9/12/18: Received $113 payment from Art Post Magazine for the upcoming publication of my short story ‘A Sense of Fear’. This is the largest payment I have received to date.
9/6/18: Registered for ReadLOCAL Indie Author Fair, to take place at MidPointe Library West Chester on Saturday, September 29th, from 10 am to noon. I get a table with 2 chairs & no electricity.
9/1/18: Entered my novella ‘Big Hole’ in the Ohio Writers’ Association Novella Contest.
8/31/18: Just signed a contract with ARTPOST Magazine for them to publish my short story ‘A Sense of Fear’ in their year-end anthology.
8/14/18: Just received a contract from Copypasta Publishing for my novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’. It is slated to be published this October.
8/8/18: The 4th and final installment of ‘Dummy’s Dummies’ has been published at Terror House Magazine.
8/1/18: Part 3 of ‘Dummy’s Dummies’ has been published online at Terror House Magazine.
7/25/18: Part 2 of ‘Dummy’s Dummies’ has been published online at Terror House Magazine.
7/18/18: The first installment of my novella ‘Dummy’s Dummies’ has been published online at Terror House Magazine.
7/13/18: Copypasta Publishing has put up a web site to publicize their publication of my horror novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’. https://www.caesarnapleswiki.org/authors/sherer
7/13/18: Terror House Magazine contacted me to let me know they would begin serializing my dark comedy novella ‘Dummy’s Dummies’ on July 18 and that they would continue with weekly posts in five installments. They still want to include it in their first print publication.
7/12/18: Copypasta Publishing contacted me to let me know they are proceeding with publishing my horror novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’.
7/10/18: Finished writing my MG novel ‘Shadytown’.
7/9/18: Entered my short story ‘Symmetry Breaking of Escaping Ants’ in the Cincinnati Writers Project contest. Deadline is 7/15/18.
7/4/18: My horror novella ‘Under A Raging Moon’ was accepted for publication by Copypasta Publishing.
7/1/18: My flash fiction ‘Icebreaker’ was just published online at Rejected Manuscripts.
6/29/18: My novella ‘Midnight Feedings’ was published by Bards and Sages Publishing as part of their Society of Misfit Stories series. It is available for purchase at Smashwords.
6/19/18: My flash fiction ‘Bonding’ is published online at Dual Coast Magazine.
6/14/18: Terror House Magazine wants to serialize my novella ‘Dummy’s Dummies’ on their web site, and later to be in the inaugural edition of their paper magazine.
3/23/18: A publisher after reading the first and third chapters of my MG novel ‘Shadytown’ has requested to see the entire novel once I am finished with it.
3/22/18: My horror novella “Under A Raging Moon” has advanced to the second level of consideration by World Castle Publishing.
3/16/18: My flash fiction “Bonding” has been accepted for publication by Dual Coast Magazine.
3/8/18: Intense Publications liked “The Large Yellow Boxes of Shadytown” and wants to see more. I will submit “The Pumpkin Patch of Shadytown” today.
3/2/18: A publisher at Horror Zine is interested in my short story ‘Ligeia’ and wants me to do a rewrite and resubmit. Will get to work on it right away.
2/23/18: My short story, ‘Beauty and Death at 70 MPH’, which originally appeared in 2016 in the ‘Ghosts Revenge/Ugly Babies 3’ anthologies published by James Ward Kirk Fiction, is to be produced as a podcast by Midnight Hour. A contract, along with a date and time of the podcast, is to be sent to me within a week.
12/22/17: My novella “Midnight Feedings” has been scheduled by Bards and Sages to be published and made available on Amazon June 29th, 2018, as part of their Society of Misfit Stories series.
12/21/17: My short story “To Drink a B-E Condensate” was published online at Literary Heist.
12/8/17: My hardback copy of The Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 1 published by Bards and Sages which includes my novella “No Way At All” arrived in the mail.
12/7/17: My printed copy of Double Feature Magazine Issue 1 which includes my short story “Deep Fade” arrived in the mail. Always great to see a story in print on paper.
12/5/17: My short story “To Drink A B-E Condensate” has been accepted for publication by Literary Heist magazine, to be published on December 21, 2017.
12/4/17: I received payment from Bards and Sages for my novella ‘Midnight Feedings’, which is to be published online in their ‘Society of Misfit Stories’ anthology.
11/25/17: I received my print copy of ‘The Renegades of Prose’ anthology, which includes my short story “A Definition of Evil”. Always good to see one of my stories on paper.
11/20/17: The Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 1, which includes my novella ‘No Way At All’, has been released in digital format by Bards and Sages Publishing. The print version will be available soon.
11/5/17: Signed a contract for my novella “Midnight Feedings” to be published by Bards and Sages as part of their Society of Misfit Stories series.
10/16/17: Just received the galley proof of what will be Bards & Sages Society of Misfit Stories Vol. 1, in which my previously-digitally published novella ‘No Way At All’ will be included, to be reviewed for mistakes & to include an updated bio. The hard cover volume is to be published hopefully by the end of the year!
10/9/17: My short story “Womb” has been published by Purple Prose!
10/08/17: My novella “Midnight Feedings” has been critiqued and returned to me for rewriting and possible publication by Bards and Sages Society of Misfit Stories, which previously published my novella “No Way At All”.
9/27/17: My science fiction short story “Womb” has been accepted by Purple Prose for publication & might be broadcast as an audio podcast.
9/17/17: Just learned my short story “A Definition of Evil”, which is a Halloween story for adults, was published in FTB Presents: The Renegades of Prose.
7/10/17: Finished my sci-fi short story ‘Womb’ and submitted it for publication.
5/18/17: Had one pitch liked on PitDark. Submitted query, synopsis & first chapter.
5/18/17: Pitching my new paranormal thriller novel ‘Souls of Nod’ on PitDark.
5/17/17: Completed horror novella ‘Midnight Feedings’.
4/27/17: Entered my novel ‘A Cold Dish’ in the International Book Awards contest.
2/5/17: Just received notice that payments from Centum Press for ‘The Underhouse’ is going out via Pay Pal. Yeah!
1/18/17: I just signed a contract for my novella, “No Way At All”, which was published in digital format on Amazon by Barbs and Sages and included in their series ‘Society of Misfit Stories’, to be published in paperback format, to be released in the summer or fall of 2017.
1/16/17: The reprint of my short story, “Death Pitch”, included in an anthology titled “Exhibits: an Anthology by 67 Press”, is now available at Amazon in paperback:
This is the first story of mine to be reprinted.
11/11/16: Alan Wright of Old 67 released an excerpt of my story “Death Pitch” that is to be included in the published anthology “Exhibits”.
11/7/16: My novel “A Cold Dish” was reviewed by U.S. Review of Books.
10/30/16: I just posted my mystery/suspense novella ‘Clans’ to Wattpad.
10/14/16: I just received my copy of “One Hundred Voices – volume 1”, an anthology published by Centum Press that includes my short story ‘The Underhouse’. It can be found here:
10/03/16: Received contract from FTB Press for publication of my short story ‘A Definition of Evil’, to be included in their anthology ‘The Renegades of Prose’.
10/02/16: Received contract from ‘U.S. Review of Books’ for their posted review of my book ‘A Cold Dish’. Will submit the book shortly.
9/30/16: Mechanical Mayhem Press paid me $25 for my short story ‘Deep Fade’, which is to be published in Double Feature Magazine.
9/29/16: James Ward Kirk paid me $4.80 in royalties for sales of ‘A Cold Dish’.
9/28/16: Bards and Sages paid me $25 for my novella ‘No Way At All’.
9/27/16: Posted my book for sale on Darek Haines’ site ‘Whizbuzz’:
9/23/16: My novella ‘No Way At All’ was published by Bards and Sages as part of their ‘Society of Misfit Stories’ series. It is available in digital format at Amazon:
9/22/16: Signed a contract with Double Feature Magazine to publish my short story ‘Deep Fade’ in their first issue.
9/6/16: Opened an account with Channillo – http://channillo.com – to serialize my science fiction novel ‘Uncertain Cat’. I posted the first chapter, and will post a new chapter every week. It is listed in the science fiction category. Also, you can click on’series list’ at the bottom of any page, and the stories there are listed in alphabetical order.
9/6/16: Signed a contract with Alan Wright of 67 Creative Productions to reprint my short story ‘Death Pitch’ in their ‘Exhibits’ anthology.
9/3/16: My copy of New Zenith Magazine has arrived!
8/29/16: My short story ‘The World Ended Last Night and Nobody Told Me’ has been published by New Zenith Magazine Issue 1 Summer 2016. It is available at their website:
7/20/16: Just learned ‘Ghosts’ Redemption’ anthology, which includes my short story ‘Beauty and Death at 70 MPH’, was published in connection with the ‘Ugly Babies 3/ Ghosts Redemption’ anthology on June 9. By James Ward Kirk Fiction. I’ve been so involved with ‘A Cold Dish’ I totally lost track of that. Two anthologies in one volume. It is available at Amazon:
7/17/16: Signed a contract for my short story ‘The World Ended Last Night and Nobody Told Me’ with New Zenith Magazine.
7/6/16: The publication dates for the ‘Society of Misfit Stories’
stories has just been posted. The first one will be published on August 5. My novella ‘No Way At All’ will be published on September 23.
7/4/16: My short story ‘The World Ended Last Night and Nobody Told Me’ was accepted for publication by New Zenith Magazine.
6/27/16: Signed a contract for my novella “No Way At All” to be published in the next “Bards and Sages” quarterly – The Society of Misfit Stories.
6/23/16: James Ward Kirk has published my novel “A Cold Dish” in paperback and digital format. It is available at Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Dish-Mike-Sherer/dp/0692744371/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466724098&sr=8-2&keywords=A+cold+dish+mike+sherer
5/4/16: My short story ‘Death Pitch’ was published in the online Spring 2016 issue of York Literary Review:
4/25/16: My short story ‘Death Pitch’ was accepted for publication by York Literary Review. It will be included in their first anthology
4/19/16: My short story ‘The Underhouse’ was accepted for publication by Centum Press. It will be included in an anthology.
3/25/16: As promised, ‘Things Don’t Always Go Bump In The Night’ appears online at The Flash Fiction Press site.
3/19/16: My novel ‘A Cold Dish’ was acquired by James Ward Kirk Fiction (http://www.jwkfiction.com) for digital publication and distribution, with paperback and hardback editions possible at a later date.
2/22/16: My flash fiction ‘Things Don’t Always Go Bump In The Night’ was acquired by Les Weil of The Flash Fiction Press. The story will be published online at http://www.theflashfictionpress.org on March 25th.
2/22/16: My short story ‘Beauty and Death at 70 MPH’ was acquired by James Ward Kirk of James Ward Kirk Fiction (http://www.jwkfiction.com). It is to be included in his upcoming anthology ‘Ghosts Redemption’, which will be published as a Quality Trade paperback book and also in electronic format available through Kindle, Smashwords, and other digital venues.