The Sour and the Sweet

I withdrew my story “Hoodoo” from IN SITU.  This makes me sad, because I have been looking forward to the anthology coming out and because I like small presses and want to support them.  I can still remember my excitement when “Hoodoo” got accepted (oh so long ago).  The anthology is nearly a year-and-a-half past its original release date and, while it sounds like the publisher is still working on the volume, there still appears to be no release date in sight.  I wish the publisher and the editor the best with IN SITU, and I look forward to buying a copy when it comes out.

The good news, however, is that “Hoodoo” will get published.  It has been accepted for publication in the debut issue of Specutopia, a new speculative fiction magazine due out this summer.  About a months ago, Dale Wise, Specutopia‘s editor, dropped me an invitation to submit a story for the debut issue.  I’ve never received an invitation to submit anything before, so it was flattering, but it was also an opportunity too good to pass up.  I sent him “Hoodoo” and he liked it enough to accept it.  Joining me in the debut issue will be Greg Mellor (a fantastic Australia writer), Jennifer Mason-Black (whose work I don’t know, but soon will), and several others.  It looks like this new publication will launch with a bang.

So it has been a sour and sweet week for me with the withdrawal from an anthology I really liked and wanted to be in, but also the sale of two stories (“Dreams in Dust” to Lightspeed being the other).  We must take them as they come: the good and the bad.

About D. Thomas Minton

Writer of speculative fiction
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3 Responses to The Sour and the Sweet

  1. Colum Paget says:

    I’m sad too, I hope the anthology still goes ahead, because I really liked the core idea and wanted to read some of the non-fiction articles in it.

  2. Pingback: “Hoodoo” Ready for Reading | D. Thomas Minton

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