Tear Sheet: Dark Corners Vol. 1 Issue 3
Welcome back, Pulpsville!
So starts Dark Corners, Vol. 1 Issue 3 from Double Life Press and editors Craig T McNeely, Emily J. McNeely and Steve Gallagher.
Craig and I became Facebook friends last Fall sometime. Ever since my contribution to Trouble In The Heartland, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know many great writers and editors, mostly online but sometimes in person. It’s amazing the connections that can be made, and the work that can get done all over the Internet and social media, but I digress.
Craig and I discussed including some of my noir photography in a new anthology book at some point. He pretty much left it up to me what I wanted to send. And, to include a story too. If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know I often throw out some Friday Noir – a story and caption….Well, an extended caption…. Well, almost like super short flash fiction really… to go along with my images.
So, for this effort, I selected a photo and story I did a few years ago, Sinner’s Holiday. I’ve always liked that title – not sure where it came from – and the splash of the bourbon coming out of the glass. Plus, I think it tells a gritty hard edge story.
I knew there was a long lead time to Dark Corners and just went along with my business. A couple of weeks ago, though, I saw Craig post something about the book on his Facebook page, and realized it was out. Then yesterday when I got home, there was the hard copy waiting for me.
I’ve only skimmed it, but it’s really stacked with some great writing by these folks:
* Ryan Sayles
* Will Viharo
* J. David Osborne
* Gabino Iglesias
* Scott Grand
* Nik Korpon
* Mark Rapacz
* William E. Wallace
* Bruce Harris
* Chris Leek
* Brad Sides
* John C. Foster
* Adam Glasier
* JJ Sinisi
* Tom Larsen
* Warren Moore
* Mark Rapacz (who also did the incredible cover)
* Christopher Jones
* William Blick
In addition to all these great short stories, there’s some reviews of other publications tucked in at the end. It’s quite an anthology that Craig, Emily and Steve have put together.
Needless to say, I’m thrilled to be included in this work. Hopefully, the Dark Corners crew will have me back soon.
By the way, Benoit Lelievre, over at his Dead End Follies site has a good interview with Craig wherein he talks about his passion and the tough, but rewarding, slog of indie publishing. If you like to read, I encourage you to click the link above and purchase this book. These writers are all toiling away, many at day jobs, doing something they love when they can, and hoping to make it stick.
Thanks again to Dark Corners for including me in this issue!
(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015
Nice to see your work in the collection, Mark. Enjoyed the interview as well. Craig definitely has his finger on the pulse of the indie industry right now…
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