Thursday, 9 February 2017

Don't hold your breath

The time has come to bow out

I rarely give news of upcoming events in my life because I usually end up looking foolish when they fail. 

In this case, I will make an exception because the outcome won't be known other than to me, the people concerned and a few close friends.

By the end of the month, I will know if my stories have been accepted for three anthologies.
  Bill Adler, the man running has said he'd pay $200 for a 2,000-word story; as this is way over the usual asking price, I doubt the sincerity of the proposal.
The most likely venue for my work is the online magazine whose owner has said he'd pay $1 for a 1,000-word story - a fee I waived - to help maintain the site.  is the least likely of the three to accept me because they are running a contest, and the top prize is a book contract, with smaller prizes involving short story contracts. 

Barring a miracle, this will be my final month as a writer.

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