Some of Steve’s recent story appearances include:

Miguel Prays While His Mother Cries,” Daily Science Fiction, 8/8/2019

“A Thin Silver Line,” THE UNQUIET DREAMER: A TRIBUTE TO HARLAN ELLISON, ed. Preston Grassmann, 2019

“A Stay at the Shores,” Necronomicon 2019 Memento Book

Night Vision,” Daily Science Fiction

“Eidetic,” Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, ed. C.M. Muller, 2019

“The Parts Man,” The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories Volume Three

“By the Sea,” Nightscript IV

“Thanatrauma,” New Fears 2, ed. Mark Morris, 2018

“Reflections in Black,” The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories, ed. Stephen Jones, 2018

“Love Letters,” Broken River Review #1

“Sleepless,” Crimewave 13: Bad Light

For All His Eyes Can See,” The Dark, August 2018

Field of Shoes,Daily Science Fiction

A Space of One’s Own,” Clarkesworld


For a good sampling of what Steve does, check out his Selected Stories, Figures Unseen, now out from Valancourt Books. This volume includes several stories from each of his collections.


For a Complete Bibliography of Steve’s work, click on the following link to download a PDF:

Steve Tem Bibliography  



What It Means To Adopt a Child

A few of you may know that for many years my late wife Melanie was a social worker specializing in adoptions. She wrote and spoke passionately about the subject. At last these writings have been gathered into an e-book–THIS CHILD IS MINE: What It Means to Adopt a Child. “Essential reading for those currently adopting a child, thinking about adopting a child, or simply interested in the subjects of adoption and parenting older children, this concise handbook provides a unique perspective on the difficult and wonderful adventure of parenting older children.”

She offers a way of looking at the adoption and parenting processes that is both simple and radically different from the norm. Central to her writings is the act of claiming, the process by which a parent says, once and for all, “This is my child.”

(Writers will be particularly interested in the chapter on power and developmental stages and their effects on behavior.)

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About Steve

STEVE RASNIC TEM's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 400 plus published stories, twelve collections, and seven novels have garnered him the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four Bram Stoker Awards.

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