Strange California is the themed anthology (can you guess the theme? Can you?) that accepted a story of mine earlier in the year. Payment and publication were all dependent on a Kickstarter campaign, and getting enough backers. The Kickstarter ends on October 27, 2017.
We reached the minimum funding goal on October 25.
I was thrilled — I still am thrilled. The publishers pay professional rates and half the anthology will be stories solicited from established writers, in come case award-winning writers; Seanan MaGuire, Nick Mamatas, Juliette Wade and E Catherine Tobler to name some. So a story of mine will be in a book with stories by them.
I also felt even better about my story being accepted when I realized that half the table of contents was solicited manuscripts.
I want to talk more about this, especially about the power of both market research and networking. (I get no credit for research on this sale; a friend told me about the antho: a triumph of networking.) Right now though I just want to bask in the excitement. And say once again to all of you who passed the word along or backed the project, THANK YOU!