September 30, 2010

Coming, Ready Or Not finds a home

It's been quite a good week all things considered. Getting back into the swing of the writing and finished a story about a jukebox called "The Mapmaker", a sci-fi horror piece. Hopefully, will have some news about that in next month or two.

And to add to my recent acceptances, The Lowestoft Chronicle today notified me that they will publish my hide and seek light sci-fi story, "Coming, Ready Or Not". I have a real soft spot for this story, which is a fat-free 500-worder, but it's managed to rack up 2 rejections and now this acceptance all in the space of about 2-3 weeks. A fast mover!

September 29, 2010

Two More Acceptances - by The Linnet's Wings

This wonderful Irish lit mag has accepted two of my weekly contest oldies from 2009: The Red Couch and The Locket. Both of those were among the very first 5-6 stories I wrote so it's great to see them getting a home at last. I'll post when they're online.

September 25, 2010

The Bridge Builder Of Arta - now available on Amazon

I learnt early in life that if I want something done (well), to do it myself. My story The Bridge Builder Of Arta was finished, polished and ready for publication in February of this year. Without going into dull details of broken promises and reneged agreements, only very recently did I decide to take things into my own hands and this story has now been published on the US and UK Amazons:

I wrote about this story when I had finished writing it, and it's always been a favourite of mine, especially because of the Edwardian seaside setting. Publishing on Amazon had a few teething problems, but it was far less painless than waiting six months for others to (not) publish it.