chapter 16 blog
I got some really exciting news today. One of my pieces was accepted for this month's issue of Siren's Call - which is an awesome zine dedicated to edgy fiction and it's 100% free - available online. They also have some really amazing publication projects which you can check out on their site.
My contribution is called "Sole Survivor" and it's post-apocalyptic zombie flash-fiction piece that I wrote last August for consideration in an all-undead anthology. It was actively considered before ultimately being rejected on the grounds that it was too "subective", "dark", and for it's "frighteningly pessimistic social commentary." Earlier this year it made it's debut appearance in the first issue of my own collaborative zine; Toxic Bubblegum.
As of right now it's the only piece I've ever submitted for publication and it has earned me my first rejection letter AND my first acceptance letter - which has given it a special place in my heart forever and always.
The story is currently available online. This is normally where I would link you to my portfolio site, but that's still under some heavy construction so instead I will link you to where it is featured on Writing.Com (where it has been met with some mixed reception- I'm proud to say. Definitely not a piece for everyone.)
(You can also track it down on Toxic Bubblegum's site in our zine issue archive page, waaay at the bottom if you feel up to it.)
I guess that's about it for this post. I'm very, very excited for the opportunity to be featured alongside so many talented writers and artists in what is undoubtedly one of my favorite horror zines - and I'll be sure to share a link with you guys when it becomes available. In the meantime, if you like my work, zines, edgy fiction or just awesome content that you can view for free you really should check out some of the zines previous work because it's absolutely amazing.
Thank you guys for reading, and I'll be back soon.