I’ve had a lot going on recently, not all of it good unfortunately. But, I’ve pulled myself out the other side and am back to making things happen once again.
So on to the business end of things… I’ve got a few story submissions to mention. Firstly, my story, Of Blood & Fire, was accepted into the Coffins & Dragons anthology by Dragon Soul Press. The release date has yet to be revealed but as soon as it is I’ll let you know.
Secondly, my story, A Storm Of Ravens, will be published in Divinity, an anthology by Iron Faerie Publishing. It’s scheduled for release on the 25th of October 2019.
I have other news to share, but I’ll make a separate post and share it when I’m not so strapped for time. Weekends don’t allow me much time at the PC. My kids have a tendency to hog it when I’m not quick enough. Roll on, Monday. LOL!
Just a few minutes ago I received an acceptance on my drabble, “Eyes Open”. It’s being published on the Horror Tree as part of their Trembling With Fear online publication.
It marks my twentieth acceptance for 2019. I’m hoping, that with some luck I can double that by the end of the year and maybe even hit fifty acceptances by the end of the year.
No word yet on when it will appear but I can’t wait to share it with you.
So, I ended yesterday on a bit of a high, having received an acceptance for my short story, Summer Storm to be published in Fantasia Divinity‘s Summer’s Splash anthology.
The contract has been signed and returned. Now I await edits.
The story itself is just over 500 words and picks up after the events of The Dawning of Spring, so if you haven’t picked up a copy of Spring’s Blessing: A Spring Fantasy Anthology, you may want to.
A little about the story appearing in Summer’s Splash…
Mercy, the newly crowned Queen of the Seelie Court, broods over her deal made with the Goddess of Spring, Ostara as the Midsummer festivities begin.
My short story, Beauty is being published in Iron Faerie Publishing‘s forthcoming anthology, Fable.
It’s a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, which was first recorded by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740.
I’ll share more as soon as I’m able.
As I’ve stated in a previous post, several of my drabbles are being published in Blood Song Books anthology, Curses & Cauldrons. And, now that I’ve signed the contract, I decided to share a little update with you all, because I not only have the four drabbles previously mentioned, but four others as well. Bringing the total up to eight. They are listed below, in order of acceptance. They are:
- Down the Rabbit Hole – is a story about a girl who takes poison from a witch.
- The Keeper – is a retelling of the story of Cerridwen.
- Mark of the Witch (previously titled, The Witch’s Mark) – is a story about a family of witches.
- Undersea – is a story about a sea witch.
- Excalibur – is a story about Morgan le Faye and the magic of Excalibur.
- Harm None – is the story of a modern day witch performing a binding spell.
- Red As Blood – is a retelling of the story of Snow White with a twist.
- Bad Girls – is a story of three modern day witches about to be burned at the stake.
In case you haven’t already guessed the theme of the anthology is witches, and I’m immensely proud of these eight little stories. Writing drabbles and keeping to the strict, 100 word only caveat, is not always easy, especially when you have to tell a story and have it make sense. I’ll be sure to keep you posted once this anthology hits shelves, I’m sure it’s going to be epic.
I’ve been writing more and submitting a lot of stories this month and it seems to be paying off.
I received an acceptance email from Blood Song Books in my inbox for four of my drabbles to appear in their upcoming anthology, Curses and Cauldrons.
The stories are: Down the Rabbit Hole, The Keeper, The Witches Mark & Undersea.
Each is just 100 words but packs a punch in their own way I think.
I can’t wait to see this anthology in print. There’s nothing better than holding a copy of a book that has your work inside.
So, as 2018 comes to a close it brings with it an acceptance. My Drabble WINTER was accepted into Trembling With Fear and will be published sometime in the New Year.
The signed contract was sent off today, so now I just wait.
And… in other writing news, I’m almost finished with my third contest entry and have a flash fiction story half done. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little in December and I think it’s paying off.
Bring on 2019 and more writing and submissions.
I can’t wait!
Oh and if anyone is looking for submission opportunities check out Iron Faerie Publishing‘s website for more details.
Happy New Year!