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.


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!