1) Submissions for Scheherazade’s Facade are now CLOSED. Unless you’re one of the very few people to whom I’ve granted a brief extension, this means if you didn’t get it in, you can’t do it now. If you missed the open period, yet expressed interest to me or in my general vicinity earlier, and think you warrant an exception even now, however, I do accept bribes. Chocolate and catnip work wonders for making me look the other way….
Assuming that doesn’t happen, I can now start seriously going through the stories that have come in over the past four months. Rejections will go out in whatever order I see fit as I winnow them down. Unofficial acceptances may go out on the sly as I nail down a lineup. And after that, who knows? The important thing is, it’s going to be an awesome anthology, and I’m already excited by what I’m seeing.
2) Now on Sale: Like A Mask Removed. Containing my story, “Partners”, this is the first volume of Circlet’s two-volume set of erotic short stories focusing on the secret lives of superheroes and supervillains. Thunder and Lightning are two of Iron City’s preminent defenders, putting their lives on the line to keep the city safe. But after years of working together, has friendship blossomed into something more?
I loved writing this one, as anyone who knows me well, also knows what a major comic geek I am. Now I’m getting to show off a small corner of the superhero universe I’ve always wanted to create, and it was a whole lot of fun.
3) New Sale! I just signed the contract for “Doppelganger”, an erotic urban fantasy short story to be collected in Like Butterflies In Iron, an urban fairy themed anthology from, you guessed it, Circlet Press. This makes my fourth sale to them. One more and I get a toaster and can call myself a “frequent contributor.” (Or so I’m told….)