Received the French contract for "The Storyteller's Wife" from Faeries. They included a pretty bookmark that had "welcome" handwritten on it. Little, personal gestures like that from editors/publishers make me happy. Signed the contract, but have to wait until Tuesday to mail it back. I thought they were paying me in U.S. dollars, but the contract stipulates euros, which I'm actually happier about since the the exchange rate is currently in my favor. Although it does mean I'll have to deal with the inevitable confusion and blank looks from my bank when I go to deposit the check.
Also, it seems that the Polish translation of "All in My Mind" has been published in the July issue of Nowa Fantastyka.
Here's the cover:
I'm listed in the table of contents. Except, erm, I never received a contract from these folks. And I've queried the editor a couple times and haven't heard anything back. So, woohoo, I've been published in Polish! But also, guh? I really wish I knew someone who could read and write Polish. I feel the need for a translator to help me out with my correspondences. I shall remain optimistic and assume I'll get paid. Eventually. And hey, according to the website, they have a print run of 45K.
Progress on The List:
2. Finish critique in-progress.
3. Finish researching and write WIP folktale.
4. Compile stats & finish rewrite of current story up at Critters.
5. Compose and send thank you notes for crits of Critters story.
6. Review material for Tangent.
7. Get back to work on the novel.
Oof. Still feeling overwhelmed.
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