Back from the Caribbean, Cricket sale, and various rejections

Got back yesterday from a week long Caribbean cruise with the family. Wonderful time, although now I’m back on land, I keep getting inner ear tweaks that make me think the ground is moving beneath me. Details and pictures from the cruise coming soon! I’m compiling my notes and logs, and downloading pictures from our new camera.

Writing Stuff:

Going through the various Critters critiques I’ve received last week. Email was crap on the ship so I didn’t read them while onboard.

After coming home to a week’s worth of new mail. Received:
SALE to Cricket for my folk tale “The King of Rabbits and Moon Lake”! Good news indeed to return to!
– Rejection from Cicada. Pook. While they really liked the story, they thought it too emotionally wrenching for their teen audience, and hence not right for them.
– Rejection from Talebones – personalized. “Almost, please send more soon.”
– Rejection from Sci-Fiction – from Ellen Datlow, “not subtle enough” for her.
– Rejection from Asimov’s – form from Sheila Williams (sigh).

Oof. But I’m happy-dancing ’bout another sale to Cricket!

Also, my excerpt “Visiting Day” is up at the ELP Library with very cool cover art:

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12 Responses to Back from the Caribbean, Cricket sale, and various rejections

  1. Yay, on the ‘Cricket’ sale!!!


    P.S. Went on a Caribbean cruise with my husband last year. BEST vacation EVER!!!

  2. britzkrieg says:

    I’m glad you had a wonderful time!

    Congratulations on the sale! As I recall, that story is a really sweet one.

  3. kafkonia says:

    Nicely done! (I’m referring to “Visiting Day”, although it could just as easily be about the sale. 🙂 )

    Did Roach send you a notice to let you know that your piece was up? I don’t remember if I got one for “Kafka in Translation”… (and now I have two other pieces to anticipate the posting of.)

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thanks! And yeah, Roach sent me a note in March letting me know when “Visiting Day” was going up. She also sent me a note in May telling me that another of my excerpts is going up in September. But she doesn’t yet know when the the last one is scheduled for. I suspect that Charlotte the Spud is keeping her very busy!

  4. amokk says:

    Whoa, is your writer icon naked?? Oh no, wait, just a yellow top you can barely see.

    Man. 😉

    You just keep selling and selling. It rocks. Wish I had the money to buy and buy. 😉

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Cartoon nudity! Well, scantily cladity. I do write in the buff sometimes, although I haven’t noticed any particular correlation between clothes worn and quality or quantity of prose . . .

  5. grendel317 says:

    Hee hee. I read “Visiting Day.” I liked it.

  6. inscrutable says:

    HellO writing icon!

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