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GIRLS WHO BITE is out the door!
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

For those of you following the Girls Who Bite project (and those of you waiting to hear about who gets accepted)—I wrapped up the book and shipped it to Cleis. I included one or two too many stories in the collection, but will let the editor there do that cut. And until I hear final approval of who remains in the lineup, I’m keeping mum.

I know I hate it when I’m waiting on an acceptance, but now I’m on the other side of the fence. And I get it. Needless to say, I had many, many wonderful stories I had to leave out. Some didn’t follow the guidelines (especially that Happy For Now or Happy Ever After thing), and some were a little too gruesome for a romantic-leaning collection. Some were wonderfully written but with a similar theme to another story I included.

As soon as I hear anything, I will start sending out acceptances and rejections.

In the meantime, I have one more book to wrap up this week. Almost there…

11 comments to “GIRLS WHO BITE is out the door!”

  1. Wesley Nichols
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      · November 30th, 2010 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Congradulations on finishing most of your projects. After you finsih TW, what are you going to work on next?

    Could you return to working on your medieval fantasy story, your SOW novella, or contemporary Fae story?



  2. Delilah
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 5:56 am · Link

    I don’t know why I keep putting off the medieval—maybe because I know it’s going to be hard, and I haven’t found just the right opening… But I do plan to write the contemporary SOW thing come January. It’s a novella anyway, so not a huge investment of time.



  3. Wesley Nichols
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 9:31 am · Link

    For you Medieval fantasy novel, I sent you some documents that I think would help you a great deal.

    I had sent you several documents on Irish Witch trials, which explore the medieval belief in witch craft.

    I also sent you two documents on Sexual symbolism in pagan art, customs, and rituals, with the second document being the more intersting of the two, because it explores how pagan fertility rites continued to exist in the witch sabbath.



  4. Brandy W
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 10:16 am · Link

    Nice. One more project down. One more place to fill with something new.

    Thinking I’ll get out of my recliner and move to the table and get some writing in today. My NaNo fog lifted and I’m actually liking writing everyday. Must brew a fresh pot first though.



  5. Wesley Nichols
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 10:33 am · Link

    In your Medieval fantasy, you could explore the conflict and coexistance of paganism and Christianity during the medieval period. You can describe how myths and legends changed overtime and were incorporated into Christian society.



  6. Valerie
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 12:56 pm · Link

    Wow, it sounds like a really eciting project. Wishing you all the best on it.

    Valerie
    in Germany



  7. Wesley Nichols
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 2:23 pm · Link

    You can also explore medieval folklore that is little known such as the difference between sorcery and witchcraft.

    witchcraft was the magic of the peasantry and the least relileable.

    sorcery is the magic of the nobility, in which a noble makes a pact with the devil in which he/she exchanges his soul for a life time of service.



  8. trisha
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 4:40 pm · Link

    For the ppl who got rejected right away…will they be notified? Or will they have to wait with the rest? :) thanks!



  9. Delilah Devlin
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 6:33 pm · Link

    I’ll wait until I get at least a first nod that the stories they have already will be the only ones considered BEFORE I send out first rejections. This is the first time I’ve been through this process. I don’t know whether they will be happy with my choices or ask for substitutions.

    I know it’s hard to wait. I’ve been in several Cleis anthologies and been rejected by several more. So I know how antsy we all get. :(



  10. Diane Sadler
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      · December 1st, 2010 at 7:58 pm · Link

    Good for you Delilah, you’ve done great.



  11. sue brandes
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      · December 4th, 2010 at 2:26 pm · Link

    Good luck and congrats.