Publishing announcements

I have two publishings slated for release in 2011 First up, my short story “Moving Day” will appear in the Nightfall Publications anthology From Shadows and Nightmares. I would anticipate this anthology coming out sooner than later. I’ll keep you posted.

The other work is an oldie but a goodie, “Bloodwork and Synesthesia,” which despite being one of my personal favorites has never actually been published. It’s been workshopped multiple times, was in the revision stage for an anthology three years ago and most recently was part of my fiction portfolio that earned my acceptance into Colorado State University’s MFA program. Yet, this ultra-violent treat has never made it to print.

Until 2011, that is, when Sideshow Press illustrates this dark little tale for the magazine Black Ink Horror #7. There is no announced release date at this time, but I’ll post updates as I receive them.

Finally, it just wouldn’t feel like the last week of the year without a brief reflection on 2010. From a publishing perspective, I have two noteworthy items to report. My short story “Skull City,” a Halloween romp for haunted attraction enthusiasts, appeared in the anthology Dark Things from Pill Hill Press (available from Amazon or the publisher). And my flash piece “Dead Leaves Blackened” appeared in the anthology The Elements of Horror (available from Lulu or the publisher).

Thanks for reading and have a great new year.


Grace and I spent the better part of our holiday skiing in Colorado and Wyoming. There was much beauty to photograph there. In fact, taking a beautiful photograph with the snow-frosted Rocky Mountains for a backdrop isn’t very difficult.

The challenge is finding the hidden things. For that we did a little exploring closer to home and found this little beaut rusting in a ravine surprisingly near (yet hidden from) swanky condos, a park and a lake. Not sure what the back story is on this rusted American classic being swallowed up by the earth (though I’m reminded of Stephen King’s short story, “Dolan’s Cadillac”).

Welcome to my nightmare

Figured it would be best to start this blog with an Alice Cooper reference. You’ve stumbled upon the official online home of Vince Darcangelo, award-winning journalist and author. My fiction and creative nonfiction writing has appeared in more than a dozen literary journals and anthologies, and I have published more than a thousand articles in newspapers and magazines.

The Colorado Society of Professional Journalists has honored my work with four writing awards, and I have worked as a managing editor, A&E editor and freelance writer in nearly a decade of work as a journalist. I sold my first short story in 1999, and my photography has appeared in the Honey Land Review.

This Web site will keep you up to date on the happenings in the world of literature. I’ll include updates on my work as well as notes from academia as I navigate my second year in Colorado State University’s MFA program. I’ll also include links to some of my favorite things, including articles, podcasts, photos, etc.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks for coming by…