Daily Frights 2012
by Daily Flash Publications, an Imprint of Pill Hill Press
That’s right. After what feels like a long wait, Pill Hill Press has announced the release of Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition). The book is currently available in print format, with ebook versions to release in the coming weeks.
I managed to grab an awesome pic of the cover.
If you do grab a copy, please stop back and tell me what you think.
I haven’t had an opportunity to rave about my recent good news due to some major busy-ness in my family life. Rather than bore you with the details, I will get right to the heart of the matter.
I have received two acceptances this week for flash pieces I submitted. Cue fanfare and confetti!
The first, Parades , is a flash story about a little girl, Emma, who must come to grips with the true purpose of the parade her mother tells her they are going to attend. Parades will be featured in Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition) being published by Pill Hill Press. The anthology should be release in November 2011.
The second story, Jason’s Obsession, is a a flash horror story about a young boy named Jason, who has an unhealthy obsession with fire. The piece will be featured in Daily Frights 2012: 366 Days of Frightening Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition) also being published by Pill Hill Press and due for release this November.
Two stories, two anthologies and two publishing credits. Hooray for October!!
The beauty here is there are 366 stories in each book and quite a few of my fellow writers and friends from the critique group I belong to will also have their stories feature. Congrats to one and all. I can’t wait to get my hands on copies of these upcoming anthologies.
I will be sure to post up the cover art when it becomes available.
I share the bad news when it comes, so I thought I should also share the good news as well. Only fair, right?
I received an email yesterday that one of my flash (less than 500 words) stories, Parades, has been accepted for inclusion in Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition) being published by Pill Hill Press. This is a “for the love” collection, so no monetary payment or free copy, but it will be released in paperback and ebook formats somewhere around Nov. 2011.
I will keep you all posted as things progress and let you all know where you can get copies when it is actually published.
Or so the saying goes. Welp, the Good News Train is marching through my life this March.
First, my cousin Gary John Mercer, just returned from a tour in Afghanistan safe and sound, and that is cause for celelbration in its own right.
From a writer perspective, I have had two fantastic things happen this month.
The first of those is learning that a short story I wrote has been accepted for inclusion in an anthology to be published this year. I had been somewhat relucatant to post about it on my blog (and used a pen name) as the story genre is erotic horror. NOT for everyone–certainly not my kids. Even the cover is too racy for PG rated audiences. For those that do enjoy that sort of story — and of course it was damned good–there is a link on the right side of my blog under publications to the website where it will be available for purchase once it is complete.
The other bit of good news, I just got this evening. A short story I wrote placed 2nd in a contest with about fifty entries. *BIG SMILES* Very excited about that. The honor came with a small monetary prize, which is an added bonus.
I’m still trying to decide if I want to post it here or on my website or hold onto it and see if I can submit it to a magazine or something of that nature. I know one thing for sure. The future is looking bright these days.
It must be spring!