Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Short Story Sale: "Special Ops" to Ray Gun Revival

I woke up today to an acceptance from Ray Gun Revival for my short story "Special Ops." I'm looking forward to seeing this story on their site; they said it should be released sometime over the next few months, probably in June or July.

"Special Ops" represents the first rewrite request I received from a publication. They liked the premise and character but had some concerns about the execution. Given that this was one of the first stories I wrote when I dove back into fiction last summer, I wasn't surprised when I opened it up to tackle the rewrite and saw exactly what they meant.

The rewrite itself was surprisingly fun -- I had enjoyed writing the story and working with this character the first time around and a chance to take a second crack at it with some more experience under my belt was enjoyable. I'm pleased with the outcome; their suggestions definitely helped lead to a better story. And of course I'm very pleased that they agreed that the story was improved and elected to buy it for an upcoming issue of RGR.

I'll post a link to the story this summer when it's live on the Ray Gun Revival site.


  1. Congrats on your latest sell! :) Keep it up! And great to have you back for #WriteMotivation!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! I'm looking forward to another month of #writemotivation.

  2. I think I said this elsewhere, but congrats, Michael!