I got an update from the publisher of the Pirates & Swashbucklers anthology that will feature my short story “Relvan’s Rescue.” The book is being proofread, and authors will receive galleys in the next 2-3 weeks to review. The current launch date is September 19th, which also happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day. The publisher had originally hoped to release the book to coincide with the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but had to push it back due to a schedule conflict with another anthology he was publishing. The current launch date is also about a month before the DVD release of the Pirates movie, and the publisher is hoping to get some traction from that.
I’ve started another Janner Kohl short story that I hope to finish before Black Gate’s next submission cycle. This one takes place earlier in Janner’s career with the Brigade and focuses on his friend Mig Daro. It’s titled “Mig’s Rebellion.”
Finally, the start of school is just two weeks away. I have to make an appearance on campus a little early, however, because I am interviewing this Thursday for the position of fiction editor with the Salmon Creek Journal, the university’s literary magazine. It’s a volunteer job, (I’m already getting paid to work as a “consultant” in the Writing Center) but I really want the experience as I look at the future possibility of running my own webzine and publishing anthologies.