Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Isabelle Sold Earthbound’s Sparks Anthology, the 18th market that considered it. Originally, it was an entry in an evil dolls contest, brought to my attention by Jodi MacArthur. It got rewritten after the 5th market, which was Residential Aliens, whose editor had some helpful suggestions. Members of the Ultimate SF Workshop also helped through their critiques. The story grew from flash to 2600 words as a result.
What fills the love lost when parents get caught up in their jobs, whether through fear of unemployment or addiction to all the things paychecks buy?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lobsamen Sold

To Golden Visions webzine. Silly little flash, I know. Memories of Stonington, ME had something to do with it. If you think the dialect is over the top, you haven't been there. The setting was inspired by this little restaurant. I'll link to it when it's up.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

North of Provincetown Sold

The Setting:

After the oil dries up, goods will get about in these along the coasts. Not everyone is going to be able to eat, unless they vary their diet. Can't support this population on a small fraction of the energy we have now. So, what will happen? Tried to make those who made do with the situation at hand sympathetic.

After 3 years and its tenth market it went to the Post-Apocalyptic Raids Anthology, possibly because it is about a post apocalyptic raid. Just had to wait for the right market.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Claire's Touch Sold

Will be in issue 21 I presume. My first semi-pro. Movin' on up. Neo Opsis has won two Aurora awards, which are Canadian Hugos/Nebulas.

Claire's Touch was on its 15th market, the acceptance came 13 months after the submission. It is a bit daring in some ways, but I didn't take no for an answer, obviously.

What's it about? The first expedition to Mars has a surprise guest. A completely ordinary woman.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sales, Plural

So, time to reorder, no?

This shop sold both a Terminal Earth Anthology and a 52 Stitches. How 'bout that! I had donated them. The co-owner approached me at the supermarket and told me the good news. From little acorns grow...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Terminal Earth is #1

Isn't it nice that the comments say there were no duds. I mean, wouldn't it be terrible to be the only weak story?


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Something felt like Sky

Is up. Lyn set it beautifully with this illustration:

Utterly appropriate, but then you have to read it. Gentle story, Christian fantasy. Man, I have to get cracking. I'm getting published faster than I'm writing. That can't go on.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Necrotic Tissue Issue 13

Got my copy today and it is gorgeous. The layout is the best of any magazine I've been in. They use pull quotes. You know, the short excerpts in large type within the columns that draw a casual skimming reader in to read the whole story. Some of the full-justified column spacing is too irregular, but other than that, very, very professional. I'm more than pleased. Yes, and the story's there: Irrepressible.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hokay, Irrepressible is in this issue, if Scott McCoy, editor, is to be believed.

They do like a little erotic imagery with their horror, no?

Haven't gotten paid, though it just came out. Ordered a copy retail. I'll check to be sure. It's on Amazon as well as their site, issue 13. How lucky.