It’s a been a busy few weeks for members of my writer’s group, Hopefull Monsters.
Colum Paget sold his story “The Unfortunate Necessity of Regular Upgrades” to Kasma SF. Kasma is a fantastic up-and-coming small market that has published good stories from some good writers, including Robert J. Sawyer and Ken Liu. I also happened to have had the lead story in their inaugural issue a few years ago. Be sure to check out Kasma SF and Colum’s story when it comes out.
D.J. Cockburn sold a reprint of “Summer Holidays” to the Dark Side of the Womb Anthology to be published by Cruentus Libri Press. I don’t know much about them, but this is a horror anthology that looks like it might be a good one.
Rich Zwicker sold his story “Other Wishes” to the podcasting site Tales of Old. They specialize in historical and alternate history fiction, and Rich describes “Other Wishes” as his take on the classic horror story “The Monkey’s Paw.”
Finally, and not least, Michael Vella’s story “Valletta City of Guilt” is now available at World SF Blog. This alternate history story about an Englishman in Malta is one of my favorite stories written by Michael (and any of the Hopefull Monsters, for that matter). Be sure to check it out.