I got some great news today – Sniplits has accepted two of my short stories for publication and will be sending a contract for the audio rights!
I could not be more thrilled. Getting short stories published is tough, there are so few outlets and the submissions are so time-consuming. So to be accepted by Sniplits is huge. I’m already a fan. The stories are great, many authors are familiar names, and the narrators are excellent. Plus, this year Sniplits was named one of 12 approved periodical and online pubishers by the Mystery Writers of America, which means that I will move into their “active member” category. I am seriously pumped.
I’m excited about the stories that were accepted, too. One (Dumpsville) is a chapter from my first, as yet unpublished novel. It’s a modern story of star-crossed lovers that end up together, but not without a lot of complications. It’s a fun read and would make a great movie. The other (Do the Right Thing) is one story in a series about a female Chicago cop. These stories tend to be procedurals but have a dark, funny edge, and this one features Det. Kathy Martinez’ after-hours efforts to keep a mother and daughter safe.
I have no idea how long it will take before my stories are recorded and up on the Sniplits site. I do have the opportunity to listen to the various narrators and suggest who I would like to have read each one, and that’s just amazing.
Gee, I hope I can get to sleep tonight.