Thursday, March 13, 2008

Publication: Fluorescence

I just got word that my short story "Fluorescence" will be appearing in the July issue of The Harrow. No, I didn't submit to them just because they have one of the most elegant looking logos for their site or because of the simple gracefulness of their design sensibilities -- but it helped.

The story started from wondering what would be the most unlikely place to find a lurking horror. I decided that the humming fluorescent lights of the average megaoffice building might be a challenging setting to try. Of course, a chance to slip in a gratuitous mention of McSorley's was just gravy. This story has been kicking around a while; there were a few swift rejects as well as a few editors who kept it for a while before ultimately rejecting it.

As Octavia Butler said, persist.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Yay yay yay! Isn't this the story about which you got props from the Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut?

C. Margery Kempe said...

Hey, you know I think you're right! I forgot about that -- well, I forgot it was for that story. Marilyn was so sweet at that reading. She said it made her want to write prose again. Nice compliment -- thanks for reminding me.

:-)

The Queen said...

Congrats! I can't wait to read it!