Pugaliciously Good!

Someday receiving an acceptance letter might become old hat and expected, but right now it’s still a wonderful, new and joyous occasion which results in lots of me bouncing around and giggling. This is me and the letter from Pugalicious Press that I received last week, accepting my story into their Timeless anthology. It will be my first YA short story published, and I can’t wait to be able to give everyone the details of how to find it, buy it, and read it! And I hope everyone else falls in love with Roland and Will as much as I did while writing about them.

Oh and… just ignore the flyaway hair. I despair of ever getting to the point where I don’t get the frizzies!

Me and My Acceptance Letter

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About D. E. Atwood

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction. When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life. Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children and a cat), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a roleplayer, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.
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4 Responses to Pugaliciously Good!

  1. hannahkarena says:

    Congrats! I saw that submission opportunity. So happy to hear you got an acceptance letter!

    • deatwood says:

      Thank you! And sorry about the moderated comment (oops)! I’m still fine-tuning the settings on this blog.

      A friend of mine alerted me to the call for submissions and I loved the anthology idea when I checked it out. I like the work Pugalicious has been doing, and I’m excited to be involved with the project.

      I need to go hunting and find a good listing of YA anthologies with open calls. Writing shorts makes for a nice break from the novels.

      • hannahkarena says:

        Agreed! That would be an excellent post, if you were willing to share your findings. I write a lot of short YA stories, but there are basically no literary publications to submit to (besides Cicada, which generally takes a year to get a rejection, and the newer Sucker). I think I should start looking into anthologies too!

        • deatwood says:

          I will definitely post resources if/when I find them. I’ve been avoiding writing YA shorts because of the market concern, although recently a friend reminded me to get back to writing the shorts I wanted to write, then hunt markets after. I have so much sitting on the hard drive (many of which I groan over the writing in them) that it’s hard to remember that’s the right way to do it. Besides, I admit, I like seeing writing prompts that make me think, too!

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