Putting a Story into Standard Manuscript Format in Five Minutes

Let's talk about Standard Manuscript Format! (Wait, no! Come baaaaaack...) OK, so it's not the most exciting topic. But I was on Reddit's r/Writing when I read a post where more than one person said it took them hours to format their manuscripts. And oh good golly, no! This might not take you five minutes, … Continue reading Putting a Story into Standard Manuscript Format in Five Minutes

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What Happens When Your Short Story is Accepted

When I published my first short story, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. What happens after you get your acceptance email? How long will it take? What if the editor is really slow to respond--should I go into hysterics and assume they decided not to publish me? Or, um. Maybe not? I've published … Continue reading What Happens When Your Short Story is Accepted

things I’m tired of seeing in lit mag submissions | freeze frame fiction

I've only got a short update this week, but hey! This made me laugh. In this piece, editor Nathaniel Tower talks about the cliches that he's utterly sick of seeing in short fiction: things I’m tired of seeing in lit mag submissions | freeze frame fiction It's a little vitriolic, but the last paragraph is … Continue reading things I’m tired of seeing in lit mag submissions | freeze frame fiction

Esoteric Wildlife – Now Available on Triptych Tales!

Woo! I sold my third short story to Triptych Tales last month. (They're also super-duper fast, so it's already available online! It's been up since Sunday, actually. I've just been too sick to celebrate.) I generally write YA fantasy and/or Victoriana, so, it's slightly unusual that this is a contemporary urban fantasy set in Oregon. … Continue reading Esoteric Wildlife – Now Available on Triptych Tales!

A Long-Forgotten Memory: Now appearing in Parsec Ink’s “Triangulation: Parch” anthology

I only learned this last night! I sold my second short story "A Long-Forgotten Memory," a little while ago. I just learned that it was published last week in Parsec Ink's Triangulation: Parch anthology. The anthology's available on Amazon. It gets better! Parsec Ink runs both a contest and a magazine, and authors were allowed … Continue reading A Long-Forgotten Memory: Now appearing in Parsec Ink’s “Triangulation: Parch” anthology