Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Black Dragon, White Dragon anthology!

I got my contributor's copy of the anthology Black Dragon, White Dragon today, edited by Robert J. Santa. I've read about half of it so far, and I'm very impressed with the quality of the stories! You may have guessed that they're all about dragons. My story "Sea and Sky" is in there, about a sea dragon named Spider who meets a young orphaned inland dragon.

"Sea and Sky" was only the third story I sold (the anthology was considerably delayed by ongoing printer problems; I think Ricasso Press ended up getting it printed through Lightning Source, and the result is very nice). It was also the first story I ever wrote for a specific market. When I sold it (after a requested rewrite), it was honestly as though Rob Santa had said, "Yes, you're a real writer." The three days or so between resubbing the story after the rewrite request and the acceptance were probably the most acutely stressful days of my entire writing career so far. So thanks, Rob, and I'm still thrilled and honored to be a part of the anthology!

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Huzzah! Anthologies are the best!

K.C. Shaw said...

I love anthologies! The narrower the theme, the more I love them.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Very cool. Something about dragons just fascinates me. They have to have a basis in reality but I'll be darned if I can find the link.

K.C. Shaw said...

Alligators/crocodiles, iguanas, anacondas, Komodo dragons, and dinosaur fossils probably all contribute to dragon mythology. Although I'm holding out for something more dragony having existed at one point, myself.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I think that I am holding out for a dinosaur or an actual dragon in more modern times (5-6 thousand years)

K.C. Shaw said...

There were some seriously weird creatures around back just a few thousand years--those ginormous birds in New Zealand, mammoths, saber-toothed tigers. No telling what else there was dragon-wise that we just don't know about!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Woo-Hoo! Many congratulations.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks!