Pre-Valentine’s Day Note: Once Bitten Love/Horror Contract Signed
This is the one about “love turned sour” (cf. January 20, below): “We don’t like ‘googly-eyed chicks’ and we don’t like paranormal romance. . . . As long as it combines a thematic element of love in a horror story.” This is the one from British Publisher KnightWatch Press, the anthology ONCE BITTEN with my Poe-inspired story “Bernice” in it. And it draws nearer.
Today the contract arrived which I filled out and sent back this evening. Then will come the next steps, mainly the editor “doing an overall proofread and complete edit to correct any small typos, punctuation errors (etc.) . . . .” Those edits will then go back to the authors for final approval, and once that’s done it will go to the publisher and, thence, to the public.
So maybe it won’t be out quite in time for Valentine’s Day, but — significant others alert — it’s coming. It’s coming.