Winning Lead Story in Hard Luck Noir Anthology

This was a strange one in its way, a sort of acceptance but talking instead about possible editing, more emails, etc., with no single moment I can point to when it passed the border from almost-accepted to having-been-accepted-and-on-its-way-to-publication.  But never mind.  My story, “The Winning,” arrived in my e-mailbox earlier Tuesday in a PDF HardLuckBigattachment of HARD LUCK, an anthology of  “dark fiction/horror/psychological horror” from Burnt Offerings Books.  Thus it had advanced to almost-published and, late this evening, has just crossed that border in paperback form from Createspace.  Kindle edition is expected soon.  The guidelines, briefly quoted above, spoke more of mood than genre or plot points, but the mood I drew from it was “noir,” and the story I sent, originally published in the Spring 1994 issue of OVER MY DEAD BODY, seemed just the right fit to me.  So in it went!  And, as to how well my assessment was justified, you can find out by pressing here.

 

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  1. Wonderful! Congratulations, Jim! And fingers crossed for the “lead” winner in the Stoker collection category!




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