August 21, 2017


Kenneth Goldman



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A Pet Shop Parable (2014-05-19) cover story fiction pets humor

Ken Goldman, former Philadelphia teacher of English and Film Studies, is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. His stories have appeared in over 700 independent press publications in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia, with over thirty due for publication in 2014.


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Kenneth Goldman
Kenneth Goldman


Ken Goldman is a former high school English and Film Studies teacher (Horror and Science Fiction in Film and Literature) at George Washington High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

An affiliate Member of the Horror Writers Association, he has had over 700 published short stories in the small/independent press since 1993. He has written five books :

Three Short Story Collections (Paperback and Kindle)

YOU HAD ME AT ARRGH! : Five Uneasy Pieces by Ken Goldman (Sam's Dot Publishing/October 2007)

DONNY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (A/A Productions/e-book, Kindle, paperback/October 2012)

STAR-CROSSED (Vampires 2 Publishers/e-book/March 2013)

One Novella (Paperback, eBook, Kindle)

DESIREE (Damnation Books/June 2010)

...And One Novel :

OF A FEATHER (Horrific Tales Publishing/UK/January 2014)

Print Magazines Ken's stories have recently appeared in are :

Night to Dawn, Disturbed (Alban Lake Publishing), Pantheon Magazine, Pulp Modern #6, and Tales of The Talisman. A complete list including issues and dates is available on request.

Online (web zine, e-anthology, CD, PDF, Kindle) Publications between 2012-2014 include :

69 Flavors of Paranoia, Death Head Grin, Lorelei Signal, Schlock Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Liquid Imagination, Gore Magazine, Monster Corral, Bizarrocast Audiozine, Spinetinglers, FlashFrights, Voluted Tales, Carnage Conservatory, The Sirens Call, Blood Tracks (Kindle), Ascent Aspirations, Sub-verse, and Fiction Terrifica.

Anthologies between 2012-2014 include :

Night Terrors II (Bloodbound Books)
Mass Dissidence (Static Movement Imprint)
Sowing The Seeds of Horror (Static Movement Imprint)
Morpheus Tales : The Best Weird Fiction Vol. 1
Wake The Witch (May December Publications)
Science Gone Mad (Static Movement Imprint)
And I Swear This is True : An Anthology of Urban Legends (Static Movement Imprint)
Summer Thrills (Static Movement Imprint)
Evil in Flight (Static Movement Imprint)
Midnight Train (Static Movement Imprint)
Synaptic Void (Static Movement Imprint)
One Hundred Horrors (Cruentus Press)
One Hour (Static Movement Imprint)
Hospital (Static Movement Imprint)
Weird City 3 (Static Movement Imprint)
Medieval Nightmares/Static Movement Imprint
The Morgue/Static Movement Imprint
As One Cradles Pain : An Anthology Exploring Disorders (Ascent Aspirations Publishing, British Columbia, Canada)
Short Sips : Coffee House Flash Fiction (Wicked East Press)
Unfinished Business (Static Movement Imprint)
The Monster Behind The Mask (Static Movement Imprint)
Urban Nightmares (Static Movement Imprint)
Winter Chills (Static Movement Imprint)
Tough As Nails (NorGus Press) Uncommon Assassins (Smart Rhino Publications)
Dark Side Of The Womb (Cruentus Press)
Trip of a Lifetime (Sleeping Cat Books)
Temptation Anthology (Wordpress)
Rigorous Mortis : A Mortician's Tales (Scarlett River Press)
The Dead Sea (Cruentus Libri Press)
Hell (James Ward Kirk Publishing)
Songs For The Raven (James Ward Kirk Publishing)
Spring Fever (Static Movement Imprint)
Another 100 Horrors (Cruentus Libri Press)
Blood & Guts (Static Movement Imprint)
Sex Drugs, & Horror (JWK Fiction)
Horror-tica (Cruentus Libri Press)
Long Pig/Static Movement Imprint
Horror-tica (Cruentus Libri Press)
100 Doors To Madness (Forgotten Tomb Press)
Thirteen (Cloontubrid Press)
Growing Concerns/Chupa Cabra House Publishers
Fossil Lake (On Kindle : Daverana Enterprises)
Alien (Thirteen Press)
Mirror Mirror (Thirteen Press)
Broken Dreams (Thirteen Press)
An Urban Nightmare (Thirteen Press)
Dangerous Dreams (Thirteen Press)
Deathmongers : Where The Light Dies/Kindle version
Desolation : 21 Tales for Tails (Dragon's Roost Charity Anthology)
At The Stroke Of Thirteen (Horrified Press/Thirteen Press Imprint)

CONTESTS AND AWARDS 2010-2014 include

Top Ten finisher in the novel and short story horror division of The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll (2010) for "Desiree" and "Gran'ma's in the Bathroom (...and she's not coming out)"
Top Ten finisher in the novel and short story science fiction division of The Preditors & Editors Readers Poll (2011) for "The Downlink"
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Contest (UK) : Won first place cash prize for "A Pet Shop Parable" (March 2012)
Disorders Anthology Contest Honorable Mention for "Jaw Breaker" (Spring 2012)
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Contest (UK) : Won first place cash prize for "Lunchtime at The Justice Cafe" (July 2012)
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Contest (UK) : Won second place cash prize for "As Nature Intended" (November 2012)
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Contest (UK) : Won first place cash prize for "A Small Sand Storm" (April 2013)
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Contest (UK) : Won third place cash prize for "Only What's On The Menu" (September 2013)
Spinetinglers Monthly Short Story Contest (UK) : Won first place cash prize for "A Tale From Captain Andy" (January 2014)

These short stories have received honorable mentions in the following Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Anthologies :

"A Head Full of Pigs" in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection (1993)
"The Snow Angel" in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Ninth Annual Collection (1995)
"The Boardwalk Cats" in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixteenth Annual Collection (2002)
"Young Girls Are Coming to Ajo" in Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Seventeenth Annual Collection (2003)
"POE 103" in Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twentieth Annual Collection (2007)
"Rite of Passage" and "There's Something in Autumn Palms Lake" in Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twenty-First Annual Collection (2008)

Ken Goldman's books and anthologies containing his short stories can be found at : Kenneth C. Goldman and : Goodreads: Kenneth C. Goldman

His recent novel, OF A FEATHER, may be purchased at : Amazon: Of a Feather

Reviewers are always welcome!