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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Twiction Addiction

My little Twiction story "Stalker" has been published on Twiction Addiction. You can read it at: https://twitter.com/TwictionAddict/status/513240401139208192.

Retweets and Favorites are always appreciated. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Good News

I have a couple pieces of good news to share.

Twiction Addiction has accepted my little Twiction (Twitter Fiction) story "Stalker". It's scheduled to be published on September 20th. They also gave me the option to send in another Twiction to be published on or around my birthday. Twitter size fiction is not easy to write, but there are a few markets for it. Here is a list: http://www.simonkewin.co.uk/2011/02/twitter-fiction-magazines.html.

I also had a story accepted by Flashes in the Dark Ezine as a reprint. You can view it at: http://flashesinthedark.com/2014/08/24/rods-little-blue-wagon-by-andrea-allison/.

Happy Tuesday!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Starting Over

I know it's been over a year since posting anything on this blog. Not offering any excuses. It is what it is. There have been a few changes.

The old blog has a new look. Blue has always been my favorite color. Still working on the design though.

Haven't sent out any stories in awhile but currently, have submitted two.

More to come later....

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Pill Hill Press Closed

I received the Ralan newsletter this morning and discovered a surprise. Pill Hill Press closed up shop. Small publishers come and go all the time. Why would I take interest in this closure?

A couple of weeks ago, I received an acceptance letter from Pill Hill. My short short "Final Footprints" would soon appear in their upcoming anthology Daily Frights 2013: 365 Days of Frightening Flash Fiction. First sign of trouble was very few project updates. In the past, they were diligent with updates and response times. One starts to worry when efficiency starts to lag.

Around the beginning of January, I heard news the owner/main editor Jessy gave birth to twins (Congratulations!). By the end of January, Pill Hill Press had closed. The website and forum were shut down. The reason circulating is Jessy decided to be a mom instead of a publisher owner/editor. I'm not certain if that is the sole reason. Supposedly, there was a mass email sent out but I never received it. Learning this news rendered my acceptance letter worthless. It's sad but not the first time it has happened to me.

In other news, I completed my monthly Write1Sub1 goal for January...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Goodbye Duotrope



If you haven't heard already, the fabulous market website Duotrope has gone from a free service to now available to paid subscribers only. For $5 a month or about $50 a year, you can enjoy all the features you use to get for free. I understand they put a lot of hard work in to the site and was having problems being compensated for it, but I feel they went about this switch up the wrong way.

The supposed "free" features still available are fairly nonexistent.  I received the last shred of hope in my inbox this morning in the form of a monthly newsletter. It contained the first three listings for paying and nonpaying markets and not much else. Why go through all the trouble to provide almost no usable information for those who can't afford your prices?

This is me officially saying goodbye to Duotrope. The last couple of years have been fun but it seems you prefer your new/old playmates who have deeper pockets than myself. I wish you well.

Welcome my new best friend.....The (Submission) Grinder!!!

Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 In Review

I wish I could say I came out of 2012 a Write1Sub1 winner but unfortunately not. Didn't write or submit anything for October and November. However, it wasn't a total loss.

For the year 2012, I submitted a total of 12 short stories: 6 rejections, 3 acceptances (received the recent one for Daily Frights Anthology which will be published next year before Christmas) and 3 pending. In 2011, I submitted 3 short stories and 1 novella with no success. While I may not be in the same league as some writers, that's a huge improvement for me.

I say W1S1 kept me on track for the most part. Will I participate in 2013? Definitely count me in!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

W1S1 Update - Month 7

I don't know how much joy July brought other than seeing my story published, but goals were accomplished.

Words were written. Not many, but some. Began editing a short story. I guess I've been doing flash fiction too long because I've forgotten how tedious it is to edit 5,000 words.

I can say I was quite the overachiever with my submissions. Managed to get a whole TWO sent off. Gave myself some gold stars, a pat on the back and everything.

"Final Footprints" is now in the hands of Pill Hill Press editors for their Daily Frights 2013 anthology. Can't say I have complete faith in it's acceptance but if they do choose it, I hope I get the day I requested. Of course, I chose my birthday. Couldn't think of any other one to choose.

The second story "Sealed With Anguish" hasn't had a lot of luck so far. I've submitted it to like eight different markets and no fish has been biting. Hopefully, this time will be different. The name of the anthology is Down the Rabbit Hole published by Wicked East Press. It's an alternate world type of theme like Neverland and Oz. My story fits the theme perfectly. So, hopefully they'll take it. The bonus would be the $5 paycheck with an acceptance. Got my fingers crossed.

RIP Gore Vidal