Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 • 10 Comments on I’m Back… Sort Of
Some of you, okay probably none of you, remember the sex and death story I was working on last year. It is one of the most challenging pieces of fiction I’ve ever written and I’ve had a love-hate relationship with it since day one. It is one of those stories that I will probably never feel as if I’ve gotten quite right (and I’ve edited it several times, attempting to do just that). Alas, it was rejected by the editor of the anthology I was targeting and it is one of three or four stories I’ve simply been unable to sell.
The Fabulous Fiction EditorsTM at Clean Sheets bought my little story just two short days after I submitted it to them earlier this month. For those of you who aren’t writers—this is almost unheard of for any publisher. A minor miracle, if you will. Imagine my surprise to not only sell my unsaleable story so quickly but to hear that they wanted to run it in the same month.
Clean Sheets has a solid reputation for publishing quality writing and being extremely selective, so I’m really quite honored they liked my story so much. For the morbidly curious, my story “At Midnight, In the Month of June” will be up on the front page of Clean Sheets for the next week and then will be in the fiction archives.
Let me know what you think—and what you expected.