Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Acceptance

My story The Ugly Little Zombling just got accepted to Zombie Feary Tales. It is a comical retelling of The Ugly Little Duckling, only the instead of a duckling it is a Zombling.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another Acceptance

I just got a story accepted! This one into Encounters magazine. This is a new magazine from Black Matrix Publishing. Black Matrix Publishing I am very excited to be a part of their first issue. Also in a side note this publication puts me over 30,000 words accepted for publciation!

Shadows & Light is closed! I have made all the final selections and I could not be happier with the stories in the anthology. I spent most of Friday and Saturday going through the slush pile. I had 70,000 words in subs and about 15,000 words open. I ended up slecting a few extra stories that I just couldn't pass up, and went a little over our target word count. But it is done! Now comes the editing.

Still working on the novel, almost at 70,000 words, as it gets closet to the end it gets easier and easier to write. It is starting to build up to the finale. I am going to have to go back and do a big rewrite, I added the conclusion to a few subplots in the last chapters that were never in the book, but they should not be that hard to add when I do the first edit.

The first novel I wrote was at 70,000 words when I finished the rough draft, went up to over a 100,000 in the second draft, and ended up being a little under 90,000 in the fifth and final draft, and still needs a major line edit.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Middle of Nowhere

The Middle of Nowhere (the first book from our publishing company Pill Hill Press) is out! It is available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. We are so excited!

Here is the link to the Barnes & Noble page!

End of Days: An Apocalyptic Anthology

End of Days: An Apocalyptic Anthology

My short story The Lunatics Bloodletting appears in this volume from living dead press. If you are interested in buying it here is the amazon link :

In other news my short story The Last Hero was accepted for Alienology: Tales From The Void. The story was really fun to write, and I was excited about the finished product. But who doesn't love a story about a super hero?

Submissons for Shadows & Light close Friday, so get your stories in!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Shadows & Light

Submissons for Shadows and Light will close Friday, September 18th.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Two Acceptances!!!

I received two acceptances today, one from Lame Goat Press' Horror Through the Ages and one from Library of the Living Dead Press’ Witchology: Tales of the Cauldron. It was a fun day to check my email.

I have decided to read subs for Shadows & Light on the weekends. Every weekend I am going to be emptying the slush folder. So if you sub, you should get a response by the next Sunday. We are just over 50,000 words of the 70k-80k we want to reach, so there is still plenty of room. When it reaches 60k I am going to set a deadline of two to three weeks in the future so that anyone in the process of writing will have time to finish their submissions.

We have had an overwhelmingly good response to this anthology. So we will probably be doing another fantasy themed anthology once Shadows & Light comes out, but that is pretty far in the future.

The new novel is still coming along, slow and steady. 10,000 words a month. It should be done by November or December then comes the month of editing it takes for anyone other than me to understand what I wrote.

I have been writing short stories for three months exactly now. I have written 24 stories with 10 acceptances, with 13 stories I am still waiting on a response for. Not bad for beginning writer!