I am pleased to say I am officially a paid published writer!!!
Before I share my successes, let me preface with something I learned along the way.
I started this blog in 2017 (five years ago?), and had been writing for longer than that.
There are ups-and-downs with writing, but so are there with life too.
Part of the job as a writer is dealing with rejection.
I am not ashamed to say I am regularly rejected by publishers and lose my fair share of writing contests too. Sometimes there are good reasons to have your story rejected – looking back, I agree with their decision as editors! And sometimes there might not be any better reason than to remember art is subjective, and maybe your work is not yet ready to be shared, still needs to find the right reader…
What I mean simply is it’s all about how many times you get back up.
Alright then, here is everywhere that has published my writings, so far:
“BABBLE” by archie nicholson
in Building Community: Select Stories and Poems from the 34th Annual NCWC (Paperback) – March 2021.
by CAA-NCR, Edited by Sherrill Wark
100th Year CAA Writing Contest!
~ First Place Short Story ~
What if a small town became illiterate overnight?
“THE NIGHT BEFORE” by archie nicholson
in 6 Good Things About 2020: Collective Folk Fiction Short Story Competition (Kindle) — March 2021
by Greater Grander
~ Runner Up Short Story ~
What if slaves of the Red Wizard tried to escape their snowy prison camp?
I write (and read) in a variety of fiction genres, depending on my mood and inspirations, because a good story is a good story however it’s told.
I write short stories, sometimes as science fiction, or fantasy fiction, children’s fiction, YA fiction, mystery fiction, romance fiction, horror fiction, literary fiction and occasionally even non-fiction.
Of my published writing, everything so far qualifies as short story fiction.
I am currently writing longer novels, but they remain still works in progress for me – stay tuned by subscribing!
As always, thanks for reading.