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My New Year has certainly started with a bang! I just received an e-mail from Page and Spine Magazine today accepting my short story “Snapshots” for publication. In addition to the thrill of having another one of my stories published, I am actually getting paid for this piece! Cha Ching!
Page and Spine Magazine is a weekly online literary magazine dedicated to publishing new and emerging writers and they do offer a token payment. Since one of my milestones has been to be a Paid Published Author, I can now add that check mark to my “Milestones” page. I am also proud to be a new member of the Page and Spine community!
Now, the payment is small but the satisfaction of being paid for something I love to do is PRICELESS!
The publication date for “Snapshots” has not been determined yet but I’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, if you’re a writer…check out this excellent site and perhaps you too will soon be hearing the sound “Cha Ching!”
Yours in Writing,
M E McMahon
This morning I got an early Christmas Present. One of my favorite sites that feature great short stories sent me an e-mail that Alphie Dog Fiction is now offering some free short stories as a gift for Christmas. When I checked it out, I found that everyone can download these stories for free!
I didn’t want to be selfish so I’m writing this to let all of you know that these great short stories are sitting there waiting for you! You can access them here and then sit back and enjoy! While you’re there, take a look around and sign up for their newsletter! They’re a great site dedicated to supporting new and emerging writers!
I am a huge supporter of Alphie Dog Fiction (Okay, there are three of my stories available there too. If your interested in checking them out…go to Authors and look up M E McMahon and BOOM! Mine aren’t free though, they cost about 70 cents to download) and I’m sharing their generosity with you so you can check out their site. If you’re a writer, you should definitely visit them and see if this site might be a nice, cozy spot for your next story!
So, Merry Christmas from M E and Alphie Dog Fiction.
Yours In Writing,
M E McMahon
As some of you may know, my short story “The Plagiarist” has been accepted for publication by Long Story Short. I might have mentioned it (in great detail) in my post “Strike Up The Band.” Of course I was thrilled to have my story accepted by such a great magazine.
But, much to my surprise, I received an e-mail from Linda Barnett-Johnson, assistant editor for the Long Story Short and, well, I’ll just show you what it said.
Hello Mary Ellen
We liked your story so much, that we’d like to accept it for our story of the month for November. Please complete the following and send back asap.
I couldn’t believe it! My eyes popped, my mouth dropped open and I gave such a loud yelp that my SO, Danny came running in from the yard.
The honor, the delight and the thrill of receiving this Award is indescribable! My humble little story about my dad’s brush with plagiarism won an Award!
There were Interview Questions to be completed (another first for me), which I promptly answered and sent back to Linda post haste. I mention this because all of you,each and every one of you, is mentioned as being a part of my success in writing I couldn’t name names, but you all know who you are.
You’ve been my mentors, my inspiration and my friends since I started writing just a short year ago! Your generosity in sharing your comments, your support and your own talents have inspired me to write more, write better and to send my work to publishers. I owe you all a part of this Award!
Also, Long Story Short reviews all the award winning stories at the end of the year and selects one for their Story Of The Year Award. If I win, drinks are on me!
So, my fellow bloggers, writers, poets and photographers, keep on with your wonderful works and again, my undying gratitude for the honor of being included in your Blogging Community.
You can read my story and my interview by clicking Here!
I also want to thank the Editorial Board of Long Story Short for selecting my story for this unexpected honor. You have truly made this writer a very happy camper!