Thursday, 1 September 2011

Publication: Double Bubble

Two publications flopped through the letter box, this week. I love contributors' copies.

The first was Odyssey, the young person' science magazine for ages 9-14. Odyssey run a story each issue. I'm  in the 'addicted issue with my story, 'Time Slipping'. I am so pleased with the artwork they commissioned for the story.

Guidelines are here. They have an unusual sub system, you send in as story précis and a  couple of examples of your work, if you're successful they commission the complete story with an intention of buying. But I'm proof that you can get through the door this way. They snag all rights, but they do pay 25 cent a word.


The second publication was the Triangulation Anthology (eds Steve Ramey and James Lackey) with my story 'City of Bones'.  The issue had the prompt, 'Last Contact'  I'm very excited with my TOC buddies which include Robert J. Sawyer and Aaron Polson. 
Hee, hee. For the UK Kindle version, I've got top billing. Check it out. How did that happen?

Ah, there's nothing finer than holding hard copy in your hot little hands.


12 comments:

  1. Congrats! Gizmo and I have gotten through the first two tales in the US version (Aaron's was freakin' awesome), and we're looking forward to reading "Bones".

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  2. Congratulations! And I agree with you. I love holding the hard copies!

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  3. 25 cents a word!!!! Bloody Hell, mega congratulations. Ditto, the Triangulation anthology.

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  4. Thank ye, one and all.

    @Christine, hard copy is cool, let's hope it never goes away.
    @Milo I hope you enjoy it (she says nervously).
    @Cate, yup it's pretty good scratch. Most I've been paid. And the artwork is just lovely.

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  5. Cool! Seems like you're making waves and some money too. Well done.

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  6. Sweet. Congratulations!!

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  7. Geat stuff, Deborah : very sweet. I'll grab the Kindle version of Triangulation ASAP.

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  8. Deborah, congratulations to you. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting re my Insecure Writer's post. Yes, I'm a published short story writer and have 2 novels in editing phase.

    Denise

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  9. Thanks, Denise. I completed one novel draft, but didn't have the heart to edit it. The latest one is more promising.

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  10. I agree I l0ve hard copy magazines and books too.

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