My story "Fear Factor" is available as a free download, for the next week only, at Sniplits.com. Fear Factor - When Nog the dragon tries to put his destructive ways behind him, the Guild of Magical Creatures is not amused. Sniplits is featuring two free stories this week, mine and Return of the Warrior By Laird Long - A mighty, reluctant warrior is forced to re-arm and do battle with an exasperatingly evil Wizard, all in the name of fairer taxation.
The narrator of both of this week's free Sniplits stories is Malcolm Rothman
Rejections come and rejections go, but this one will be with be a while. Finally got a desicion from Andramada Spaceways Magazine about a submission they have had for 5 months. After making it through several rounds here is what they sent me:
Thank you for submitting to Andromeda Spaceways.
Unfortunately, while we liked your submission, so far we have not found a place for it ... and it is against our policy to hold onto a story indefinitely. Much as we'd like to, we just don't have the room to print all the stories we get -- not even all the good ones. So sadly, I'm going to have to very reluctantly let this one go.
If it got this far, you can rest assured that your story is of high quality and you should be able to find a home for it. I look forward to hearing from you again.
Better luck next time!
I have supplied some notes from the readers, in case you find them useful. (All these are only the opinions of the readers.)
-------- Very well written, an enjoyable story. This one definitely needs to head up the ladder. ------- Hope that's of some help, and better luck next time!
Am I wrong or did they just say, "You're perfect for the job, but unfortunatly, there is no job"
Sad but true. (not really) I'm being replaced by the new and improved Kevin "David" Anderson. It's not that much of a change but it does have that new by-line smell. For reasons that will be clear soon I have had to make the change to avoid consumer confusion. So from now and for the publishable future I will be Kevin David Anderson.
It's going to take a little getting used to, as the only one who ever called me Kevin David Anderson, was my mom, and it usually meant I was in trouble.
In Short Story news my humorous fantasy story “Fear Factor” has made it to the final round of reading at Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, a Sci-Fi and Fantasy publication produced in Australia. Not to excited about this as I have yet to ever have a story make it into print if the selection process involves multiple rounds of reading. It’s happened to me at least a dozen times. I have the same luck with job interviews. In the last three years I’ve been the prospective employer’s number 2 candidate, at least five times. Which is fine, just that there is no paycheck for number 2, just a lot of interviewing, hand shaking, and fake smiling.
My web site will have a new look very soon. It’s all done really (except for the name changing in the header) and I’m just awaiting the green light. It will look much like the redesign of my blog – which I have to change the name as well.
That’s it for now. This is Kevin “David” Anderson, saying so long, and may the Farce be with you.