new publications & other good news


After an email from a reader I realized I hadn’t put much effort into updating this site on a regular basis. For those wondering, I’m definitely still writing new stuff. However, much of my effort has been focused on a novel that I discussed in some early posts on this website.

Today I sent out close to 200 poetry and flash fiction submissions to some magazines I found on Duotrope. I have received replies from a few already, and some new poems and short stories of mine will be out later this summer and into the fall.

A couple of shorter poems that don’t fit in with the large batch I sent out for publication will be made available on this site if they aren’t taken anywhere.

I’d like to use my writing Twitter (@samuelswauger) a lot more frequently, but I’m not sure what to post there. I’m not really into social media.

Some book reviews and essays are in the not-so-distant future for this blog, too. In short, I’m not dead, and a lot is on the way. Stay tuned.


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Instructions for those who wish to use my work

I want to keep this as simple as possible; if you’d like to use my work, email me first, either via this contact form, or by shooting me an email at I will respond to you as soon as I can! But, in case you’re curious, here’s a brief summary of what I find acceptable:

  • You will be asked to include credit to me in readable, visible font either immediately before or after the piece of mine that you wish to use.
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  • If you intend to make any kind of revenue from posting my piece to your website, narrating it in a youtube video, or through any other location in which you use my writing, I will ask for a small payment, usually $5, but I’m pretty lenient about this. Non-monetized uses of my content are completely free.

If you are still interested in using my writing, email me!

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