In the first bit of publishing, as opposed to self-publishing (including the "Project Mayhem" anthology) to come around this blog since its inception, I've gotten a short story accepted into a Big Pulp. Pretty happy about that.
Although now that I think about it I've also got one in Martin Ingham's forthcoming Temporal Element anthology, and that's pretty cool, too. Ingham was the host of last summer's Shootout, one of the infamous writing exercises that caused me some misery in 2012. The Shootout's winner in fact was the first story accepted into Temporal Element. After swallowing my pride, I decided to write another story for him, and then rewrote it, and had it accepted. I've done an interview for him as part of the run-up to publication, and will let you know when that appears. The other thing I owe Ingham is the inspiration to do "Project Mayhem" in the first place. His Curse of Selwood was scheduled to be the next book published by the company that would have released my own Yoshimi (as a reminder, I'll be releasing that myself in the coming months through installments), and when that company fell apart, he decided to set up his own label, and that's where Element where come from. I took his idea as a sign that maybe I ought to look into that sort of thing myself, although my efforts are far less official (he has a website for Martinus, I have a link here for the Mouldwarp Press Presents series, which includes details on the next anthology, "Song Remains the Same").
Big Pulp is pretty big, though. I have no personal connection to these guys, so that's one of the reasons why I'm proud to have been accepted into the forthcoming Kennedy Curse anthology. I was born almost twenty years after JFK's assassination, but for some reason he's always loomed as a pretty major figure in my life. Fun fact! My mother once made a robe for him. No kidding! The anthology covers the whole family, which has had a series of tragedies affect it over the years. My entry, "The Cuban Exile Crisis," will also be the first official publication (i.e. by someone other than me) of the Space Corps saga, so that's another reason I'm excited and proud to have accomplished this. I'm getting paid for this one, a free copy...it's like someone thinks I'm a real boy!