Saturday, August 3, 2013

An Update On My Submissions

I thought I'd post an update on my submissions so I (as much as anyone else) could get an idea of what is going on with my writing.

Image "Feathered Quill And Ink Pot" courtesy of Simon Howden at

The Fisherman and His Wife: (Short story - humor/fairy tale) This short story was submitted (and accepted for edits!) to Fringeworks for their multi-volume Grimm & Grimmer anthology a long time ago. They've got the first two volumes out, and they are waiting for their cover artist to return for the rest. My story is supposed to published in Grim & Grimmer IV which was originally to come out in August. Then it was pushed back to October, and now, according to their latest newsletter, doesn't have a fixed publication date. It's listed as "editing in progress." The folks at Fringeworks seem to be trying to do a lot, and I hope they're not taking too much on. They have done their best to keep me informed, and do put out some nice work, so I'm still involved and hoping for a good outcome here.

Skarett's Treasure: (Short story - humor/horror/pirates) This was also submitted to Fringeworks for publication through their Knightwatch Press imprint to be included in their Dead Men's Tales anthology. It has not yet been accepted (or rejected! I have to be the optimist here...), but they've let me know they will soon be reading them to sort out which stories they want to include. They say they want to have this out in the September/October time frame, so I hope to hear one way or another soon.

Neersville: (Short story - horror/ghost) This was submitted to Burial Day Books via Submittable (the first time I've done this, and I rather like it) for their Gothic Blue Book III anthology. Submittable shows it to be "In progress."

The Ballad of Drunken Jack: (Poetry - horror) This was also submitted to Burial Day Books via Submittable, again for their Gothic Blue Book III anthology. Sumbittable shows it to be "Received."

Submittable status for Neersville and The Ballad of Drunken Jack
Update 08/07/2013: Submittable now shows both Neersville and The Ballad of Drunken Jack to be "in progress."

Among The Stones: (Poetry - horror) This was submitted to Scarlett River Press quite a while back. Their web site keeps going up and down (at one point it came up with a screen from the host saying it was "suspended"). Right now, it's just full of "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet," and it hasn't changed for a while. Also, you can't see their Facebook site without logging in (I am not on Facebook, so I can't) and there hasn't been much twitter activity, so I think it's time to move on. If they ever get their act together, I may consider them again, but for now, thanks, but I have better ways to spend my time...

Miscellaneous items: I hope to get a story, Tinker's Damn (horror - flash fiction/steampunk, sort of...), ready for The Weretraveler's The Little Magazine of Magnificent Monsters issue - running out of time here. I'm also working on a poem (horror), as yet untitled, for submission to James Ward Kirk Fiction for their anthology, The Cellar Door. I would also like to finish my short story, Final Judgement (horror - short story), for the Horrified Press anthology, Tales of the Undead – Suffer Eternal Volume III.

I have perhaps a dozen other short stories and a number of poems in various stages of completion, so I have plenty to keep me busy!

Image "Feathered Quill And Ink Pot" by Simon Howden /

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  1. My goodness, you have been busy! I am impressed, inspired and in awe. Congratulations on all of it.

    Keep the ink flowing!

    1. I'll try - a lot of this was done during lunch at work - it's about the only time I have!

  2. Do you write longhand? Or are you a keyboard tapper?

    1. It's a mix.

      For short stories, I generally use the keyboard - but then I may print it out for editing and end up with more written on the page than I keyed in.

      Poetry, more often than not, will start with a pencil and paper.


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