Monday, January 26, 2009

Meeting the World's Giant Scaled Anteater Needs


I heard last night from Richard Crawford that Daikaijuzine would like to publish "Panzersloth" in their June 21, 2009 issue!

In his words:
There are not nearly enough stories that feature giant scaled anteaters, and I'm glad to see you have addressed this critical shortage.


This was a fun one to write, largely because it was a silly send-up of the giant monster movies of the 1950's. Mostly though, it was fun because it was a chance to work with my friend Leah Clarke. It's her second sale, the first having come just a couple of days earlier, and well-deserved. She is a writer to watch and a delight to work with.

And, just in case you were wondering what the giant creature that menaces Chicago in the story looks like. I present Pansy (normal-sized version).

8 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congratulations.

Rakie said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! *hides*

*offers congratulations from underneath anteater-proof table*

Bobbie Metevier said...

Great news and a thoroughly entertaining story when it ran through the PIT!

I predict this will be a great year for you and for Leah!

Matthew Baugh said...

Catherine - Thanks! :)

Rakie - It's a pangolin, not an anteater. Completely different animal. You can come out from under the table.

Bobbie - Thanks! It's a great start for the year and I think it'll be a good one for all of us!

Leah said...

I'm so excited :D And I loved the acceptance letter. It's good to know we're not the only ones who recognise this shortage.

Matthew Baugh said...

As a friend would say: "Peace, post, postulate, pangolins!"

Rakie said...

look, it says "anteater" right there in the header, i am so not coming out.

Matthew Baugh said...

literalist!