Wednesday, 6 October 2010

I'm being PUBLISHED in an ANTHOLOGY!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!

Oh my God, guys! This morning I woke up to the best email EVAH! For the very very first time I will see my own work in print! Not ELT materials that I've been commissioned to write, but MY OWN WORK!!! I'M SO EXCITED!
The first chapter of my WIP, BITTER LIKE ORANGE PEEL, is going to be included in a print anthology called TRIBUTE TO THE STARS, edited by Chris Batholomew at STATIC MOVEMENT, and published by a small press called Pill Hill Press.


They usually publish horror and fantasy, but this anthology is a little different.
I quote: "This will be a tribute to our favorite movie stars. You will name the star/stars you would like to see play your characters/s in a movie. I will be sending copies of these books to the stars named in the book so only serious submissions will be considered. I've never seen this done and I think it's a great idea."
I've given my characters' roles to Mia Wasikowska and Meryl Streep.
And in the name of Lenny Lee, I say "How cool is that?"

UPDATE (11:16pm): I just got another piece accepted into their Literary Foray Anthology. I can't believe it. What an awesome day!!!

62 comments:

  1. That is the best news ever!! What a fascinating project -- I've never heard of such a creative premise for an anthology. And wait! Does this mean Mia and Meryl will be mailed copies? Will Meryl Streep read your chapter??? OMG, Jess! How incredibly exciting!

    And natch, if it's possible, I will be buying a copy too :D

    So happy for you!

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  2. Awesome! Congrats! : j
    Tonight we'll lift our glasses to the continuation of your success.

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  3. Yay!!!! Congratulations to you!

    I need to hurry up and finish my story ;)

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  4. Very cool! *happy dance for you*

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  5. Congratulations and the best of luck Jessica.

    Yvonne.

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  6. What a cool project. That is so awesome. Congratulations!

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  7. Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

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  8. Congratulations! That is so cool. :D

    (Mia Wasikowska and Meryl Streep are great actresses.)

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  9. Yay!!!! Congratulations!!! How amazing!!!

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  10. That's AWESOME! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! =)

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  11. Congratulations Jessica! You deserve it. You've always been so supportive, and of course you are a fabulous writer. I'm excited for you!

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  12. So cool- what a great way to start the day! I'm Jess, by the way. We comment on many of the same blogs, so I thought I'd head over here and say hello! Looking forward to exploring your blog :)

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  13. Congratulations! What a great way to wake up!

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  14. Sweetie, I'm way pumped for you. Awesomesaucesome!!! ((hugs))

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  15. oh my god, that's awesome!! Congrats!

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  16. SHUT! UP!! That's awesome possum!! I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait for it to come out!!

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  17. that is awesome news!! congrats!

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  18. So exciting!! And I love that idea! Maybe they'll do the movie too.

    Congratulations!!

    B

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  19. I can see your smile over here in Cyprus! Congratulations, Jessica. :)

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  20. You've taken your first step into an ever-expanding world. Congratulations! Roland

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  21. I am SO excited / happy / proud / thrilled! That IS the best news EVAH. Celebrate well, my dear. xo

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  22. Congrats! Love the cover,too. Meryl Streep? Yes and yes!

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  23. That is VERY cool - congratulations! Sounds like wonderful news to wake up to :)

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  24. That's ubercool! Huge congrats to you!

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  25. Congratulations! That is wonderful!

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  26. Congrats! That's so awesome that you'll be published and the anthology will be sent to those stars.

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  27. That's great, Jessica! Congratulations!

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  28. Happy dance. Happy dance. Happy Dance.

    Oh yeah and congratulations. :)

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  29. Congratulations. That is exciting news! Being in print is just the best.

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  30. Congratulations! So awesome. I'll do the happy dance in your honor! :)

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  31. That's fantastic, Jessica! Make sure you go out and celebrate!! :-)

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  32. That's brilliant! Congratulations. :O)

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  33. Congratulations! Sounds like an interesting anthology!

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  34. CONGRATS JESSICA! That's amazing - you must be SO excited!

    And thanks so much for posting my Splash badge! I really appreciate it!

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  35. Fantabulous!!!!! Congrats and high five!! :)

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  36. Just wonderful, Jessica. SO very happy for you.
    Karen

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  37. AlliAllo ~
    That's good "stuffs"!
    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, AlliAllo. Happy Birthday to you. ...and many more!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  38. Wow - that's awesome!! Party time!

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  39. How exciting! Congratulations to you, you lovely person!
    Love, Ruby

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  40. Woohoo!! Congratulations! That's awesome news :)

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  41. Oh my gosh! This is so wonderful, congratulations! *does a happy dance*

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  42. Congratulations Jessica!!! Champagne, confetti, chocolate, whatever you like, raining down on you :-)

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  43. Nice! Congratulations! It does sound like a cool anthology idea. :)

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  44. Congratulations on your amazing news ... Raising my coffee cup in a toast to your work :)

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  45. Congratulations! This is the coolest thing! I'm so happy for you.

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  46. Yeah!! How exciting! :-) Congrats.

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  47. hi miss jessica! yikes how did i miss this post. as miss candace would say "schizz." ha ha now i gotta tell you first i told you so :) and then you know i just gotta say how cool is that!!! im real happy for you and i could hear how happy your are. its just the start
    ...lots of big hugs from lenny

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  48. That is so awesome!!! Congratulations!

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