Saturday, March 21, 2015

That Time of Year

It's that time of year again.  No, not spring - you couldn't prove that by the weather around here, anyway - but the annual submissions period for the Sword & Sorceress anthologies.  This has been a dream market of mine for years.  I've managed to get stories held for second reading, but haven't broken through yet.

So this year, I have two stories selected for editing and eventual submission.  They are:

The Dragon's Dinner:  a recent story of mine, a short, humorous tale about a princess who goes to rescue her beloved from a dragon, only to find that things are appetizingly not what they seem.

Unblemished:  a much older (and longer) story about a woman who becomes a Silver, a healer whose powers only work unless she herself is never injured ... not so much as a scratch.  Family loyalties come into conflict with her profession.  This story needs a lot more work than the other:  descriptions added, paragraphs rearranged, language tidied up ... but the plot is strong, and I think it will be worth it.

Fingers crossed that this will be the year.

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