Friday, March 25, 2011

An Acceptance

I'm thrilled to report that my short story "Shafts to Hell" has been accepted for publication in How the West Was Wicked, a new anthology from Pill Hill Press. According to the description of the anthology on the call for submissions page:
How the West Was Wicked is an anthology of WEIRD WESTERN fiction with dark overtones and elements of horror. Let the imagination go crazy.
"Shafts to Hell" centers on a gold miner driven insane by claustrophobia who commits a grisly murder and then contemplates the nature of Hell while awaiting his hanging. I'm aiming for a story with an unreliable narrator in the "The Cask of Amontillado" tradition. Be forewarned. "Shafts to Hell" is extremely creepy and not for the faint of heart.


  1. No, not for the faint of heart; but excellent work, and well written (as per usual, Mr. Chapman). Congrats!

  2. Oh, wow! This story sounds amazing. Congrats on selling it to Pill Hill.

  3. Congrats! I have something with Pill Hill as well. :) I don't usually go for "western" fiction, but, dang, this one sounds REALLY cool!