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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paranormal sale to a very cool market!

I know, I know, I’m always delighted and chuffed and thrilled by sales. But honestly, some have more squee value than others. This is one of those.

I wrote “Matchmaker” back in 1999. I thought it was a short, cute little fantasy. Now, 11 years and 38 submissions later, I’ve sold it—to an anthology looking for paranormal romance. Yes, I’m stubborn!

“Matchmaker” will appear in More Scary Kisses (although the story’s not scary at all  ;-)  ), edited by Liz Grzyb, from Ticonderoga Press in Australia.

Here’s the TOC and info:

Heather Albano - "The Dark Season"
Annette Backshall - "Hunting Rabbits"
Liz Coley - "Marriage of Convenience"
Dayle A. Dermatis - "Matchmaker"
Roxanne Dent - "Miss Luella's Magic Shop"
Felicity Dowker - "Berries & Incense"
Donna Maree Hanson - "Phantom Love"
Martin Livings & Talie Helene - "The Last Gig of Jimmy Rucker"
Kirstyn McDermott - "Frostbitten"
Nicole R. Murphy - "The Protector's Last Mission"
Jason Nahrung - "Resurrection in Red"
Amanda Pillar - "Philomena and the Blond God"
Carol Ryles - "Snake Charmer"
Fraser Sherman - "Sword of Darcy"
Eric Steele - "3am"
Frank Summers - "Dances with Werewolves"
DC White - "The Dark Night of Anton Weiss"

Seventeen stories from some of Australia's brightest talents, complemented by fantastic tales from the US and UK.

More Scary Kisses promises vampires, aliens, fairytale princesses, parallel universes, voodoo, werewolves, wizards, phantoms, dryads and cherubim.

More Scary Kisses will be launched in April 2011.



joan said...

I loved that teen with the pointed shoes (do I have the right story?) How do you find the markets in Australia?

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Hm. The daughter wears traditional Middle Eastern shoes with the curled-up toes (or maybe her father does - I'd have to check). Might be what you're remembering.

For SFF markets, I use ralan.com.

joan said...

That's the one.