To read my story "Newfound Gap," check out the anthology Grants Pass, recently published by Morrigan Books.
Within, you'll find some excellent end-of-the-world fiction revolving around a central theme: In each of the tales, survivors struggle to reach Grants Pass, Oregon, rumored to be the last bastion of civilization. Grants Pass was edited by Jennifer Brozek and Amanda Pillar.
In addition to my contribution, this collection features the work of Kayley Allard, Scott Almes, Jennifer Brozek, Ivan Ewert, Ed Greenwood, Stephanie Gunn, Carole Johnstone, Pete Kempshall, Jay Lake, Martin Livings, Seanan McGuire, Shannon Page, Jeff Parish, Amanda Pillar, Cherie Priest, James M. Sullivan and KV Taylor.
In his review on HorrorScope, Chuck McKenzie calls Grants Pass "a remarkable, disturbing, and worthwhile read, and one that is likely to stay with the reader for some time to come."
In another review, posted on LiveJournal, the reviewer wrote "I’ve only held onto one anthology for more than a year in my entire life. Grants Pass will make it two."
Yet another LiveJournal reviewer wrote specifically about my story, "Newfound Gap," saying it "had me with hope, that desperate kind which pushes people forward. Sometimes that drive pays off and sometimes it doesn't. My need for Kleenex was based out of one of those two ends. I'll let you read the story and find out which."
Within the pages of the June 2009 issue of Aoife's Kiss is my short fantasy story "Three Coins and the Sword of Mingus."
Aoife's Kiss, edited by Tyree Campbell, is one of many excellent products crafted by Sam's Dot Publishing. This particular issue also features stories by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Lawrence R. Dagstine and many others; as well more than a dozen poems, including works by Bruce Boston, Marge B. Simon and s.c. virtes.
For information about Aoife's Kiss and other magazines, anthologies and chapbooks, vist Sam's Dot Publishing.
Since I am catching up on posting recent publications this evening, let me introduce you to Morpheus Tales, Issue 3, which includes a reprint of my short story "Alone in the Cataloochee Valley."
Based in London, Morpheus Tales is a magazine of horror, science fiction and fantasy, edited by Adam Bradley. Issue 3 was released in January and includes about 10 short stories including excellent tales by Ken Goldman and Joseph McGee. There also is an interview with Michael Laimo.
This issue of Strange Sorcery, edited by Steve Lines and John B. Ford, actually came out in the summer of 2008. I received my copy late due to a minor clerical error.
Included in this issue is "The High Priest of Turmiz," a short fantasy story I wrote years ago in the tradition of classic Weird Tales era pulp authors. It recounts the legend of necromancer Ak Khun Khan, and a reformer's attempt to exterminate his legacy.
Also featured in this issue are tales by Ron Shiflet and Scotch Carson, as well as poetry by Franklyn Searight.
Lee Clark Zumpe, entertainment columnist with Tampa Bay Newspapers, earned his bachelor’s in English at the University of South Florida. His nights are consumed with the invocation of ancient nightmares, dutifully bound in fiction and poetry. His work has been seen in magazines such as Weird Tales and Dark Wisdom, and in anthologies including Horrors Beyond, Corpse Blossoms, Arkham Tales, High Seas Cthulhu and Frontier Cthulhu.
A collection of vampire flash fiction by genre veterans David Lee Summers and Lee Clark Zumpe.
Edited by William Jones, this anthology investigates the sleeping terrors stirred by pioneers who explored the frontiers of North America. Includes Lee Clark Zumpe's "Where Men Had Seldom Trod" as well as works by Tim Curran, Ron Shiflet, Darrell Schweitzer and others.
High Seas Cthulhu
Swashbuckling adventure meets the Mythos in this new anthology of Lovecraftian tales from Elder Signs Press. Includes "Passage to Oblivion" by Lee Clark Zumpe.
This Elders Signs Press anthology explores the strange science, the alien beings and the unseen horrors that have long been hidden from the eyes of humanity. Includes Lee Clark Zumpe's "The Breach," as well as stories by Tim Curran, Ann K. Schwader, Brian M. Sammons and others.
Edited by William Jones and published by Chaosium Inc., this anthology explores legends of the haunted city. Includes "What Sorrows May Come" by Lee Clark Zumpe as well as stories by C.J. Henderson, Brian M. Sammons and John Goodrich.