I’m pleased to announce that I’ve made two sale in the past few days.
First, to The Sockdolager, a new semi-pro ‘zine, I’ve sold reprint rights to my post-apocalyptic metafictional fairytale, “Selections from the Aarne-Thompson Index for After the End of Things.” This one was a lot of fun to write, but it definitely requires a certain… intellectual/weird sense of humour that made finding a home for it to live online a little difficult. It first appeared in the London-based The Next Review.
Secondly, “Nikumaroro, July 1937,” a very short and hard-to-classify tale about what really happened to Amelia Earhart (or something) has sold to Fine Linen Magazine. Nikumaroro is the name of an atoll in the South Pacific, where it’s thought Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noons may have crash-landed. The atoll has a small amount of freshwater, and quite a few coconut crabs. Factoids which may or may not be relevant to the plot of my story.
That brings my stories sold this year up into the double digits, which I’m pretty excited about! I’ll probably post a “submission statistics” post some time towards the end of the year, just because I think it’s interesting to see that sort of stuff.