Dale L. Sproule is a writer who has published over 50 short stories in a wide range of media.

In the late 90’s he co-published/edited a magazine called TransVersionsLiterature of the Fantastic, with his then-wife, Sally McBride. Our poetry editor was Governor General Award winning poet, Phyllis Gotlieb. The magazine sought out work that came at the genre sideways and published work by a wide range of amazing voices, including Gemma Files, Jeff VanderMeer, James Sallis, David Nickle, Stepan Chapman, Robert Sawyer, Hayden Trenholm, Eileen Kernaghan, Sean Stewart, Tom Piccarilli, and D.F. Lewis.

He has been privileged to interview some amazing writers including William Gibson and James Morrow; and has published dozens of non-fiction articles for venues ranging from SF Signal to Books in Canada, from AE Science Fiction to Rue Morgue.

DLSproule is the alter-ego that Dale uses for his stone sculpture, painting and other artwork. Visit http://sculptorstouch.com


Dale L. Sproule : Selected Bibliography 

Collection from Arctic Mage Publishing

17 stories including five original to this collection

The Human Template (novel)
Arctic Mage Press – November 2020

Labour Relations” 
Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine 1984, 
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Dark Visions 1985

On the Punko Beat, Beat, Beat” 
Sign of the Times (Magazine) 1986 
Sign of the Times Ten Year Anthology 1994

Sign of the Times (Magazine) 1986
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Waves (Magazine) 1986 
Pulphouse Weekly (Magazine)1995
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Nice Day for a Trip” 
Sign of the Times (Magazine) 1987
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

The Bleeding Grounds” 
Book of Shadows 1987

Ouroborous 1987

All Along the Jabberwalk” 
Sign of the Times (Magazine) 1987

Songs of the Way Station” 
Noctulpa (Magazine) 1987

The Onion Test” 
Pulphouse #1 (Magazine)- 1988

Portents (Magazine) – 1988

Unhoused” (poem)
2 AM (Magazine) – 1988

Pick-up Artists” (poem)
The Nightmare Express (Magazine) – 1989

EOTU (Magazine) 1989, 
Best of EOTU (Anthology) 1990

On Fire for You, Baby” 
Standing Stone (Magazine) 1991

Zenocide” (poem)
The Nightmare Express (Magazine) – 1991

Fourth Person Singular” 
Northern Frights 2 (Anthology)1995, 
Nominated for Aurora Award “Best Short Form Fiction”
Wild Things Live Here – The Best of Northern Frights (Anthology) 2001
Pseudopod (Podcast) 2010
Psychedelia Gothique 2013 

Razorwings” (a Jaynie Razorwings story)
Terminal Frights (Magazine) 1995  
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Memory Games” 
Tesseracts 5 (Anthology) 1996 
Nominated for Aurora Award “Best Short Form Fiction”
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

At Fort Assumption” 
Northern Frights 4 (Anthology) 1996 
Nominated for Aurora Award “Best Short Form Fiction”
Revised, retitled and republished as 
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Showdown in Kitschtown” 
The Urbanite (Magazine) 1996
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Ring of FireNorthWords Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine 1996

When the Children Misbehave” 
Parsec (Magazine) 1997

Northern Frights 5 (Anthology) 1998
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Roots of the Soul” 
North of Infinity (Anthology)1998

Speaking Parts
EOTU 2000

Bad Copies
Psychedelia Gothique 2013
Reprinted in Stories from the Near Future 2016

Corrosive Agents
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Masks of Flesh
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

Touching the Screams
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

White on White
Psychedelia Gothique 2013

The Children of Bonetown
Nine Tale Series (Anthology) 2014

Nunavut Thunderfuck
Exile Book of New Canadian Noir (Anthology) 2015
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize
The Ones Your Mother Gives You
Black Treacle #9 (E-magazine) 2015

Along Dominion Road
The Colored Lens (Magazine) Autumn 2015

“The Unravelling”
Strange Mysteries 7 (Anthology) 2016

“The Trouble with UPCs”
Three Minute Plastic (Webzine) 2016

“The Birthing Blades”
with Sally McBride (a Jaynie Razorwings story)
Unbound II – Changed Worlds (Anthology) 2017

“Ladder of Ashes”
The Colored Lens (Magazine) Spring 2017

“Two Yurts”
Hidden Animals: A Collection of Cryptids 
Dragon’s Roost Press TBP Winter 2017

“The Dream Harvesters”

Psychedelia Noir – Arctic Mage Publishing 2020

“Rated ‘L’ for Legacy”

Psychedelia Noir – Arctic Mage Publishing 2020

“The Headmaster’s Closet”

Psychedelia Noir – Arctic Mage Publishing 2020

“The World’s First Fireproof Woman”

Emanations #9: When a Planet was a Planet 2021

“The Night Reclaims Its Shadows”

Theme of Absence Jan 2022

“Boomer Trap”

Dark Recesses Online (Webzine) July 2022

“From Out of the Glamour”

All Worlds Wayfarer Issue 12 Sept 2022

“Behind the Blue Door”

That is ALL Wrong, Offbeat Horror Anthology from Black Hart Publishers Oct 2022


TransVersions – Literature of the Fantastic 1994-1999

The Phone Card Magazine 2002-2003

Canadian Newcomer Magazine The How to Magazine for New Canadians 2004-2014

Non Fiction 

Madly into the Future” (Article) – Books in Canada 1997

Nostalgia for the Future” (William Gibson Interview) – Books in Canada 1998

Dead Asleep” – (About Pillow Scenes an art installation by Mark Laliberte) Rue Morgue 2000

And I will leave You a Trail of Crumbs – The Evolution of Sean Stewart – AESciFi

Stepping Into a Possible Future – Interview with Karl Schroeder – AESciFi

Reviews of William Gibson, Helen Marshall etc. at  AESciFi

How to Find a Job in Canada (Non-Fiction Book) with Efim Cheinis Oxford University Press 2008

Selected llustrations
Northern Frights 5 (Mosaic Press) – cover 
Mulengro – (Frontispiece) by Charles De Lint

Nova Express –  Summer 1989 interior art
Poking the Gun – Collected Poetry of John Grey (Dark Regions) 2000

TransVersions 4 Covers, 5 back covers, 23 interior illos (Art Director) 1994-1999 NFG Magazine – 2 covers 2003-2004Kissing Carrion(Prime Books)/The Worm in Every Heart (Prime Books) by Gemma Files Covers 2003/2006Psychedelia Gothique 2013
Plus illos in DeathRealm, Noctulpa, Scavengers Newsletter, Portents and many others.