September 2013

5 articles in September 2013

Nightmare Magazine - September 2013SFRevu has published a very nice review of September’s issue of Nightmare Magazine. Reviewer Sam Tomaino says that The Nest is ‘a very well-told tale’, and ‘one of the best stories I’ve read on this site all year.’

It always gives authors a little buzz to read something nice about their work, especially when being compared to the kind of talented authors that are featured in Nightmare!

The full review is available here.



I’m a few months late seeing this, but just pretend that I posted this in July! But over at her blog, Tess Grantham has posted a lovely review of ‘Monday-child’. She says:

Every now and then I read a short story I love so much that I have to share. C. S. McMullen’s Monday-child is at once creepy and intoxicating….

I devoured every work of McMullen’s subtle style, which builds slowly yet relentlessly to an horrific conclusion and left me wishing for more. 

You can read the full review over at Tess’s blog here. She has some really great sites for new and emerging writers on her resources page as well, so definitely check her site out!

Terry Weyna over at Fantasy Literature, has reviewed September’s issue of Nightmare Magazine, as part of her ‘Horrible Magazine Monday’ series of reviews. She says:

The best story in this issue is C.S. McMullen’s “The Nest,” the first publication for this story. It made my skin crawl, in all the best ways….

The story reminded me of George R.R. Martin’s “Sandkings,” though it is also entirely its own tale. It is very creepy.

When I’m writing horror, there’s nothing nicer than being called ‘creepy’! And ‘Sandkings’ was one of the first things of George’s that I ever read, and remains one of my favourites.

If you haven’t read The Nest yet, check it out for free at Nightmare Magazine here.

Nightmare Magazine - September 2013

I’m very excited to announce that my horror short story ‘The Nest‘ has just been published in September’s issue of Nightmare Magazine, edited by editor-extraordinare John Joeseph Adams.

‘The Nest’ grew out of a brief obsession I had with how I could build an ants nest in an old CRT TV set. While I didn’t end up building the ants nest (it would have taken up half my garage), I ended up with a lot of useless knowledge about ants and their nests in my head, and this short story is the result.

It can be read here for free, and there’s lots of other great horror short stories at as well, if anyone is interested in checking them out.