Thursday, March 27, 2008


A slightly revised version of one of my earliest short stories, "Festival of the Jackal (Off Broadway)," will be appearing in the anthology Help, the proceeds from which will go to Preditors & Editors owner Dave Kuzminski's legal defense fund. On the off-chance you're here and not familiar with the case, "agent" Barbara Bauer ("agent" being in quotation marks because...well, take a guess) and Publish America have filed civil suits for libel against Mr. Kuzminski after he brought to light numerous (very well-founded) allegations against both and filed certain complaints, which riled the plaintiffs evidently no end. Preditors & Editors has a long and laudable history of keeping writers informed about the ever-expanding ranks of scammers in the publishing business, and I suppose it's inevitable that Mr. Kuzminski's unflinching efforts to expose the unscrupulous for what they are has made him the perfect target for retribution.

More info may be found here: Preditors & Editors lawsuit

Help is being published by Eric Enck and edited by Craig Phillips, with cover art by Daniele Serra. It's due to press in early May; there will be an electronic version as well. I'll post details about its availability when the details are available.


Cate Gardner said...

I look forward to reading your story in the anthology.


Stephen Mark Rainey said...

Thanks much, Cate. :)