Day 14 - First to know alert! Sound the alarm; this is not a drill ....
Welcome to the first ‘First to know!‘ post of my journal. As mentioned previously:
Therefore, I would like to share with you my latest news and an exclusive sneak peek!
Following my previous post ‘Day 12 - I’m back from summer Camp (NaNo)! Time to unpack ...‘, I looked at my current novel project - Sanctuary-on-Severn, an alternative historical fiction piece set in 1351 - and decided to revert it back to the short story it originally started as. This is for a few reasons, but mostly because I believe it was a stronger piece back when it was in this form instead. I may return to it as a novel at some point in the future but, for now at least, I am sure this is the right path for it. So, over the weekend and this morning, I isolated the short story narrative from the novel, spruced it up a bit, lined it up with the publisher’s guidelines, and sent it lovingly on its way with a little suitcase to a magazine called Alt Hist: Historical Fiction and Alternate History.
Their current waiting period for acceptance or rejection is ‘within three months’ so potentially a long wait, but I have many other writing projects to keep me occupied until then. For yourself, lovely reader, see below for a preview excerpt exclusive to this journal!
From Sanctuary-on-Severn, the short story: