Celebrations – my first work of fiction has been accepted!

Celebrations - my first work of fiction has been accepted!

Hi all,

Just a brief update: the short horror story that I submitted to Thief has been accepted by the editorial committee. Yippee! Apparently, it is now being sent with the other accepted works to an illustrator, a process that takes about a month. I’ll let you all know details when it is published. All I will share with you now is the title: Eighteen Steps.

It’s funny. I’ve had published magazine articles and textbooks and even a critique of a Star Trek episode, but this little piece of fiction (just under 1,000 words) is probably the thing that excites me the most. Was this the same for any of you other writers out there? Is fiction somehow more personal?

regards

Greg

10 Comments


  1. Congratulations, Greg! That’s terrific. Yes, it definitely felt more personal for me the first time a piece of fiction sold. I was very happy when a piece I served as principal investigator on appeared in the prestigious Astronomical Journal, but that was nothing compared to the days-long celebration I had when I was accepted to Realms of Fantasy! I completely understand. Here’s to many more sales!


    1. Thanks, David. :) It’s very exciting. I’m glad I’m not alone in that feeling. I’m also lucky that I have people like you here who inspire me. Through WordPress I have come to know so many amazing people.

      As an aside, it’s funny, I never thought that my first piece of published fiction would be horror. I mean, I like horror, but I’ve always been more of a fantasy and science fiction guy.


  2. So glad that things are finally beginning to work out for you Greg!


    1. Thanks, Dale. Slowly but surely. Nicole lost her job yesterday. Bosses came into her section and announced that the whole team was no longer needed, starting immediately. Thankfully just before that happened, I was informed that I start my new job on Monday week.

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