March ends with a story

Welcome, once more to publication day, night, morning, what have you. Kind thanks to Hearth & Coffin Literary Journal for providing a welcoming home to my weird little story, which can be found right here.

Sometimes, it takes a little while for a story to find its place (in this case 11 submissions and edits over two years), which is why searching for, or stumbling over, themed calls is helpful. Also, by now, if you’ve been reading my published works, you may have noticed that not only do I write across forms (poetry and fiction) but also across genres. Science fiction, horror, romance, or literary fiction, these days I’m less worried about writing to fit categories than just writing and getting works published. The categorisation comes after the story is finished. If I concern myself about genre during the writing, then I am not as focussed as I should be on getting the story (or poem) complete to the best of my ability.

This picture may be an echo of my story. Or not. It was chosen just now. Photo by Pixabay on

There’s very few occasions where I direct myself to write towards a genre or a market aforethought and when I’ve tried, it’s not worked. It’s much easier for me to write things and work out where it might fit after it’s done. And even then I don’t always get it correct, which is where journal editors and readers come in handy and push my work towards where it may be published.

Which gets me here.

Anywho, if you’d like to read my story, or even if you don’t, follow the link above.

Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Steady as she goes – the 2022 writing update

Rejections: 91
Pending: 83
Acceptances by publisher: 16
Acceptances by work: 19
Published: 13

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