OPEN CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Aug-Sep, 2021

Be sure to read the full submission guidelines on publishers' websites prior to submitting. Need help keeping track of submissions? Check out my guide here: Red's Super-Sweet Guide to Submission Organization Do you feel like there are too many amazing calls for submissions and you can't possibly keep up with them all? That's okay. I... Continue Reading →

Dismal Dreams at June’s End

The next collection drops on June 25! PREORDER HERE on Amazon. WIN A SIGNED PAPERBACK: All you have to do is add Dismal Dreams to your Goodreads To-Be-Read list and you'll be entered to win! Click this link to find Dismal Dreams on Goodreads. Then click on "Want to Read." Drawing will take place July... Continue Reading →

Call for Submissions

Someone in the social-mediaverse had asked how I kept all my calls for submissions organized, so I figured I'd share a sample of my chart, along with with some upcoming deadlines. (Scroll down past the charts if you just want the open calls.) Even if I'm not sure I'll submit to an open call, if... Continue Reading →

Out of the Shadow of Eclipse

horror fiction by Red Lagoe They call it a blood moon. I’d always been a fan, but Tad said there wasn’t nothing bloody about it. Big fat disappointment is what he called it. He said his face turns that shade of red when he bears down for a shit. Why’d he have to go and... Continue Reading →

2020: the year of short stories

Wow! What a strange year! It's not over yet, and a lot can happen. So far in 2020, I've been busy releasing a book, submitting many short stories to anthologies, taking on a staff-writer position for a shared-world series, working on a new book, dealing with the kids' at-home learning, and I've recovered from a... Continue Reading →

Bound and Gagged

Maybe I’m paranoid. Maybe I read too much into situations. I did grow up on 80's slasher horror and developed a watchful eye for the bad guys around the corner. Sure, nobody ever threw a bag over my head and dragged me into a vehicle, so you could argue that those predators are few and... Continue Reading →

Passion and Persistence

We don’t always end up where we think we’ll be. Remember those five-year goals from high school? I thought I’d be a children’s book writer, or an artist of some sort. But life—that chaotic storm cloud of uncontrollable happenstance stitched together with lightning decisions (big and small)—took me on a journey I didn’t expect. Five... Continue Reading →

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