#1 Bestselling Horror Anthology!

Do you want to hear something exciting?

 

That’s what I thought! We all love hearing exciting things. Here’s something exciting from the anthology I have been published in, The Box Under the Bed. Remember this cover?

The Box Under the Bed Anthology Cover

Well, we reached among the top 5000 and it is officially a #1 bestseller horror anthology! Number 1–above all other published horror anthologies!!!

Now I know you need proof of this, so here’s some photographic proof:

Amazon Bestselling Horror Anthology

Top 5000 Highest!

 

This is huge and incredible! I’m so grateful it went this far. And it has some pretty great ratings so far.

If you’d like to purchase this book from Amazon, be sure to visit the link here. Hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else has so far!!!

Three Publications in One Day (A RECORD… for me)

So yesterday, I was published in 3 different places all in one day– A RECORD!!!… For me, that is. And so I want to share all of them with you here.

First off, my award-winning story, “The Last Time She Saw Her Brother” was published in the amazing The Box Under the Bed Anthology. It’s only 99 cents for the Kindle and has been climbing up the list of popularity quickly–and this is just the second day since it has been published (I repeat: second)! If you want to look more into it, check it out right here. You won’t want to miss it!

Second, three of my poems–“Bibliography”, “Librarians”, and “Revelation 12”–have been published by Foliate Oak and can be located right here. What was exciting for me about this was that I sent the maximum number of poems possible to send to Foliate Oak, and every single poem was accepted. That’s a first for me!

Lastly, I have been published for the third time in the amazing The Asexual. This is one of those literary journals I absolutely love and never want to stop contributing to. Check out my latest poem, “When You Say ‘Body’, I Say”, right here.

That’s all I want to say for now, except… WOW. Three publications in one day is pretty incredible!

Pre-Order The Box Under the Bed Anthology!

I wanted to give a heads-up–I am appearing in The Box Under the Bed, and the Kindle copy is officially being released by October 1st! A bonus story by the amazing author, Dan Alatorre, will be included for all who pre-order! Plus, you’ll get a chance to read an award-winning story by yours truly.

An added BONUS: ONLY 99 cents!

Consider purchasing now on Amazon. Hope to read your reviews (whether love it or hate it) soon!

Seshat Literary Magazine – Issue 1 Release

I wanted to quickly announce that the first issue of Seshat has been put up! Link is here:

Seshat Literary Magazine – Issue 1

I hope you all enjoy perusing its pages and enjoy the plentiful, beautiful works found in this first issue.

A Few Pieces of News

First off, I won 4th place in a writing contest! It’s super-exciting for sure!!! Check out the Contest winners here: https://danalatorre.com/2017/08/15/here-are-you-winners-dan-alatorres-word-weaver-writing-contest-oct-2017/ It’s amazing!! My winning piece will be featured on their site soon, so stay tuned for the link to be posted on the Works page and here on the blog.

I’m also announcing that I’m currently working on two major projects (aka novels) and, starting September, I may write a little about how those ones are going. One of them is a YA Fantasy novel (haha, shocker, right?) and the other is a Young Adult Coming-of-Age novel. Both are very different in a ton of ways, and that will be shared here eventually.

Last thing: Have you checked out the new magazine, Seshat? If you haven’t, click the link I’ve provided and check it out! Submissions have begun to slow down, but we’re still open to pieces in case you have something YOU want to share through our magazine! The magazine’s deadline is September 1, 2017, and the official release date is September 15, 2017. We still have some room to include your pieces!

That’s just about all I wanted to share right now. Have a great day, everyone, and enjoy these last days of summer!

Submissions Deadline for Seshat Literary Magazine

Remember to consider submitting to Seshat-a Magazine with a strong preference to those involved, or those who have been involved, in homeschooling. The deadline is September 1, 2017. Make sure you submit your pieces before then! We accept poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Click the link listed here for more details and to learn how to submit: http://seshatlitmag.wordpress.com/

Thank you all and I hope to receive your submissions there shortly!

My Ultimate Writing Goal

I have been struck with a wave of ideas, ideas that are popping up too quickly for me to jot down into the novel-length forms I want to write. The problems of transferring schools has made it hard for me to get myself writing, because I know I’ll be stalled once I return to school. What would’ve taken me a few months to write first drafts of one, maybe even two, novels now feels as if it will take over a year to write just one.

I don’t give up hope though, dear readers, because writing is what I intend to do for the rest of my life. Though I may continue to write for literary journals, that’s not exactly my lifelong goal. I want to write young adult books, particularly in the fantasy and science fiction sub-genres. Once I reach the goal of publication of my first novel, I have to continue jotting down every single idea that leaps into my brain and quickly put it into words others can read and enjoy.

Although it will be a long journey ahead of me, I intend to move forward. It may be years before I see any one of my books in print, but I will get there.

I just need to aim for that goal, and continue no matter what life throws my way.

Two Publications – The Asexual and Planted Word

I have appeared, once again, in two new literary journals! My poem, “The Thoughts That Cross My Mind When I Incorrectly Call Myself ‘Bisexual'” can be found in The Asexual‘s latest issue here, and my story, “A Pebble on the Road”, can be found in Planted Word‘s latest issue here.

I hope you enjoy these pieces!

Two Publications – Moledro and Seven by Twenty

I have recently appeared in two publications recently. Moledro has published two sets of my poetry (including a haiku collection I have written), and Seven by Twenty has published one of my poems today.

More pieces of mine will be published in the days ahead, including three stories of mine. Unfortunately I can’t post here much this week, so I will be updating the Works page as I am published. Be sure to check that page for updates throughout the week!

Have a blessed week, all! I look forward to posting more as soon as I get the time (and wish) to do so.