So I got something published…

I’ve not been posting on here as frequently as I would like, and whilst I’m not going to apologise (after all, the only person that really affects is me) I will tell you that I shall endeavour to keep future postings a little more frequent than of late.

So then, trying to get an agent to take on my debut novel is proving about as impossible as I expected. In response to that I’m currently rejigging my story – especially those notorious “first three chapters” that agents ask for – and will be embarking on a second wave of attack in the near future. Right now, though, at least I have some good news to impart…

Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 18.02.24It turns out that The New Accelerator magazine took a liking to a short story of mine and has decided to publish it.

The adventure is set in the same swashbuckling sci-fi world as my novel, and centres around a young lad who is pressed into service onboard a starship. Life aboard a solar-sailing ship tuns out to be nothing like he expected, and we follow his subsequent attempts to get away.

This short story was, in part, an experiment to see if I could convince readers of my maritime sci-fi world… and it appears that I can. Great. Additionally, it has given me confidence in the concept of my novel and the faith to go and get that published.

The New Accelerator is a bi-monthly compendium of sci-fi shorts, ten in each issue, written by authors from around the globe. My story appears in Issue 3, just in case you’re interested.

The magazine is only recently launched (which probably helped my case a lot!) but a few of the writers are excellent. I am incredibly proud to share the pages with some of these guys and certainly chuffed that somebody took up one of my stories.

This is definitely a feeling I could get used to…

Thanks for reading

13 comments on “So I got something published…

  1. Kate Loveton says:

    Congratulations, Gareth – this is wonderful news. You must be excited – I would be!

    • gpeynon says:

      Thanks Kate. Yes, I was so excited that I thought the email telling me I was going to have this published was a joke. Here’s hoping for another such email…

  2. Jorge Argibay says:

    Congratulations Gereth. Is a great start! Other mail requests will come, I’m sure.

  3. Congratulations, that’s awesome.

  4. Congrats mate! Heaps good news 🙂 Now you can say you’re published, and it’s an excellent start. Will go check out The New Accelerator

  5. M. C. Dulac says:

    Well done! That’s great news! Building up that writing resume is all important, and will help you land that great agent!

  6. Congrats! The magazine looks beautiful!

    • gpeynon says:

      Thanks, yeah they did a great job, although I look at the story I wrote in it and cringe a little. What is it they say about never going back to read your own work if you can’t make changes? Oh yes… don’t do it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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