Well, the good news just rolled in!
Recall yesterday, in this article, where I mentioned that I had two pieces of flash fiction out for submission? Well, an hour after I wrote that article, I got word back on one of them. My first story in flash fiction, titled “Reversal”, has just been accepted for publication by Fireside Magazine.
Fireside has been known to attract a high caliber of writers, including Tobias Buckell, Chuck Wendig, Kat Howard, and Stephen Blackmoore amongst many others. Writers who’s actual job isn’t spent at some other building that’s two bad commutes away from home, but actually write fiction for a living.
Needless to say, knowing that my work has been accepted by a publication who deals with such writers is beyond simply being mind-blowing. I am quite humbled and honored to be a part of this effort, and am definitely looking forward to seeing what comes of this great event.
So, what is “Reversal” you ask?
Besides being the first piece of flash fiction that I’ve written, it is a piece of contemporary fantasy that is a spin on the idea of second chances.
Unfortunately, due to the size (or lack thereof) of the story, I can’t really disclose much more on the piece without ruining it. What I can say is that I am proud of the piece that resulted from the work that went into it, and I hope that you all enjoy it when it releases.
Brian, the editor in chief for Fireside, will be putting together the schedule for the issue in the weeks coming up. Until that gets taken care of, the publication date is still to be planned. Trust me when I say, however, that as soon as a date is finalized and disclosed, I’ll be shouting it from the hilltops. You know, what hilltops I actually got around these parts.