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Never Surrender!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Just heard that Fabula Argentea have bought A Box of Photographs, a flash piece I wrote in 2011. This was one of those stories that came to me fully-formed and that took maybe an hour to draft. I was really pleased with it, but it was then rejected by ten different markets in a row. I must confess, I was beginning to think I should give up on it and that maybe it wasn't as good as I thought...

But, of course, you should never give up. The editor of Fabula describes it as a "brilliant, but sad, piece of flash fiction". That's a description I'm pretty delighted with.

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A Box of Photographs is a literary/mainstream story (no aliens or zombies appear, weird huh?) It should be appearing in the July edition of the magazine.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'd be happy with that description.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. And yes I'm very happy with it.

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  2. Excellent news, and I'm glad to hear that your indie sales are so great,

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. Short fiction sales have been slow here of late - perhaps because I'm focusing on novels a little more - so this was a welcome acceptance.

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  3. Can't wait to read it, Simon. "Never give up. Never surrender!" Galaxy Quest

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  4. Congratulations, Simon! And I would definitely be happy with that description. :)

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  5. Congratulations. I'm still in search of the elusive first acceptance.

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  6. I'm late coming in on this one, but congrats on your sale, Simon. I agree, never give up. I think if ultimately, you like a story, someone else will too.
    No aliens or zombies? Trying something new- can't go wrong with that.

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