Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Story Acceptance and Rejection

Good news and bad news today.

My short story, Darken, was accepted into the Winter Solstice sci-fi/fantasy edition of Emerald Tales! Here is the site if you are thinking of submitting to their next themed issue, Carnivale. They are a paying magazine!

Darken is based on the Mesopotomian 12 day Festival of Renewal in which offerings are designed to help the God, Marduk, tame the masters of chaos for one year. It is due to the ancient fear that the failing light will never return.

In other news, I'm having trouble finding a place for my post apolocalyptic thriller/horror story, Reverence. I orginally wrote it for the Dead Bells Anthology, and when they asked for a major rewrite I declined. I sent it to the Absent Willow Review, a really neat horror/fantasy based ezine with a beautiful site, but it was rejected last night. Today I sent it to the Abandoned Towers print magazine hoping to have more luck there.

Any suggestions as to where else I could send it if Abandoned Towers isn't interested? Here is the blurb and wht the story is about:
Reverence is a post apocalyptic thriller based on the ancient Mayan calendar that ends in the year 2012.

Mira, a newly appointed college professor, reluctantly accepts a gift from one of her colleagues at a New Year’s Eve party. When she wakes up the next morning to find everyone gone, she realizes the full potential of her gift. Did removing it from the ruins cause the apocalypse? Is she really the last one left?


Angie said...

Congrats on being accepted (again)! Good luck with the other story. There are so many markets, sometimes it wears me out trying to decide where to send something. I have two short stories that haven't sold yet, so I'm looking into the markets again.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Congrats, that is awesome!

Here's a magazine you can try:


$30 for a story. I love 2012 tales. I hope you get it published.

BK Mattingly said...


Natalie said...

Congratulations! I've never submitted to magazines so I don't have any suggestions but it sounds like a fascinating story. Good luck finding a home for it!

Aubrie said...

Thanks guys!

Lisa, I've added Expanded Horizons to my favorites. Thank you a billion for the link!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on the acceptance! I also wrote a short story for the Dead Bells Anthology but received a flat out rejection. At least they liked yours enough to ask for a rewrite. I sent my story to Shock Totem and am still waiting for a response. You might think about sending it there. Good luck!

Aubrie said...

Thanks Nicole! Yeah, two of my friends were rejected for Dead Bells as well after rewrites. I think they were extra picky with what they were looking for.

Unknown said...

Congratulations : ) That's always the biggest and best news!

Works of literature are like people--there is a time and place for all of them to shine. Just give it time : )

Unknown said...

Thanks for the blog comment : ) My main blog (where I talk more about my writing as well as attempting to focus on thinking and such) is philosophyofklo.blogspot.com

And congrats again ... I'm always so proud when people are successful in the field of writing!

: ) Katie