Sale: Seedpaper

Mythic Delirium MagazineI am so excited about this sale. Interestingly, I was so excited to share the news about it, that I kind of forgot to. When I got the acceptance notice it was one of those times when I read it again and again just to be sure I wasn’t misunderstanding (though the wording would have been clear as crystal to anyone other than me) and thinking I’d received an acceptance when I hadn’t. But I had! Still, superstition and paranoia meant I couldn’t talk about it publicly until I’d signed a contract. So I waited.

It wasn’t a long wait before the contract got to me, but it felt like it, because I was dying to tell people. When the contract came and I sent it back, I was so ecstatic. I could make the announcement! Except… there was a bunch of other stuff going on at that point and I didn’t want this post to get lost among the shuffle, so I filed the contract and thought, well, I’ve waited this long, I can wait a little longer.

But then because I’d filed the contract and it wasn’t in my inbox looking out at me each time I checked my email, I forgot. I didn’t forget about the acceptance, hell no, but I forgot that I hadn’t blogged about it yet.

Well, now I am. :-p

I am incredibly, over-the-moon excited to announce that my short story, Seedpaper, has been accepted for a future issue of Mythic Delirium!!!

SO exciting. For several reasons. Firstly, I love my story Seedpaper. Also? Are you kidding me? Mythic Delirium?! ZOMG!

I’d sent a couple poems to Mythic Delirium like three years ago, but otherwise I’d been too intimidated to submit there. I’d look at the name in my search results at Duotrope and shake my head. I even thought about putting the market on ignore because though I very much wanted to publish there, I didn’t think I was good enough. Didn’t think I’d make the grade and didn’t want to face the rejection letters.

I got brave enough because though I really, really love this story, I’d had a super tough time placing it (more on that later), Mythic Delirium had recently opened to fiction submissions AND I thought this piece would be a good match. So, telling myself the worst thing editor Mike Allen could say was no, I gritted my teeth and hit send on that submission.

And now, have you heard? My short story, Seedpaper, has been accepted for a future issue of Mythic Delirium!

/swoon

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    • The title, and the story, were inspired by that handcrafted paper you can buy which has seeds, flowers and/or threads embedded in it, you know the stuff? A friend went on a trip to India and when she came back she gave me a lovely notebook and the pages were all handmade with things in them. That inspired the story, and I wrote the first draft of it on those pages.

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