25 Mar 2009

Finally, a GUD home...

After a difficult four-year journey, my short story, Lost Lying on Your Back, will finally see publication in Issue 5 of GUD Magazine (Autumn 2009). Lost Lying is dark, literary, written in 2nd Person, and deals with some pretty heavy subject matter. A tough, tough sell, in other words. But I always felt it was one of my best and therefore worth the effort. I’m really happy at the moment, and hope to build on this success by finding homes in 2009 for my two science fiction stories, The Bug in the Suit and Clean Until the Final Act. Onwards.

Also, Sand Between a Dead Boy’s Toes, has now survived a painstaking third draft. Minor edits aside, it looks ready to submit. I’ve got pretty high hopes for this story, too (don’t we have high hopes for every one, though?), so watch this space.

Coming soon: my story-by-story review of the Stephen King collection, Just After Sunset.

10 comments:

Barry Napier said...

The title "Sand Between A Dead Boy's Toes" already has me interested!

Steven J. Dines said...

Thanks for visiting, Barry.

Yeah, one of my more catchy titles. I've been struggling recently with titles (never used to) but I'm proud of this one. Cheers, Steven.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Fantastic sale - Congratulations.

Steven J. Dines said...

Thanks, Catherine.

Brian G Ross said...

Nice work, my brotha! GUD seems to be one of the brightest up-and-comin' mags of the moment.

Also interested to see what you have to say about Just After Sunset.

:o)

Steven J. Dines said...

Thanks, bro. I'm writing a paragraph on each story and awarding a score out of 5. This is ALMOST a different writer from the guy who wrote Skeleton Crew and Night Shift...

Ian said...

Congrats Steven! I'm becoming a fan.

Steven J. Dines said...

Thanks, Ian. Appreciated.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congratulations! And I love the titles Lost Lying on Your Back and Sand Between a Dead Boy’s Toes.

Steven J. Dines said...

Thanks, Danielle. Titles either come to me straight away or it's a real struggle - seems there's no middle ground.