After about a year of quiet on the story sales front, I’ve sold five this summer–one for a charity anthology, four at professional rates (and two of those came with extra, because they were contest wins)!
I won First Place in the 2nd Quarter for Volume 38 of Writers of the Future; the book will be forthcoming next year. I also won the Grand Prize for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, and my story, “Echoes of Meridian,” is available to read on their website.
Another story of mine, “Hearts Wreathed in Ivy,” is going to appear in the Upon a Thrice Time anthology, published by Air and Nothingness Press. The book is presently available for pre-order through their Kickstarter campaign, and will eventually become available on their website. (The other two anthologies in the series are hecking awesome, and they’ve put out a lot of other awesome books as well!)
I’ll save discussing the other two stories for a later blog post, when I can provide details and links. For now, rest assured that they’re waiting in the wings, and that I’m fond of both of them.
This story was lightning in a bottle, start to finish–I wrote it in less than a week, and the first place I sent it to picked it up (the place I wrote it for, truth be told). I have no idea how to duplicate an experience like that, so I’m just going to keep my nose to the grindstone.(I’m incredibly grateful to Danny Lore, who chose my story for publication, by the way. The other stories she chose for her quarter as guest editor are absolutely amazing and I’m humbled to be included in their company.)
(I’m incredibly grateful to Danny Lore, who chose my story for publication, by the way. The other stories she chose for her quarter as guest editor are absolutely amazing and I’m humbled to be included in their company.)
Well, this is my first time doing an awards eligibility post on here, but let’s give it a try:
Firstly, my 4500 word short story, “Scars of Sentiment,” published by Flame Tree Press, should be eligible for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. It was published in the U.S., in the Epic Fantasy Short Stories anthology, on February 29th, 2020.
Secondly, my 4500 word short story, “The Endless Bazaar,” which was also published by Flame Tree Press, is eligible. It’s going to be published in the Strange Lands Short Stories anthology on Monday, December 7th.
I’m super proud of both these stories, by the way! “Scars of Sentiment” features two of my long-time favorite characters, and “The Endless Bazaar” is my first urban fantasy to see print. I hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Back in September, I applied for a scholarship to the Superstars Writing Seminars. I recently learned that I won said scholarship! It’s going to be my first writing convention, and I’m thrilled I’ll get the chance to attend.
I’ve also sold a story to Flame Tree Publishing’s Epic Fantasy anthology, which will be out in the US on January 29th. The story in question, “Scars of Sentiment,” means a lot to me for multiple reasons and I’m delighted that it’s going to see print.