Thursday, 11 June 2015

The 2015 Data Dump Award

The winners of the 10th annual Data Dump Award have been announced and I am gratified to learn that my poem Virgil's Ongoing Researches (which was published in Worlds of the Unknown #1) has been placed joint-second! I share the spot with the award's most successful recipient, Cardinal Cox. Despite having made it onto the long- and short-lists numerous times over the years, this is the first time one of my poems has been placed.

I am equally delighted to learn that the first-place winner and joint-thirds were all published in magazines I've edited - not that I can claim credit for the talent of Neal Wilgus, Eric Ferris and Bryn Fortey that actually won them the accolade.

Thursday, 4 June 2015


Tigeshark's Facebook Page

Tigershark's Facebook PageWith the seventh issue of this excellent ezine released, now is a good time to look back at my past contributions...

Issues are free and can be requested from

Issue One

  • Promotion (fiction)
  • Follow Me (poetry)
  • Savoy Opera Haiku (poetry)
  • Sappho Predicts The Future (poetry)

 Issue Two

  • Black Flag, Red Flame (fiction)
  • A Christmas Encounter (fiction)
  • November 11th (poem)

Issue Three

  • Old Bones (fiction)
  • Chocolate Hearts (fiction)
  • Divine Chocolate (poem)
  • Tell Me You Love Me (poem)
  • Kiss Haiku (poem)
  • Love In Carcosa (poem)

 Issue Four

  • The Thicket (fiction)
  • Three Haiku (poems)
  • The Old One & The Star Spawn (poem)
  • The Prophet's House (poem)
  • Alice & The Old Ones (poem)

Issue Five

  • Justified (fiction)

Issue Six

  • A Cruel Desire (fiction)
  • Smile of Cthulhu (poem)
  • Senryu (poem)

 Issue Seven

  • The Pyramid of Light (fiction)

In addition to my contributions, issues of Tigershark have included work by such popular writers as Aeronwy Dafies, Frederick J. Mayer, Phillip A. Ellis and Andrew Darlington, as well as many more talented writers. The issues cost nothing, so what have you got to lose?!