If good things come in threes - and if a maelstrom can be a good thing - then I've got three very merry messages to share from the publishing whirled. Er, world.
Thank you for your submission to the Harmony Ink Press First Time for Everything anthology. We were thrilled to receive over eighty submissions for our first YA anthology. I'm happy to say that I'd like to include your story in the anthology, which is scheduled for release on September 4, 2014. If you agree, I will send you an electronic contract in a separate e-mail. Please follow the instructions in that e-mail to return the contract, and in the meantime feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Wild Girls, Wild Nights, [which includes my story "Guise and Dolls"] has won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Erotica! All the credit belongs to you, but I'm the one who got to attend the ceremony and accept the five-pound engraved glass trophy in the shape of a book. I know, life is not fair.
Thank you for submitting your story to Forbidden Fruit: Stories of Unwise Lesbian Desire. I'm very happy to tell you that your story made the final cut and has the okay from both me and the publisher, Ladylit. Congratulations on a wonderful story.
My head is practically spinning with delight.
Yours can be, too.
Just give it a whirl.
Curiouser and curiouser,