Submissions and Stuff

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Two stories that I submitted to were rejected in the last few days. The first, “Intelligent Design” was a light-hearted look at Creationism; the second a version of “Snugglesuit” (included in this blog under its own tab). I have one more story still in Tor’s in-tray. Given that it took them 9 months to respond to the first two, I should get my rejection for “Ooze” in late August.

I have also entered one of my novels in the Amazon Breakout Novel Competition and I’m happy to report that it got through the first stage. On the strength of a one-page summary, it was selected to go through to stage 2 with 999 others. Still, that’s 1,000 out of 5,000 entries. The schedule for the rest of the contest is as follows:

March 22 Quarter final stage. 250 books are selected to go to the next stage.
April 26 Semi-final stage. 50 books are selected to go on to the final
May 24 The Final. 3 books are announced.
Amazon readers vote to select the winner.
I’m not holding my breath.

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