“The Mask of the Pharaoh” First published in The Rocketeer: Jet-Pack Adventures, edited by Jeff Conner and Tom Waltz, IDW Publishing.
“Nicholas Kaufmann’s ‘Mask of the Pharaoh’ is a well written whodunit involving Betty starring in a mummy movie, an alleged prop Egyptian mask, and murder. Not only does this story perfectly fit the Rocketeer era, but it’s also a clever throwback to old school Hollywood and classic horror films.” — DVD Corner
“The Rest Is Noise” First published in Dark Fusions: Where Monsters Lurk!, edited by Lois H. Gresh, PS Publishing. Given an Honorable Mention by Ellen Datlow, editor of The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6. Reprinted in the August 2016 issue of Nightmare Magazine.
“The Beat of Her Wings” First published in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks.
“The Sorcerer’s Apprenticebot” First Published in Robots vs. Zombies: This Means War!, edited by Jeff Conner, IDW Publishing.
“Nicholas Kaufmann skillfully scrutinizes notions of exile and captivity with a supernatural twist in his sci-fable ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprenticebot’….Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War! is a must-have for die-hard fans of the series.” — Rue Morgue
“Mysteries of the Cure” First published in Shivers V, edited by Richard Chizmar, Cemetery Dance Publications. Reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks.
“Nicholas Kaufmann treads David Cronenberg territory — and does it well — in ‘Mysteries of the Cure,’ about a newly dumped guy who finds his skin rotting and peeling … until he has sex again.” — Bookgasm
“Nicholas Kaufmann creates an effective, grim allegory where love wounds become physical sores.” — The Agony Column
“Toad Lily” First published in Cemetery Dance #54. Reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks.
“Comeback” First published in Fishnet Magazine. Reprinted in The Best American Erotica 2007, edited by Susie Bright, Simon & Schuster. Reprinted in X: The Erotic Treasury, edited by Susie Bright, Chronicle Books. Also reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks. See Nick read from “Comeback” at the In the Flesh Reading Series in February 2009 (NSFW).
“Under the Skin” First published in City Slab #7. Reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks. Also reprinted in All-American Horror of the 21st Century: The First Decade 2000-2010, edited by Mort Castle, Independent Legions Publishing.
“Nicholas Kaufmann’s ‘Under the Skin’ features an impressively dysfunctional Passover seder, sibling rivalry from Gehenom, a convincing portrayal of a cutter, and a chilling, memorable finish. What a story! Kaufmann must know a few cutters, or else he has done his homework. He takes the emotional release experienced by cutters and amplifies it, makes it material.” — Tangent Online
“The Neconcrumb Tinies” First published in the Necon 25 souvenir book.
“Voir Dire” First published in Walk in Shadows. (Out of print.)
“Hail” First published in Walk in Shadows. (Out of print.) Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 17.
“Go” First published in Walk in Shadows. (Out of print.) Reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks. Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 17.
“V.I.P. Room” First published in Decadence One, edited by Monica J. O’Rourke, Prime Books. (Out of print.) Reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Vol. 3, edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Running Press.
“Nicholas Kaufmann’s ‘V.I.P. Room’ is genuinely erotic in aspiration and result.” — Infinity Plus
“Not That Kind of Story” First published in The Asylum Vol. 2: The Violent Ward, edited by Victor Heck, Prime Books/Dominion. (Out of print.)
“The Jew of Prague” First published in Stones, edited by Judi Rohrig, Lone Wolf Publications. (Out of print.) Reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks. Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 16.
“Better Off with the Blues” First published in Scars, a charity anthology edited by Gina Osnovich. (Out of print.) Scars raised over $3,500 for the Red Cross, earmarked for their September 11 relief fund.
“Street Cred” First published in Bloodtype, edited by Michael Laimo, Lone Wolf Publications. (Out of print.) Reprinted in Still Life: Nine Stories, Necon Ebooks.
“One of my favorites.” — Burning Sky
“‘Street Cred’ permanently left a mark on my psyche….What makes [it] successful is its extremely potent mix of reality and repulsion….Stories such as ‘Street Cred’ prove that despite the saturation of same old, same old, if we’d just stop fixating on the apocalypse and start asking what happens next, we might be surprised by the horrors we find.” — Monica S. Kuebler, Rue Morgue
“With Its Sleeves Rolled” First published in Poddities: A Creative Tribute to Jack Finney’s Novel The Body Snatchers, edited by Suzanne Donahue & Stefano Donati, Day Off Press. (Out of print.)
“The Dead Stay Dead” First published at Horrorfind.com. Reprinted in The Best of Horrorfind, edited by Brian Keene. (Out of print.)
“La Bête est Morte” First published in Bell, Book & Beyond: An Anthology of Witchy Tales, edited by P.D. Cacek, The Design Image Group. (Out of print.)
“One of the book’s strongest efforts.” — Sinister Element
“[Conveys] a genuine creepy feeling, reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft.” — Dark Realms Magazine
“So wicked that one can only hope that movie rights have been optioned.” — Rue Morgue