You Win Some, You Lose Some: Octopus Out for CCQ, In Last Day of March for Terrify Podcast
It happens sometimes. It’s usually not reported here, but sometimes a magazine or book that’s accepted a story fails to be published. But life must go on, yes? Such has been the fate of “In The Octopus’s Garden,” originally published in 69 FLAVORS OF PARANOIA, March-April 1999, which we might recall had been accepted as a reprint for CREEPY CAMPFIRE QUARTERLY for publication later this year (see June 5 2016). But then in November . . . well, these things happen.
Fast forward to this month, lots going on, but for thirty solid days in March no new acceptances, story or poetry, to be reported until Friday afternoon, March 31, and an email time-stamped 2:45 p.m.: Thank you for submitting “In the Octopus’s Garden” to TALES TO TERRIFY. We loved this story and would like to accept it for publication. So you lose one, you win it back. TALES TO TERRIFY is a podcast with “In the Octopus’s Garden” tentatively set to air “somewhere around July-December 2017.” But for those who can’t wait or would like to read it in print as well, it’s also lead story in THE TEARS OF ISIS which can be ordered by clicking its picture in the center column or pressing here.