Month: July 2019

Submissions & Contracts & Edits, Oh My!

Submissions & Contracts & Edits, Oh My!

A few things to report! While away on vacation with the fam this past week (great times!) I received some good news on the writing front.

First, my drabbles “Something in the Wind” and “The Rush” were accepted to be included in the Winds of Despair anthology by Fantasia Divinity Magazine. This here’s the nifty cover:

Second, my drabble “Mouths to Feed” was accepted into Black Hare Press’ Apocalypse anthology for which I’ve already signed the contract. Here’s the nifty cover for that:

And third, I just sent back the approval for edits to my short story “Children of the Woods” which is a dark story based off the reverse meaning of the Empress tarot card. This is to be included in a tarot card anthology called Cards of Fate. No cover for that one yet, but as soon as I get one, I’ll post.

Now, I’m working on another dark drabble for the Apocalypse anthology (I’d like to get in at least one more, two if possible!) and also a few drabbles for Fantasia Divinity’s next elemental drabbles series which is going to be about water (as the first was about wind). I hope I can get in!

And finally, this little beauty that I helped edit is soon to be released on Amazon and I’m pretty proud to be a part of it. It’s for charity (St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital) and some copies will even be passed out to a children’s hospital in Tennessee, so that’s pretty special. It’s the first book I’ve edited for children and it was a lot of fun!

Welp, back to work! 🙂

100 Word Horrors

100 Word Horrors

I made it! Right under the wire, too! My 100 word drabble “Show Time” made the cut in this third installment of KJK Publishing’s 100 Word Horror series and I couldn’t be happier! I only wish I had known about these sooner, so I could’ve had a chance to contribute to the first two in the series, as well. Oh, well! I’m excited to be a part of it any way I can be!

Write on!

In the Works…

In the Works…

So I just finished two horror drabbles titled “Show Time” about a killer clown and “The Chewing” about what happens to us when we get old, that I’ve submitted to KJK Publishing for inclusion in their 100 Word Horrors Book 3. I have a third one I’ve been working on called “In Dreams” but it hasn’t worked itself out yet and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to submit any at all, so I just sent the first two for now. We’ll see what happens. Fingers crossed!

I’ve also been working on a dark Christmas story called “Santa’s Cookies” that I was hoping to get finished in time to submit to Black Hare Press for their Eerie Christmas special… but I’m starting to worry I won’t finish it in time. Same thing with the piece I’ve been working on for Dragon Soul Press for their Coffins & Dragons theme anthology. The deadline for that is in about 10 days, and I just don’t think I’ll make it.

BUT because I don’t like to be all “doom and gloom” about things, I’m going to try to look at this from a positive perspective. Even if I miss the deadlines for these two pieces, I still have every intention on finishing them. And I’m SURE there will be other opportunities to find them a good home. Christmas will be here before ya know it, and there’s likely to be plenty of publishers calling for creepy Christmas stories. And there are ALWAYS Fantasy submissions.

Other than writing, I’ve been working on edits for a new book over at Fantasia Divinity, and it’s a big one: over 10,000 words. Gonna be a good one, though. Can’t wait to see it in print!

Drabble Babble

Drabble Babble

I’ve been immersing myself in the writing world for quite some time, yet I’d never heard of a DRABBLE until I came across Black Hare Press.

A drabble is a 100 word story (no more, no less) that must have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Sounds easy, but as I’ve learned from writing them, it can be challenging to pull of well.

Black Hare Press was looking for drabbles for their dark fiction series and I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, I’d come a little late to the game, so I didn’t get to submit for the first three anthologies they’d put out calls for (Worlds, Angels and Monsters) but I still wanted to try my luck with the rest.

I submitted three pieces for consideration for their Beyond Anthology and was BEYOND EXCITED (get it? ha) to have two of the three accepted for publication. My included stories are “Moving On” and “Running Late”.

Beyond is expected to release on September 3, 2019.

Once I started writing them, I couldn’t stop! Black Hare Press’ next drabbles call was for their Unravel anthology. I wrote and submitted three pieces and this time, got them all in! Eeee! My stories included are “The Hook Up”, “Duty Calls”, and “My Sweet Emma”.

Unravel is expected to release on September 17, 2019.

As short as they are, I’m still really proud of the micro-fiction I’ve created and super grateful to have them accepted for publication by the crew over at Black Hare Press.

Can’t wait to get these babies into my hands, and onto my bookshelf! And I’m excited to read all the other stories included from the rest of the amazingly talented authors who are a part of this series!