Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Um, wow.

Realms of Fantasy just bought my short story, "Nell and the Devil."

Holy crap. I totally expected Shawna to pass on it, but, eek. This story is significant for a couple of reasons:
  1. It's the first fairy tale I've ever sold, and one of the purest pieces of fantasy I've ever written.
  2. It's my third professional short story sale, which means I'm very close to (finally) qualifying for Active SFWA membership, and equally close to the end of my Writers of the Future eligibility period.
I'm a little stunned right now. Also, I'm thoughtful, and this sale kind of makes me want to just pull in the old belt and see if we can just live on the Import's salary for a while. I had a horrific job interview today (for reasons I won't go into), so this kinda makes me think I should just try to go the writing-and Etsy route for a while. I'm crafty. I make cool stuff. Hmm.

Needless to say, I have much to think about now, and a .doc file to send off!


  1. That's fantastic! I'm so proud of you.

  2. WOOT!!! Congrats, Susan! You totally rock, my friend! Awesome, awesome news!!

  3. W00t! That's a hard market to break into.

  4. Thanks, guys! =) I've finally got past shock and entered the, "Wanna see it PRINTED!" pee-pee dance phase. The only cure, of course, is to submit more stories!