Archive for January, 2010

It’s Official: STAY GOD will be published in Dec. 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 by nikkorpon

From Otherworld Publications, my publisher:

Otherworld Publications of Louisville, KY is thrilled to announce the signing of author Nik Korpon for the release of Stay God in December of 2010.


Nik has been published in numerous magazines and journals, including 3:AM, Out of the Gutter Cause and Effect, Gold Dust, Colored Chalk, Troubadour21, Sex and Murder, The Mechanics Institute Review, and Sideshow Fables, as well as the upcoming Shadow Kindred Anthology from Living Dead Press. His novella Old Ghosts is currently being serialized on Troubadour He also has a chapbook forthcoming in late 2010. He reviews books for the Outsider Writers Collective, co-hosts Last Sunday, Last Rites, a monthly reading series in Baltimore, and is a Fiction Editor for Rotten Leaves Magazine. Somewhere between all of that, he is writing his second novel.


Damon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn’t really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend’s murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his problems. His carefully constructed existence soon shatters like crystal teardrops and he must determine which ghosts won’t stay buried—and which ones are trying to kill him—if he wants to learn why Mary has disappeared.

I’m incredibly excited to be with Otherworld. They are a husband and wife team. Very smart, well connected, and they care about books for the sake of books. It’s something we don’t see very often anymore and I’m proud to be a part of it.

More details to follow as I get them. There should be 100 limited edition hardcovers printed, then a larger run of paperbacks and e-reader things. We’ll also have some promotional stuff, and I’m hoping to do a few readings with my good friend and label-mate Richard Thomas. The first two chapters are available to sample on the right side of this page. More to come.


Edward Cullen can suck it.

Posted in Uncategorized on January 20, 2010 by nikkorpon

Couple things to catch up on:

I have a story, DEVIL CHILDREN UNITE, in a new vampire anthology from Living Dead Press. The anthology, called ETERNAL NIGHT, will be available soon. If you’d like to buy it from the Rotten Leaves store, we’d appreciate the support. This is a fantastic collection of stories that subverts the vampire mythology, and a collection of writers on the brink of breaking out.

From the website:

Blood, fangs, darkness and terror…these are the calling cards of the vampire mythos. Inside this tome are stories that embrace vampire history but seek to introduce a new literary spin on this longstanding fictional monster. Follow a dark journey through cigarette-smoking creatures hunted by rogue angels, vampires that feed off of thoughts instead of blood, immortals presenting the fantastic in a local rock band, to a legendary monster on the far reaches of town. Forget what you know about vampires; this anthology will destroy historical mythos and embrace incredible new twists on this celebrated, fictional character.

Welcome to a world of the undead, welcome to the world of Eternal Night. With stories from Axel Taiari, Chris Deal, Tony Schaab, Kelly M. Hudson, Simon West-Bulford, Jessy Marie Roberts, Christopher Dwyer, Anthony Giangregorio, Richard Thomas, Spencer Wendleton, Edward J. Rathke, David H. Donaghe, Caleb Ross, Nik Korpon, Rob X Roman, and G.R. Mosca

I’m the resident Genius at Everyday Genius, the web component of Publishing Genius. Thanks to Lauren Bender for the love.

I contributed a column to the Writers’ Hub, the new website of the Birkbeck College Creative Writing Masters Program. It’s a fantastic new site with all kinds of information regarding all aspects of writing. This is especially cool, as I graduated from the same program two years ago. Thank you to James Vincent and Julia Bell for the opportunity.

Part Four of my serialized novella OLD GHOSTS is live at

There’s also some big news to announce soon, so please check back.


Oprah read this> Oprah, read this

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2010 by nikkorpon

The easiest characters are those with baggage included.

OPRAH READ THIS > OPRAH, READ THIS is a collection of stories that each leverage the name-recognition of other writers to impart a meta-layer of interpretation. These are fictions. The writers are not. Here, we explore the overlap.

This collection will be live for 11 months: January 2010-November 2010.

There are a ton of great writers in here. My story, DEXTER MORGAN, MARRAIGE COUNSELOR, only slightly mars the reputation.

While you’re out around the website, preorder Tim Hall’s new chapbook, ONE DAMN THING AFTER ANOTHER, available from Outsider Writers Press. Chicago Subtext has some nice things to say about it.