I have to admit that before I started working for WMG, I wasn’t a big reader of short fiction. That all changed when I started publishing Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s short stories. She has been putting up one of her short stories for free on her website each week since before I started here almost 10 years ago, and WMG publishes them simultaneously if they haven’t already been published.

Kris is a renowned and gifted short story writer. Who better to introduce me to the art of short fiction?

Good thing, too. Because we’re publishing a butt load (did you know that’s a legitimate unit of measure?) of short fiction this month. Forget the week of short fiction. This is the month of short fiction.   

And that multitude of short fiction releases continues this week with the publication of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #14, one of our biggest issues ever, on Thursday. And of course, Kris has a story in here, too.

Here is the synopsis:

A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up twenty fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.

No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.

“The Soul Mate Junkie and the Beating Heart” by David H. Hendrickson
“Ecstatically Ever After” by Jerry and Kathy Oltion
“The Bridge” by Robin Brande
“Lower than Black” by O’Neil De Noux
“One Sun, No Waiting” by Annie Reed
“Lifetime Value” by B.A. Paul
“Roadkill” by Brenda Carre
“Living Free” by Dory Crowe
“Ice in D Minor” by Anthea Sharp
“Harry the Ghost Pirate” by Robert J. McCarter
“The Cactus, the Coyote, and the Lost Planet Joyride” by J. Steven York
“Lucky Charm” by Alexandria Blaelock
“Romeo Peterbilt and Isuzu Juliet” by Kent Patterson
“Mounting the Monkeys” by Rick Wilber
“Amelia Pillar’s Etiquette for the Space Traveler” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Predict THIS” by Michael D. Britton
“Family History” by R.W. Wallace
“Time in Death” by C.A. Rowland
“Where Everything Goes” by Rob Vagle
“The Men without Heads Join a Health Club” by Robert Jeschonek

You can find out where to buy Issue #14 when it releases on Thursday here and click here to learn how to subscribe!

And if that isn’t enough short fiction for you, you can always head on over to Kris’ website and check out her free fiction. It’s a new one this week. Kris’ crime stories are exceptional, even if this one left me a bit queasy in the beginning. Click here to see why.

Short fiction is perfect for this busy holiday season.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.