Sunday, 6 March 2011
My story "Building April: Fragments of the Titanic", has been accepted for publication by the online magazine Diagonal Proof, to be published in their May 2011 issue. The story is a series of ten interlinking first-person shorter stories based around the ship, beginning at the designs and vision for the ship and ending years after the sinking, with the grandson of one of the engineers who built it. As a Titanic nerd (and, indeed, a titanic nerd) of two decades' standing, I'm rather excited about this one, both because it was a labour of love to write something about the ship and because as it has taken some time to find a home for it - there's less of a market for longer stories (this clocks in at just under 10,000 words) and a bit of good fortune is necessary; I'd got to the point of thinking this might not make it.
This also my first acceptance of 2011, and extra pleasant for that reason. At the moment I have only a couple of stories out and about seeking attention, having been working on longer stuff, but I'm back in short story mode as of this week so they'll have some comrades-in-arms fairly soon.