Ragnar's Saga

Announcements, Updates and Hype

2 of my poems, "Extra Credit" and "Manifesto", have been published in Sassafras Literary Magazine  

3 of my horror poems have been published at the Carnage Conservatory

My poem "Neighborhood Watch" has been published at The Camel Saloon

I have had 2 poems published in the new issue if Alphabet and You

4 of my poems have been published at Eye on Life Magazine

My poem "Everything Wanes Imperfect" has been published at a cool blog called This Zine Will Change Your Life. You should stop reading this now and check it out:

My poem "Around the Edges" has been published in the poetry journal Bigger Stones

My poem "The Yellow Box" has been published in the August issue of Static Movement

3 of my poems, "Holy Ocean Sonata", "Shifting" and "I am a Bronze God" have been published in the "Of Sun and Sand" anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press. A free PDF copy can be downloaded from here:

3 of my poems have been published in Napalm and Novacain

2 of my poems, "Getting an Early Start on My Messianic Complex" and "The Age of Dissemination" have been reprinted in the anthology Metric Conversions, published by the editor of Nazar Look a magazine from Romania

2 of my haikus were published in the current issue of Haiku Journal

My poem "The Father's Son" has been published in the summer issue of Full of Crow

My short story "Fraternal" has been published in the June issue of Inner Sins

3 of my poems (Us, When She Looked at Me and Left Right Left) have been published at Eye on Life Magazine

My poem "In the Dark and in the Light" has been posted at Dead Snakes

My story “I am the Feeder” has been published in the anthology Shadow Masters from The Horror Zine 

The June issue of The Horror Zine is out including my poems "In the Belly of the Endless Sea", "Martha" and "Codebreaker”

Two of my horror poems, "Facts about Bones" and "More than Oxygen" have been published in the new issue of Yellow Mama.

My poem "From Time" has been published in The Blue Hour.

4 of my poems, "Detonation", "The Age of Dissemination, "The Delegation Traveled with a Chief" and "Getting an Early Start on My Messianic Complex" have been published in the December issue of Nazar Look, an online and print magazine from Romania.

My mix of horror and humor "Death is an Asshole" has been published in issue #10 of Dark Moon Digest

My story "The Call of Leviathan" was published in the October issue of eFantasy. Vikings and a sea monster, how can you go wrong?

My piece "Who Do You Belong To?" won 5th place in the Humor Press 4th quarter 2012 Writing contest

My poem "Out of Love" has been published in the new issue of Yellow Mama

My poem "What I Did and Did Not Do" has been posted at Kalkion

Cruentus Libri Press has released their latest anthology, "The Dead Sea". 16 tales of the undead on the open ocean, including my story "Party Boat USA".

Editor James Ward Kirk has released his anthology "Hell", poems and fiction about, well, hell. Along with many other fine writers the book includes my short story "Soul Rape", flash fiction "Soliloquy" and poems "Black Wings", "Dance, Marionette, Dance" and "Among the Trees"

James Ward Kirk has released his anthology "Grave Robbers", poetry and fiction about people who "dig" their work. Think about it, it's funny. My name appears alongside many other wonderful writers as this volume includes my poem "The Owners of the Bones" and flash fiction "The Ims of Hawthorn County"

Volume 6 of Fantastic Horror is out. The theme is Temptations and Other Sins and includes 10 of my poems.

My poem "Fortunes Lost" has been published on Kalkion

My poem "On the Eve" has been published at Kalkion

The anthology "Make a Wish" has been published and it includes my poems "The Third Wish" and "Alchemy"

The Spring issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine has been published and includes my poems "Snack Time", "Crack the Sky" and "In the Morning"

The Summer 2013 print edition of The Horror Zine is out with an awesome cover by Mol Smith and Bruce Memblatt. I am fortunate enough to have 3 of my poems included.

My humor story "When Strippers Dream of Stephen Hawking" has been published at Black Heart Magazine

My short story "Werevolution", a horror/humor hybrid, has been published in the newest issue of Schlock Magazine with an amazing cover illustration by Chris de Souza Jensen.

I am the featured poet in the new issue of Illumen. It contains "Dream-Song", "The Song of My New Master" and "Scientists and Their Theories".

My poem "Out of Love" has been published in the new issue of Yellow Mama

My piece "Who Do You Belong To?" won 5th place in the Humor Press 4th quarter 2012 Writing contest

My mix of horror and humor "Death is an Asshole" has been published in issue #10 of Dark Moon Digest

My story "The Call of Leviathan" was published in the October issue of eFantasy

4 of my poems, "Detonation", "The Age of Dissemination, "The Delegation Traveled with a Chief" and "Getting an Early Start on My Messianic Complex" have been published in the December issue of Nazar Look, an online and print magazine from Romania.

My poem "From Time" has been published in The Blue Hour.

Two of my horror poems, "Facts about Bones" and "More than Oxygen" have been published in the new issue of Yellow Mama.

My poems "The Engine Tongue" and "Stones" have been published in Eye On Life

My untitled twitter story was published on Nanoism (#518). 

My story "Snickers Satisfies" was chosen as one of the winners of Necon E-Books October Flash Fiction Contest

My horror poem "Firebirds" has been published in the second issue of Inner Sins

My short story Get Frankie! was a finalist in the 2012 September/October humor writing contest at Humor Press.com

My short story Father Moon was published in the October issue of Night to Dawn (print)

Screaming Poets and Other Ramblings is now available in paperback. It includes 29 of my horror poems.

Three of my poems, "Owned by the Moon", "Mesmerized" and "Delilah's Shampoo" have been published in Eye on Life Magazine.

My short story "Rachel" has been published in the newest issue of The Siren's Call

My poem "On a Quiet Street" has been published at Driftwood Bay

My poems "Superheroes" and "Like a Brick to the Head" have been published in Kalkion

3 of my poems have been posted on To the Roads

 3 of my haikus were published in the Haiku Journal

My poem "The Black Tar Rides the Same for Everyone" has been posted at Dead Snakes

My poem "When I Come Home" has been posted at Kalkion.

Two of my poems, "The Snake of My Destruction" and "Projections on a Map" have been published in the July issue of Underground Voices.

My horror poem "Date Night" has been published in The Carnage Conservatory.

My humor short story "In a Pickle" has been published at Night and Weekends

My horror poem "Killer's Keepers, Loser's Dead" has been published in The Carnage Conservatory

My horror poem "2 of 1, A Pair of the Other" has been published in the May issue of Static Movement

A short story I wrote a long time ago about Copernicus called "The Roundabouts" has been published in Welcome to Wherever.

My short story "Painkiller" has been published in Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers

My poem "Naked on Maple Street" has been published at The Camel Saloon

3 of my horror poems, "If That's What Baby Wants", "Thinning" and "Mr. Crowley's Nephew" have been published in the Death Head Grin Anthology volume 1

The Spring 2012 issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine is out and has an interview with me and a positive review of my book.

My short story The White Ocean was published in the anthology Winter Chills from Static Movement

My short humor piece "Enter-Info-Tainment-Palooza-Aganza" was a finalist in the HumorPress.com Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012 humor contest

My poem Bribing the Hangman was published in the Cynic Online

My poem Crystal was published in Indigo Rising

My poem The Last Soldier was published in the Cynic Online

Two of my poems, "Like the Wolf's Howl" and "The One for Me" have been published by Zombie Coffee Press.

My story "Into the Darkness" was published in the anthology 100 Horrors

My poem "Louder and Noisier" has been published in the March issue of Down in the Dirt

My horror story "The Mountain Eats its Own" has been published in Roar and Thunder magazine.

My horror poem "Zerstorer" has been published in Zombie Coffee

My poem "A Brief Interruption" has been published in the February issue of Down in the Dirt

3 of my non-genre poems, "Matter", "Classic Rock" and "As Secret Writing Flourishes" have been posted at the poetry blog Dead Snakes.

3 of my horror poems have been published in the new issue of Blood Moon Rising

Recently I did a short interview about my book for an internet site called Oye! Times

December 2011 -- Pillow Talk Reviews published an interview with me here:

December 2011 -- Two of my poems, "County Hospital 4 a.m." and "My Doll Myself" were published in issue 18 of Niteblade 

I am very happy to announce that my short story "The Artist Formerly Known" has won 1st prize in the 2011 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

December 2011 -- My short humor piece "A Thanksgiving Story" received Honorable Mention in the October/November HumorPress.com humor competition
http://humorpress.com/Results/HumorShowcase-Index.htm

My poem "The Corrosion" was published in the poetry blog "Shred the Safehouse"

My horror story "Contra-Sanctum Rex" was published in the anthology "Unholy Night: Christmas Fears 2" released by Static Movement

My horror poems "Parental Supervision" and "She Took My Bones" have been published in The Carnage Conservatory"

My poem "Revolutions" was published in the poetry blog "Dead Snakes"

My poem "The Bitter End" has been posted on the poetry blog Catapult to Mars

My short horror story "Wednesday at 4:30" has won 1st prize in Spinetinglers November 2011 competition.

7 of my horror poems have been published in the anthology Poetry from the Dark Side, Volume 2, released by Static Movement

2 of my poems, "Any of Them" and "Medicine" were posted on the poetry blog Dead Snakes

My short story "One Glass of Wine for Old Time's Sake" was published in "Welcome to Wherever"

3 of my poems, "Darlin'", "This Abandonment" and "Hide and Seek" have been published in the November issue of Underground Voices

My poem "Detonation" has been published on the poetry blog Dark Chaos

My short humor story "The Infamous Steve" was a finalist in the Humor Press.com August/September Humor Writing Contest

My poem "Unlike Literature" has been published in Catapult to Mars

One of my haikus has been published in the 5th issue of Haiku Journal

My short story "Stan and Me" has been published in the September issue of Death Head Grin

My story "Origami Hullabaloo" has won 1st prize in the June/July humor writing contest at HumorPress.com

My book of horror poetry "Moonlight Glinting off the Blade" has received a positive review in the September issue of The Horror Zine

What Fears Become: An Anthology of the Horror Zine is available at Amazon in Kindle format. It contains stories by masters of horror like Joe Landsdale, Graham Masterton, and Ramsey Campbell as well as great stories from newcomers. I am proud to have 3 of my poems included in this collection.

My book "The Spaces Between Your Screams" has received a 4 Rose review from Pillow Talk Reviews

My story "The Full-Tilt Boogie Cross-Town Crash and Burn" won 2nd place in the April/May Humor Writing contest at HumorPress.com

My poem "Disjointed" has been published in the summer issue of Flashquake

My horror poem "Wrapped in Silk" was published in the May issue of Cover of Darkness (print)

My poem "The Perpetual Motion Machine" has been published in issue 26 of Yellow Mama

My mainstream poetry chapbook "The Silence Brushes My Cheek Like Glass" has been published as an ebook by Scars Publications and can be read for free

My mainstream poems, "An East Coast Dream in Two Part Harmony", "The Cathedral" and "A Dream Perhaps" have been published in the Spring 2011 issue of Poetry Quarterly

One of my haikus has been published in issue 2 of Haiku Journal

My book "The Spaces Between your Screams" has been reviewed in the latest issue of The Horror Zine.

Two of my mainstream poems, "In the Blood" and "A Lightning Strike" have been published in the May issue of Underground Voices

My short story "The Eater" has been published in issue #11 of 69 Flavors of Paranoia 

Sonar4 Landing Dock Reviews has published a positive review of my book "The Spaces between Your Screams"  

My book of horror poetry "Moonlight Glinting off the Blade" has been published by Panic Press

My poem "It's Really, Really Late, the All Night Movie Channel is Running Queen of Outer Space, and I Haven't Eaten All Day" has been published in the April issue of Paper Crow. 

My poems "2-Ply", "Dark Water" and "The World Over" have been published in the April issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine. 

2 of my haiku poems have been published in the 1st issue of "Haiku Journal"

My poem "Tight Black Pants" has been published in "This Zine Will Change Your Life"

My poem "Rise" has been published in the March issue of Cynic Online Magazine 

My poem "Mary Meat" was published in the February issue of SNM Horror Magazine

Issue 54 of Black Petals contains a positive review of my book "The Spaces between Your Screams" and a rating of 3 out of 4 black roses

The February issue of Deadman's Tome has published my poem "A Lamb for Ra"

My poem "Trenton Girl" has been published in the new issue of Cynic Online

SNM Horror Magazine published my poem "Nursery Crimes" 

Deadman's Tome published my horror poem "Preachers of the Feast"

My poem "Jazz at Midnight" was published in Halfway Down the Stairs

I am the featured poet in the December issue of The Horror Zine highlighting my poems "Little Red the Hood", "The Rules of the Abyss" and "Wishing Well"

My poem "Office Rules by the Guy at the Corner Desk" was published in the Cynic Online Magazine 

A review of my book has been published in Issue 17 of House of Horror

My short story "Fairytale" has been published in the anthology "Tales of a Woman Scorned" on sale from House of Horror

My piece "Coming this Fall" was a finalist in the Humor Press August/September 2010 humor contest

My poem "Beast of the Red Path" was published in the October issue of The Absent Willow Review

There is a review of my book in the October issue of Blood Moon Rising

2 poems, "The Wild" and "The Damascus Call" were published in the October issue of Death Head Grin

3 poems, "Sulphur", "Viva la Revolution" and "Shadow" were published in Necrology Shorts

2 poems, "Rock n' Roll" and "Night Train", have been published in Underground Voices Magazine

3 of my poems, "After that Night", "For the Hunger of Our Bones" and "Virtuoso" have been published in Horror Bound Magazine #13 

2 of my horror poems, "However" and "Sundown" have been published in Death Head Grin issue #15

My prose poem "Freshly Severed Heads" has been published by Dog Oil Press 

My poem "When We Were Purified" has been published in the 1st issue of 
The Dark Fiction Spotlight

You can read an interview I did with Niteblade Horror and Fantasy Magazine 

You can read a review of my book The Spaces Between Your Screams, published in Niteblade Horror and Fantasy Magazine 

You can read a review of my book The Spaces Between Your Screams, left by an Amazon reader

I was a semi-finalist in the Humor Press February/March Humor contest for my blog entry "I am an Idiot"

I was a semi-finalist in the Humor Press December/January Humor contest for my blog entry "Healthcare! The Musical"

I won 2nd prize in the Humor Press October/November Humor contest for my blog entry "Politics in America"

I won 1st prize in the 2008 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction. My story was entitled "Get Frankie!"

I won 2nd prize in the 2006 Mona Schreiber Prize for 
Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
. My story was entitled “Origami Hullabaloo”