New Sales & A Milestone Achieved

I have a couple of recent sales to report.

A new publication titled “Nine” picked up my post-singularity flash story “Putting It All Together” for their inaugural issue. “Nine” has an ambitious concept – they will buy 9 short stories per issue and pay each author a royalty of 9% of gross sales. There’s also an advance against royalties, so authors are paid something for their work regardless of the publication’s success.

Issue 1 lineup has been announced and features stories by such notables as Ken Liu and Peter Swanson, among others. It will be available for sale in April and I can’t wait to see how their business plan pans out.

Yesterday I also found out that Nature magazine will be publishing “Ravages of Time” in their Futures section. This is very exciting for a number of reasons.

First of all, Nature has, by far, the largest circulation of any publication that has published me so far, online or in print. It is a highly respectable print publication, that will not only print my story with awesome original artwork created just for it in their magazine, but will also post it online and likely podcast it as well. Finally, this marks my third SFWA-qualifying sale, which means I will be able to upgrade my SFWA membership from Associate to Active, definitely an item straight off of my bucket list.

And to make it even more exciting, the voting deadline for the Nebula awards is March 30 — so I may yet get to vote this year, depending on how quickly my membership upgrade is processed.


3 Responses to New Sales & A Milestone Achieved

  1. Wow! Yours must be pretty good stuff! I notice you don’t post it up here though – maybe I’ll just have to google.

    • Alex Shvartsman says:

      Thank you 🙂 I can’t post the stories on the blog as that would be against the terms of contracts signed with the magazines, but if you click on the “My Stories” tab near the top of the screen, you will be able to follow the links to many of the ones that are free to read online.

  2. Sue Ann says:

    Congratulations, Alex,

    I’m happy to see you’re publishing in such wonderful publications.

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