The contract is signed and sent.
I’m happy to announce that I’ve been accepted by Diabolical Plots!
(Home of the popular tool The Submission Grinder.)
My story, “Bootleg Jesus”, will be published early next year.
I qualify for SFWA now!
And Codex, since Diabolical Plots is already on their list of markets.
I needed 3 sales, not the wordcount, lol…
Standout stories include Tonya Liburd’s “A Stitch in Time,” in which a young man uses his gift of time travel to relive moments with his deceased girlfriend only to sink into an addictive pattern…
The Survivor anthology appears to be slated for an August release, according to the review’s tag.
You can read the whole review here:
So, yesterday, I got a private message that I made Rich Horton’s Campbell Recommendation List and I had to see it for myself.
From his website:
Finally, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. This is given to the best writer whose first professional publication in the SF or Fantasy field appeared in the past two years (2016 or 2017). Writertopia has a page, not guaranteed to be complete, with a list of eligible authors: http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell .
I went through that list and came up with the following writers who have done something that impressed me:
G. V. Anderson (who already has a World Fantasy Award!)
R. S. Benedict
J. R. Dawson
Giovanni di Feo
Benjamin C. Kinney
Vina Jie-Min Prasad
D. A. Xiaolin Spires
(…just WHAT…!?!?! THERE I AM!!!)
So excuse me I’m a be passed out on the floor with the vapours…
“Tonya Liburd’s “Superfreak” is an intensely powerful and intensely painful tale that examines ideas of safety, security, and home.”
” “Superfreak” is a story that cuts to the quick, but it also reveals a great deal about the sort of lasting pain that comes from abuse and trauma.”
You can read the full review here:
Abuse and Ideas of Home
My story, “Damned Cat”, is now published over at Polar Borealis Magazine!