Lexifabricographer For when the right word just won’t do…

September 10, 2014

Woo! Acceptance!

I’d like to report that I’ve broken my drought of short story acceptances, but I can’t quite do that yet. Lots of irons in the fire but nobody’s getting branded. That’s how that saying goes, isn’t it?

But maybe even better than that is the news tonight that my brother Ian (aka Gazza) has made his first fiction sale! He’s had a piece entitled ‘Potential’ accepted in the flash fiction section of the Tiny Owl Workshop The Lane of Unusual Traders anthology! Check it out! A couple of other writer friends – S G Larner and Rob Cook – also made the ballot, and I’m very excited for them as well.

I found out via a tweet from Stacey,who linked the Tiny Owl announcement. My jaw hit the ground when I saw the full list of authors. I had completely forgotten that Ian told me he was going to sub something.

I rang him to complain that he’d be holding on me with his big news.

Nope. He didn’t know. He hadn’t checked his email all day. LOL.

He was over the moon, of course. How well I remember the giddy thrill of that first email from an editor who wanted to buy my story. It was dazzlingly exciting. I’ve been chasing the dragon ever since 🙂 And now he has something I’ll never manage – a 100% successful submission record.

(Dammit! He’d better not quit with an unbeaten record. I’d never live it down!)

I have a story submitted for the up-to-3000 word category, so it’s not impossible that we’ll get to share a table of contents sometime next year. That would be kind of amazing.

But even if I don’t get up, I am awfully proud of Gazza. Good work bro!




  1. I think I’ve discovered your problem. Trying to brand the editors is not going to go down well.

    Comment by Jenny — September 15, 2014 @ 10:01 am

  2. How else do I tell them apart?

    Comment by Lexifab — September 15, 2014 @ 10:45 am

  3. Have you considered ear tags? If they have skinny legs you could also try banding.

    Comment by Chris — September 15, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

  4. It’s possible we’re over-thinking this.

    Comment by lexifab — September 15, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

  5. You know I am two for two with the Missy Higgins lyric writing comp right?
    Just saying 🙂

    Comment by Ian — October 8, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

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