Monday, April 18, 2022

Nothing To See Here

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That's right. Just keep moving along...

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

To be honest, I've been a bit busy the last couple of years. For the most part, though, not with writing or artwork. I'm hoping that will change soon. 

The last story I had accepted, Closure, has disappeared into limbo. My story, Closure, was accepted by Thirteen O'Clock Press for inclusion in their X6 anthology. Editing was finished. The cover artwork had been revealed. All the stories had been sent to the editor for publication, including a tiny poem I'd written that had been missed in an earlier anthology. And we waited for it to appear in print. And then we waited some more. The publisher has vanished. Nobody is sure if he is still alive. Attempts by myself and the editor to reach this person have not been successful. In this era of COVID, that might be a bad sign. The website hasn't been updated lately. The last Facebook post is over a year old, and shows the cover of the anthology.

Facebook post from March 28, 2021

So, it looks like I'm out of luck on this one. I haven't decided if I'll submit the story elsewhere or save it for inclusion in a self-published collection. The same goes for the poem.

I had submitted another short story, The Dark Side of the Moon, to an anthology back in February. I received a rejection just a couple of weeks ago. Although it's difficult to get a read on how a publisher feels about a story from a short rejection letter, I have the distinct impression they were not impressed. That might end up on Patreon. If the story really is that bad, it won't matter if I post it there. Nobody reads my Patreon posts anyway. 

All of this means you can read my latest stories absolutely nowhere!

I still have old stuff out there. You can find anthologies published on Amazon with my stories HERE.

There are a few anthologies via Lulu, too, with my stories:

There you have it! Everything you need to know!

Someday, I'll have some real news to report. Until then, you'll have to rely on the brief musings I have on Medium

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