TIH 078: Richard Thomas on Gamut Magazine, Kickstarter Do’s and Don’ts, and Short Story Mechanics

TIH 078 Richard Thomas on Gamut Magazine, Kickstarter Do's and Don'ts, and Short Story Mechanics

In this podcast Richard Thomas talks about his brand new venture Gamut Magazine, Do’s and Don’ts of Kickstarter and Short Story Mechanics. 

About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the author of seven books: Three novels, Disintegration and Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications); three short story collections, Tribulations (Crystal Lake), Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), and Herniated Roots (Snubnose Press); as well as one novella of The Soul Standard (Dzanc Books). With over 100 stories published, his credits include Cemetery Dance, PANK, Gargoyle, Weird Fiction Review, Midwestern Gothic, Arcadia, Qualia Nous, Chiral Mad 2 & 3, Gutted, and Shivers 6. He has won contests at ChiZine and One Buck Horror, and has received five Pushcart Prize nominations to date. He is also the editor of four anthologies: Exigencies and The New Black (Dark House Press), The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press) and Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press) with Chuck Palahniuk (finalist for the Bram Stoker Award). In his spare time he is a columnist at LitReactor and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. He has taught at LitReactor, the University of Iowa, StoryStudio Chicago, and in Transylvania.

Show notes

  • [01:10] Interview start/ Kickstarter dos and don’ts/ Gamut Magazine
  • [15:00] Gamut’s effect on Dark House and writing endeavours
  • [22:22] Who is and isn’t the LitReactor Short Story Mechanics course for?
  • [37:33] Publication Richard would most like to get into
  • [40:30] Takeaways from writing books and courses
  • [50:26] Advice to yourself self if starting out again
  • [53:00] Final takeaway message

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