I am extremely pleased and honored to announce that my short story, “The Peepers,” has been accepted to be included in the forthcoming anthology Gothic Blue Book Volume 2, which will be published by Burial Day Books. The date for publication is set for October 31, 2012.
This is my first piece of fiction to be published and, in doing so, I have accomplished one of the writing goals that I set for myself back in June – to have one short story published in a paying market by the end of 2012. At the present moment, I still have another short story submitted for an anthology and will be submitting one more short story later this week for a different anthology. But with the acceptance of “The Peepers” for Gothic Blue Book Volume 2, I feel like all of the hard work, determination, and focus over the past few months (as well as having fun telling the stories my twisted mind creates) has finally paid off, and if any more of my submissions happen to get accepted somewhere, then that is just icing on the cake.
For those not familiar with what Gothic Blue Books were, here is some info taken from Burial Day’s website:
What was a Gothic Blue Book?
Gothic Blue Books were abridgements of full-length Gothic novels. The subjects of the books fell into one of two categories; the first being set in a monastery or convent and the second being set in a castle.
In terms of the physicality of the book, they were three and a half to four inches in width and six to seven inches in height, with a page count of thirty-six to seventy-two pages in length.
These little pieces of terror were popular at the time because they were affordable, a sixpence or a shilling each. Their cost affordability led them to be nicknamed Shilling Shockers or Sixpenny Shockers.
For those interested in reading Volume One – Gothic Blue Book: The Haunted Edition – while waiting for Volume Two to come out on October 31st, you can purchase a copy here.