The contract for Dead Red Heart landed in my inbox tonight, making the acceptance of “Kissed by the Sun” much more of a reality – all that hard work paying off. Reading it was interesting, not just from an author’s point of view but a publisher’s, coming across legal publishing terms I’d never heard of and looking them up. It makes me very grateful for the plain speak approach to license writing Paul has for eMergent. There is no unnecessary legalistic jargon or antiquated language in any of our contracts. They get straight to the point and also include a summary of definition at the beginning.
Best bit about Ticonderoga’s contracts though… not fluffing around to get a signature on it, just need to reply with ‘shake shake’ in the subject of an email. How terribly cool!
Now it is time to put pen to paper one more time to get my bio in order and to also write a short bit about the actual story. It is funny to see someone else requesting something I love. Boots on the other foot now though. I’m not sure what I’ll be writingabout, possibly a little of the backstory which didn’t actually make it into the piece, a little about the lingering impact of stories told by others. Not sure yet.
The anthology is going to be huge, well over 400 pages, with around 32 stories in it and is set for release in Easter at the National Science Fiction Convention in Perth. Not too long to go. Can’t wait to actually hold a copy and lug it to school to show all the Mums and Dads there. So who has a birthday around Easter time. No guesses on what you’ll be finding in your mail box for your birthday – a present with bite.
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