I am very, very pleased to announce that the issue of The First Line (Summer 2015) with my story “Laura and Ollie” is currently available for purchase and perusal. It’s a really cool journal with one basic guideline: Whatever you write, it has to start with the given first line, so that everything starts the same, but, after that, the stories are just as varied and diverse as the authors themselves. This editions line was “Laura liked to think she was honest with herself; it was everyone else she lied to.” I’m really looking forward to seeing the other interpretations once my contributor’s copies arrive!
The next issue’s line is “The old neighborhood was nearly unrecognizable.” and the deadline is August 1st, so I highly recommend giving it a try and submitting. I’ve really enjoyed my interactions with them so far, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re a paying market, too!
In other publication news, I’m also excited to announce that, this morning, I received an acceptance for my flash fiction “Eden” to appear in the upcoming volume of Cake & Grapes. Three so far this year alone! Feels pretty good, especially after so long of just rejection after rejection. Oh, there’s still plenty of rejection, but it’s nice to know that sometimes, your shots do manage to hit the target.
Meanwhile, I still haven’t met my selling goal for this month, which is making me a little nervous. So, if you get the chance to spread the love, I’d really appreciate it! All I need is one sale of either World Unknown Review, The Slayer Saga: Soulless, or Bowlful of Bunnies, so any help would be lovely.