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This will never get old.

At long last, I received my contributor's copy of the Shelter of Daylight summer anthology. After surviving thirteen rejections over a year and a half, it's so good to finally see my story "Insight" published. And the fact that it's in PRINT just sweetens the deal.

Maybe I shouldn't care so much, but seeing my work in print just seems more "real" than reading it online. I can hold it in my hands, for one thing. There's no computer glare flickering back at me. If some massive EMP wipes out the Internet, my publication credit won't be lost. If Sam's Dot ever folds, I'll still have my copy. I can't say the same for some of the online markets that have published my work.

Here's an excerpt from the first page, in case you're curious (click on the photo to enlarge it).

If you'd like to read the rest, you can purchase the PRINT edition straight from the publisher for $10 + shipping or the eReader edition here for only $1.59.

In other writing news, I finished a 10K origin story about Coyote Cal and Big Yap before they were famous heroes—"Harbinger of Arroyo Seco"—and sent it off to Big Pulp. One of my Mercer tales will appear in June's print edition, so I don't know if the editors will be keen on a repeat visit by yours truly. But I've had pretty good luck lately submitting to markets that have published my work before (the record stands at 3 for 4), so I figured I'd give Big Pulp another shot.

So, what do you think? Will eBooks take over the world? Or will print remain the tried and true method of feeding the masses our tales of true love and high adventure?
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