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
First off: Pitch Wars! If you're participating, you have until the end of the day to send your stuff in. Do it!...And, uh. Now I'm not really sure what to say. I was going to write a rousing post about Pitch Wars and how everyone had a meager 24 hours to get their stuff in. … Continue reading Pitch Wars! And Also Some Tips for Writers
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
I've sold a short story--my very first one! I'm happy to announce that Aspidochelone appears in the Sea Monsters issue of Spellbound Magazine, a MG fantasy e-magazine. I am completely over the moon about this. Seriously. I am still not sure how it happened. They even tweeted about it! Excited because we have both a … Continue reading Aspidochelone: Now Available in the Sea Monsters issue of Spellbound Magazine!
Duotrope is an amazing site that lists short fiction markets. It costs $5 a month, but comes with a free week trial. After using it for a month, I'm absolutely convinced that it's worth it. Ten years ago, when I was a journalism student at university, we talked about querying magazines. No distinction was made … Continue reading The Wonders of Duotrope’s Theme & Deadline Calendar