to have its own air “sniffed”)


Gliese 581 C(smallest exoplanet ever yet 50% bigger than Earth)

There’s also the possibility that Gliese, five times more massive than us, has liquid water and life on it.  Anyway, now you know why I write 50% Science Fiction.  These images are Copyright NASA (JPL-Caltech), and you can find the original online article and learn more about each of them here:  

Oh, there might be a story in the works about that crazy quick orbiting world, SWEEPS-10, as we speak.  So stay tuned…  😉

Lawrence R. Dagstine

Other New Entries: “Movies & Videos 2, Dagstine Land ( file sharing; Moby)”

Sam’s Dot Publishing (Aoife’s Kiss; 5th acceptance!)

It’s happened again, folks.  And in a short period of time.  I’ve just received my 5th Print Acceptance to Sam’s Dot Publishing’s Spec-Fic Magazine, Aoife’s KissThis month you can find me in their quarterly “September” Issue with a story called “PET.


I have other news, too, the Aoife’s Kiss-Sam’s Dot Publishing Short Story Collection might contain my later stories (meant to appear in March 2008, June 2008, and December 08).  Not the magazine component.  This means that they’ll appear exclusively in the collection instead.  For more info on Sam’s Dot Publishing, simply go here:


For Aoife’s Kiss click here:

For Aoife’s Kiss Submission Guidelines:

I can’t give out too many details quite yet, but I’ll keep everyone posted as to the status of the collection, future print or online issues of any Sam’s Dot Publishing productions I’m in, and more!

Lawrence R. Dagstine 😉

Western Novel: “Allegiance to Arms” (order now)

This post is yet another plug.  This time for a book of mine which debuted two years ago.  I just never got around to marketing or building the hype on it.  I mean, what male genre writer doesn’t like westerns or dream of writing one? I know I do.  And I did.  I got to live the amateur dream back in 2005, and the prose ain’t half bad.  😉

If you love Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, adventurous, drama-filled western romps, with bounty hunters, bad guys and bank robbings (the whole stint!), then why not try reading the Ranch War from the source, 1880’s Montana, and over 80,000 words of old-fashioned gunslinging.  The exploits of gunslinger and bounty hunter, Derrek Lee. 



  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Airleaf Publishing (November 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594537399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594537394
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Available through, Barnes &, Booksamillion, and a few B. Daltons in the Southwest/West Coast.  Only $12.95.  Get your copy today.  80,000 words…

    Direct Link:

    Allegiance to Arms: by Lawrence R. Dagstine

    Other New Entries: “Books & Anthos, Mad Ramblings, Magazine Credits 1”

    Sein Und Werden Vol. 2, No. 2… (Now Available!)

    The Autumn 2007 Issue of Rachel Kendall’s UK-based magazine, SEIN UND WERDEN, is now available for purchase.  Volume 2, Issue #2.  Themed Issue…”Clowns & Ghosts”.  My story would be a ghost story.  There’s TWO VERSIONS to this magazine.  One is an online version with tons of great authors, and the other is a special print version with tons of great authors as well. 

    I’m in the print version with, “The Nightmare of Bayhurst”. 


    Go here:

    With fiction by: Peter Tennant, Lawrence R. Dagstine, Jeff Crouch, Emma Lee, Kenneth Mulvey, Dan Smith, Serena Spinello, Tim Horvath, S Musick, David Mclean, Steven Pirie, Rhonda Carrier, Mark Howard Jones, Alexis Child, Ken Klinger, Peter Schwartz, Brent Powers, Willie Smith, John Brewer, Rob Plath, Spyros Heniadis, Sean Kilpatrick, Bendi Barrett, Jason Hereux, and Phil Doran.

    Artwork for Vol. 2, No. 2 by S Musick and John Brewer

    eyeam1bysmusick.jpg  ghostbyjohnbrewer.jpg

    I urge you to pick up a copy.  These are some hot names in the UK’s short fiction market, and who can resist stories about clowns and ghosts? The art is fantastic! Get yours now or just click on the link below:

    Aoife’s Kiss #22… Sept. 2007 (Now Available!)

    Issue #22 of Aoife’s Kiss is now available, September 07.  This will be my first appearance out of four over the next 15 months… And guess who made the cover? 😉


    I’ll also be coming to the March, June, and December 2008 print issues.  This issue’s line-up is pretty impressive; plenty of fiction and poetry, too.


    Fiction, Poetry, and Illustrations by: Laura Sanger Kelly, Sharon Maria Bidwell, David M. Fitzpatrick, H. Ann Dyess, Tyree Campbell, Skadi meic Beorg, Lawrence R. Dagstine, Domyelle Rhyse, John McDonnell, Beth Langford, Jonathan Moeller, Lawrence Barker, Christine L. Golden, Tim Scott, Kim McDougall, Rachel Swirsky, Neal Wilgus, Modena DeBrosse, Rich Magahiz, Caitlin M. Mattison, Tracie McBride, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Shelly Bryant, M. Frost: Temple, and Teresa Tunaley…

     Available for order or subscription through THE GENRE MALL:


    Other New Entries: Mad Ramblings, Magazine Credits 1, Unplanned Parenthood 1…

    Surprising Stories #15… Sept. 2007 (appearances)

    If you missed my Lewis Carroll time-traveling romp in the August Silverthought, you can catch it again this month, for September 2007, in the online Surprising StoriesOnline Issue #15, and I’ve appeared here about a dozen times over the last few years. 



    Surprising Stories is a tri-annual and put together by John Thiel, who also happens to be the editor and publisher of one of today’s “longest-running” and “still-existing” black-and-white science fiction & fantasy FANZINES.  Remember fanzines, folks? Well, the fanzine component of Surprising Stories is called PABLO LENNIS, and that’s where I made my start in 1996.  I think it’s been around since the 1970’s or 1980’s, and on a monthly basis.

    Anyway, this special edition of Surprising Stories has fiction & poetry by: Joanne Tolson, Herbert J. Baker, Gary Every, Mel Waldmen, Steve Sneyd, Lawrence Dagstine and more…

    The Fifth Di… September 2007 Issue (appearances)

    The September 2007 edition of The Fifth Di…(by Sam’s Dot Publishing) is up with a story I wrote some time ago.  I think in 2000 to be exact.  It’s an oldie, pulp SF to say the least.  I hope you enjoy it. 

    Anyway, it’s called “The Butterfly Idealists”.



    This edition has fiction & poetry by: Lawrence Dagstine, Robert E. Porter, John Bushore, Frederick Obermeyer, Richard Fay, Daniel C. Smith, Shome Dasgupte, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, P.A. Lamping, and M. Frost.

    I’ll also be coming soon to the final issue of Sinister City (, and you can find the finalized cover for Route 66 in Magazine Credits 1 (just scroll down to the bottom).  The link  for there:

    Other New Entries:Mad Ramblings, Magazine Credits 1, Unplanned Parenthood 1 & 2″