Once again proving the value of Heinlein’s Fifth Rule, August 15th saw the arrival of my fourth acceptance of the year. My 3776 word story, Aces, has been accepted by Sci-Fi Short Story Magazine. It was the sixth time I’d sent the story out Aces is the story of a family of pilots who have spent their entire life in the air, fighting a seemingly endless war and should be published later this year. Other than that, not much progress on the writing front but more on that later.
This week has been good for acceptances. I received an email yesterday telling me that my short story She Could be the One has been accepted for I’ll Never Go Away Volume III (the link is to Volume II but my story will be in the third volume). She Could be the One is another old story, I finished it in February 2007, but this was actually only the second time I’d submitted it anywhere. Two stories accepted in two days, Vancouver weather is great and Curiosity lands on Mars, what more could you ask for?
I arrived home from a run last night to find an acceptance in my inbox. Every Day Fiction will be publishing my story – Hidden. Hidden is a pretty old story – from April 2006 apparently – but it’s one of my favourites. It’s a bit of a departure for me as it’s not speculative fiction but I’m very pleased that it will finally be seeing the light of day. It should appear on the site in a month or two and I’ll post here when it’s up. [Philip Harris]
Excellent news to break my extended silence. Brown God – an new online journal has accepted one of my stories – On the Finding of the Body. It will be published in their May issue. I’m really pleased, not just because it’s the first acceptance of the year but also because this will make the fifth year in a row that I’ve had a story published. I don’t think I’ve mentioned my vague OCD tendencies but maintaining that streak makes me happy in ways it probably shouldn’t. Anyway, back to work (okay…back to the ice hockey playoffs). * The picture may make more sense when you read the story – you are going to read the story aren’t you?
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