Happy Friday, everyone! You know, even though I usually work on the weekends, there’s still something about Friday that’s thrilling and exciting and a relief. Oh, right. Payday. And the opportunity for people to share with me what they’ve accomplished recently, what they’ve been inspired by, what tools they’ve been utilizing, what books they’ve been loving, or anything at all, really. It’s the day for you to talk about yourself or your friends or anything at all, really.
Personally, I’m happy to announce that my short story “Flesh and Feathers” (which is also one of the tales in my anthology Bowlful of Bunnies) has been accepted for publication in the Winter Issue of the Maine Review. I entered it for a contest of theirs and, while it didn’t win, it had enough staying power to stick around. I’m stoked, because this is the first review I’ve published in since 2007, I think, and it helps take some of the sting off the constant flow of rejection letters that arrive in my inbox. The Review isn’t “officially” out until “late February,” but you can pre-order a copy and get a preview (my story isn’t in the preview, alas) here. I’ve already ordered my copy, which means I’m doing the wiggly dance of anticipation every time I check my stoop for a package when I get home. They’ll also be accepting work for their Summer issue in March, as well as holding another contest, so maybe keep them in mind if you’ve got some of your own work to send. They’ve been fantastic to work with so far.
Now it’s your turn! What’s going on in your life? Any new successes or publications or websites to check out? What do you want to promote today?
Congratulations on your short story being accepted for publication, as far as success stories in my life today, my cat, Salem’s facebook page hit 1000 likes today! 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/salemthefelinecat
Whoo hooooo! Go Salem!
Let’s make it 1001. 🙂
Thank you from Salem and myself. 🙂
Congrats on the publication!
Here’s the anthology I did with another author with my other pen name that just released. A totally different genre for me. (And definitely not your cup of tea, LOL.) I’m trying not to go too public with linking the two names, but I feel safe enough here on your space. 🙂
And you’re right, definitely not my type of story, but I’ll check it out all the same. I love anthologies, and I’ll read just about anything, so who knows? Maybe it’ll change my mind. The cover really lovely, too!
Funny thing about the cover. We originally had a different cover, then someone found that same picture on an erotic lesbian book. Since that was totally opposite from the type of book ours was, we decided we needed something else. LOL. My cover artist came up with this quickly, and it ended up better than the first one. 🙂