I am pretty sure that my short story, “The Case of the Southern Gentleman at the Midnight Ball” has been published by eSteampunk Magazine and is currently available on Nook. This steampunk detective story is the first of a planned series (currently sitting at two-and-a-half pieces) that I’ve been calling the Boudreaux-Woodson Mysteries. I call them that, because they are not famous and so I can pretty much call them whatever I want, because frankly I have to have something to name the folder on my laptop innards.
And I say I “think” it’s available, because currently the site is showing only up to the March issue, and the Nook link doesn’t show any publication information, such as a story index. And I don’t have a Nook to download the thing and find out. Apparently, we’re going to get our contributor copies soon. But…
…apparently sometime between the acceptance of the piece (appx two-and-a-half weeks ago) and now, there was some shakeup amongst the editorial staff and who once was there is now no more and who was not, now is. Or something like that. This, by the way, is not the first time this has happened to me with a story and a magazine. I don’t want to say I’m an unlucky jinx (and if anyone from any of the publications who have been lovely enough to publish me is reading this, please pretend this is all a silly joke), but this life of the small press publisher seems kind of turbulent.
For now, I’m going to hang on and await my contributor’s copy and hope that they expand their formats so that I can read my own story. I am excited that it’s out. It gives me one more notch on the old writer’s belt, otherwise known as the query letter for the novel I’m currently editing, Cold Run. I should have a link up on my Short Stories page soon. Thanks to all who served as beta readers and gave me valuable critique as I was polishing it up. Guess I better get to work on the next one!