Just a quick note to say that On the Premises (OTP) has purchased my short story, "So Many Reasons to Celebrate the Season" and will publish it in its next issue, #19, online at www.onthepremises.com. I think it's available in .pdf as well. And it's free to read (I think)! It'll be available starting March 10th, or thereabouts, so look for it at that site every now and then. And while, with breathless anticipation, you're waiting for my story (fourth in the issue, I think), why not click the links of other issues and read some good, free stuff? I just did. I read the third and fourth stories of Issue #18, an unusual ghost story and a good time-travel piece. I wouldn't recommend it if I didn't like it myself.
I'll soon set up another blog entry with more concrete information about this publication and about my piece. After reading that next entry, please feel free to comment about my story once it becomes available.
As always, thank you for reading this blog, and for reading my other pieces. I appreciate your support.
P.S.--I actually received notification from the magazine that they would publish my story in February, but I wanted to go through the process of seeing edits, and proof sheets, and signing the contract, before I announced it here. Since I sold the poem, "An Old Man," in January, that means I've been fortunate enough to sell two pieces within four or five weeks of each other. I'm on a little bit of a roll. (I just knocked on the wooden table my laptop rests upon, after hoping I also sell something in March.) I really do believe that this recent wave of good luck is due in part to the support I get from my friends, colleagues, and people like you, my blog readers, who are nice enough to congratulate me, or to pick me up, when I need it. So, again, thanks very much for doing that, and I mean that sincerely.
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APSCA and a couple of others that I forget until the pledges come in the mail.