Getting Published.

Picking Up the Ghost has been picked up by ChiZine Publications!
The paperwork’s in the works. Oh man, it’s a relief to know that I didn’t waste all that time writing it.
ChiZine is Canadian but I prefer to think of them as outdoorsy. I discovered them on an IO9 post, Independent Publishers Who Are Reinventing The Future, and was impressed by their eclectic line up, diverse formats and cover designs. Most of their books push the boundaries of sub-genera conventions, which is a trait I aspire to. Publishing in trade paperback, limited edition hardcover and eBook formats with beautiful covers by Eric Mohr, people really do judge books by their covers and I judge publisher by their graphic design.
Currently, I’m working with the editor, Helen Marshall, to iron out the weak points. Being so visually minded when I was trying to break into comics has become a liability. Sometimes I write narrative as if an artist was coming along to fill in the gaps or work intricate, but trivial, references into the details.
I’ll be rewriting for the next few weeks then in Helen’s hands until the release in the Fall of 2011. Fortunately, World Fantasy 2011 will be in San Diego just as Picking Up the Ghost is about to hit the shelves. In the meantime I plan on writing some short stories for a variety of markets, flooding the world under a tsunami of Tone.
Get your snorkels.

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  1. I’m excited for the Tone tornado!

    Also, I’m so very proud of you 馃檪

    Comment by Melissa — September 24, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

  2. This is great to hear! Now all the crazyness of being published will begin. I’m curious on the whole process, are you going to blog about the process and the adventure of being a newly published writer?

    Comment by Jason Deeds — September 24, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

  3. Oh yes. I’ll be posting progress and observations about the process as the days go on. I’ve been working on this book for about four and a half years and post relevant to the book are tagged with cinque.

    Comment by Tone — September 24, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

  4. Awesome. Congrats!

    Comment by Edward O'Connor — September 24, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

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