Sold a story to J

My favorite market is SamsDotPublishing. J and Tyree are the kind of people that I’d like to have at my poker games. If I write a story that wanders outside the lines of the standard spec-fic meme, I can count on them to read it, and even if they don’t accept the story, their responses tells me that they “Get It”.

I get a deep satisfaction from having a story accepted by these guys. The Telling was a hard sell. It was based on the poem “Telling the Bees” by Whittier. I thought it great idea, but it requires the reader to actually read, and I think that was too much to ask of the standard slush editor. Thank goodness that a story like that can find a market at friendly little zine in a quiet corner of the internet.

Thanks again J!


  1. J Erwine wrote:

    I’m not very good at cards, but something tells me that Tyree would be quite the player!

    Always glad to include good stories, especially if they require the reader to think. That should be the reason why we read. I hate putting down a book and instantly forgetting it because there was nothing to it.

    Quiet? Shows you how little you know…we’re a bunch of hell raisers! Come out to Denver at the end of October for MileHiCon, and you’ll see just how quiet we are…

    Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
  2. Keith wrote:

    Ever since you posted about the Denver Con, I’ve been thinking about ways to get there. It would be less weird if there was someone there that I knew who could show me the ropes. The NY Fantasy con that I briefly attended was way to outre for my tastes.
    I am a big Jack Kerouac fan and “On the Road” has some good chapters in Denver. Also Denver has a lively Blues scene.
    I could stop by the con during the day and hit the Blues Bars at night. I could take the “on the road” tour of Denver one afternoon. I might bring my harps and show those Filk singers some of my chops.
    Heinlein lived in Denver for a while and the house he built is still there. I would rent a car and drive out and take pictures.
    I will talk to my brother, Ward. He flys all over the world and accumulates lots of frequent flyer miles. Maybe he can get me a cheap ticket to Denver. When is it? 2008?

    Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  3. E.Jim Shannon wrote:

    I think I’m going to edit “Crosshairs.” It’s not a bad story. It could be made better after I take out all the “was” and “wasnt’s” out of it and tighten it up a bit more. On a scale from 1-10, I’d rate it about a 5. Maybe Sam Dot could use it once the story gets crankd up a few notches.

    Sunday, September 3, 2006 at 12:22 am | Permalink