Josh Rountree

Josh Rountree’s short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Realms of Fantasy, and Polyphony 6.  His work has received honorable mention in both The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction.


Fairwood Press will publish Fantastic Americana, a new collection of his short fiction, Summer 2021. Reach out to him on Twitter @josh_rountree




Short Fiction Publications by Date

September 2021 – FORTHCOMING

“A Red Promise in the Palm of Your Hand”, Weird Horror


August 2021- FORTHCOMING

“Her Soul, A Dark Forest”, Fantastic Americana: Stories, Fairwood Press

“In the Teeth”, Fantastic Americana: Stories, Fairwood Press


Summer 2021- FORTHCOMING

“Snowfather”, Tales to Terrify (audio reprint)


Spring 2021- FORTHCOMING

“The Beautiful People”, Underland Arcana

“Rattlesnake Song”, Pseudopod (audio reprint)

March 2021 - FORTHCOMING

“The Cure for Boyhood”, Bourbon Penn

January 2021

“The Guadalupe Witch”, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 May 2020

“February Moon”, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

March 2020

"Rewind", XVIII, Underland Press


October 2019 

“Fury’s Hour”, A Punk Rock Future, ZsenonPublishing

September 2019 

“Revolutions Per Minute”, DreamForge Magazine

July 2019

“Rattlesnake Song”, Triangulation: Dark Skies, Parsec Inc.


November 2017

“Last Pale Light in the West”, Skelos 3,  Skelos Press


April 2017

“Snowfather”, Horror Library 6, Farolight Publishing


May 2016

“All My Pretty Chickens”, FWA 1, Underland Press(reprint)


 July 2015

“All My Pretty Chickens”, Farrago’s Wainscot


January 2014

“Cigarette Lighter Love Song”, Daily Science Fiction


August, 2013

“Best Energies”, Rayguns Over Texas, F.A.C.T.


April, 2013

“The Reckless Alternative” (w/ Sanford Allen), After Death, Dark Moon Books


June, 2011

“Chasing America”, Happily Ever After,  Night Shade Books (reprint)

“Escaping Salvation” (w/ Samantha Henderson), Realms of Fantasy


May, 2011

“Gone Daddy Gone”, PodCastle (audio reprint)


March, 2011

“Intrepid Travelers”, Electric Velocipede


April, 2009

“Gone Daddy Gone”, Lone Star Stories


December, 2008

“Veronica”, Lone Star Stories


November, 2008

“Fragments of a Fantasy Life” (w/ Mikal Trimm), Realms of Fantasy

“Gifting Bliss”, Drabblecast (audio reprint)

“When the Rain Comes”, The Lone Star Stories Reader, LSS Press (reprint)


July, 2008

“Bury My Guitar at Wounded Knee”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press

“Can’t Buy Me Faded Love”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press (reprint)

“Gifting Bliss”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press

“Grievous Angel”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press

“Indie Gods”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press

“Nikola and the Wolf”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press

“No One Here Gets Out Alive”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press

“Stephanie Shrugs”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press (reprint)

“The Review Lester Bangs Would Have Written for the New Stones Album if He’d Lived Long Enough to Witness the Fall of Humanity and the Rise of the Other”, CBMFL, Wheatland Press 


June, 2008

“No Leaving New Orleans”, Lone Star Stories


February, 2008

“Blood and Oil”, Realms of Fantasy


April, 2007

“Stephanie Shrugs”, Realms of Fantasy

"When the Rain Comes", Lone Star Stories


February, 2007

“In the Thicket, With Wolves”, Realms of Fantasy


December 2006

“Remember…”, Aeon


November, 2006

“Chasing America”, Polyphony 6, Wheatland Press

“Mean Street”, Book of Shadows, Brimstone Press (reprint)

“Only the Young”, Shadow Regions, Surreal Books

“Possibly Grief”, From the Trenches, Carnifex Press

“Seed and Soil”, Book of Shadows, Brimstone Press


June 2006

“A Better Place”, Realms of Fantasy


April 2006

“Tiny Sapphire and the Big Bad Virus”, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine


February 2006

“Can’t Buy Me Faded Love”, Lone Star Stories


January 2006

“Apple Red”, Aberrant Dreams


November 2005

“Sharp”, Shadow Box, Brimstone Press


October 2005

“Flight”, Shadowed Realms


September 2005

“In the Lane, Snow is Glistening”, Dark Discoveries

“Liberating the Tides of Time”, KidVisions


August 2005

“Friday Night Gods”, Escape Pod (audio)

“The Queen’s Wood,” Realms of Fantasy


April 2005

“Knock ‘em Dead Kid”, Revenant, Carnifex Press


February 2005

“Mean Street”, Shadowed Realms


October 2004

“Friday Night Gods”, Lone Star Stories


August 2004

“For the Sake of Rock & Roll”, Abyss & Apex


July 2004

“Papa Crawler”, Revolution SF (reprint)


June 2004

“Cool Rejection”, Lone Star Stories


May 2004

“Wood on Bone”, Horrorfind (reprint)


April 2004

“The King’s Snow”, Realms of Fantasy


August 2003

“Gift of the Ragmother”, Horrorfind


April 2003

“Papa Crawler”, Wicked Hollow


March 2003

“Wood on Bone”, Dark Animus


December 2002

“Fool’s Tile”, Glyph