Folks, I’m going to The Show! The Intergalactic Medicine Show, that is. I’m THRILLED to say that I heard back this weekend from the editor at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, who will be taking my story “Under the Shield” (an alternate history featuring Nikola Tesla) for the August issue.
I’ve now joined the proud fraternity of fellow Stop-Watch Gang members Tony Pi and Mike Rimar in publishing at IGMS, a goal I first set way back in 2007 when I met the editor at World Fantasy in Saratoga, NY.
This marks my 3rd pro sale so I can consider joining SFWA now. I’m also jazzed because the story is 8700 words and the longer a story is, the harder it is to sell. I likely say this about every story I sell, but I really feel like “Under the Shield” is representative of my best work and really didn’t want to have to cut big chunks out to fit markets that don’t look at stories over 7500-8000. I’m thrilled that I’ll get to share it with readers in my preferred form.
Now: no resting on laurels! Off to finish my submission for the next SWG meeting!