Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New story sale

Holy cow. Blogger just updated their posting interface. This is going to take some getting used to.

While my mind is being blown over here, I have a couple of things to share. I sold "When the Dead Decide to Disco" to Every Day Fiction and it will be out either next month or the month after. I'll know more when they announce the Table of Contents for May.

If the timing seems odd because of my new podcast duties, let me assure you that my access to EDF is completely superficial. I only deal with stories that have already been published -- I have no interactions with slush or the backend database. And I submitted this story 147 days ago--including a requested rewrite last month. All of this happened long before I agreed to volunteer.

I hope that doesn't sound overly defensive. I just want to be clear that the EDF team is very good about maintaining a separation between the two areas to avoid conflicts of interest.

All that said, I'm super excited to share this story with you. It was a fun one to write.

This week I finished revising a short story and submitted it to a new market so that's good. Also a few days ago I added up my numbers for 2012 and here are my stats since January 1: 10 submissions (only includes new subs sent since Jan 1), 8 rejections, 3 acceptances and 3 publications (pubs does not include "When the Dead...").

13 comments:

Elizabeth Twist said...

Hey, those are pretty good stats! Congratulations on the story sale.

Folly Blaine said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!

Michael Haynes said...

I agree about the posting interface. I hate the new one right now, but I suppose eventually I'll get used to it.

Just in time for them to change it again.

Congratulations on your sale and on meeting your W1S1 goals for the month!

I hope that May goes well for you, too.

Folly Blaine said...

Thank you, Michael! I appreciate the comment and hope May goes well for you, too.

K.A. Levingston said...

Congrats, that's great news about EDF! Best of luck in the months ahead, as well. :)

L said...

Another month's goal met and congratulations on the story acceptance.

Dave K said...

Congratulations on making your W1S1 goal. I got three rejections this month but at least that means I was subb'ing.

Rhonda Parrish said...

Congratulations on the story sale, as well as on reaching your W1S1 goals for April! :)

~ Rhonda Parrish

Erin Cole said...

Very good stats! Congrats on your publication at EDF too.

Charity Bradford said...

Congrats on your W1S1 goals! See, if we keep submitting good things will come. Great job!

Lydia Gray said...

Hi.

Congratulations on making your W1S1 goals :)

This new blogger interface is horrid, isn't it?
It's the story of my life, as soon as I get the hang of something, they change it!

Jeff Chapman said...

Congrats on the story sale to EDF and meeting your W1S1 goals.

Folly Blaine said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by! I really appreciate the kind words.