“(F)Earless” in Still Life: Nine Stories.
“The Beat of Her Wings” in Still Life: Nine Stories.
“The Rest Is Noise” in Dark Fusions (coming in 2013 from PS Publishing).
“The Sorcerer’s Apprenticebot” in Robots vs. Zombies: This Means War! Reviewer Alan Kelly writes on the Rue Morgue Magazine website, “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.”
“Mysteries of the Cure” in Shivers V. Rod Lott, in his review for Bookgasm, writes, “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.” Mario Guslandi writes in The Agony Column, “Nicholas Kaufmann creates an effective, grim allegory where love wounds become physical sores.”
“Toad Lily” in Cemetery Dance #54.
“Comeback” in Fishnet Magazine. Reprinted in Susie Bright’s The Best American Erotica 2007, published by Simon & Schuster. Excerpted by Playboy in an Erotic Book Passages feature. Also reprinted in Susie Bright’s X: The Erotic Treasury, published by Chronicle Books. See Nick read from “Comeback” at the In the Flesh Reading Series in February 2009 (not work safe).
“Under the Skin” in City Slab Magazine #7. In his review for Tangent Online, Douglas Hoffman writes, “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.”
“The Neconcrumb Tinies” in the Necon 25 booklet
“Voir Dire” in Walk in Shadows. (Out of print.)
“Hail” in Walk in Shadows. Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 17. (Out of print.)
“Go” in Walk in Shadows. Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 17. Included in Andy Hatchell’s 2003 Consolidated Recommended Reading List. (Out of print.)
“V.I.P. Room” in Decadence One, edited by Monica J. O’Rourke and published by Prime Books. In his review for Infinity Plus, John Grant writes, “Nicholas Kaufmann’s ‘V.I.P. Room’ is genuinely erotic in aspiration and result.” (Out of print.) Reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, Vol. 3, edited by Maxim Jakubowski and published by Carroll & Graf.
“Not That Kind of Story” in The Asylum Vol. 2: The Violent Ward, edited by Victor Heck and published by Prime Books/Dominion. (Out of print.)
“The Jew of Prague” in Stones, edited by Judi Rohrig and published by Lone Wolf Publications. Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 16. Included in Andy Hatchell’s 2002 Consolidated Recommended Reading List. (Out of print.)
“Better Off with the Blues” in Scars, a charity anthology edited by Gina Osnovich. Scars raised over $3,500 for the Red Cross, earmarked for their September 11 relief fund. (Out of print.)
“Street Cred” in Bloodtype, edited by Michael Laimo and published by Lone Wolf Publications. Mary SanGiovanni, in Burning Sky magazine, called this story “One of my favorites.” Monica S. Kuebler, in Rue Morgue magazine, wrote, “‘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.” (Out of print.)
“With Its Sleeves Rolled” in Poddities: A Creative Tribute to Jack Finney’s Novel The Body Snatchers, edited by Suzanne Donahue & Stefano Donati and published by Day Off Press. (Out of print.)
“The Dead Stay Dead” in The Best of Horrorfind, edited by Brian Keene (originally published at Horrorfind.com). (Out of print.)
“La Bête est Morte” in Bell, Book & Beyond: An Anthology of Witchy Tales, edited by P.D. Cacek and published by The Design Image Group. In his review for Sinister Element, Garrett Peck called it “one of the book’s strongest efforts.” Dark Realms Magazine said the story “[conveys] a genuine creepy feeling, reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft.” Rue Morgue Magazine called the story “so wicked that one can only hope that movie rights have been optioned.” (Out of print.)