BANGOR, Maine — Stephen King will publish a new short story, “Herman Wouk is Still Alive,” in the May issue of The Atlantic magazine, on newsstands April 19 and available on the Web and to subscribers a week earlier.
This short story might be just the thing to hold King fans over until his next novel, “11/22/63,” is released on Nov. 8.
King, originally from Portland, now lives in Bangor and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He is the author of more than 50 worldwide bestselling books. Since his first professional short story sale (“The Glass Floor”) to “Startling Mystery Stories” in 1967, he has become one of the world’s most successful writers. Several of his stories and novels have been made into TV miniseries and movies.
For those who don’t like waiting to read “Herman Wouk is Still Alive,” Cemetery Dance Publications is putting together a limited number of grab bags including the May issue of The Atlantic, an original comic book about Stephen King and a signed, limited-edition chapter book about King’s work that Cemetery Dance is commissioning exclusively for the grab bag. The bundle, which will be ready to ship in early May, costs $17 plus shipping.