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And in the fastest turnaround I've ever seen an anthology that closed to submissions on the 24th sent an acceptance on New Year's Day! That one is a tribute to E.T.A. Hoffmann, and they bought a revised version of my SSC entry last year ("Deadhead", with 1800 more words and all the implications of anything overtly horror or supernatural removed. It literally is now Sophie being creepy and the flight attendant being scared. Possibly for life.)
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Bravo and many congratulations Jennifer!
I remember your story and the creepy 'teeth'??? I am sure it was teeth haha!
Excellent news!

Paula x

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jennifer.quail Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 2:21pm
Good memory. If Sophie ever compliments your teeth . . . maybe not run, but try not to walk home alone that night! (For those who only know Hoffmann from The Nutcracker he had a lot of stories that were even weirder. This is probably closest in spirit to The Sand-Man.)
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Congrats! This is great news! I remember that story, too. Glad you found a good home for it.
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Heh, yeah, basically I took all the feedback from that one (which was out in round 1), and...did the total opposite. Dumped all the implications of actual horror, the flight's pretty routine overall, actually increased the copilot's part...and they liked it. Sophie's just THAT creepy when given free rein. I really need to find more for her to do.

(Also, let's see...of four sales thus far, two are set in Denmark, one a Scandi Noir in Copenhagen and one a romance in a coastal town, a third is in the US but one character is explicitly Danish, and Sophie's last name and accent make it clear she's either Danish or spent a lot of time visiting relatives there. And a careful reader/fan of Danish media could probably peg pretty quickly that especially in the romance, I've got a specific actor in mind. And Sophie's basically a female homage to someone that actor's brother rather famously played on TV.  I think I may have found the secret to my writing success...)
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