Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Bulls, Butterflies and Chimpanzees

Okay, which Aquarian did it, fess up... Chester Zoo evacuated as Chimpanzees escape.* I am officially setting up an altar to my Crystal Bull.

Prepare for a squee moment...

Diana Lyles has accepted my dark fantasy story, Empty Box Motel, for issue one of Emerald Tales. It's a themed issue - Follow the butterflies. If you haven't already done so, check out their submission guidelines. The themes for the next two issues are, 'Masks or Appearances can be deceiving', and 'Winter Solstice'. Plus, they have a very nice pay rate. Sending special thanks to Kate Shaw who mentioned the mag on her blog and had me clicking all the way to Ralan. Plus, she got into the issue too (of course she did). Double squee.

Is squee unproffesional?

*This comment will only make sense if a) you're mad, or b) you read my previous post.

21 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm squeeing too! I'd say it's professional to squee.

I'm really looking forward to this magazine--I can't wait to see how other people handled the theme. Congrats on your sale, and I'm proud to share a TOC with you again.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ditto. And thanks again for posting the details.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Very cool. I can't wait to read this issue. Congratulations and Squee! (It really is fun to say, isn't it.)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Not me, I was too busy pulling teeth. :-

Congrats to you both.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Jamie.

Are you sure, Rebecca? I hear they have video footage.

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats to you both...I'll be following those butterflies.

Catherine J Gardner said...

That may not be a good idea. ;)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Great news, Cate. I'm happy for you both.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Alan.

onipar... said...

Hey, big congrats! And thanks for the tips, going to check it out.

Simon said...

Congrats, Cate! And squee away! (Read your previous post by the way, and loved it. As an Aquarian, I should better say right now that I was nowhere near Chester Zoo on the day in question...)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Squee is very professional. As is rolling around on your back with your limbs flailing in the air.

Wait, no, that's dogs. Don't do the dog thing. At least not in public.

Danielle Ferries said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats. And squee is good.

Ian said...

Squee says it all, really. Big congrats!

BT said...

I'm sorry, but come on fella's - squee is not good for men to be saying or doing.

Snoopy dances are on thing, but squee???

Congratulations, Cate (and KC).

;c)

Ian said...

BT is right - Squee is a Ned Flanders thing.

Jeremy Kelly said...

I *squelch* in your honor Cate. Huzzah!

Barry Napier said...

Congrats! Sounds like an awesome publication.

katey said...

Oh my, that looks lovely! Cannot wait to see it, and congratulations on the acceptance.

As for your prognostications-- you're a witch! If you don't float (like, uh, very small rocks!) we're burning you.

(Sorry about the Monty Python reference. Thought I got those out of my system when I was 17. Can we ever really?)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Well there was that time I walked on water... Though people proclaimed it was a puddle.

Jodi Lee said...

Oh squeeing is very much professional. And if it's not, who cares? It's good for us to squee.

Can you imagine what would happen if we didn't let it out? Particularly if YOU didn't? You'd pop..or something worse.

Squee away. :)

And congrats, hon!