The other day, I received my printed copy of Spells & Swashbucklers. It’s a lovely book. I handed it to my son to look at, and he got as far as “anthology” before putting it down. I pointed out my name on the back cover as one of the contributors to the anthology, and that was when he decided it was worth another look — even started reading my story!
That wasn’t the only arrival this week, however.
Today, I received copies of the Fall 2012 issue of Space & Time, which has my story “A Pretty Bauble,” a lovely mother-daughter story with sword fights and cats.
There’s something very satisfying about seeing something I’ve written in print. (Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy with electronic publication, too.) In that vein, I’d like to point out that Clarkesworld Magazine is reviving its anthologies (although it’ll be a while before 2011 — Year Five — is available) and Daily Science Fiction is also planning compilations of stories. Don’t worry — I’ll let you know when they’re ready!
You did it! You did it! You did it! When can I find copies? YYY
You realize these are short stories, yes?
The magazine can be purchased on their website (click the single-issue purchase button, $5).
Spells & Swashbucklers can be purchased either at B&N or Amazon.
Congrats! I agree, although I read everything electronically, there’s a different kind of satisfaction in seeing my stories in print.
I sometimes wonder whether the next generation of writers — ones who grow up reading both electronically and in print — will have that same feel of attachment, of “Hey, it’s real!”
Ahh … the feel of our books … there ain’t nuffing like it!
🙂 So true. Guess I’d best listen to those readers who want me to get my e-books into print then.
Yes! I realize they are short stories. They are ‘in print’, on a turn the page yourself. Reading on the computer is hard enough for me anymore. I’m darn well not doing the e-reader thing.
Yes. Please do get your e-books into print.
Gorgeous covers! I know what’s going on my next purchase list.. ;D
🙂 Thanks, Dawn. Of course, I take no credit for the covers.