W00T! Now that I have the go-ahead from Edmund Schubert, I am pleased to announce my first sale to Orson Scott Card’s on-line short fiction magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show. I’d facebooked about this and spread the word in other places, but I didn’t want to blog about it until it I had the OK from Edmund. It’s quite exciting to be breaking ground in a new market. Since its inception I have regarded Intergalactic Medicine Show — IGMS for short — as one of the premiere on-line markets in science fiction. Which is saying something, considering the proliferation and quality of on-line science fiction markets. This marks my fifth pro sale under my own steam; and my third of the year, overall, counting my collaborations with Big Name Author — which I will be able to talk about more once the ink is drying on those deals as well.
On my little “success” page, I’ve had my 5th pro short fiction sale pegged as a milestone. Certainly I’d not expected to reach it this quickly, following my break-in with Writers of the Future. It’s nice to feel like I am kind of hitting my stride, at least for a new guy. After so many years of… chirping crickets. Nobody ever told me it would take so long or be so much work to establish myself as a published author, but the effort and wait have made these sales all the more enjoyable.
Huge thanks, Edmund! When the story comes out, I will be sure to blog the link. Meanwhile, please do hop over and take a look at the very latest issue.