The Osteomancer’s Husband

Diabolical Acceptance

No, the post title doesn’t refer to a vitriolic critique of the third instalment of Jeff VanderMeer’s excellent Southern Reach trilogy — my story “The Osteomancer’s Husband” has been accepted by Diabolical Plots for their inaugural year of publishing fiction. I am January. Or rather my story is. Yes, that’s next year. Here’s the ToC:

  • March: “Taste the Whip” by Andy Dudak
  • April: “Virtual Blues” by Lee Budar-Danoff
  • May: “In Memoriam” by Rachel Reddick
  • June: “The Princess in the Basement” by Hope Erica Schultz
  • July: “Not a Bird” by H.E. Roulo
  • August: “The Superhero Registry” by Adam Gaylord
  • September: “A Room for Lost Things” by Chloe N. Clark
  • October: “The Grave Can Wait” by Thomas Berubeg
  • November: “Giraffe Cyborg Cleans House!” by Matthew Sanborn Smith
  • December: “St. Roomba’s Gospel” by Rachael K. Jones
  • January: “The Osteomancer’s Husband” by Henry Szabranski
  • February: “May Dreams Shelter Us” by Kate O’Connor

Glad that my story was fished out of an anonymised slush pile by the folks behind the hugely popular and useful Submission Grinder. It’s a long wait until it appears, but the following image hints at the theme…

Miniature Cement Skeletons by Isaac Cordal

Miniature cement skeletons by Isaac Cordal