Fantasy/SF

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As Dayle A. Dermatis

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Small Wonders: A Delightful Collection of Ten Short-Short Speculative Fiction Stories
Soul’s Road Press, 2015

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Written on the Coast: Thirteen Stories of Magic and Mayhem Written in Lincoln City, OR
Soul’s Road Press, 2013

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Short Stories

“Get Inside,” Feel the Fear, Fiction River, forthcoming

“Dominant Species,” Pulse Pounders 3, Fiction River, forthcoming

“Family, Fair and True,” Wishes, Fiction River, forthcoming

“Hidden Talents,” Superpowers, Fiction River, November 2017

“So Many Ways to Die,” Pulse Pounders: Adrenaline, Fiction River, July 2017

“Still-Waking Sleep,” No Humans Allowed, Fiction River, March 2017

Good Scrying Gone Bad,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 11: Bewitching Love, February 2017

“Girls That Glitter,” Tavern Tales, Fiction River, January 2017

Hedging the Witch,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 10: Fabulous Familiars, November 2016

“Land of the Living,” Haunted, Fiction River, October 2016

Tendrils, Twining,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 8: Out of the Woods, May 2016

Ignite the Night,” Sparks, Fiction River, March 2016

Rhapsody in Blue,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 7: Happily Ever Afters, February 2016

“Queen and Fool,” Clowns: The Unlikely Coulrophobia Remix, January 2016

What You Wish For,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 6: Enchanted Emporiums, November 2015

“Never Alone,” Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar, DAW Books, December 2015

“The Imperfect Otter Empire,” Recycled Pulp, Fiction River, September 2015

“Some of our faves from Recycled Pulp include: The Imperfect Otter Empire by Dayle Dermatis.” (Astroguyz, August 2015)

At the Mirk and Midnight Hour,” Soul’s Road Press, 2015

These Chains,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 5: Magical Libraries, August 2015

Proof of Devotion,” Soul’s Road Press, 2015

Save a Prayer,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 4: Portals & Passageways, May 2015

A Father’s Blessing,” Soul’s Road Press, 2015

Soulsearching,” Soul’s Road Press, 2015

This is the World Calling,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 3: Heartspells, January 2015

“Old Loom, New Tapestry,” No True Way: All-New Tales of Valdemar, DAW Books, December 2014

Desperate Housewitches,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 2: Winter Witches, October 2014

“The story’s wonderful, funny, and a do-not-miss.” (USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

Seeds of Hope,” Soul’s Road Press, 2014

Bane, She,” Soul’s Road Press, 2014

Masked,” Soul’s Road Press, 2014

“Living With the Past,” Fantastic Detectives, Fiction River, September 2014

“The Pumpkin-Carving Contest,” Crossed Genres, July 2014

The Madness of Survival,” Uncollected Anthology, Issue 1: Magical Motorcycles, July 2014

Leave a Candle Burning,” Fantasy Adrift, Fiction River, May 2014

“Hearth and Family,” Elementary: More Stories of the Elemental Masters, DAW Books, 2013

The Sound of My Own Voice,” Hex in the City, Fiction River, 2013

Berengere,” Soul’s Road Press, 2012

Blood Relations,” Soul’s Road Press, 2012

“To Ride the River-Horse,” Elemental Magic: All New Tales of the Elemental Masters, DAW Books, 2012

Famous Last Words,” Soul’s Road Press, 2011

Matchmaker,” More Scary Kisses, Ticonderoga Publications, 2011

I Sing a Song of Mourning,” Breaking Waves: An Anthology for Gulf Coast Relief charity anthology, Book View Café, 2010

The Devil Went Down to the Sunset Strip,” Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia, Raven Electrick Ink, 2010

If the Shoe Fits,” The Trouble With Heroes, DAW Books, 2009

“Dayle A. Dermatis’s ‘If the Shoe Fits’ is a funny (and rather ingenious) semi-modern twist on Cinderella, in which we find out why that shoe was really so important to everyone.” (Errant Dreams Reviews)

Proof of Devotion,” Fabulous Whitby, Shrew Press (UK), 2008

Some Old Lover’s Ghost,” Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories, Lethe Press, 2008

“…unexpectedly romantic [and] heart-wrenching” (Rainbow Reviews)

Hell’s Belles,” DeathGrip: Exit Laughing, HellBound Books, 2006

“The Sultan’s Sons,” Clash of Steel: Assassin, Carnifex Press, 2005

“I was particularly struck by the little gem, ‘Sultan’s Sons’ by Dayle A Dermatis. This was, in my opinion, the…strongest story in the entire collection.” (horrorreader.com)

“You want something new and something fresh and I think I got that when I accepted [a story] from…Dayle Dermatis. I’d like to think that someday these…writers will be at the forefront of the new age in Fantasy and I can say that I helped them in my own small way.” (Armand Rosamilia, Editor of Clash of Steel)

“Stitch in Time,” BattleCorps.com,2005

“Dayle Dermatis weaves us a tale of ‘shear’ bravery and bravado.” (classicbattletech.com)

“Pledges of Allegience,” BattleCorps.com, 2005

Feline Design,” The Ghostbreakers: New Horrors, Rage Machine Books, 2005

“Mirage,” BattleCorps.com, 2005

“A Matter of Perspective,” Scheherezade, Autumn 2004 (Iss. 27)

“What the Tales Never Mentioned Was That She Had a Daughter,” Wicked Little Girls, Allegra Press, 2003

“Blood & Promises,” Glyph, October 2002

“Return,” Raven Electrick, March 2002

“Another awesome flash piece is, ‘The Return’ by Dayle A. Dermatis. This coming of age flash blends ancestor worship and lunar travel through a poetically inventive conceit of ‘speaking trees’. This piece is a flash SF triumph, recommended for both theme and technique.” (sfreader.com)

“…Of Human Sacrifice and Parents’ Tears,” The Witching Hour, Silver Lake Publishing, 2001

“Creative Arsenal,” Jackhammer e-zine, Oct–Dec 2000

Preditors & Editors Poll 2000
Author, ranked 34; Story, ranked 24

The Power to Change the Shape of the Land,” Sword & Sorceress XVI, 1999, ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley
reprinted in Breaking Waves: An Anthology for Gulf Coast Relief, Book View Café, 2010

Bane, She,” Haunts, January 1996 (Issue 30)
reprinted in Vermont Voices III, 2000

What Dragons Prefer,” Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Fall 1994 (Iss. 25)
reprinted in Dragons: A Celebration of the Greatest of Mythical Creatures anthology (ISBN 0962703044), 1996
“reprinted” (kind of!) as a podcast at Podcastle, 2008

Cauldron Award, third place, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine

“Riding Into Faerie,” Lost Worlds, August 1994 (Vol. 6, No. 10)

“Accidental Victim,” Vermont Voices II, 1994

“Snowblind,” Lost Worlds, January 1993 (Vol. 5, No. 4)