Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

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I'm delighted to announce that I have a story in Hot Dish, coming soon from Sofawolf Press. This is an anthropomorphic, mature audience, novel-style collection, similar in concept to Sofawolf's magazine-style Heat but with longer stories.

Here's what the blurb says about my contribution:
"Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre by Huskyteer brings two same-sex, mixed-species couples together for the purpose of procreation. Friendships are tested and traffic rules are violated, but in the end a new life is created and the characters' own lives must adapt."

My submission wasn't accepted outright; one of Sofawolf's editors emailed to say that the story wasn't quite strong enough, but they liked the setup, the characters and the writing in general. If I was willing to work with his colleague to lick the plot into shape, it would be accepted (provided the plot-wrangling succeeded, of course).

I admit that I was a little miffed when my story didn't come up to scratch initially, because I AR AWSUM RITR INNIT. What followed was a valuable learning experience, though, and I'm very grateful for it because:
  1. I got to work with an experienced editor.
  2. I proved to said ed that I can work to direction and to deadline.
  3. I got a stronger story at the end of it.
  4. Which got in to the anthology.

At >14,000 words, this is the longest story I've ever had published, and has earned me the most I've been paid for a piece of fiction to date. Another milestone!

Hot Dish front cover Mirror, Signal, Manouevre illustration
Tags: furry, writing
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