Pablo Lennis #243, February 2008… (appearances)

My latest acceptance/appearance comes to the longest running fanzine of science fiction and science fact, Pablo Lennis.  Oort Cloud Publications, VacHume Press.  Edited by John Thiel.  The pages of PL are also where I made my first amateur appearance back in 1996. 

Pablo Lennis #243, February 2008


Fiction & Poetry by: Jeffrey Marzi, Lawrence Dagstine, Gerald Heyder, Joanne Tolson, Bob Bolin, Tracy Milletary, Albert J. Manachino, Gary Every, R.W. Marino Jr., Walter M. Chellberg, Hazil the Witch, Paul Truttman, Herbert Jerry Baker, Steve Sneyd, reviews by Elmwood Kraemer & John Thiel.  Art/Illustrations by Ramos Fumes.

For submissions or ordering info, snail mail only:


30 N. 19th Street

Lafayette, IN 47904 


Other New Entries: “Magazine Credits”

Satirica Anthology, Edited by Dudgeon… (update!)

I have an update on the speculative fiction anthology Satirica.  It now stands at 110,000 words in length, and features more than 24 stories by a plethora of talented authors from all walks of life (and many countries, too).  I’m honored to have a story in it for later on in the year.  Two of the authors who have been added include Steven J. Dines and Kevin Spiess.


A fictional compendium featuring today’s giants of speculative literature.

SATIRICA: An Anthology of Satirical Speculative Fiction


Compiled & Edited by Dudgeon:

Author line-up so far: Joshua Allen, R.J. Astruc, Jason K. Chapman, Gary Cuba, John Parke Davis, Dudgeon, Victor Giannini, Roger Haller, Bill Housley, Dan Kopcow, Lawrence Dagstine, Dan Marcus, Tomas L. Martin, Paul Mannering, Mike Philbin, Anden Sharp, and David Thorpe, Steven J. Dines, and Kevin Spiess.

The Nautilus Engine, Spring 2008… (acceptance)

My latest acceptance comes to a fairly new webzine edited by Christian Klaver.  I’ll have a reprint appearing this Spring (April-May 2008) in The Nautilus Engine —  a magazine with a focus on Robert E. Howard, among others, and tales which contain a speculative mix of ‘weird tale-like’ fantasy and scientific or horrific adventure. 




Other New Entries: “Magazine Credits”

Written Word Magazine… (2nd acceptance)

Acceptance No. 290 comes to ‘Written Word Online Magazine‘, and this will be my second appearance within the webzine’s pages.  My first time was back around August or September 2007, with a story called Planned Parenthood.   This time, I should be making my return later in the year, and I may be working on other stories with the web magazine for possible future publication.  A couple of necessary rewrites.  Busy, busy, busy…




Other New Entries: “About Me, Magazine Credits”

The Ranfurly Review, March 2008… (acceptance)

My latest acceptance comes to an e-publication for their March 2008 issue.  Available for free PDF download, published quarterly and based out of Scotland, The Ranfurly Review features a wide array of genre-eclectic and non-genre based fiction and poetry. 


The Ranfurly Review


NOTE: they are looking for fiction that is engaging and thought provoking, maybe a touch humorous or a tearjerker. Whatever it is, it must be well-written and grab them from the outset. Most rejections are decided upon within the first two paragraphs.


Other New Entries: “Magazine Credits, Unplanned Parenthood 1”

Other New Author Links: “Ben Thomas”

Other New Author Resources: “Cowboy Logic Press”

The Martian Wave, January 2008… (appearances)

You can now find me in the January 2008 edition of J. Alan Erwine’s The Martian Wave.  This would be my 4th appearance with this particular Sam’s Dot Publishing webzine.  The stories make for great reading entertainment, and if you’re someone who writes about the exploration of space and other worlds, this might be just the market for you… 

The Martian Wave

January 2008; Edition 11, No. 1




Featuring fiction & poetry by: Lawrence Dagstine, Helen B. Henderson, Mark Lawrence, Robert E. Porter, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, and Marsheila Rockwell.  Art by Laura Givens & Edited by J. Alan Erwine (

Other New Entries: “Magazine Credits”

Nova SF #22, Late Fall 2008… (4th acceptance)

Earlier today I received my 4th acceptance to Nova Science Fiction.  My previous three appearances (Issues #15, #18, and #20) can be found in the November 2007 archives.  I’m not sure if I’ll get the dedicated cover art for a fourth time, but for readers and fans of the publication, I’ll be coming to Issue #22.  Fall 2008, website below.  They pay 1/2 cent per word for quality fiction up to 8,000 words in length.

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Snail-Mailing Address for Submissions:

NOVA Science Fiction

17983 Paseo Del Sol

Chino Hills, CA 91709-3947

Barren Worlds, SF Anthology… (coming soon!)

Good news! I finally have some information available on one of those semi-pro anthology credits I got back in December.  If I remember correctly, I think it was no. 285.  The name of the anthology, edited by Eric T. Reynolds (with Adam Nakama), and put out by Hadley Rille Books, is called BARREN WORLDS.  Right now it’s scheduled for a February-March 2008 release, and the anthology is themedWorlds which are barren or void of life. There’s another anthology, which runs in a similar vein, entitled: Desolate Places.

BARREN WORLDS (prototype cover):


For more details about this and other soon-to-be-released science fiction anthologies by Hadley Rille Books, simply go here:

Or visit Eric T. Reynolds Livejournal for more information:

Naturally, when it’s released I’ll post ordering info, author line-up, finalized cover, and any other pertinent stuff.  Probably the best thing about being part of these anthologies is that they’ve featured major players in the science fiction arena, and that they often get a nod from the SFWA.  They’ve been recommended for the Nebula Award, featuring such authors as James Van Pelt and Justin Stanchfield.

In other news, my short story collection from Sam’s Dot Publishing is coming along quite nicely.  So far seven brand new stories have been added to the 40,000+ word book, and it’s time for me to name it.  But what should I call it? Let’s find out together, shall we…?

Other New Entries: “Books & Anthos”

Purpleverse Vol. #3, Final Issue… (Now Available!)

It’s finally here. Purpleverse Magazine Volume #3, and the artwork this time around is on overload! Featuring two-and-a-half stories by myself (one of them a novelette), and tons of other juicy names, such as Darren Randle, P.S. Gifford, and Faye Sizemore.  Also, this will be Purpleverse’s last issue.  Available in three different formats, and kudos to all who have been involved in this project from start to finish; the fiction and horror illustrations are totally off the hook!

Purpleverse Vol. #3


Artwork by Zach Pennington


Table of Contents:

Standing In The House – Ney Nosivad
Life: Chapter 21 – Ney Nosivad
True Love Waits – Ney Nosivad
Never Before – P.S.Gifford
The Horror Writer – P.S. Gifford
Cursed! – P.S. Gifford
Moonlight and Memory – Faye Sizemore
My Treasure – Bas de Jong
Doll-maker – Caleb L. Mabry
Ebb of Flow – Caleb L. Mabry
A bit of dirt never hurt anyone – P.S.Gifford
Winthrop – P.S.Gifford
Torture. – P.S.Gifford
Biological Takedown (Pt. 1 of 2) – Lawrence R. Dagstine
The Children Must Die – Lawrence R. Dagstine
Cookies – Faye Sizemore
Altar – Faye Sizemore
A Lonely Itch – Bas de Jong
One Chance – Bas de Jong
Goodbye Sweet 8 – Darren Randle
The Slaying Of Granny – Darren Randle
Vampire 1970 – Lawrence R. Dagstine
The Messy Divorce – Mark R. Masters
Full Moon – Mark R. Masters

The book is available in three formats (from the editor):

FULL COLOR SPECIAL EDITION. This sadly comes in at quite a hefty cost due to the color. It does, however, really showcase the art and photos. The best way to see the book.

STANDARD EDITION. Full color covers, black and white interiors.

PDF EDITION. Full color download; the cheapest format.

All money from sales will go directly into the new Purpleverse project and will go towards promotions, future payments to authors, etc.

It’s a sad day to end Purpleverse magazine, but it’s a great compilation to bow out on. Thanks to all who’ve helped, contributed, and purchased these books over the years. Details will be posted on and books can be purchased via

Other New Entries: “Magazine Credits, Readings & Reviews”

Surprising Stories #16, Jan. 2008… (appearances)

New Years 2008 starts off with a BANG! And acceptance/appearance no. 286.  A good old fashioned SF webzine with a plethora of wholesome reading material.  Surprising Stories.  This edition features an interview and dedication to the late Jack Williamson, too.


Issue #16; January 2008


Featuring: “The Doomsday Initiative” by Lawrence Dagstine


With fiction by: Jeffrey Marzi, Joanne Tolson, Rose Gordy, Herbert Jerry Baker, Bonnie P. Newton, Ray Reents, Archie V. Taylor, Brian McGrady, Keith E. Jones, Dale A. White, Kevin Ahearn, Larry Gaffney, poetry and MORE!


Also, new in Readings & Reviews:

My review of Jupiter SF #18, Themisto


Direct Link:

Other New Entries: “Magazine Credits, Readings & Reviews”