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Monday, March 19, 2012

Shameless bragging - woot!

I have just had my fourth short fiction acceptance in the last few months. This one is for an anthology being published by Peggy Bright Books. The anthology will be called Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear and here's the invitation to submit I received, with the blurb:

"Nothing happens without some initial impetus or spark. But it's also  impossible to predict exactly what will happen once that spark is struck, that match lit. Will the rocket shoot skywards?  Will the dragon shoot flames from its mouth if provoked by one more jab from the rusty sword? Will the fireworks display appease, or at least distract, the ruthless, jaded emperor? Peggy Bright Books is assembling a collection of original specfic stories, to be called 'Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear' and slated for release in both paperback and ebook formats (pdf, epub, mobi), and we'd very much like for you to be a part of the collection. So we're inviting you to let your imagination run wild."

I interpreted this as how things started. My story, "Five Ways To Start A War", is about the causes of the Trojan War as seen through the eyes of five different people, who have five different ideas about what started it and may all be right. I went totally silly with this one and had a lot of fun. Can't wait to see it in print!

Meanwhile, my next piece of fiction to see publication will be "Midwinter Night", a short story set in the Wolfborn universe, which will appear in the next issue of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. In July, my tale about the Beatles' visit to Melbourne in 1964, "Call Him Ringo", will be in the Ford Street YA anthology, Trust Me, Too! which I am told is being launched at one of Melbourne's wealthier schools.


Satima Flavell said...

Nice line up, Sue! Congrats on so many acceptances in so short a time!

Stephanie said...

Yay, congrats, Sue! :)