4th Story Accepted up in 2008

Wow, inertia works in mysterious ways. I just found out one of my more experimental short stories "Cowboys of My Heart: the 6-DVD Boxset" just got accepted by The Kenyon Review, which, in case you didn't know, but of course you probably did, just happens to be one of the top 10  literary journals in America. Shit, that makes me really happy. Things are slowly happening for me as an emerging fiction writer, little by little.

I just have to keep at it. . .

Good Rejection from Harper's

I received a good rejection from Harper's today for my story Cowboys of My Heart: the 6-DVD Boxset. The form letter itself isn't anything big, but the handwritten P.S. makes me feel good about my life:


September 27, 2006

Dear Sir or Madam,

Your manuscript was given careful consideration my a member of our editorial staff, but we regret to say that Harper's Magazine is unable to use it.

There is no graceful was to return your manuscript with a form letter; we hope you understand that the great number of stories we receive makes it impossible for us to thank you personally for your submission.

We appreciate your submission, however, and hope you have success placing it elsewhere.


Some name I can't make out

Editorial Assistant

The story is very enjoyable. Good luck placing it in another publication.