Look for my short story in Hitchcock’s Mystery Mag!
I have a new short story in the December 2013 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (AHMM), on newsstands now. Got another cover mention!
I’m frankly surprised that they bought this story, which is entitled “The Sweatergeist.” I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s a PI story with a cross-genre twist. I thought it would be a long shot for a straight mystery magazine, but it definitely fits what AHMM is billing as their Halloween issue.
A friend wrote last time to ask how long AHMM took to respond to my submission. I just checked. I submitted the piece 28 July 2012, was notified of its acceptance 27 February 2013 (214 days), and it’s appearing on newsstands 1 October 2013. So figure a 14-month wait from submission to publication. As always, responses vary from publication to publication, but this kind of response time is typical with AHMM.
You can find a hard-copy version of AHMM wherever magazines are sold. (My local B&N tends to carry it.) Failing that, in a few days you can download a single digital issue via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iTunes, Zinio, Magzter,Sony, and Google Play. Just make sure you are downloading the December 2013 issue shown above.