jacey: (blue eyes)
Clour me gobsmacked... I've had another short story sale this morning: The Urbane Fox (reprint) to Trysts of Fate for February publication. That's four short story sales so far in the first 12 days of 2015, which has prompted a blog piece on selling short stories over on t'other blog at Wordspress.

These are the stories that have sold, but have not yet been published:
The Urbane Fox (Reprint) to Trysts of Fate, February 2015
Mort’s Laws to Nature’s Futures 2015.
Times Two to Saturday Night Reader (Canada)
2015
Late Breakfast to Every Day Fiction, 2015
Last Train to Grievous Angel, sold 2014 for 2015 publication.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda (Reprint) to Buzzy Mag. Sold 2014 for 2015 publication

Absolution Pass to Andromeda’s Offspring (Anthology – Sold in April 2013, still not out.)

Submitting

Oct. 5th, 2014 04:11 pm
jacey: (blue eyes)
No, not that sort of submitting. I'm talking about submitting what you write to publishers. Despite all my good intentions I realised that while i've been busy with my novels (revising one and writing the next from scratch) I have completely ignored my backlog of short stories.

My daft little story, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda was originally published in Nature's Futures. To my delight it was reprinted in the anthology Futures2 this summer without me having to do any hassling for that honour at all. And on Friday I just received another acceptance for the same story which will appear as a reprint in Buzzymag.com in 2015. So yesterday I spent some time sending off some of my backlog of short stories to various markets and I'm smug enough to report that I now have fifty stories submitted (some of them to reprint markets and some of them to foreign language markets).

It's interesting to see that a number of magazines now accept simultaneous submissions (which used to be a big no-no almost everywhere), though it does mean that if you sim-sub you have to keep good records so that you can let the other markets know if one, y'know, actually buys the story. Mostly, unless it's to markets in other languages, I prefer to keep it simple and not sim-sub.

I usually track my submissions, sales (and rejections) via my own database, but the submission tracker at The Submission Grinder is quite comprehensive and effective.

Right, that's enough diversionary tactics, back to writing the novel.

Story Sales

Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:30 pm
jacey: (blue eyes)
I just sold two stories to upcoming anthologies:
'Absolution Pass' to Andromeda's Offspring (due out in May) and 'Kindling the Flame' to Her Dark Voice' (due out in September.)
:-)
Many thanks to Jaine Fenn for the introduction to Theresa Derwin, who is editing both.
:-)
Wheeee!

SOLD!

Nov. 20th, 2012 01:59 pm
jacey: (Default)
My flash fiction 'Root and Branch' has sold to Bob Neilson for publication in Albedo One.
:-)

Bummer

Oct. 19th, 2012 12:56 pm
jacey: (Default)
My sub to Crossed Genres (sent mid August) never arrived, but I didn't find out until I queried it at the right time. The themed issue I sent it for has already been filled, though they helpfully suggest sending it again in December as the theme seems like a good fit. So I turned it round and sent it out to Neo-Opsis in the meantime.
jacey: (Default)
One flash fiction returned from Eric's Hysterics. Not the right kind of funny apparently. Anyone know of a decent market for very short joke pieces?
.
One new flash fiction (500 words) written and submitted to an end-of-year anthology.
jacey: (Default)
Another 8 stories sent out yesterday. That's 28 stories currently out - i.e. every story I've got available to submit is out there, looking for a home. Some of them are quite old, some relatively recent. So now I should be able to turn stories round and send them out again one at a time if and when they bounce back into my inbox. That's the theory, anyway.

Yeah, right.
jacey: (Default)
Six short stories submitted to various publications today, plus one sent a few days ago. That's 18 out altogether.
jacey: (Default)
Another nine stories turned round and subbed to various markets including a couple of non-SF stories I wasn't sure I could find a sensible market for. (Thank you Duotrope.) I think I've sent something to almost everything on Ralan's pro-markets list. (Thanks Ralan.)
jacey: (Default)
My short story, Djinn Bottle, is out today. Available online at buzzymag.com. Go read. Comment if you wish.
http://buzzymag.com/djinn-bottle-by-jacey-bedford/
jacey: (Default)
My short story, Djinn Bottle, is out today. Available online at buzzymag.com. Go read. Comment if you wish.
http://buzzymag.com/djinn-bottle-by-jacey-bedford/
jacey: (Default)
Today's sub ... to Asimov's.

Two responses t query letters. One story never received, please resubmit. (Done.) And one negative - but at least it means I can send it elsewhere. In truth it's already been sold once, so I'm only looking for reprint markets somewhat half-heartedly..
jacey: (Default)
Today's sub ... to Asimov's.

Two responses t query letters. One story never received, please resubmit. (Done.) And one negative - but at least it means I can send it elsewhere. In truth it's already been sold once, so I'm only looking for reprint markets somewhat half-heartedly..
jacey: (Default)
Four short story subs today:

Times Two to Glimmer Train
Absolution Pass to Scape
Reasonable Behaviour to Comets and Criminals
Murder of Crows to Lore

And several queries sent to tardy magazines.

(Edited to add one more sub.)
jacey: (Default)
River AnthologyMy short story, Floodlust, is just out in the new anthology 'River' edited by Alma Alexander and published by Dark Quest Books, and, hey, there's a good review already. Yay!

That's a nice start to 2012.


jacey: (Default)
River AnthologyMy short story, Floodlust, is just out in the new anthology 'River' edited by Alma Alexander and published by Dark Quest Books, and, hey, there's a good review already. Yay!

That's a nice start to 2012.


jacey: (Default)
Third short story sale in a month.
Djinn Bottle (5,000 words) to Buzzy Magazine.
A genie in the bottle story with all the usual trickery and a slghtly unusual ending

I can't believe it. I'm still walking round with a big silly grin on my face from the Nature Magazine sale last week and this morning a lovely email drops into my mailbox from Buzzy Mag.

After a very fallow year in 2010 I'm over the moon about three in a row. To be honest, sending more out is a really good way of making sales. I hardly submitted anything last year, so I can't grumble about not selling anything. I took a day off from the big revision I'm in the middle of to sub a lot of stories still in circulation and it has had great results.
jacey: (Default)
Third short story sale in a month.
Djinn Bottle (5,000 words) to Buzzy Magazine.
A genie in the bottle story with all the usual trickery and a slghtly unusual ending

I can't believe it. I'm still walking round with a big silly grin on my face from the Nature Magazine sale last week and this morning a lovely email drops into my mailbox from Buzzy Mag.

After a very fallow year in 2010 I'm over the moon about three in a row. To be honest, sending more out is a really good way of making sales. I hardly submitted anything last year, so I can't grumble about not selling anything. I took a day off from the big revision I'm in the middle of to sub a lot of stories still in circulation and it has had great results.

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