First the bad news: “Nine”, the online journal that recently published my story “Starfish and Apples”, has permanently closed. I’ll be sad to see it go. I loved its clean, clutter free layout and its mix of long and short fiction from both new and established names. The editorial staff always seemed very friendly and professional, and I wish them well in their future endeavours.
On the good news front, I learned today that my short story “Three Kisses” has been accepted by Daily Science Fiction. This is my third acceptance there, but the first story which is longer than flash length (although it is composed of three flash length components). Really pleased by this, as I hope it signals my ability to write longer length, marketable stories is improving. In an industry where word count is directly proportional to the cost and risk of publishing a story, this is particularly gratifying.
I’ll write more about “Three Kisses” closer to its publication date (hopefully early 2013), but for now, here’s a teaser image: