Donald McCarthy

Fiction Publishing:

June 2021 - Article on "Do Americans Want to Be Lied To? Both Major Parties Seem to Think So" in Common Dreams.

May 2021 - New story "On Probation" in ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare

March 2021 - I have a collection in this book of essays on the films Eyes Wide Shut and First Reformed.

March 2021 = New essay in "Nightmare Magazine": about horror and mental health.

December 2020 - Short story "Too Much" is on the horror podcast The Grey Rooms. It is the second story, beginning at minute 16.

December 2020 - Short story 'The Neglected' appearing in ParABnormal Magazine December 2020

June 2020 - Short story 'The Replacement' appearing in Raconteur Vol. II, Issue I: A Joyful Literary Magazine.

September 2019 - Story 'The Hour of the Wolf' on New

June 2019 - Short story appearing in Creep: Anthology of Horror Stories

Otober 2018 - Short story featured in Fiction War Magazine,an independent literary journal curating and showcasing original short flash fiction by established and emerging authors from around the world.

May 2018 - Flash fiction. "The Exhibits" published in The Virginia Normal, Virginia University's Literary Journal.

April 2018 - Short story "Transportation Method" in The Manhattanville Review, an online journal of literature.

May 2017 - 'Schism in the Sky' appearing in Weirdbook #35 Paperback – May 20, 2017

January 2017 - A Different Me short story in Adelaide Magazine that was an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's 2016 New Writer award. Available at

October 2016 - Fictional story "Stalingrad"featured on PlotsWithGuns.

April 2016 - Short story in the latest issue of Vagabonds "Anthology of the Mad Ones" which is available through

"Honorable Mention" in Glimmer Train's Short Story Award For New Writers, January/February 2016 for his short story "A Different Me".

December 2015 - "The Flaw Beneath the Skin" in the story collection "Hidden In Plain Sight" on sale now.

October 2015 - "The Opera of Samhain," in the short story collection "The Perennial Miss Wildthyme," put out by Obverse Books.

October 2015 - Finalist in the Words Apart Magazine's Fiction 2015 contest.

"Purgatory" published through Nebula Rift and available on March 21, 2015

"Forever Sleep." The Other Herald. Forthcoming 2014.

"Boxed."  Available on iTunes.

"It's All Part of the Experience." KZine. January 2013. Available on

"Pink Slips." The Washington Pastime. January 2013.

"The Edge of the Galaxy." Drunk Monkeys. March 2012.

"For Those Who Need Pain." Cover of Darkness Magazine. Sam Dot Publishing. January 2012.

"Let's Go." Spinetinglers Magazine. September 2011.

Non-Fiction Publishing:

September 2019 - Article on 'The Tough Guy Presidencies' appearing on

August 2019 - Article on body dysmorphic disorder, appearing on Huffington Post.

"Scott Snyder's Wytches: A Unique Look At Fear" March 4, 2015.

Book review of "The World of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin, with Elio M. Garcia, Jr. & Linda Antonsson February 20, 2015

"The Working Class Credentials of Stephen King". June 5, 2014.

"Why The Hell Have Weddings Become So Expensive For Guests?" on Elite Daily. January 14, 2014

"The Westboro Baptist Church owes the media a huge thank you" on Death and March 21, 2014

"Bet You Don't Know: Yellow." Punchnel's Magazine. May 2012.

"Book Review: 23 Things You Don't Know About Capitalism" The Progressive Populist. August 2012.

Missing Girls: A Case of Media Discrimination?" Commentarista. June 28, 2011.