Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Story Accepted!

Now Playing: SOLAR SAILER by Daft Punk

Happy to report another story acceptance!

My piece "The Ascension Song" will appear in Every Day Fiction on May 25. This is a flash fiction piece with which I tried to focus more on the writing, the nuts and bolts of the language, because the story came to me pretty simply and completely.

I submitted it to some pro magazines with some positive rejections, but only when I got a rewrite request from EDF did I realize the problem that comes with a story plot's arrival in your brain seemingly complete.

It had some gaps. I fell victim to the same trap that gets me so frequently--unwillingness to break apart the plot and send it in another direction. But the editors requested I do just that, and that was all the push I needed. I worked on it for a day, resubmitted it, and they bought it!

I'm looking forward to seeing my piece in print there. This is my first publication at EDF, hopefully the first of many. If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think!