Thursday, November 10, 2011

Red Skies Press to publish Seventy-Two

thank you very much! This is superb, it really is.

What bio (if any) do you want on the story?

Contract attached.

Not much meat to the acceptance. It's for a non-pay anthology, so perhaps there's not a lot of care put into these emails. Still, I'm happy to have found a place to lease First Anthology Rights.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

7x20 Twitter Literature

Hello Lambert. I'll take "There are lies" for February 2012. I'll let you know the exact date as we get closer. Thanks!
Joanne Merriam
Editor, Seven By Twenty
Note: Seven By Twenty takes twitter-length fiction and poetry. Please include attribution (twitter name, or author name) at the end of your piece, as well as a separate bio. No sim subs, no serials, no horror, no pay, reprints encouraged. We use one-time electronic rights. Send to: with subject "Submission." Guidelines at Please report your response times at 

Note: I'm surprised they get Tweets so far ahead. Yay!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

PC@50 Published!

Got this great email today!

Hello Contributors,

As we near the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, I wanted to let you all know that after 3 years of editing and work on the project, we have finally published the book, and your stories will appear in them! The book can officially be purchased on The link is here:  Small Key Opens Big Doors: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume Three: The Heart of Eurasia (Peace Corps at 50). However, as a story contributor, you get a free copy of the book, as we could not have done this without you. If you wish to receive a copy of the book, please send me your most recent address and I will make sure that you get a free copy.

I wanted to extend a personal thanks to all of you for your story contributions and patience during this entire process. All of you have well deserved places in the book, and the selection processes for the stories themselves was extensive and competitive - so congratulations to all of you!

It's been quite a journey for me to be editing this book while I myself was still serving abroad in Kazakhstan and later on all throughout my studies while attending law school - as I read through your stories and edited them, it truly gave me hope in the work that the Peace Corps was doing; even though so many of us were in different countries, we all shared experiences, whether it was experienced in Turkey in '67 or in Ukraine in '05. 

Spread the word about the book, and please keep in touch. 

Thanks again,

Jay Chen
Editor, The Peace Corps at 50: A Small Key Opens Big Doors
RPCV Kazakhstan, '05-'08

Friday, September 2, 2011

Peace Corps @ 50

I have a short, non-fiction story coming out in this book which is due out 4 October. It's been delayed, so I'm still not going to believe it until I see it. I'll let you know.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, August 10, 2009

Peace Corps @ 50

I signed a legal page a few months back giving the Peace Corps @ 50 four-volume set--coming out in 2011--rights to publish one (or more) of my Peace Corps stories.

I haven't heard anything from them in a long time; not sure if this set will get through to being published. Still, it's exciting.

Friday, February 29, 2008

there'll be some good news too

a parallel site to Rejections of a Writer

when i get published, you'll read about it here.

when i don't, you'll hear about it there.

until then, read 'narrowing down' over there in the links