Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Originally posted Oct. 7, 2008: CELEBRATION TIME, BABY!!!

Today the sun is shining just a little bit brighter. The air smells a little bit sweeter. And I feel a little taller...5'9" here I come!!

Why?Because I got an email last night from Spinetingler Magazine. Apparently the guest editor (Jack Getze, and a HUGE thank you to you, sir!) -- who is now a permanent editor, I've been informed -- read my submission and liked it. He wants it for the Winter 2009 edition of the magazine. For those of you unfamiliar with Spinetingler, it's a suspense fiction magazine where some pretty darn good writers have logged early tales. Names like Bill Cameron, J.D. Rhoades, and J.T. Ellison. And they're giving me a shot.

WOW!!!

Okay, okay, sorry. I just had to get a little excitement out there. It's just such a relief when someone who's never met you essentially says, "yep, you can do this." My wish for every single person who reads this is to find that same sense of encouragement and support in their chosen profession.

Have a great day, and may the sun shine a little brighter for you!!Oh, for a look at the other side of the coin, they're discussing bad reviews over at Murderati. Check it out!

5 comments:

Sandra Ruttan said...

Actually, we have a winter issue out in January/February, a spring issue out May/June and a Fall issue out in October/November. If Jack (who is no longer a guest editor but a permanent editor, thankfully) said winter, it means early 2009.

jnantz said...

Ah, I see. Thank you very much Ms. Ruttan, I'll fix that. I saw the Winter 2008 and got confused (a common occurance for me, I'm afraid). Thanks for setting me straight!

Sandra Ruttan said...

No worries. It is a bit of a different timetable, and I can see why it might be confusing.

Austin Carr said...

2008. 2009. Whatever Jake. You're in the next issue, and congratulations. Finding new writers like yourself is the fun part of being a Spinetingler editor. Keep up the excellent work.

jnantz said...

Thank you so, so very much!