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.