Monday, March 17, 2008

Hooray, sale time

So, I woke up to good news this morning (and not that it was the greenest day of the year):

469(!)-day SALE of my short story "So Go the Seasons" to an upcoming issue of Black Gate!

Whew. I think I can finally exhale. And yes, I'm a very patient man, and I think, in this business, one really needs to be in order to stay sane. A long wait, but completely worth it. Black Gate is a great magazine, and I love all the articles about SF mags from the past by Rich Horton. The fiction is always great, accompanied by illustrations that reflect back to a more golden age of storytelling. To sum up, I am relieved, excited, and ready to continue waiting.

10 comments:

1979 semi-finalist said...

congrats!

but 469 days seriously? that's almost 16 months! je-zus.

Paul Abbamondi said...

Oh yes! They are an excellent market for speculative fiction, but are notoriously known for being slow. But it's worth it.

Plus, I just keep writing new stories that way I don't sit around and think too much about what is already out for consideration.

Daniel Ausema said...

Wow, that's excellent! Congrats!

Paul Abbamondi said...

Thanks, Daniel! I'm pretty stoked about it!!

D said...

Kudos! The patience trait in you contradicts your Irish/Italian heritage ;)

Paul Abbamondi said...

Heh, yeah. I'm totally living a double life. :P

michael said...

Congratulations!

Barbara A. Barnett said...

Great sale! Black Gate's a market that's worth the long wait, I think.

Paul Abbamondi said...

Thanks, Michael and Barbara! I'm very pleased the wait turned out to be worthwhile.

RobB said...

A little late in coming, but great going Paul! I like Black Gate and it's good to see it coming out more consistently as of late.