To be perfectly honest, I don’t imagine this ridiculous pace can continue. But it’s been inordinately fun to receive three acceptances in as many weeks. It’s a lovely way to start the new year.
This latest acceptance is for a story of mine called “Zhezhi,” which Ursula Pflug has taken for her forthcoming anthology They Have To Take You In. There’s no official ToC for that book yet, though I’ve seen one other person talk elsewhere about placing work in the anthology, and there’s a partial list of other writers involved in the project at the linked page above.
Above and beyond being happy to place a story, I’m pleased to be a part of this project because Ursula’s putting the anthology together as a fundraising endeavour: all of the royalties raised from the sale of copies of They Have To Take You In go to helping women and families in Eastern Ontario put in financial distress by 2012 cuts to the CSUMB (the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit–which was part of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Programs).
For more information about the reason behind putting the anthology together you can see the Indiegogo campaign for the anthology (which was used to help raise funds to pay the contributors), and a document discussing the cuts to the CSUMB (effective as of January 2013) and what that means to the City of Hamilton.
They Have To Take You In will be released in the Spring of 2014, and I’ll post a ToC once one goes live.
In the meantime, it’ll be interesting to see what else crops up over the next few weeks :)