I've been submitting mostly to anthologies to date and haven't cracked the professional magazine market. I recently sent "Trail of the Brujo" (Mysterious Dave again) to Weird Tales http://www.ralan.com/sfpro/listings/weirdtales.htm so I've got my fingers crossed. It's a revival of the great Weird Tales of the pulp era that gave people like Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, and H.P. Lovecraft their start in writing. It would be a thrill to be published under that title.
I'm revising "Yasuke," which is my stab at old fashioned space opera, to sent to Intergalactic Medicine show http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/cgi-bin/mag.cgi?do=content&article=submissions. It's a long story (9,000 + words) that was accepted to an anthology called "The Big Black II." Unfortunately that anthology went away when Rage Machine books folded.
There's a story a wrote a while back called "Horse Latitudes" inspired by the Jim Morrison poem. It's starts as an adventure story but moved to something unearthly and dreamlike. (I haven't done that before. I hope it comes across the way I want it to. There's a new anthology called Clockwork Phoenix http://www.clockworkphoenix.com/ this might be good for so I'll be polishing it for that.
Submitting stories is getting easier but I still have a big hollow feeling in my story every time i do it.
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