Saturday, November 17, 2007

“Le Péril Vert” Published in The Willows

My short story, “Le Péril Vert”, about an artist’s increasingly disturbing absinthe binges, has been published in the November issue of The Willows magazine. This magazine, named after an Algernon Blackwood story, first appeared last May and is dedicated to “assembling the finest in classic-style weird fiction.”* Now, I haven’t yet read the issue in which my story is appearing, but I have read the magazine’s first issue and was very impressed. Several of its stories were reminiscent of very early Weird Tales pieces, such as “Fool’s Gold” by Cheryl Nantus, and there was also a nod to Victorian science fiction, “The Incident at the 27th Meeting” by Chris Paul, and even a sort of Nathaniel Hawthorne pastiche, “Mercy Hathaway Is a Witch” by Ken Goldman. My story aside, this is definitely a publication the readers of this blog should look into.

* From the cover of the May 2007 issue.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Woo hoo! Go you!

Mark said...

Thanks, Lisa! And thanks for stopping by!

cfrancese said...

Fantastic news. Congratulations!

Just another Sample said...

That is fantastic Mark, congrats!

Mark said...

Thanks, guys! It's nice to see one actually make it the whole way through the process without the magazine folding or the editor quitting, etc. . . .

Burntdisk said...

Belated congrats. Have to grab the issue. Sorry- I been up to my neck and not checking blogs.

BTW, anything PA-related in this? ;-)

Mark said...

Thanks, Bill! I haven't gotten my copy of the issue yet, but when I do, I'll let you know if I find any spicy Amish stories ;-)

Burntdisk said...

Always looking for things I can make them buy... BTW, just convinced them they have to buy the 13 issue 1996 Loeb run of Captain America 'cause the Nazi bad guys are based in Phillie...

Mark said...

Nice. Ya know, Wildside Press (Weird Tales, etc.) was publishing out of Holicong up until about a year ago.

Burntdisk said...

Yeah, and I'm still trying to convince them that we need that 80 years of periodical. Alas, it's unfilmed, and they won't spring for the paper...