Two new poems in The Interpreter’s House

I have two poems, ‘The accountant’s vacation’ and ‘The night zoo’, in the latest issue of UK poetry magazine The Interpreter’s House.

I got it in the mail this morning and the little dent I’ve made in it makes me look forward to the rest. If you’re around Leeds on Feb 26th, or Oxford on March 5th, they’re launching the beast with readers and all the usual trimmings, I assume…

The Interpreter’s House‘s submission window for issue 59 is now open – go for it!

Weird fiction venues for your reading (or submitting) pleasure

The good folks at Undertow Publications (publishers of Shadows and Tall Trees and The Year’s Best Weird Fiction) are looking for inspiration for their annual anthology, and are welcoming recommendations for online places where you can read “speculative, weird, genre, experimental fiction”. Come have a look here.

Don’t hesitate to give them a shout if you can think of any website they’ve missed, or just have a look to discover new magazines… It’s a fine list of fine weirdness suppliers.

Shit. Sorry. I weirded myself out with this one.

Submission deadlines : Tin House and Barrelhouse

Two very cool American magazines are open for themed submissions at the moment.

Winter 2014

Tin House accepts submissions on the themes of Theft until March 15th, and Faith until May 31st. They’re also open for non-themed submissions, and for the Flash Fridays series they run on their blog (I was delighted to have a story appear there a few months back. Submissions to The Open Bar blog should be sent via email to with the name of the category (e.g. Flash Fridays, Flash Fidelity, etc.) in the subject line.)

Barrelhouse has two calls for submission at the moment: on Riots for their print issue (deadline May 1st), and the 90s for their online incarnation.