Sunday, June 15, 2008

For anybody keeping score...

This week, I received word from Richard Helms, editor of The Back Alley webzine, that my story The Big Score will be appearing in their July issue. The Big Score was originally written for an anthology of Maine crime fiction that sadly never came to pass, and I'm delighted that it's found a good home. It's without a doubt the most classically pulpy of all my shorts, complete with McGuffins, double-crosses, triple-crosses, guns, drugs, and, um, herring. It is gratifying, then, that it would wind up being published by an editor with a deep appreciation for all things noir and hard-boiled. In fact, each issue of The Back Alley features a classic noir story from the public domain, a very cool idea if you ask me.

So yeah. When my story goes up, I'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, go check out their current issue. And if that's not enough to tide you over, some dude named Bagley has a killer story in the summer issue of Spinetingler. What's that? You want more? Fine. Go check out Lyman's post on mental health awareness for writers. Seriously, it's interesting stuff, and you'll be glad you did.

14 comments:

Conduit said...

Congratulations on another score!

(pun intended)

Chris said...

Thanks!

Brenda said...

Congratulations, Chris!

Chris said...

Thanks, Brenda!

elizaw said...

Always good to hear. Congrats!

Lyman Feero said...

Well done, Chris! And thanks for the shout out as well.

Chris said...

Thanks, guys. And no problem on the shout-out, Lyman -- I think the post is well worth reading. The right person lays eyes on it, you could really change their life for the better.

And thanks for stopping by again, Eliza! I'll have to add you to my links...

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Chris!

-Josh

David said...

Congratulations!

In a way, it's even more satisyfing when it's a story that seemed dead before.

Chris said...

Thanks, guys! And I agree, David, but the opposite is true, as well -- nothing quite stings like a rejection for a story that had, once upon a time, been placed, only to have the publication fold ("The Toll Collectors", I'm looking in your direction...)

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I've gotten behind on many things lately. Cool on you for finding that story a home. And thanks for the plug, too.

Chris said...

Any time, Patrick.

Sophie said...

Chris - SO sorry to be so late to chime in, but great news! Well-deserved, too.

Chris said...

Thanks, Sophie. You've been just a touch busy of late, so I suppose I'll forgive you...