28 August 2015 ~ 3 Comments

Diabolical Plots Fiction Lineup (Year Two)

written by David Steffen

Diabolical Plots opened for fiction submissions for the month of July, one story per writer for the submission window.  During that month 425 valid submissions arrived in the slushpile.  59 stories were held for a second look.  13 stories were purchased.  Both rounds of the process were judged entirely by me, and author names were hidden from me until the final decisions had been made, so the stories had to stand for themselves.  Here are the story titles and authors for that year of purchases.  I am very excited to bring these stories to readers.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

March 2016
“One’s Company” by Davian Aw

April 2016 
“The Blood Tree War” by Daniel Ausema

May 2016
“Further Arguments in Support of Yudah Cohen’s Proposal to Bluma Zilberman” by Rebecca Fraimow

June 2016
“The Weight of Kanzashi” by Joshua Gage

July 2016
“Future Fragments, Six Seconds Long” by Alex Shvartsman

August 2016
“Sustaining Memory” by Coral Moore

September 2016
“Do Not Question the University” by PC Keeler

October 2016
“October’s Wedding of the Month” by Emma McDonald

November 2016
“The Banshee Behind Beamon’s Bakery” by Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

December 2016
“The Schismatic Element Aboard Continental Drift” by Lee Budar-Danoff

January 2017
“Curl Up and Dye” by Tina Gower

February 2017
“The Avatar In Us All” by J.D. Carelli

March 2017
“Bloody Therapy” by Suzan Palumbo

 

3 Responses to “Diabolical Plots Fiction Lineup (Year Two)”

  1. Dustin Adams 10 September 2015 at 4:52 pm Permalink

    Wait, where’s my name?
    Kidding, kidding.

    I like the list! Can’t wait to check out the stories.
    But who will review DP stories, if not DP?

  2. David Steffen 10 September 2015 at 5:01 pm Permalink

    Dustin–Good question! So far Tangent has reviewed the first 6 stories published:
    http://www.tangentonline.com/e-market-monthly-reviewsmenu-265/279-diabolical-plots

    And Amy Sisson some of the stories:
    http://amysreviews.blogspot.com/

    I wish there were more short fiction reviewers out there, though. :/


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