Anyone who's ever attempted the arduous process of trying to get something they've written published understands what a time consuming, tedious, fraught with rejection process it can be.
For those of you who aren't familiar, imagine all of the creative and editorial effort that goes into writing something that you work on until you get it just right, and then spending time researching markets that are a good fit for your work, and then sending it out and having to wait weeks [or months] for a response. Regardless of quality, the vast majority of responses will invariably be rejections -- and once you get a rejection, you have to go back to the beginning of the process and start the entire cycle over again.
So with that backdrop in mind, I'm pleased to pass along that I'm three-for-three this week in terms of hearing back from prospective publishers!
My story, "Still Born," will appear in this summer's edition of Told in the Dark, published by 9Tales. I'll pass along more information about how to obtain a copy closer to the publication date.
Given how frustrating--and SLOW--it often is trying to get your work into print as described above, it is a gratifying turn of events to have a week like this, and have three original stories accepted by paying markets. Nice way to kick of a holiday weekend!
Happy Memorial Day, everyone!