May 27, 2014

Gruff Variations


Back in 2012, I submitted a story to a Writing for Charity anthology. There were quite a few impressive authors in the collection—like Shannon Hale and Mary Robinette Kowal—so I was excited when my story was chosen to be included. I was also taking a fairy tale course at the time, so it was fun to work on my own reinvention of a classic tale. It was released in e-book, I bought it, and that was the end of that.

Well, I found out a few weeks ago that they decided to do a limited edition print release of the anthology. I was excited because I prefer actual paper books (especially if I’m in them!!!), and it was a pretty, shiny cover that, I thought, was a better reflection of the anthology than the original cover had been.

I went and picked up a few copies at the conference, and it was a fantastic boost during the drudgery of revisions! Also, it was nice to be part of something where all of the proceeds go to charity. 

Lovely, eh?


4 comments:

  1. Are there still any hard copies for sale? If so, put a link in! I would totally buy a hard copy.

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    1. I'll look into it. I had to go through the editor to buy mine, but I'll see what I can find out. Thanks for showing an interest!

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  2. Congratulations on getting in. Those are big names to be saddle up with. What fairy tale did you base your story on? I've always wanted to do a fairytale reinvention, but haven't found the one for me yet.

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    1. The entire collection was based on the Three Billy Goat's Gruff, so entries had to be (loosely) based on that tale. I agree--fairytale inventions are such a fun genre. I would love to do a novel length one someday as well!

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