I got the good news yesterday that a short story I had written for an anthology, "Tales of the Slug" has been accepted! Yay! This also means that I'll be travelling to Seattle for RustyCon 24
where the book will be launched this January! Double Yay!!
This accomplishes two goals for me:
1) I've been wanting to expand my attendance to some new cons, and naturally it's nicer to attend a con where you have something to show for it. Between the con membership that is part of the payment for the story and frequent flyer miles accumulated over the years, I'm actually going to be able to go to this one.
2) I've been trying to publish sf shorts to increase name recognition, pad my resume, etc. So far my acceptances have been from non-sf magazines and ezines. Which is good, but I'd really been wanting to reach a sf fandom base, so this is a start. Of course, it isn't the same as getting in Azimov's or SFF, but I'm not complaining. :D