I got some nice news this morning in an email from Withersin Magazine. My Flash Fiction story - its about 1600 words - is being held for a second read. Not a home run, but I'm on base, and looking to steal. WM will make their final decision by mid June, and if I make it in, it will be my second appearance in the magazine. They ran my story "Liberation," in 2008, with some outstanding, and creepy artwork by B.A. Bosaiya. If you haven't picked up a copy of WM, its worth checking out. It's one of the most intelligent Speculative Fiction magazines in the small press today.
In other news - I've recently tried to increase the amount of my submissions. I think I've been putting all my eggs in to few baskets of late, so I'm going back to the philosophy I utilized when I first started writing, that of having as many kernels in the frying pan as I can. The theory being that eventually, one will pop.
Currently I have submissions in at: Flash Me Magazine, Brutarian, Murkey Depths, Sinister Tales, Withersin, Uncharted Sky, and Pseudopod. And I hope to send out at least two to three more this weekend. Something has got to pop.
Another interesting thing that has happened recently, is an invitation to submit some stories to a company that produces some edgy audio drama. I don't want to give out to much here in case it doesn't go anywhere, but if something I send them pops, with them, I'll definitely blog about it. It does sound interesting and I'm very intrigued at the possibility of having a full cast audio production of some of my stuff.
I'm still plucking away at my novella and hope to have the first draft done by the end of June. I'm really considering producing this one, or having it produced, as a podcast novel. But first, before I get ahead of myself, I need to finish the damn thing. Then off to the beta readers. Speaking of Beta readers - I need some. Anyone interested please let me know. I need people that have an appreciation for Zom-Com, or at the very least, have a sense of humor.
If you enjoyed Blood, Gridlock, and PEZ, Fear Factor, or Framing and Mounting Fairies, then I could very much use your thoughts on the new novella this summer.
the focus is sharp in the city
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