Thursday, May 17, 2012

Short Story Sale: "Pherusa Among the Stars" to Fantastic Frontiers Magazine

I've received word that my flash fiction "Pherusa Among the Stars" has been accepted by Fantastic Frontiers Magazine. It will most likely appear in their August issue, which should be the second for this new publication.

One interesting thing about this is that they request some form of multimedia "bonus" relating to the story/author. (This could be as simple as -- and I'm paraphrasing slightly here -- a photo of me in my "natural habitat." So it seems like it's one of those things that's as much, or as little, work as you want it to be.) My plan is to record a short (1-2 minute) video of myself talking about the origin of the story. I think that will be a fun thing to have out there for readers to watch.


  1. Congratulations on the sale! That is an interesting bonus request. I think the video is an excellent idea. Vlogs. That's what they call them nowadays, right?

    1. Thanks!

      Yes, I thought it was interesting, too. It's sort of nice, though, to see ways of using the "space" of the internet to add some flexibility to the old periodical structure. Like the interviews that Goldfish Grimm does with every author -- which was another fun additional thing to do.

  2. Congrats, Michael. I wonder if the multimedia request will become more common.

  3. Thanks!

    It will be interesting to see how that develops -- I'll be curious to look at what the other Fantastic Frontiers writers come up with.

  4. Great idea, Michael. Should be fun to watch!

  5. Congratulations! You're doing really well.