Publishing News!

You know what’s always been a pet peeve of mine? When someone—a writer, a band, anyone—makes a vague pre-announcement to let everyone know they’re going to have another announcement coming soon. I always thought it was either, a) fabricated just to make people think things are happening behind the scenes, or b) some kind of precious way of announcing something when they could wait until they’re allowed to talk about said “big things coming” in full.

Well…guess who has two thumbs and has had a change of heart about vague pre-announcements since they have a vague pre-announcement of their own?

Yes, I’m a hypocrite. But! I do have exciting “pre” news!

I found out last week that a novlette I submitted in December is going to be published in a new anthology coming out this spring! Unfortunately, until the publisher makes the official announcement next month, all I’m at liberty to say is that I’ve been accepted and the contract has been signed.

This is the longest piece I’ll have ever had published, and the most high profile publication for me by far, so to say I’m anything less than excited would be an understatement.

There’s a lot of work to be done in the meantime, though. I just got my manuscript back from the editor, so there’s that, plus filling out promotional materials they want to send out after the announcement, but that’s all cake at this point. Plus, not to be a total tease, but I might (might) have more publication news right around the bend, too! Trying not to get too excited about that one yet, but either way 2020 is looking to be back on track for my writing and quite possibly my biggest year ever! Yay, pre-announcements!

Published by Kenneth Jobe

Kenneth Jobe is a writer, photographer, musician, and Native Californian living in the Midwest with his wife and son. His fiction has been published in Jitter, The Rusty Nail, Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror, and the horror anthology Robbed of Sleep, Volume 2.

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