…I sold a story — “The Assocation of the Dead” — to Clarkesworld Magazine.
I’ve been slowly watching it creep up the online submissions queue for twenty-seven days (well, it’s mostly been paused at number two). Given that it usually takes only three or four days for them to reject me, this has given me alot of time to ponder how I would feel if it were accepted.
I’ve decided that it’s the fourth best piece of news I’ve gotten in my life. In my mind, Clarkesworld is in the top tier of SF publications.
While I guess no one ever “hits the big time,” it does feel to me like I’ve crossed over from a place where I’m “aspiring” to one where I am “doing”. Now, I might be doing poorly. After all, every terrible story I’ve ever read has first been published in a fairly reputable magazine…but still, it’s better than not even getting the chance to fail.