So for the longest time I’ve been trying to get my story, “We’re all Stories in the End” published by someone. The problem is since I wrote it for a blog contest, it’s considered to be published already and classifies as a reprint, so a lot of publications didn’t take it because they don’t do reprints.
Then, about twenty days ago, author Carrie Cuinn posted on her site, Lakeside Circus, saying that a man named Dean Francis Alfar was throwing together an anthology of stories to help the people of the Philippines after hurricane Yolanda had passed through. The anthology is an ebook, and all proceeds will go towards the Red Cross. It was open to all genre’s, and reprints were allowed. I sent my short story deciding to give it a shot, as not only would I get published, but helping out those affected by the hurricane would be great.
Fast forward to today, as last night I sent an email wondering what was happening, it had been twenty days. My new job makes me wake up at 5am now, so when I did I checked my email…
…and I found out that I was accepted into the anthology.
What was hilarious was he misspelled the name of the story in the email calling it “When We Were Witches”, but he got it right in the contract (my first contract!). So all I need to do is sign it, and send it in. It’ll be published next year in January, what an awesome way to kick off the new year.
Again, I don’t care that I’m not getting any money from this, the little story has finally found a home, and it’s helping out a great cause. When I’m told when the anthology has been published, I’ll give out links.
But you guys know what this means right?
I can finally get my tattoo’s! My rule for getting them has been completed, as I’ve gotten published! >:D
Now, I can also delete all the rejection slips in my email folder, and the only real paper one I have from Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine.
Aside from that, this day has been awesome. It has renewed my drive to write, as these past two months I’ve been drained of energy due to working at my new job. I have a few more short stories to work on, they are easy and don’t require that much research, but they’re doable and I’m not posting them anywhere, so that will make it easier to get them published.
Anyway, thank you Dean, for accepting my work, and thank you Carrie for posting the information, if it wasn’t for you I’ll still be searching for a home.
Take care everyone!