Author Archives: somethingisgoingtohappen

The Short Story Then & Now (by Tom Tolnay)

Tom Tolnay is the author of dozens of published short stories, both literary and genre. He’s had two dozen stories published in EQMM over the years. One of his literary stories, “The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald,” was a winner … Continue reading

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It Takes a (Chinese) Village (by SJ Rozan and John Shen Yen Nee)

EQMM’s current issue (January/February 2023) contains a collaboration between Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony Award-winning writer SJ Rozan, the author of eighteen novels and more than eighty short stories, and entrepreneur, producer, former Senior Vice President at DC Comics, and former … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day (by Bill Bassman)

Bill Bassman makes his debut as a professional fiction writer with the story “Errand for a Neighbor” in our current issue, January/February 2023 (see the Department of First Stories). He’s a software engineer and a former teacher, and he tells … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Repentant Sesquipedalianist (by Sean McCluskey)

Sean McCluskey makes his fiction debut with the story “The Soiled Dove of Shallow Hollow” in EQMM’s current issue (January/February 2023). He tells EQMM that he is a federal agent on a fugitive task force in New York and that … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EQMM!

All best wishes for 2023!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM EQMM!

Warm wishes to you and yours from all of us.

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2022 EQMM READERS AWARD BALLOT DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The EQMM Readers Award ballot deadline has been extended to January 19, 2023! Find more information in the November/December 2022 issue. Make your opinion about the year’s issues and next year’s heard!

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Travel Ban (by David Dean)

David Dean made his fiction debut in EQMM in 1990 and is a two-time winner of the EQMM Readers Award. His best-known series character is Police Chief Julian Hall.  A new Dean character will debut in EQMM’s March/April 2023 issue: … Continue reading

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Passport to Crime Fiction (by Josh Pachter)

Over many decades, Josh Pachter has been an invaluable contributor to EQMM as a writer, anthology editor, translator, go-to person for information on EQMM’s history, and general friend of the magazine. When I heard that he would be traveling and … Continue reading

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The Big Trouble With Writing Comedy (Michael B. Hock)

Michael Hock’s debut story, “The Artisan-Cheese Incident” appears in EQMM’s current issue, November/December 2022. It’s a comic mystery—a type of story we don’t very often see, although, as the author points out in this post, there are some natural affinities … Continue reading

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