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13 May 2008 @ 11:33 pm
5/13/08: Sale!  
I mentioned a while ago I had some good news I couldn't yet share. Well, it's official now: I sold short story "Joy is the Serious Business of Heaven" to Realms of Fantasy (my third sale there).

This is my "bureaucracy in Heaven" story, which I originally wrote at Clarion West (2000). It was the best-received of the lot and I knew it wouldn't take very much to make it publishable. And indeed I didn't make a lot of changes to it... it just took me until 2006 to get around to them. And then it took two years and eight rejections before it finally sold. Just another overnight success.

This story is the bookend to "The Curse of Beazoel", my "bureaucracy in Hell" story, which appeared in the anthology All Hell Breaking Loose (2005). However, although "Beazoel" appeared first, "Joy" was written much earlier.

One last reminder for Portland folks: I have a Space Magic reading tomorrow (Wednesday May 14) at Powell's in Cedar Hills at 7pm. Hope to see you there! And if you aren't in Portland, after tomorrow you should be able to order a signed copy from powells.com. Or you can order an unsigned copy from wheatlandpress.com and get it in front of me somehow, and I'll be happy to sign it.

Whee!

 
 
 
it's a great life, if you don't weaken: muppetology kermit yay! _ sgreermatociquala on May 14th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Congrats!
Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewritermatthewsrotundo on May 14th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the sale!
billeylerbilleyler on May 14th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
mcjuliemcjulie on May 14th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yay!
Congrats and I look forward to seeing it.
Twilighttwilight2000 on May 14th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
wOOt!!!!
maryrobinettemaryrobinette on May 14th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Great news.
ex_camillea on May 14th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yay on the sale!
tina connolly: bottlecaptinaconnolly on May 14th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
congrats!
eleyaneleyan on May 14th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yay! Well done!