Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Ugly Truth About Book Sales

Leona's Blog of Shadows

Today I am going to share some eye-opening truths, which might shatter the illusions regarding the book publishing business and crush the dreams of some folk out there. I have recently come across a rather interesting blog post link in the comments section under a post at Suffolk Scribblings blog.

It was a rather grim post by author Kameron Hurley. For those who are not familiar with her, she is an established author who has been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in prestigious SFF magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons. Her fiction has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West. Impressive credentials many of us dream about accomplishing some day, if ever.

According to her…

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Getting Published is a Great Feeling

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When you’re trying to get a name for yourself as a writer, you have to put your work out there. And that can be scary. The fear of rejection isn’t something that can be shrugged off and ignored. It’s very real, regardless if you’ve been published many times before, or never.

In January 2014, I had the opportunity to submit my first story to a great publication. It was for Women in Horror Month, and I was as nervous as anyone could imagine. I didn’t expect my story was good enough to be accepted, so when I got that email saying that my story was going to run in the February 2014 issue of Sirens Call, I was over the moon. And after that, I started to take my writing more seriously.

Which is why I decided to submit another story.

In the December…

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RELEASE: The Sirens Call Issue #18 – Scriptum in Morte

The Sirens Song

Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of our 18th issue of The Sirens Call – Scriptum in Morte.

Featuring 96 pages of Short Stories, Flash Fiction, & Poetry written in the words of, and centering around, death. Artwork and an interview with RL Treadway. Plus an interview with author Joseph A. Pinto, and an excerpt from his book ‘Dusk and Summer’

Thank you to all who submitted to this fantastic issue!

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