Now that the Table of Contents has been released, I suppose it’s alright to mention that I sold my short story, “Another Prison,” to Futuredaze, which is an anthology of YA science fiction stories (yes, another one). The anthology also feature stories by Jack McDevitt, Sandra McDonald, Lavie Tidhar, and Greg Frost (as well as Alex J. Kane, who comments here occasionally). You know, I never thought of myself as a YA writer, and I don’t read much YA fiction, but I have sold two YA stories and I’m shopping a YA novel, so hmmm…although, actually, before sending the story to this market I revised down the protagonists’ age from eighteen to sixteen. Yes, you are totally allowed to pander to the market like that. No one will ever know…(unless you broadcast it on the internet).
Additionally, a few months back I sold a story, “Man-Eater,” to a new SF magazine: Nameless. I kind of felt like the market might collapse or something, but I guess I’ve signed the contract so I might as well announce it.
Both of these are stories that I really liked, but which didn’t get much love (i.e. higher-tier rejections) from the various markets that I submitted them to. I’m pleased that they’ve found homes.