The Epitaph #28 (Jan. 2013)

Issue #28 (Jan. 2013)

The Epitaph

The Journal of the New England Horror Writers (NEHW)

The NEHW Board of Directors:

Stacey Longo – Chairperson
Dan Keohane – Treasurer
Jason Harris – Director of Publicity/Webmaster
K. Allen Wood – Director of Publications
Scott Goudsward – Director of Events
David Price – Board Member
Rob Watts – Board Member


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 convention’s website,

Heritage Craft Fair

The NEHW will be at the indoor Heritage Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 23. It’s located at the Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street in Framingham, MA. Contact Scott Goudsward at if you want to participate.


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 KL Pereira:

Pereira recently sold a speculative poem to Mythic Delirium and a horror flash piece to Innsmouth Free Press. Under her pen name, she published Hunger with Go Deeper Press (a deliciously dark story) and her short story, “Our Courtship, Our Romance”, a tale of deviance, yearning, and serial killers appears alongside Bracken MacLeod’s “Some Other Time” in Femme Fatale: Erotic Tales of Dangerous Women also by Go Deeper Press. She blogs lusty shadows under her pen name here.

From Peter N. Dudar:

Dudar is pleased to report he will be releasing the following works in 2013:
A story, “A Taste of Green Voodoo Healing,” will appear in Nightscapes, Volume 1 (release date: Feb. 26)
A story, “The Three Billygoats Sothoth,” will appear in Once Upon An Apocalypse, Volume 2 (release date: TBD)
A novella, The Angel of Death, will be released by Nightscape Press.
A novella, Blood Cult of the Booby Farmers, will be released by Novello Publishers.
A novella and collection, Dolly and Other Stories, will be released by Evil Jester Press.

From Patrick Rahall:

Rahall has been added on as a staff writer for and has published articles on the Winchester Mystery House and one on haunted toys titled “Demonic Dolls and Possessed Playthings.”

From J.P. Freeman:

Freeman’s story, “The Anniversary,” is out now on Kindle .

From Deb Eskie:

Eskie’s “A Normal Son” is featured in Cruentus Libri Press’ Suffer the Little Children, which is now available on Amazon.

From Erin Thorne:

Thorne has two reading/signing events in February:

On Saturday, Feb. 9th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., she will be signing copies of Behind The Wheel at the Jave Jive Cafe, located at 283 Route 169 in Woodstock, CT.

She will be at Books & Boos on Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M., for a reading/signing of Behind The Wheel.

(She’s looking forward to the latter event; it’s actually going to be her first reading from the new book.)

From Rob Smales:

Rob’s short story, “Photo Finish,” won Best Horror Short Story in the Preditors&Editors 2012 Readers Poll. The book it was published in, The Ghost IS The Machine, from Post Mortem Press, also won Best Anthology for 2012.
The same story, “Photo Finish,” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Information on the Pushcart Prize can be found at
Congratulations to all other NEHW members whose work has been nominated. Good luck to all!
Rob’s flash fiction story, Marylin, has been featured on the Dark Dreams podcast, read by the author. It can be found at
Dark Moon Books recently contacted Rob for permission to re-release his story, “Finders Keepers,” in The Best of Dark Eclipse, a supersized issue of the Dark Eclipse e-zine that should be available in February from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Roundtable Podcast (, a Parsec Award nominated show where the two hosts (Dave Robison and Brion Humphrey) and their “Guest Host” workshop a “Guest Writer’s” story idea live in a no-holds-barred discussion, has contacted Rob with the informaton that his episode (as Guest Writer) will be Guest Hosted by none other than Joe McKinney. Rob has received the pre-show information packet, and is preparing for an April recording date.

From Eric Dimbleby:

Dimbleby’s short story, “The House That Wept Puddin,” has been published in the new anthology, Arcane 2, edited by Nathan Shumate and published by Cold Fusion Media.
His third novel, The Klinik, is also available in e-format and print format from Damnation Books. For more information, please visit or

From E.F. Schraeder:

Schraeder’s poetry chapbook, The Hunger Tree, was a semifinalist at Finishing Line Press in the New Women’s Voices series, and is anticipated for release this summer.

From Dale T. Phillips:

Dale will be taking part as one of the authors in a meet and greet at the Tyngsboro, MA library on Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be refreshments, prizes, and more.
Local authors will discuss and sign their books and talk about the Monday evening Writers’ Group.

Dale is also doing a signing/reading with Vlad Vaslyn at NEHW’s favorite bookstore, Books and Boos, on Saturday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dale has another reading/signing at the Used Book Superstore at 256 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA, on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m.

For more info on these and other appearances and releases, check out his website,

From John Grover:

Grover is proud to announce the release of his first solo novel, Let’s Play in the Garden. This young adult/adult horror tale is available on Kindle and Nook. For more information or to purchase it: or

For those who may read a bit of dark fantasy with lot’s of monsters, magic
and the undead, Grover’s Possessing the Grimstone has also just gone live
for Kindle and Nook. Check it out here: or

Grover recently released a variety of previously published short horror stories
for those who might like a few samples. You can check out all his recent
releases at his Amazon page:

From Vlad Vaslyn:

Vaslyn will be at Books and Boos on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The bookstore is located at 514 Westchester Road in Colchester, CT. He will be reading from Brachman’s Underworld and Yorick. Samples of his work can be found at

From Thomas DAgostino:

The new book Arlene and Thomas are writing explores the legends of New England and in some cases revealing the actual truths behind the myths. Others delve deeper into the legend than most have. The book, New England Legends, Lore and Secrets, is due out this fall.


Tim Morgan (NH)
A.J. O’Connell (CT)
Josiah Pitchforth (ME)
David Cassenti (CT)

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

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