Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Forthcoming Drabbles and a Post-Script

I haven't made it known on here yet, but now that I've signed the contract, been paid, and have the dates of publication in my inbox, I guess I can tell everyone some exciting news. I have three 100-word stories (drabbles) forthcoming to SpeckLit.com. These are my first pro-rate sales (5 cents a word; also my first sales I'm making any money on at all). My stories go up: July 15th, August 10th, and September 21st. The first is fantasy, the second is horror, and the third is sci-fi.  All three are 1st-person, which is kind of odd, because I don't write a lot of 1st and SpeckLit doesn't publish a lot of 1st.  I'm definitely not complaining though.

One of the most exciting parts of this is that my first professionally-published story will be launching the day before my 17th birthday.  It's just a bonus that it's in the fantasy genre.

P.S.  I'm not doing a full literary criticism today.  Instead I'm just going to point you toward Cat Rambo's latest Daily Science Fiction story, "English Muffin, Devotion on the Side."  It manipulates POV in a cool, sci-fi way.  And, if you really think about it, the story is also horror.

10 comments:

  1. How awesome! I wish I had something published when I was your age (oh, God--did I just say that? I've never felt so old!). I wish I had something published now, actually. Congrats!

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  2. A big kudos to you on that Patrick. It's just the beginning. Of that, I'm certain.

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    1. Well thank you, Mr. Hargett. I sure hope so.

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  3. Congratulations! That's great news :)

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  4. Congrats Patrick, this is super news and I am sure its the first of many more such lovely contracts that you will be signing.

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  5. Congratulations, Pat. This is super exciting. Please remind me ahead of time and send me links so I can mention you on my blog on your release days.
    Sgourleyauthor@gmail.com

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