written by David Steffen
Diabolical Plots was open for submissions once again for the month of July, to solicit stories to buy for the fourth year of fiction publication. 1003 submissions came in from 720 different writers, of which 25 stories were accepted. Now that all of the contracts are in hand I am very pleased to share with you the lineup, which will start as soon as the Year Three stories have wrapped up in March.
This year I think the overall submissions were more on-target to my peculiar tastes than ever. Emphasis on the weird, with a lot of great stories that involve religion without preaching or demonizing it. I am very excited to share these excellent stories with the world.
Since I accepted 25 stories instead of 24, there is one month that will have three stories (which I’d like to see as a regular thing if the recurring funding is there for it).
“Giant Robot and the Infinite Sunset” by Derrick Boden
“Her February Face” by Christie Yant
“The Efficacy of Tyromancy Over Reflective Scrying Methods in Divining Colleagues’ Coming Misfortunes, A Study by Cresivar Ibraxson, Associate Magus, Wintervale University” by Amanda Helms
“Graduation in the Time of Yog-Sothoth” by James Van Pelt
“Tank!” by John Wiswell
“Withholding Judgment Day” by Ryan Dull
“Crimson Hour” by Jesse Sprague
“Jesus and Dave” by Jennifer Lee Rossman
“Medium Matters” by R.K. Duncan
“The Vegan Apocalypse: 50 Years Later” by Benjamin A. Friedman
“Glass in Frozen Time” by M.K. Hutchins
“The Fisher in the Yellow Afternoon” by Michael Anthony Ashley
“Pumpkin and Glass” by Sean R. Robinson
“Still Life With Grave Juice” by Jim Moss
“The Memory Cookbook” by Aaron Fox-Lerner
“The Coal Remembers What It Was” by Paul R. Hardy
“The Hammer’s Prayer” by Benjamin C. Kinney
“For the Last Time, It’s Not a Ray Gun” by Anaea Lay
“The Divided Island” by Rhys Hughes
“The Man Whose Left Arm Was a Cat” by Jennifer Lee Rossman
“The Dictionary For Dreamers” by Cislyn Smith
“Local Senior Celebrates Milestone” by Matthew Claxton
“How Rigel Gained a Rabbi (Briefly)” by Benjamin Blattberg
“Heaven For Everyone” by Aimee Ogden
“The Last Death” by Sahara Frost
One thought on “Announcing the Diabolical Plots Year Four Fiction Lineup!”
This is a nice list of authors. Wonderful cover and nice kickstarter.