Update: Story Sale to Escape Pod!

UPDATE 3/7/15: “Voices in Solitude is schedule to come out one March 31st, 2015 at DSF and “Beyond the Trenches We Lie” is scheduled for May 2015!

I’m excited to announce that my story “Beyond the Trenches We Lie” is going to be published by Escape Pod magazine. This was my winning story from the Codex contest Setting the Stage back in 2013. The goal of this particular contest was to write a story based on the scene given to you by another contestant. So, special thanks to James Beamon for giving me such an awesome setting to work from and to all my beta readers and fellow Codexians who believed in this crazy story even when I didn’t.

I don’t have a date of publication yet for this piece or for “Voices in Solitude” which got picked up by Daily Science Fiction in December. But when I do, I’ll be sure to post an update.

 

Story Link Love #3

Wow, I’m terrible at remembering to post here. Regardless, I promised to post a few links to stories I’ve read and really enjoyed recently, It’s a short, incomplete, erratic list; a handful of picks from some of my favorite magazines which I don’t read with enough consistency.

They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain by Rachael Acks

The Mercy of Theseus by Rachael K. Jones

Five Stages of Grief After the Alien Invasion by Caroline M. Yoachim

Resurrection Points by Usman T. Malik

The One They Took Before by Kelly Sandoval

I probably should have warned you that most of these are quite sad and/or terrifying. So it goes.

In other news, I recently sold a story to DSF called “Voices in Solitude”.  No publication date scheduled yet, but this is my third  SFWA qualifying sale! Will post more details when I have them!

Publishing Update – October 2013

Just a quick update to report some good news. My story “I’m Still Here” just got accepted for publication at Buzzy Mag! This story was my submission to Viable Paradise last year and I’m thrilled that it’s found a good home.

Special thanks to the Bridge people and to the instructors and fellow classmates at VP who gave tons of useful feedback as well as lots of encouragement as I worked through the early drafts of this thing.

I don’t have a date for publication yet, but I’ll keep you updated!

Publishing Updates: May 2013

So remember when I said I was bad at keeping up with my blog? It’s true, I’m awful at it. As much as I love reading articles and other people’s opinions, I enjoy writing stories more than blog posts. But this post is an exception, I’m thrilled to be writing this because, dear reader, I have good news: I’ve had three stories accepted for publication!

The first is a story called “Letters from Within” and it’s going to be in a little project called the One-Sentence Mini Anthology. This was an interesting challenge – telling a story in one sentence and in less than 350 words. In some ways, it was like the Twitter stories I use to write, except, you know, different. Regardless, it was lots of fun and I’m glad I got to be a part of this project. The anthology should be coming out soon and I will add a link when it does.

The second acceptance is for a story called “The Aorta”. It’s going to be in an anthology called Andromeda’s Children put together by Fringeworks. My piece is going to be in Volume 2 and the anthology is expected to come out Winter 2013. I couldn’t be happier that this story has found a home and is now going to be haunting someone else’s dreams.

Lastly, I sold a story to Daily Science Fiction! The piece is called “Tell Them of the Sky” and this is my first professional sale. I’ve known about this acceptance for a little while now but I’m still bouncing off the walls with excitement. I don’t know yet when it’s suppose to come out, but I will absolutely post an update as soon as I find out.

So sorry, dear reader, I don’t have any links yet to the actual stories themselves. But after a long stretch of stillness, they are coming.

Story Love #1

First off, I got a new story published!  And it can be found here: The Apple from Fringe Garden

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile now, but as you may have noticed, I’m not a very diligent blogger.  Regardless, I do a lot of reading online and I would like to share a few of my favorites.

These are stories I wish I wrote, but glad I didn’t because I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed them as much if I did.

Travels with the Snow Queen by Kelly Link

Clem by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Jack and Jill by Chris Benton (Issue 9, page 154)

About Fairies by Pat Murphy

I tried to include a wide range of stories, but honestly I read lots of sci-fi and fantasy, so the balance is skewed.  Still, I would love to hear what you think about them. Better yet, if you have a good story to recommend…