Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Story Sale: Posture of the Infinite

As most of you will know I dropped out of circulation a couple of years ago when I received a cancer diagnosis. Instead of writing stories I became focussed on my health. I'm no longer worried about this particular bout of cancer, and have been gradually catching up on projects I let go at that time.

Over the Christmas holidays I spent a couple of weeks revising four stories I had written and sent out and not followed up on when they came home, hats in hand. One of these was "Posture of the Infinite", which I wrote in 2010 as a prize for Elisa Jankowski, a participant in my Bitten By Books Interview and Chat. You can follow this link to find out how the prize worked and what the story is about, roughly, and this one to see her response to the story.

Well, 2010 was a long time ago and when I dusted off the story I had an urge to change it a wee bit, which I did and then sent it off to Red Tuque Books for their upcoming anthology Canadian Tales of the Fantastic Volume IV. (Look for it in September of this year.) I am happy to report that "Posture" made the first cut. This means it will be in the anthology, but there is a second round of blind judging where the first, second, and third prizes are decided, and "Posture" is now in that round.

Some of you may remember that Eileen Kernaghan and I did the second round judging for the first Canadian Tales of the Fantastic in early 2011. So it is fun to have a story going into its successor.

Red Tuque releases an anthology annually, but the theme varies. The first was speculative fiction, the second mysteries, the third romance. The one now announced with a deadline of 31 December 2014 is mysteries again. So sharpen those pencils, folks...

Moment of misery: I've spent an hour trying to get Blogger to upload an image for this post. Not at all happy with Google's mucking about. Oh, for the halcyon days of yore...

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