Publication Announcement: CCQ has accepted “Sorcerer”

Farmington, New Mexico, March 20, 2015

Farmington, New Mexico, March 20, 2015

A few minutes ago I received an e-mail saying that my short story “Sorcerer” has been accepted by Creepy Campfire Quarterly.  It will appear in their third issue, which will appear on July 20, 2016.   Please check them out and buy a copy or two.  Also check them out on Facebook.  There are several users with a name containing “creepy campfire”, but theirs is Creepy Campfire Quarterly.  Their Facebook address is  Their website is

This marks the first time I will be paid for my prose (not a lot, but enough to know my work is appreciated).

“Sorcerer” is a tale of horror and revenge about a modern day sorcerer who comes out of retirement to take a unique vengeance on the callous Don Juan who seduced and abandoned his daughter, who dies during childbirth.

Many thanks to Jennifer Word and her staff for publishing my work.

This is the sixteenth time “Sorcerer” was submitted for publication since I first sent it out on December 29, 2012.   Persistence pays off.  However, I feel lucky that this was only the 16th time.   I know a lot of stories have to be submitted many more times before they finally see success.   I think I have at least a few that surpass sixteen submissions (though I haven’t compiled the statistics yet).

Thoughts?  Comments?


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