Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Fairy Tale Ending

Still playing catch-up...

Wahay! I'm now a Harlequin author!

Well, only an itty bitty one. I've got a short story in Alison Tyler's upcoming anthology of erotic fairy tales, Alison's Wonderland, to be published by Harlequin Spice in July 2010. Note, this is not the fairy-tale anthology I subbed to last week, but a different one, subbed back in December. I can't tell you how glad I am fairy tales are back in vogue! My story Gold, On Snow, is a black-as-coal and red-as-blood take on Snow White. Alison was actually a bit worried that one passage in my tale was going to be a bit too, um, Grimm and gory for Harlequin, but luckily they "loved it."

The full lineup for Alison's Wonderland (it's going to be huge!) is:

The Red Shoes (Redux) by Nikki Magennis
Fool’s Gold by Shanna Germain
The Three Billys by Sommer Marsden
David by Kristina Lloyd
Managers and Mermen by Donna George Storey
The Clean-Shaven Type by N.T. Morley
The Midas F*ck by Erica DeQuaya
Sleeping with Beauty by Allison Wonderland
Unveiling His Muse by Portia Da Costa
Always Break the Spines by Lana Fox
An Uphill Battle by Benjamin Eliot
Moonset by A.D.R Forte
Mastering Their Dungeons by Bryn Haniver
A Taste for Treasure by T.C. Calligari
The Broken Fiddle by Andrea Dale
The Cougar of Cobble Hill by Sophia Valenti
Wolff’s Tavern by Bella Dean
Slutty Cinderella by Jacqueline Applebee
Kiss It by Saskia Walker
Let Down Your Libido by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Dancing Shoes by Tsaurah Litzky
Gold, On Snow by Janine Ashbless
After the Happily Every After by Heidi Champa
Cupid Has Signed Off by Thomas S. Roche
The Walking Wheel by Georgia E. Jones
Rings on My Fingers by Alison Tyler
The Princess by Elspeth Potter

This is just so great. I can't wait!


neve black said...

Yah! So cool! Congratulations!!

Saskia Walker said...

I'm so excited to be there with you! I feel like I'm rubbing shoulders with the best of erotic fairy tale writers.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Congratulations! And yay, we get to be in another antho together! (And you, too, Saskia!)

What a fantastic line-up--I'm already salivating to read the entire book!

Janine Ashbless said...

It's great, isn't it? So exactly the sort of antholigy I want to write for - and what great people to end up rubbing shoulders (or other bits) with!

Justine Elyot said...

It isn't out for AGES though *moan, whinge*. It looks amazing - congrats!

Cora Zane said...

Very cool! Big congratulations! :D

Kate Pearce said...

Ooh I can't wait to read this-some of my favorite writers evah!!

Nikki Magennis said...

Oh yah! Fantastico! (And now I'm trying to catch up with your catch up!) Congrats, Janine! I love that title.

Lucy Felthouse said...

Congrats! I seem to be missing some of these calls for submission. Is there somewhere else I should be looking for them?

Janine Ashbless said...

I've e-mailed you, Lucy.