The Epitaph: Issue #29 (Feb. 2013)

Issue #29 (Feb. 2013)

The Epitaph

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


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.

Akuma Con

This anime-based convention is on March 30 in Pembroke, NH.

Art in the Garden

The NEHW will be at this craft fair in Hopkinton, MA. on April 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



The second NEHW Anthology is now open for submissions! 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 Vlad Vaslyn:

Open Book Society dubbed Vlad Vaslyn a “new and distinct voice in horror” in their February interview. Vlad discussed Brachman’s Underworld, what it means to create a character who is hard to love, and his plans for the future.

Read the full interview here:

From Bill Rockwell:

Rockwell will be appearing at MystiCon in Roanoke, VA, February 21st to 24th, doing a book reading, book signing, and appearing on two horror-themed panels. He will be appearing with Devo Spice (his son, Tom.) Tom is a musical artist, who will be performing his Dr. Who, Zombie and other Sci Fi and Horror related comedy songs.

From Eric Stanway:

Stanway, author of a dozen books, including The Old Rindge House, Vintage Blood and Mysteries of Monadnock, has a new volume of true horror stories out this month. Cannibal of the Mountains is a collection of weird anecdotes from 19th-century Massachusetts. The tales include Oscar Beckwith, who committed murder and cannibalism when a gold-mining scam went wrong; Jesse Pomeroy, who tortured and murdered several young children in Chelsea, and ended up spending over four decades in solitary confinement; Captain Joseph White, who was murdered by his nephews for his inheritance; and Asa Snow, whose tomb in the ghost town of Dana became a grisly tourist attraction. Lavishly illustrated with archival material, this book brings the darker side of Victorian New England to light.

From Michael Arruda:

Arruda’s latest short story, “Death Takes the Phantom,” is now available in Dark Moon DigestIssue #10, a handsome looking publication with a creepy cover. It’s a tale of two beings who broker a deal involving the fates of Lon Chaney Sr. and Bela Lugosi.

The magazine is available for sale at as well as at major online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. It’s offered as both a print edition as well as an e-publication version, the latter of which comes in both Kindle and Nook formats.

From Craig D.B. Patton:

Patton is pleased to announce that “The Awake Fairy” has been accepted for publication in Spaceports & Spidersilk (Sam’s Dot Publishing).

From Pierre Comtois:

April will see the release of Night to Dawn Magazine #23 featuring Pierre Comtois’ latest horror entry, a short story, “Feeding Time,” which the author likes to think of as the last zombie story.

Comtois’ Fungi: the Magazine of Weird Literature has just closed for submissions on #21 due out this August. Layout will begin in March. For more information on the new issue and the impressive list of authors included, check it out at his website at

From K.H. Vaughan:

K.H. Vaughan’s story, “Ultimate Chef,” has been accepted to the anthology Dark Visions from Grey Matter Press.

From Erin Thorne:

On Saturday, March 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thorne will be reading from and signing Behind The Wheel at Booklovers’ Gourmet at 55 East Main St., Webster, MA.

On Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., she will be signing copies of Behind The Wheel and Deals Diabolical at the Sturbridge Coffee Roasters Cafe, located at 210 Hamilton St. in Southbridge, MA.

On Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., she will be at the New England Horror Writers’ table during the Heritage Craft Fair in Framingham, signing copies of Behind The Wheel and Deals Diabolical.



Darci Meyers (VT)
Matthew Bartlett (MA)
Pierre Comtois (MA)
Laura J. Hickman (RI)
Joseph Devoll (MA)

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

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