Still knocking.

I’ve received second-round consideration for The Sorcerer’s Wife. Sam Madison, a hard-boiled, rent-a-cop is hired to protect the corpse of a sorcerer. Unfortunately for Sam, Sorcerers have a tendency to not stay dead.

This is for a print (as opposed to web based) anthology called Chicago Overcoat. The way to describe it: Hard boiled detective meets .

This is the letter I received from them today (and as generic form letters go, I liked this one):

Hello, [Insert Writer Name Here]!

If you are receiving this message, then that means you have made it to the next level of editing. We’ve gone through the slush pile, and found that your story has that pop, that kick, that pizzazz that tends to catch our eye here at Susurrus Press.

However, you’re still in competition with a number of other writers that have also done well, such as [Insert Writer Name Here], [Insert Writer Name Here], and the oh-so-impressive [Insert Writer Name Here]. So, don’t go popping the cork on that bottle of bubbly just yet. As the song goes: “We’ve only just begun.”