Even the weird ones can find a home

A while back, I wrote a 2000-word second-person present-tense story about filling out an
application form. Having done so, I stared at it and wondered where the hell I would ever
sell it.

The answer, it turns out, is Electric
, a quirky and well-respected magazine edited by John Klima. Glancing at
their fiction, I can see a story by Scott William Carter that’s in the second person and
present tense, so maybe it’s not much of a surprise, eh? I’m very happy to see it placed so
well — oh, let’s admit it; I’m happy to see it placed at all. It’s a weird enough story that
I had very few ideas about where to send it that wouldn’t just be a random shot in the

I will, as always, give people a heads-up when it actually goes into print.

0 Responses to “Even the weird ones can find a home”

  1. ninja_turbo


    Congrats, yo.

  2. snickelish

    Yay! Congratulations. 🙂

  3. brigidsblest

    Totally off-topic: I friended you. I bought Doppelganger and Warrior and Witch, both when they came out, but have been so busy with work I haven’t had a chance to read them yet. (Plus the 1100+ other books I’ve bought over the last 7 years that I’m working through at the rate of about 200 books a year…)

    • Marie Brennan

      Welcome! 200 books a year is a pretty impressive pace. Of course, that only helps if you’re not buying 250 new ones in the same span of time . . . which is kind of my problem. 🙂

      • brigidsblest

        Gah, yeah, I’m in the same boat. My Borders card had $57 worth of holiday in-store credit, which works out to 5% of however much I spent in that chain of stores this year, which amounts to about $1140.

        And that doesn’t even count what I spent at Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, library sales, used book stores, Amazon.com…the list goes on and on.

  4. azhure

    Just wanted to say hi 🙂 Fellow writer, we have several friends in common 🙂

  5. elizawrites

    Hi. I added you after seeing you in — I read Doppelganger and loved it.

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