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A Sorcerous Mist to be published in Mirror Dance

Sunday, 23 May 2010

I've just heard that A Sorcerous Mist, a fantasy short story, is to be published by Mirror Dance magazine. Actually, as the story is 11,500 words long, it's technically a novelette in SFWA terms, which sounds more impressive.

I'm particularly delighted that this story is being published as it's close to my heart - based, as it is, on various Celtic myths and folk-tales from the Isle of Man, where I was born and raised. I did make a whole lot of it up, though.

Mirror Dance is a glorious, sumptuous magazine, full of pre-Raphaelite artwork (which I love), so I'm delighted to have been accepted there. My piece is scheduled for the Summer 2010 issue; I'll let you know when it's out.

Meantime, I've got to write an answer to one of the following interview questions for them :

Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
What inspires you to write and keep writing?
What do you think is the most important part of a fantasy story?
What do you think is the attraction of the fantasy genre?
What advice do you have for other fantasy writers?

Hmm. Good questions all. Which one would you go for?


  1. Congratulations! I'm definitely going to try and get a copy of this magazine, even though I have mixed feelings about fantasy as a whole. But A Sorcerous Mist is a great title.

    As for the question, I'd go for the second.

  2. Thomas,

    Thanks for that and for the suggestion.

  3. Congratulations Simon, that's brilliant :D Well done.

    I'd go for the second question too.

  4. Ellen,

    Thanks! Looks like a consensus is emerging. Now I just need to work out what does inspire me to write!


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