Short Stories in Anthologies
A number of these anthologies are now for sale on Amazon and you can link thru to each title or just try Mark’s author page
Let That Be a Lesson to You
to be published in Blood Lite III, edited by the Horror Writers Association
for Crimson Screams published by Sam’s Dot
The Night Garden
going into the Best New Vampire Stories II or III, being published by Book of the Dead Press in 2011
to be published in 2011 by 23 House in the anthology The Forsaken he is co-editing with Joe McKinney
A Short History of Monsters from Black & White to Blood Red
This quasi-autobiographical essay will appear in Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film, edited by Vince A. Liaguno, et alia. Forthcoming in 2010.
Shall We Dance
will appear in the serial killer/social network anthology The Snuff Syndicate
Let My Love Carry Me Home
A soldier from the reign of Macbeth finds a future he could not have imagined in Time in a Bottle, forthcoming from Cyberwizard Productions, 2010
Time’s Cruel Geometry
This anthology from Northern Frights Timelines is inspired by HG Wells’ novel The Time Machine. Forthcoming in 2010
A Sweet Girl for Todd
This tale of a misfit’s adventure in a tanning salon will appear in the humorous anthology Blood Lite 2. Forthcoming in 2010
The Broken Hand Mirror of Venus
This anthology from Northern Frights is inspired by HG Wells’ novel War of the Worlds. Forthcoming in 2010 (Nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
A wry story of the last man on Earth will appear in Triangulation: End of the Rainbow, from Parsec. Forthcoming in 2010
Old Man Coyote Wakes the Dead
This anthology of Old West zombie tales, The Zombist, will be published by Library of the Living Dead Press and is forthcoming in 2010.
Good Neighbor Sam
This zombie themed anthology Dead Set is co-edited by Joe McKinney for 23 House. Forthcoming in 2010
Chairman of the Brood
Read this humorous take on the Rat Pack online in the Las Vegas Review Journal. 2010
Can You Hear Me, Major Tom?
There’s trouble on an international space station in this anthology of space age zombies. Zombonauts, from Library of the Living Dead Press. 2010. Available from Amazon.
You Get What You Pay For
will appear in the Scottish anthology Raw Terror edited by Ian Hunter. 2010
will appear in the carnival-oriented Side Show 2, Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2010
Dr. Price and the Curious Case of Dorothy Gale
A sequel of sorts to the Wizard of Oz, this dark tale appears in Shadows of the Emerald City, from Northern Frights. 2009. Available from Amazon.
Grimm and Grimmer
will appear in the humans-as-edible anthology The Devil’s Food from The Monsters Next Door, 2009. Online at Amazon
will appear in the fish & fishing oriented anthology Dead Bait, Severed Press, 2009. Available at Amazon.
The Tortoise and the Silverfish
for the Poe-centric anthology Return of the Raven, Horror Bound, 2009 (this story features the horrific demise of my friends and former employers Lydia Marano and Arthur Byron Cover!)
Welcome to the Federation
for the speculative fiction anthology Thoughtcrime Experiments, Creative Commons, 2009. (linked above as a free download)
All is Dust and Darkness
for the science fiction anthology Footprints, Hadley Rille Books, 2009. Available from Amazon.
for the horror anthology Crimson Screams, Turner Maxwell Books, 2009
The Milton Feinhoff Problem
for the anthology Triangulation: Dark Glass, Parsec Publishing, 2009
for the superhero anthology POW!erful Tales, Peryton Publishing, 2009
Please Turn Off the Lights When You Leave
for the science fiction anthology The Book of Exodi, Eposic Diversions, 2009. Now available on Amazon
for the aptly named The Book of Tentacles, Sam’s Dot Publishing 2009
The Song of Absent Birds
for the zombie anthology The World is Dead, Permuted Press 2009. Now available on Amazon
The Decay of Unknown Particles
for the zombie science fiction anthology Dead Science, Coscom Entertainment, 2009. Now available on Amazon.
a short-short for Malpractice, an Anthology of Bedside Terror, Necrotic Tissue, 2009
for the grave tales anthology Potter’s Field 3, Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2009. See the favorable review from the Tampa Bay Press
The Night Garden
for the vampire anthology Nights of Blood II, 23 House, 2009.
Now available on Amazon
for the humorous horror anthology Blood Lite Pocket, 2008.
Now available on Amazon
A New Life
The Harrow, an online magazine of horror and fantasy, Dec. 2007