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I got PUBLISHED! ……And a update on up an coming stories going into submission

June 26, 2012

Wanted to mention this earlier last week but it slipped my mind…I got Published!

I want to keep this in perspective however. The publication is a small fledgling non-paying online Magazine called Quail Bell Magazine who saw my Flash Fiction story, Flight through the Forest  and wanted to showcase it in one of their sections of the magazine entitled  The Unreal“.

The Ast. Editor over there emailed me and asked my permission to put into their online magazine and  said it was just what they were looking for! She also said to keep them in mind for anything else I would care to to share with there publication because my stories seem to be a good fit for their magazine!   Cool Huh!

Well to say the least it is an encouraging turn of events. It is always nice to be noticed and appreciated for your work.

Speaking of my work… I have just finished the final draft of a 8,000 word  Light Sci-Fi Dark Fantasy story I am also hard at working trying to finish a 5000-8000 word short story which will be a dark Urban Fantasy/Horror Story set in Chicago.

Hope to showcase both  stories or excerpts from those stories here  on my blog at the same time submitting them to some publishers and maybe a contest or two.

I am trying to maintain a pace of at least two new stories a quarter while at the same time starting my first NOVEL to hopefully be finished in its rough draft form by Dec 2012 of this year. The working title is called “The Thing under the Bridge”  but the title may change in time I’m sure. I have outlined the Novel barebones wise but I am looking to fill in some details  as I progress.  I have written the first 4,000 words with it and so far I am satsified with my progress.  I hope to write  a  book measuring 50-80k words that I can be proud of for my first Novel.  Looking to popping the champagne when the first draft is done.  Wish me luck!

Special Note:  As always I am re-submitting my other finished work that has been rejected by publishers numerous times already such as:  The Devils in the Details a Speculative Dark Fantasy Story of 3,300 Words,  or my Novella Roadkill”  a Dark Urban Fantasy Horror Story  at 23,000 Words, and “Flight through the Forest” the Heroic Flash Fantasy story  of only 1800 words.

If anyone knows of any Publishers Accepting Open Submissions for these types of stories and lengths please comment on here  or email me direct. Thanks!

From → Inquiring Minds

6 Comments
  1. Congratulations! Of course, paying would be better, but it’s good to start somewhere.

    I’d keep from mentioning the names of stories you’re submitting to WOTF. It’s an anonymously judged contest. If Dave Farland, or even any of the finalist judges, came across this blog post and could match your story to your name, that story would be disqualified.

    • Yes, it would be better to paid…but I like exposure and people appreciating my work IS the most important thing beside the money aspect of it all. I have taken your advice and removed all mention of until the contest is over though…much appreciated.

  2. Dear Philip,

    Congratulations. :-)

    Love Dotty xxx

  3. Thanks Dotty…your support is much appreciated!

  4. One Very Inspiring Blogger Award coming your way! Link/post/instuctions available 10th July xx

    • Cool! Most Excellent!

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