Story up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

This weekend I debuted in a new market: “Exiles of Eden” is appearing in Issue 22 of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! I won’t divulge too much about the story here, though I did talk about it a bit in a guest blog for Edmund Schubert, which will be appearing some time this month. Suffice it to say that in fiction writing, you never throw anything away. Because everything old can be made new again, and you never know when inspiration may strike. Anyway, it’s a real gas to be appearing in IGMS — my third professional venue. Many thanks to junior editor Eric James Stone, for encouraging me to keep submitting to this particular market, and to Edmund Schubert for liking “Exiles of Eden” and doing some wonderful line edits and making a very good suggestion that turned what I thought was an already good story, into an even better story.


4 thoughts on “Story up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

  1. Oh, wonderful! I may just get the issue…

    Curious, how many times did you submit to this magazine before you made it in?

  2. Thank you, Matt and Debs. Charlie, that’s a good question. I think I sent my first manuscript to IGMS in 2008. Since then I’d wager I’ve run at least a dozen stories through their electronic slush pile, a trio of which got passed up from the junior editors to the senior editor in the last 9 months. Prior to this, my first sale with the magazine. I’m quite excited. I did a color printout of the cover and taped it together with the cover art, then had the whole thing laminated — just like I do with my Analog stories. For display on my office wall. Some day, the whole office will be wallpapered top to botttom in this fashion.

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