Two Short Stories Sold

Well, I must be doing something right because in the past two weeks I’ve sold two short stories to themed anthologies.

One was Fairyland, which will be going into an anthology of fairy stories. Fairyland is an old story I wrote way back before I wrote my first novel. (or maybe during?) It was part of my effort to follow Stephen King’s advice for getting published — get a few short stories under your belt, fill out your resume, then submit to agents so they can see you’ve got some publications to back you up. Personally, I really liked its concept but I was an amateur writer so it got executed poorly. It ended up being too long for flash fiction and too short for a short story. So I turned it into both.

But when I saw Dragon Soul Press had a call out for fairy stories, I knew there was a good fit here. So I submitted it, and now it’ll be out in the third or fourth quarter of 2024, I think. Look at these neat promo pictures they made.

Second, one of the stories I wrote about in my update got accepted, one about werewolves. This was my March experiment, where I looked at the market first, then wrote a short story oriented toward their theme. This really surprised me because I didn’t think anything written so fast would have a chance of making it. But it did! So I guess that must mean I have some talent somewhere. I’m not sure when this one is coming out, but I’ll let you know.

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at http://www.ericjuneaubooks.com where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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