The creative writing, literature and film organisation Hic Dragones
has put out a call for stories
for their up-coming anthology called "Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny"
, intended as a kick-ass collection of short fiction about feral and feisty female werewolves. This one should be loads of fun, and it's nice to see femwolves getting a bit more exposure.* * *
I knew there would be long waiting times when I started submitting stories to magazines before I had something to show for my writing endeavours. Even when something gets accepted, there will more likely than not be another long wait until the story goes to print or is posted live. I'm a patient person, and I get on with my next projects and try not to think about my stories out in the Big Wide World fending for themselves. But some days, I'm finding, it's more of a sit-on-my-hands-and-behave kind of patience.
I love the submission process, that thrill of being pro-active about my writing, and I even love getting rejections (I'm still basking in the glow of this strange right of passage), but I'm so
looking forward to the day I can link to something here that people can read.
Mind you, for all you know, I could be terrible!
So my questions for today are: what is the longest time you've had a story floating in space before someone's snatched it up? And what's the longest time you've waited between acceptance and publication?