In the middle of last week, Joe Vaz and his magazine Something Wicked accepted my short story Promises for publication. Hurray! Anyone following this blog will know that Promises has been out in the cold for quite some time. In fact it has been rejected 17 times (for various reasons from it being too long to 'not being the right fit for the magazine').
But that doesn't mean it wasn't liked by many of them. Here's what magazines have had to say about it thus far:
"The writing...is very strong" - Pseudopod
"Good writing" - The Opinion Guy's Speculative Fiction
"We loved this story. It's melodramatic, romantic, affecting and well-written" - Murky Depths
"An exquisite piece of writing" - Something Wicked
So now it has a home at Something Wicked which has already