Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Someday I will publish more than 100 words at a time.
Image by Kenneth Rougeau
But not today! I'm thrilled to announce that my first publication by a paying market is now available online at Thaumatrope, a twitter fiction magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction. Yeah, yeah, they only pay $1.20, but it's Twitter-length fiction. Since it's only a 25-word story, I'm getting an almost professional rate.*
Seriously, I can't tell you how cool it is to have been paid something -- anything! -- for my fiction. I'm off to splurge. Should I get a single fingernail manicured? A one-minute chair massage? Ooh. Kiddie-size ice cream cone. Definitely.
All right, I don't want to make this post totally about me-me-me, so please also check out Funny Women at The Rumpus. Submission Guidelines + ALGERNON Cover Letter = genius.
Oh, and if you read my story and have absolutely no idea what it's about, go read this article on the Infinite Turtle Theory. Better? Good. Phew.
* Professional rates start at $0.05/word.