Frauds Among Us

Reprints. Many magazine and anthologies avoid these like a five dollar hooker with a nasty cough. But what exactly is a reprint, and do publishers even check? First off, a reprint is any story that has been previously printed elsewhere. In lay man’s terms that means it’s secondhand. In perverts terms that means it ain’t a virgin. Publishers want that virgin piece, that never before … Continue reading Frauds Among Us

 Why Are Vampires So Cliche?

  It seems like some sort of cardinal rule that the modern vampire must be totally cliché. I understand that the vampire myth originated from 18th century Gothic Fiction, and that dark tones, macabre, and hints of romanticism are staples of the genre, but does that mean that 90’s goth teen attire is as well? Before I get carried away, let me stated that Dracula is exempt from … Continue reading  Why Are Vampires So Cliche?