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?