Time for an update. I’m pleased to announce that my short horror story’A Monster Met’, no 7 in the Short! Sharp! Shocks! series, is now available in print on Amazon. It also contains a bonus short story, ‘Mason’s Revenge’, a horror story about a minor character in Jane Eyre.
I’ve been told that Volume 5 of Harvey Duckman Presents will be coming out this month. My short story, ‘The Perfect Ham Sandwich’ is in that one. I’ve also had a short story, ‘Tully and the Geese’ accepted for Volume 6 of Harvey Duckman Presents. That volume should be coming out some time this year. The publishers, Sixth Element Publishing, aim to get two to three volumes out every year.
I’ve also had a short story, “Mirror in Her Hand”, a dieselpunk version of “Snow White” accepted for the Fairytales Punk’d anthology. Very excited about that.
I’m still waiting to hear the fate of a couple of other short stories that I’ve submitted. Fingers crossed.
The Chinese have a curse, “May you live in interesting times” and it certainly applies now with all the fear, grief and uncertainty caused by the Corona virus. I’m staying at home and trying to be productive. I’ve recently had some good news about a couple of short stories, which cheered me up enormously.
The first story, “Scared of Girls,” a short horror story has been accepted by Demain Publishing for the second series of Short! Sharp! Shocks! and should be appearing sometime later this year. I’ve also been told that my story, “A Monster Met”, which is Short! Sharp! Shocks! No 7, will be appearing in print form sometime fairly soon this year. The print version will include an extra one, “Mason’s Story”, a horror story about a minor character in “Jane Eyre”.
I’ve also recently heard that another short story, “The Perfect Ham Sandwich”, a comic alternative history story, has been accepted by Sixth Element Publishing for the fifth volume of the “Harvey Duckman Presents” anthology.
I have two more stories out on submission at the moment so will update when I have further news, good or bad. Don’t hold your breath. The Corona virus is taking its toll on the publishing industry too.
Several things have changed since my last post, so this is the latest news on my stories. My story, “Moonsleep” has now appeared in the BSF (British Fantasy Society’s) Monthly Story Project as the Story of the Month. It was due to be published in January 2020 but there’d been some delays.
Sadly, I’ve heard that my story, “Mirror in Her Hand” will not now be appearing in the “Heroes and Villains” anthology by the Facebook Fantasy & Science Fiction Support Group as it has had to halt the production of this anthology for various reasons. I’m be looking for opportunities to submit this elsewhere though.
I’ve heard that my story, “A Monster Met” will be appearing in print by Demain Publishing at some point during this year. They’re issuing all of Series 1 of Short ! Sharp! ShockS! as paperbacks this year. I’m very excited about that. Will update about the exact date.
I’ve had an article on online writing critique groups accepted for Focus, the BFSA (British Science Fiction Association’s) magazine and I’ve heard that it will be published in March 2020.
Time for an update on what’s been happening with my stories since the beginning of the year.
I’m sorry to say that my short story, Moonsleep wasn’t published as the British Fantasy Society’s Monthly Story Project for January 2020. I was told it had been delayed. I’m trying to find out when it will be coming out.
I’ve had a short story, Mirror In Her Hand, accepted for Facebook’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Authors’ Support Group anthology, Heroes and Villains. The expected date of publication is 1 April 2020 but I expect that this may be subject to change. Mirror In Her Hand is a modern adaptation of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves fairy tale.
I was delighted to hear that my short story “Cinderfeller” has been accepted for one of B Cubed Press’s anthologies. It was originally going to be called Alternative Bedtime Stories for Progressive Parents but apparently the title is going to be changed. http://www.bcubedpress.com
An article I wrote comparing two online critique groups, Critique Circle and the Online Writing Workshop for SF, Fantasy & Horror will shortly be appearing in the British Science Fiction Association’s magazine, Focus.http://www.bsfa.co.uk
I thought it was time for an update on my short stories published or soon to be published.
I’m pleased to say that my very short story, Chimera, has been published in the September edition of 101 fiction, a website for 100 word stories plus a title (hence the title of the website). The theme for this edition is Books. Find it on http://www.101fiction.com.
It’s been confirmed that the anthology Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 3 will be published 0n 31 October 2019 by Sixth Element Publishing on Amazon. mybook.to/HDP3Halloween! My short story, “Tully and the Ghost” is appearing in the anthology. https://6e.net/harvey-duckman-presents/
This isn’t a story but I’ve also had an article about the differences between historical fantasy and alternate history fantasy on Mark Hayes’ blog https://markhayesblog.com
I haven’t had any further updates on when the anthology Emerging Horizons will be published. My short story, “The Mysterious Mr. Fox” will appear in that one. Nor do I know yet when my short story, “Moonsleep” will be featured as the British Fantasy Society’s Monthly Story Project. Hopefully, it’ll be soon. I’ll let you know as soon as I do. https://britishfantasysociety.org
I received an email today saying that my short fantasy story, “Tully and the Ghost” has been accepted for the anthology, Harvey Duckman Presents. It was going to be Volume 4 but then got a further email saying going to be in Volume 3, which should be out in October 2019.