First Story Acceptance and Publication for 2009; Killers Nominated for Black Quill Award

The first Dragon*Con director’s meeting was tonight. It always seems to be right before the legislative session convenes, right when I’m frantically trying to get as much taken care of before everything gets put on hold. Guess that’s what laptops are for. Multitasking is me.

   


Writing Stuff

The Killers anthology, edited by Colin Harvey, with my story “Beautiful Summer,” is a finalist in the 2nd Annual Black Quill Awards in the category of “Best Dark Genre Fiction Collection.” Go vote, y’all!

New Words:
• 2.6K on The Stupid Novel. Didn’t manage to get it to zero draft, but damn, I’m so close.

Received:
• Not technically a “sale,” but my first story acceptance of 2009. Reprint of “Running on Two Legs” will be in the Pet Rescue/Humane Society Relief Anthology charity project. This anthology will benefit companion animals in need due to Hurricane Ike. Animal welfare is near and dear to my heart, and I’m delighted to be able to do something to help out.

Published:
• To go with my first story acceptance of the year, also saw my first published story of 2009: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” in issue #220 of Interzone. Yay! Shiny cover:


Cover by Adam Tredowski.

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18 Responses to First Story Acceptance and Publication for 2009; Killers Nominated for Black Quill Award

  1. threeoutside says:

    Way to go, Eugie! A double whammy to start the year off right! Congrats!

  2. ckastens says:

    Congrats on a great start to the new year, Eugie!

  3. kythiaranos says:

    Congrats! (And that is a really cool cover.)

  4. j_cheney says:

    Congratulations on the reprint anyway. It’s nice when your stories go out and get a second job.

  5. Reprint of “Running on Two Legs” will be in the Pet Rescue/Humane Society Relief Anthology charity project.

    Awwww… That’s awesome!

    And I was out of town and running dial-up when the news came through about your blurb from Le Guin. Belated congrats!

  6. xjenavivex says:

    Congratulations on both counts. I came over from Facebook (MG Ellington there)

  7. I just wanted to say that I read “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” in the latest issue of Interzone and nearly a week after I’ve read it bits still keep popping into my mind at odd moments. It’s one of the best stories I’ve read in a long time, one that I didn’t have to force myself to finish, and that I wanted to re-read as soon as I’d got to the end. So, thank you for that.

    Merry

    =^..^=

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled my story made such an impression on you. It’s every writer’s ambition to create a work that resonates and remains memorable after “the end.” Your comment made my day .

  8. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations, Eugie! I just finished ‘Returning My Sister’s Face’ yesterday and enjoyed each and every story *so* much! Your writing is so lyrical and lovely, and I truly loved the beautiful spirituality that wove gently through the book. Bravo! :D

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