Vote in Podcastle’s Flash Fiction Contest!

Hello everyone! So I have entered a short story in Podcastle’s recent Flash Fiction Contest, and you have the opportunity to help me out and vote in the Escape Artists forums.


All you have to do is become a member of the Escape Artists forums, and make at least one post in a thread to prove that you are not a spam bot. Then you will be able to read over all of the submissions and vote for which ones you like best.

Stories are posted anonymously and author names revealed after the competition ends, but I can tell you that my story is still in the running. So give them a read and see if you can catch my writing style among a lot of brilliant fantasy stories.

“No Shit, There I Was” Now Available for Purchase through Alliteration Ink

I am a bit late sharing this news, but the sci-fi anthology “No Shit, There I Was” by Alliteration Ink is now available for purchase for those who missed the Kickstarter. This anthology includes my own short story, “The Former Minion’s Support Group”.


Check it out and enjoy my and several authors’ stories, and lovely interior art by a wide range of artists.

Announcing my story in “Utter Fabrication” with Mad Scientist Journal

I am very happy to announce that my short story “Can’t Be Locked Down” will be appearing as a part of the Utter Fabrication anthology, published by Mad Scientist Journal.


The anthology as a whole deals with haunted or otherwise paranormal structures, from houses to hospitals to anything man made. “Can’t Be Locked Down” goes to the very, very small end of this spectrum. Have you ever wanted to read about a haunted bike rack? Well, now you can!

Find the whole table of contents here and keep your eyes peeled for the release date.

Read “To Dr. Von Lupe, Concerning the Radium” on Mad Scientist Journal

The Winter 2017 edition of Mad Scientist Journal is now available, and with it is the latest tale of Dr. Elizabeth Chu. Read all about her ongoing struggles with her evil overlord in “To Dr. Von Lupe, Concerning the Radium”.


(Art by Luke Spooner.)

Read “To Dr. Von Lupe, Concerning the Ice Pick” on Mad Scientist Journal!

Another quarter, another update on the adventures of Dr. Elizabeth Chu and her fellow captives. Read my short story, “To Dr. Von Lupe, Concerning the Ice Pick” on Mad Scientist Journal for free, accompanied by lovely art by illustrator Amanda Jones.


“Concerning the Ice Pick” continues the story began in previous installments of Mad Scientists Journal, beginning with “Concerning the Kraken” and continued in “Concerning the Volcano”.

“Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2016” now for sale!

The Spring 2016 issue of Mad Scientist Journal is now for sale!


My short story “To Dr. Von Lupe, Concerning the Kraken” is a piece of this wonderful funny anthology, and has received a shout out on the cover, enticing readers with the promise of “Crocheting Krakens?”

Right now the collection is available at Amazon (Print/Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Print/NOOK), Kobo, iBookstore, and Smashwords!

“No Sh!t, There I Was” Anthology Kickstarter is Live

The Kickstarter for Alliteration Ink’s upcoming collection, “No Sh!t, There I Was- An Anthology of Improbable Tales”, has just gone live. I am thrilled to announce that I have a story included in this collection, a short sci-fi piece titled “The Former Minions Support Group”.


I encourage everyone to share this funding project around, or better yet, contribute to the project. You can earn all sorts of wonderful rewards as a backer, first and foremost the chance to read 24 different sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories by 24 authors, including yours truly, Alanna McFall. Take a look and help Alliteration Ink make this anthology a reality.