KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.


Word Riot/The Sligo Dead/St. Pat's Edition

Bam. Email annoucement today clocked me for a loop. The literary magazine Word Riot is kicking the publishing game in the teeth with a short anthology of writers bucking the Jersey stereotypes. Although the "Exit" joke in the title is a bit droll, it looks like a fine collection. I'm proud to have had my fiction "The Sligo Dead" published at Word Riot. I'll be looking for this.