Archive | August, 2021

So this was July 2021

1 Aug

I’ve made 309 new submissions. 258 rejections. 12 acceptances.

SALES & ACCEPTANCES:-

Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
Rescue Me sold to Hireath Publishing, Jan 31st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It sold to The Angry Noodle, Feb 23rd 2021. (1st non-fiction sale!)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green sold to The Lorelei Signal, Mar 7th 2021.
Overground sold to COLP, Apr 5th 2021.
The Message sold to Stupefying Stories, Apr 28th 2021.
Fixing Broken Dreams sold to Stupefying Stories, May 23rd 2021.
For Sale; Used Time Machine. No Refunds! sold to Stupefying Stories, Jun 1st 2021.
The Witless Protection Scheme sold to Flash In A Flash, Jun 20th 2021.
Officer Down, Permanently has been sold to Sanitarium Magazine. Jul 2nd 2021.
Too Hot To Handle has been sold to Stupefying Stories. Jul 12th 2021.
1 SALE TO BE ANNOUNCED, AWAITING PERMISSION. Jul 15th 2021.
A Life Of Mystery sold to 34 Orchard, Jul 18th 2021.
1 SALE TO BE ANNOUNCED, AWAITING PERMISSION. Jul 26th 2021.
1 SALE TO BE ANNOUNCED, AWAITING PERMISSION. Jul 26th 2021. (Not the same sale)

CAVEAT:-Be aware, I am now adding stubs for titles which have sold, but I’ve not yet received official permission to announce as sold yet. These are just an aide memoire for me, and my increasingly terrible short-term memory.

There are currently 61 stories out in submission:-

PUBLISHED THIS YEAR:-

Lost Souls was released at Daily Science Fiction, Jan 27th 2021.
Grandmothers Shoes was released at Bards And Sages Quarterly, April issue, Mar 30th 2021.
Overground was released in COLP:Underground, May 23rd 2021.
Fixing Broken Dreams was released at Stupefying Stories, May 28th, 2021.
The Message was released at Stupefying Stories, June 4th, 2021.
For Sale: Used Time Machine. No Refunds! was released at Stupefying Stories, June 7th, 2021.
The Witless Protection Scheme was released at Flash In A Flash newsletter,June 25th, 2021.
Letters From the Phased Photonic Travel Company was released at Utopia Science Fiction, Vol 2, Issue 6, June 30th, 2021.
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green was released at The Lorelei Signal, July 4th, 2021.
Too Hot To Handle was released at Stupefying Stories, Jul 29th 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It was released at The Angry Noodle, July 30th 2021.

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!

Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st 2021.
Officer Down, Permanently will be released in Sanitarium Magazine, Aug 2021. (DTBC)
Rescue Me will be released in Shelter of Daylight, October 2021. (DTBC)
A Life Of Mystery will be released at 34 Orchard, 11th November 2021.
36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)
There’s some other stuff coming, I can’t officially talk about it yet. Just know it IS coming.

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-

I wrote 6 new stories this month, a total of 7776 words. Managed a couple of longer stories this month – I also hit my target of 52 written in a year. I’m not sure what’ll happen to the weekly writing schedule now, I guess I’ll find out this weekend. I was also permabanned from Codex so I won’t be getting any further writing opportunities from there. It was nice while it lasted.

Sadly, William F. Nolan died this month. His death may impact on the scheduled release of the Automobilia anthology. I haven’t heard anything through official channels, despite my attempts to contact the publishers.

Some projects are taking longer than expected, hang in there friends, releases will come eventually!