As of a few days ago, I have been triple shortlisted. That’s a good thing. It means I have three pieces of writing in the final stage of the selection process at various publications. This third shortlisting came from the Far Orbit sci-fi anthology where I had repeatedly sent in stories and had them rejected during the month of March. But as the editor put it, “Fifth time is the charm.” The other short story under final consideration is at Elektrik Milk Bath Press for it’s Urban Fantasy anthology. And the third member of the shortlist trio is my novel Reichsblood that is being considered by New York publisher Baen Books. I received that news last summer with the warning that final consideration by their editor-in-chief was a slow process. That seems to be true. In the best of worlds, all three of these shortlisted pieces would move on to publication, but there’s no predicting. Just hoping.
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