Published: …Oh My!

Kzine 4 cover

This story has a long, complicated history which makes me especially pleased to see it finally find a home in Kzine.

A couple years ago (it may even be a few years ago now) I saw an anthology that was looking for horror stories set in the land of Oz and I thought, “Hmm, zombie munchkins. How awesome would that be?” Eventually, long past that particular anthology’s deadline had passed, I finished writing a story about zombies in the land of Oz.

Around that time I won a charity auction to have Jim C. Hines critique a short story. Guess which one I sent him? 🙂 Jim’s feedback was fantastic. Not only did it help make this story better, but it taught/showed me things that have improved my writing just in general.

I revised the hell out of “…Oh My!” and submitted it to a zombie short story contest. I placed (I think I got third? It’s been a while LOL) and was offered a spot in their upcoming anthology of zombie stories. I accepted.

Then, several months later the anthology fell through. Wheee!

I set to work looking for a new home for this story. Do you know how easy it is to place a zombie story set in Oz? Um. Not very. I collected a lot of fantastic personal rejections, including one that thanked me for giving them the opportunity to write the phrase ‘zombified munchkins’, but no acceptances. And then along came KZine.

I am proud to say that “…Oh My!” is included in their 4th issue which was published this weekend.

KZine is a magazine specifically meant for Kindles, so that’s the only way you can read it. If you have a Kindle and are interested in zombified munchkins you can check out all the details here –> KZine Issue #4

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13 Responses to Published: …Oh My!

  1. Beth C. says:

    Congratulations! It always means a lot when those hard-to-place stories finally find a home. Plus… zombified munchkins!

  2. Simon Kewin says:

    Just catching up on all your recent successes. Congratulations! Especially delighted to see your success with KZine. Great stuff.

  3. Dave K says:

    Congratulations on meeting your Write1Sub1 goals. My stories histories are usually pretty simple – write it, sub it, sub it, sub it, put it away.

    • Rhonda says:

      Thank you 🙂

      I try to put off the ‘Put it away’ stage for as long as I can. I find I can hold out with some pieces longer than others. With this one, I was pretty persistent.

  4. S Gallagher says:

    lol, “zombie munchkins”–awesome. Now I have to read this story. 🙂

    Congrats on meeting your W1S1 goals!

  5. Isn’t it awesome when our stories finally find good homes? This one sounds great, Rhonda — and Kzine is a mighty fine venue. Way to go on meeting and beating your September W1S1 goals, too!

  6. Jillian says:

    Congrats on meeting your W1S1 goals and finding a home for your zombified munchkins! Very cool.

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