Here’s an invaluable writing tip: you can’t get published if you submit nothing! After an epic hiatus, I’ve started sending out manuscripts again. Lo and behold, my story Bleeding Heartland will appear in the February issue of Penumbra eMag! Not only that, but the acting editor for the issue is fellow VP alum Brandie Tarvin! Can’t get any cooler than that.
This is the story I was in the process of selling to Revenant magazine, before they went belly-up after Issue Zero. (Perhaps starting with zero triggered the curse.) The current revision is a vast improvement, so it’s all for the best.