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Friday, February 9, 2007

My short story entitled, "Akhila, Divided" has been accepted for Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, a new, annual anthology edited by Mike Allen.

I'm very excited about this sale for many reasons. "Akhila, Divided" is a tragedy with challenging subject matter, so I was afraid I wouldn't sell it at all. However, I have not only sold it, I have sold it to an anthology which received over 1300 submissions, edited by a talented and discriminating editor and containing a stories by Tanith Lee, Cathrynne Valente, Leah Bobet and others.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

I am happy to report that I have sold "Bringing Woden to the Little Green Men" to PanGaia. It began as a poem, then was submitted as a piece of flash fiction during Week Two of the Clarion workshop, and finally was rewritten as a long, alliterative poem after Clarion ended. It will appear in the "Science and Magic" issue along with a short, Pagan-friendly introduction I have been asked to write for the speculative elements of the piece.

I should also report that "The Ruin of Beltany Ring" will probably appear in the same issue. Finally, I will have more information about the placement of "From Our Minds to Yours" as soon as I can announce where it has been accepted.

This brings my total of post-Clarion sales to four; two poems and two stories. One from each category is a Clarion piece.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

I learned this morning that my non-genre poem entitled "White" will appear in the upcoming "Colors" issue of the Arabesques Review.

This is my first international publication.

Sunday, December 3, 2006

My short story entitled "From Our Minds to Yours" has received a tentative (90% certain, according to the editor) acceptance at a market I will disclose when I know for sure the story will run. This tale, which was the first of mine critiqued at Clarion and one of my submission stories, underwent a comprehensive re-write before it went back out. I think it is much improved.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

I am very excited to write that two of my poems, "Sol Prayer: By the Oracle Duality Chang Shen / Song of the Star Cradle" and "Two Servants of the Morrighan" have been accepted for publication by Mythic Delirium.

"Sol Prayer..." is written in one of the poetic meters I invented for use in the Petals of the Twenty Thousand Blossom series, and Chang Shen/Song of the Star Cradle is a combined human and artificial intelligence. Of course I am happy for both of my poems, but "Sol Prayer..." is special because it represents the first publication of work derived from the PTTB world-building project, which I have been working on for many years now.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

I’ve just learned from Mike Allen’s LiveJournal that Issue #14 of Mythic Delirium is on its way out to contributors and subscribers. This means that "Στεφανος" is officially in print.

I’m tremendously excited about this one; it represents my first publication in the speculative fiction market. And it’s nothing to sneeze at either; Mike is the current president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Mythic Delirium is widely read by SFPA members. But beyond all of that, MD is a gorgeous journal; each poem in every issue is a jewel. I’m really quite honored to be counted among the poets found in its pages.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

I received my contributor’s copy of "Ammonite Baby" in the mail yesterday. I think this is the first time one of my stories has appeared as the singular piece of fiction in one of BBI’s publications. That’s pretty cool.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

I learned yesterday from Tyree Campbell, editor of Illumen, that my poem entitled Ἡφαιστος had been accepted for publication in the Fall 2006 editon of that magazine. Issues of Illumen and other magazines published by Sam’s Dot Publishing can be purchased at:

The Genre Mall

Saturday, May 7, 2005

Looks like "Holy Stones" and "Yundah" are both slated for publication in PanGaia later this year. There’s no final word yet on "Ammonite Baby", but I’m hoping newWitch will pick it up. This latest rush of publication credits will look terrific in my portfolio. I’m still researching From Our Minds to Yours, but I expect to start writing it this week.


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