Saturday, April 9, 2011
"Ploughman" is Published, and My Fiction is in Print for the First Time (Or Second. I'm Not Sure.)
I did cash the check. I am a writer, after all.
So with that questionable possibility of a chance of having a previous fiction publication out of the way, I have had no fiction published since then (maybe). So when San Diego Writers, Ink. (SDWI) announced that they would be publishing my short story, “Ploughman,” in their literary fiction anthology, A Year in Ink, Volume 4, I was suddenly very elated. I had sent two, but one made the grade.
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m proud to be really published. I’m happy that someone felt confident enough about the work to pay to print it on paper, bind it, assemble a cover and contents, and put it on a shelf. That makes me happy. But that, however, makes it harder to acquire for some of you.
Who knows, though, that may change very soon…
Until then, if you’d like a copy of A Year in Ink, Volume 4, which features only two stories that could generously be called “genre” – mine, which abuts dark fantasy, and one other near-horror tale – you can acquire it from Amazon. But if you really want it, may I suggest Powell’s Books?
(Buy from Amazon.com)
Powell’s is a huge independent bookseller in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been there, and it simply is the best bookstore I’ve ever been inside. They are 100 percent indie, carry shelves and shelves of used, out-of-print wonders, and need support just like any other brick-and-mortar store.
(Buy from Powell's Books)
If you want a copy of the anthology, and you’re willing to buy it, and willing to support Powell’s… well, that would be cool.
Can I do anything for you?