Another Sale

This makes two: Lights on the Horizon will be appearing tomorrow at Everyday Weirdness! I’ll update this post with a link once it appears.

This is a study in contrasts. The first story I sold was written about 24 hours before being submitted, and was submitted exactly once. The second story was written eight years ago, and has been submitted almost everywhere. There is a clear and valuable lesson here, but I’m too lazy to figure out what it is. You’re smart; I’m sure you can put it together.


  1. This was the last piece I wrote before I took about a 5-year hiatus from serious writing (“serious writing” being defined as writing that I might attempt to publish someday). It’s also the only piece from that period that I still think has any value, and so it was the only one that I resurrected and decided to re-edit and sell. And it seems to have worked!

  2. Congrats on the sale! That’s a creepy little gesture toward hidden realities beneath the surface of the mundane. I’ve been looking at Everyday Weirdness since a friend of mine was published there a few weeks ago, and when I saw your name I recognized it, as you said nice things about my story “Husbandry” when it went up on Strange Horizons. So in addition to the congratulations on your publication, a belated thank you for the kind words! (I would have commented earlier, but I decided to keep myself out of the online discussion of my own story, at least initially, to see how it developed on its own.)

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