The Epitaph #27 (Dec. 2012)

Issue #27 (Dec. 2012)

The Epitaph

Journal of the New England Horror Writers (NEHW)

The NEHW Board of Directors:

Tracy L. Carbone – Co-Chair
Stacey Longo – Co-Chair
Dan Keohane – Treasurer
Jason Harris – Director of Publicity/Webmaster
K. Allen Wood – Director of Publications
Scott Goudsward – Director of Events
David Price – Board Member
Tim Deal (alternate)
T.J. May (alternate)


Queen City Kamikaze

The NEHW will have some tables at this convention on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Email Jason Harris at if you would like to participate. Check out the conventions website,


The second NEHW Anthology will be open for submissions January 1! The anthology will be edited by Stacey Longo and Ken Wood.
We’re looking for high quality dark fiction short stories. A flat fee of $50.00 will be paid per story upon publication.

Submission Guidelines: 12 pt Courier or Times New Roman, double-spaced. .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt formats acceptable. 5,000 word limit.

Please follow steps on submission site.

Submit here:

Deadline to submit is March 31, 2013. 


From David L. Tamarin:

 My flash fiction story, “We Can All Be Art,” was accepted into Daily Frights 2013: 365 Days of Frightening Flash Fiction.

My story, “Hurting My Toys,” was published by No Boundaries Press in an anthology of ‘splatterpunk’ stories, Splattered, that is available as a Kindle ebook.

My article on surgical atrocities and my interview with Michael Todd Schneider a.k.a. Mikey MagGot was published in the latest issue of the magazine Girls and Corpses.

My interview with horror star and fetish model Madelina Horne was published on
My essay on the films Maniac and Don’t Go In The House was published in the book, Butcher Knives and Body Counts, essays on slasher films featuring Jack Ketchum, Greg Lamberson and more. The book actually was published about a year ago, but I just found out when I received my copy and payment this month.
My interview with documentary director John Borowski, whose new film is about serial killer Carl Panzram, will be published in the next issue of Serial Killer magazine, along with my review of the film.
I released a story, “What Happens In The Attic,” on Amazon Kindle and it has gotten some publicity:
The latter article refers to some grammatical errors so I took the story down and fixed the errors and it has now gone back online.
I also released a short story collection on Kindle, a reprint of my 2006 e-book, Let Them Eat Snuff and I have an author page on Amazon:
In film news, I acted for the film Fraternitas, for which I am also executive producer. I played a drug dealer. I was also an extra on the made for television film, The Makeover, with Julia Stiles.

From K.H. Vaughan:

Vaughan’s story, “Donkeyskin,” has been accepted for the anthology, Once Upon An Apocalypse Vol 2: Fairy Tales Meet Cthulhu.

From Erin Thorne:

I will be signing copies of my latest book, Behind The Wheel, on two dates in January:
Jan. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Seek Books in West Roxbury, MA.
Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough, MA.

From Dave Goudsward:

My Chicago gangsters/Dunwich Horror short story “The Doom That Came to Al Capone” is in the just-released anthology Mortis Operandi from Harrow Press.

My next book, H.P. Lovecraft in the Merrimack Valley, will be released by Hippocampus Press early next year. It’s is a study of Lovecraft’s visits to the Merrimack Valley and the region’s influences on his writings.

I will also have a short story in Once Upon an Apocalypse from Chaosium next year – “Little Maiden of the Sea,” where Hans Christian Anderson meets H.P. Lovecraft.

From R.E. Gofstein:

Gofstein saw her short piece, “Helping Hands,” accepted for the Anthocon Anthology 2012 and recently had “Dead Line” accepted for the Spencer Hill Press anthology, Doorways Through Extra Time, which is about a writer who needs time to make her deadlines – go figure!

From E. F. Schraeder:

E. F. Schraeder’s story, “The Commitment” appeared in the anthology The Creeps: Things That Get Under Your Skin or Go Bump in the Night, edited by Cinsearae S.

From Katherine Silva:

Silva, a new member of NEHW, has recently released the second book in her Monstrum Chronicles series, Aequitas. The proposed quintet is a mixture of supernatural horror and action adventure. Aequitas is a follow up to the first book, Vox, which debuted in 2010. Both books are available in paperback and Kindle versions and can be found at her author page on Amazon,

In addition to her release, Katherine has an upcoming book-signing at the Vose Library in Union, Maine on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The same week, she’ll be reading selections from The Monstrum Chronicles at Slainte Wine Bar and Lounge in Portland, Maine on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

She can be found online,, on Facebook,, and on Twitter,

From Dale T. Phillips:

Dale’s story, “Our Lady,” is in the newly released charity anthology, Nightfalls: Notes From the End of the World

His story, “Change of Attitude,” is now out at Over My Dead Body:

A Shadow on the Wall,” the third book in the Zack Taylor series, is due out in January, from Rosstrum Publishing.

From Kristi Petersen Schoonover:

Schoonover’s novel, Bad Apple, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. If you are familiar with the Pushcart, then you know it’s a tremendous achievement to even be nominated; if you’re not, you can take a look at the Pushcart website here to find out more,

Kristi would also like to congratulate fellow NEHW members whose short stories were nominated for Pushcarts and wishes everyone luck!

From Rose Mambert:

Damnation Books has recently published Mambert’s debut rock ‘n’ roll vampire novel, The Muses, which author Jeffrey Thomas calls “a tasty concoction indeed.” It is now available in both e-book and trade paperback format on Amazon and other places where books are sold. For more info you can visit her website at

From Inanna Arthen:

Arthen’s short story, “The Fishman and His Wife,” will appear in the anthology, Once Upon an Apocalypse Vol. 2 (edited by NEHW member Scott T. Goudsward and Rachel Kenley for Chaosium) in 2013.

She will be a program participant at Arisia ’13 (Jan 18-21 2013 at the Westin Boston Waterfront). She will be reading from her forthcoming novel, All the Shadows of the Rainbow (, and is moderating the Paganism 101 panel, as well as taking part in eight other panels.

Her small press, By Light Unseen Media, released two new titles by HWA members in December, 2012: Un-Dead TV: the Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television ( by Brad Middleton (Foreword by J. Gordon Melton), and Nocturnes in Purgatory (, the sequel to Krymsin Nocturnes by Joseph Armstead.



Wicker Stone (ME)
Nicholas Conley (NH)
Al Lamanda (ME)
Brian Cotnoir (MA)

– Jason Harris, Editor, the Epitaph: Journal of NEHW
– Stacey Longo, Assistant Editor, the Epitaph: Journal of NEHW

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