New Publication Forthcoming with More to Come!

I have a Drabble titled The Astral Queen forthcoming in Trembling with Fear, a Horrified Press Imprint. They’re a quality publication and my Drabble will also be collected in their year end anthology. Kind of nice for a story so small to get so much attention.

I also have 8 stories on submission. Two reprint and six original. I am editing three other stories and have plans for several others. I’m cooking with gas for now and hope to share more publications soon, especially that coveted Pro sale I want so much.

It’s been a good month so far. And if you haven’t given it a chance please check out and consider supporting my kickstarter campaign.

All the best.

-ESF

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Drabbledark: An Anthology of Dark Drabbles

I’m putting together an anthology and I’m seeking support on Kickstarter. I want to gather 100 Drabbles (a story told in 100 words) from 100 new and established authors. The genres will be science fiction, fantasy and horror and all stories will be dark and twisted. It’s my hope that this will showcase the power of the short short story and give authors a chance to show off what they can do in such a small space. I’m seeking backing because I want to pay pro rates to all authors. Feel free to click here to check out the project and help me get it off the ground if it sounds like something you’d be interested in supporting or being apart of. Thanks!

-ESF

The Goblin Hunter – Flash Fiction

I have a new flash fiction story out today on ZeroFlash Magazine’s website. The piece is a mere 229 words and represents my shortest story to date. ‘The Goblin Hunter’ didn’t really fall into a particular genre and it is a very short story so I decided to go to the route of just getting it out there for this one. Plus, ZeroFlash has a very popular fiction contest every month that turns out some very good fiction. You can read my story for free here.

-ESF

Back in Action – With a Vengeance!

It’s been a long time. A lot happened in the last year in my personal life. A lot of bad followed by an incredible amount of good. I won’t get into specifics but what I can say is that after April 2017 my writing came to a screeching halt. But since January of this year I’m back – with a vengeance!

For 2018 I set myself a few steep goals. I want to write 10 short stories and be professionally published for the first time. I’m happy to say that I’ve already achieved writing the 10 stories this year. I’m following the advice of my favorite authors Ray Bradbury by churning out short fiction. Each story an improvement on my ability as a writer and my strength in the craft.

I’m only submitting to top markets, that is markets that will pay me at the industry standard that SFWA identifies as .06 a word. It’s a numbers game but my love for flash fiction allows me to get quite a bit out there. I’m hopeful of my goals and will do a much better job of posting here for updates.

It’s good to be back!

-ESF

My Mailing List

I’ve got around to making a mailing list, which can be found on the right sidebar of this site (click the big blue envelope). If you would like to follow along with my publications I will be using this list to send out emails on the publication days of my new works only. I don’t like spam and I’m sure you don’t either so I promise to use this list only for the announcement of publications on publication day and that’s it. With my current rate of getting into magazines and indie pubbing short stories, I expect there to be only one email or less per month. A typical email would be “Hey, this is in this magazine today if you’d like to give it a read” or some such thing. Feel free to join up and thank you for your support.

-ESF

New Magazine Publication

I woke up this morning with a nice acceptance email from the people over at Empyreome Magazine. I’m excited to appear again in their Weekly Flash series sometime in mid-May. This is an exciting sale for me because this will be my first fantasy story I’ve placed in a magazine. It’s a pretty dark story called ‘Sins of the Blood’ that’s just over 1,000 words and I’m excited to share it with you when it is published. Thanks for following along!

Update – March 2017

Happy Monday,

I’ve just changed up the look of the site. I’m looking for a more simplistic and streamlined look with easy access to my titles on the ‘Home’ page. I hope you’ll give it a whirl and let me know what you think.

I just got an acceptance yesterday. My flash fiction story Breakfast Alone will be reprinted in a future Digital Fiction Pub Quickfic anthology. I’ve got another story, ‘Starlight’, set to appear in a future anthology with them as well and I’m excited to see all the flash fiction that is collected for these. I’ll keep you posted when they publish, presumably later this year.

You may or may not have heard, but Storm Witch, the second title in my short story series The Exiled Crown is now available. I hope you will consider checking it out.

So far this year I’ve written 7/20 of my short story goal. I’ve got 5 stories out to pro markets presently and I’m working on the 3rd story in The Exiled Crown as well as a themed short story collection of all new stories…details to come.

Thanks for following along,

-ESF