Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Man for a Moment

My strange story, "Man for a Moment," has been accepted for publication in Hub.

When I workshopped this story a few years ago, it got the strongest reaction I've ever gotten from a story. Everyone said, "Ewwwwwwwwwww!" and "Why? Why!" If you want to know why, you'll have to subscribe to Hub. Starting with Issue 3, subscriptions are free, so you might as well sign up.

This story generated more "Great story, but..." responses than any story I've written. I received encouraging rejections from F&SF, Chiaroscuro, and Cemetary Dance. A former associate editor at Brutarian said it was the best story of its kind that he had read in a long time, but...

Speaking of editors, I'd like to thank Bridget McKenna at Aeon for helping me tighten this story. I think I did two rewrites for her before she ultimately decided not to publish it. Frustrating? Of course, but it made it a better story.

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