Monday, February 7, 2011


Somebody's bought a short story that I wrote.

I have had it confirmed that this is a thing.

Not like that other thing where a magazine was going to buy a story, and then they had to "indefinitely suspend publication." (They were super nice about it, though, and I can hardly hold it against them.)

It's going in a themed horror anthology. You will be able to buy this book, and when it comes out, I will insist that you do so.

Gettin' paid, gettin' published. Not gettin' paid a lot--we're talking dinner at like an Applebee's, you understand. But it's a start.

More on this as it develops. Should probably post some new material as well, huh? Maybe a page of script from The Wild West Was Here coming soon...


Josh said...

Oh shit congratulations! What is the timeline on a publishing date? What is the title of this anthology?

Richard Bensam said...

Aw yeah. Well done.

(For what it's worth, I've also heard "Congratulations -- oops, no, we're ceasing publication" a few times. It happened so often I was beginning to think I was the Grim Reaper of publishing. To this day, I'm not actually sure a couple of magazines didn't just pretend to go out of business simply to avoid talking to me again...)

plok said...

Dinner at Applebee's!

Wonderful news!