Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Sale, a Check, and Mo*Con III in the works


It's been a nice couple of days on the writing front. Earlier today, I sold a reprint tale ("Now I Lay Me Down to Dream," which originally appeared in the Terminal Frights anthology) to Shroud magazine; even received contract and payment within hours of the story's acceptance. The Web site makes it look like a very promising market, so here's hoping. I believe my story will be appearing in the January 2008 premier issue. Cool beans.
Received word today from Sarob Press (sadly, now defunct) that a nice royalty check for The Nightmare Frontier is winging its way to me. Money is never a bad thing, but it's a shame they had to close up shop. Sarob produced beautiful books.
Also—I've accepted a very kind invitation to be a Guest of Honor at Mo*Con in June 2008, which Maurice Broaddus hosts at his church in Indianapolis; don't have much in the way of details yet, but Maurice's intro for last year's event, which starred authors Wrath James White, Gary Braunbeck and Brian Keene, may be viewed here: Mo*Con II

4 comments:

Stewart Sternberg said...

Very cool. Considering how markets keep drying up, it's good to see someone new out there.

Mark Rainey said...

You never know when someone's going to come out of the woodwork with great aspirations, only to flounder before ever getting off the ground. I hope that won't be the case with Shroud.

David Niall Wilson said...

Yeah...certainly seen a few come and go...let's hope this is a keeper. I love short fiction, but there's no point writing it if there's nowhere to publish it...

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David Niall Wilson said...

Elizabeth City Book Signing

That's the article about the booksigning this weekend.