Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Thaumatropic Orgy!

I sold my two stories to Thaumatrope today. Yay! One was a Valentine's Day story. My man Church sold one as well and I think they're giving Grant his own spinoff magazine. As an aside, Church doesn't seem to want to follow me. Is it my bottom? Because if it is, I'm perfectly fine with him following me from the front.

I just wrote and sent in two more stories. They're now calling for St. Patrick's Day stories. Now understand, I don't title the stories in my submissions. Those are precious characters I cannot spare (each of today's stories were precisely one-hundred and forty characters). But for the purpose of The One-Thousand, I have to title them. To tell them apart if for no other reason. I'm not going to call them something like: Untitled (The one about the guy with the thing). Today's stories were: Again With the Green Beer (79) and Unlucky (80).

Michael Swanwick shares a wonderful anecdote about Galileo's Finger. Scroll down a tad. It's there. And Diane turned me onto Nicola Griffith's interesting new project. Check it out, you might want to get involved.

5 comments:

Diane said...

Congrats, Matt! Can't wait to read the stories!

Grant said...

I'm slowing down - I only wrote three today!

Cronan said...

They bought one of mine today too. Yay! My first ever sale!

Church said...

You start following someone and the next thing you know they're passing out the Flavorade...

Congrats, Matt! (And Grant, leave some days open for the rest of us.)

Matthew Sanborn Smith said...

Cronan, that's awesome! Thaumatrope is going to smell like the Sofa!

Church, I understand completely. But when the rest of the cult is living it up at the annual Smithmas party, don't be jealous.