I read and absorb the Bubblecow blog regularly. I spotted their piece about Ether Books on the day it was posted. Why then did it take me until Thursday to send off a story? Goodness only knows. (Please excuse me while I grab my lack of confidence around the throat, shove it into a wooden box, and nail the lid shut.)
I suppose hearing about having another story accepted for an anthology on Wednesday gave me a boost. So on Thursday I filled in that form on the Bubblecow website.
I had an email back that very afternoon. It was a yes for the story. At this point I sat in front of my computer blinking. What started as a very uninspiring week bunged up with a cold was turning into the most successful week for my writing ever.
I have now signed a contract with Ether books and become one of their authors. They publish stories, poems and essays directly to iPhones via their app. From what I have read this may expand to other mobile platforms in the future. It's such an exciting thing to be part of.
What a week!
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