Monday, August 13, 2012

Sold: "The Dragon Weeps" to Kazka Press


When I took my vacation a couple of weeks ago, I left home with the knowledge that I had a handful of stories out on editors' desks (so to speak), so I was hoping to get some good news while I was gone. The news for my last sale came in while I was on a different vacation trip, so I was hoping for a repeat in circumstances. Unfortunately, the whole trip went by without a peep until the very end--when I received two rejections. Don't worry, I'm no stranger to rejection. It happens. I didn't let it ruin my trip.

After we got home, my girlfriend and I capped our good time off with a lunch date that weekend. While I was perusing the menu and contemplating the gluttony to come, my phone started blinking at me. I checked it out and sure enough there was good news in my inbox.

I Am Pleased to Announce . . .


The Dragon Weeps, a fantasy story by Yours Truly, has been sold to Kazka Press. You'll be able to read it for free on their website as a part of the September 1 issue. If you're unfamiliar with Kazka, they're an independent publisher of short stories, flash fiction, flash novels, and anthologies, mostly in the fantasy genre (with a little sci-fi occasionally thrown in for good measure). Be sure to check them out if they sound like your cup of tea.

The Dragon Weeps is a story that I'm very happy to have out in the wild. It's the first story I wrote in my "Forged World" universe, a fantasy world that I have great plans for. I hope you'll give it a read on the first of the month, and I hope you enjoy it. I'll be sure to post a reminder when the day comes.

In the mean time, hopefully the good news will keep pouring in. I do love bragging about it.

photo credit: Gene Wilburn via cc

19 comments:

  1. Yay, fantasy slam dunk!

    *uhm, that was kinda dorky*
    *second try*


    CONGRATULATIONS!!! May many many more stories follow suit and be presented to the world to be enjoyed and shared!

    And kudos to the rejection reception. ^_^b

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    1. Thanks so much, Vero. Your support has been awesome, and I hope you're right about the whole "many more" thing!

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  2. Congratulations!! Who cares about those two rejections now, right?

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    1. Exactly! The road to success is paved in rejection letters.

      Thanks, Alex!

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    1. There was supposed to be an exclamation point or three on that. Doesn't have the appropriate celebratory feel without them, so here you go, lol: !!!!

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    2. Haha, thanks, Ashley! I do appreciate the added exclamation points.

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  4. Congratulations!! Wonderful news. Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Louise! I hope you enjoy it when the time comes.

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  5. Congrats J.W. rejections mean nothing when you make a sale.

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    1. Absolutely! Makes it all worth it.

      Thanks, Maurice!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! You might recognize the story if you end up reading it, as I suspect you read an earlier incarnation. ;)

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  7. Congrats on the sale! Looking forward to reading it. :)

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  8. Yay! Congratulations!!! This is awesome! Doing a happy dance for ya :)

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  9. Hurray! That's totally rad. Keep spreading the good news you get :) I know I'm not the only one who loves to hear it.

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    1. Thanks, D.V.. I certainly don't mind bragging!

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Thanks for reading!