I got the email today, and after a good thirty minutes of "Oh my God" and "Woohoo", I am still on cloud nine. My short story, Lost Hope was accepted for publication in a pirate anthology called, Cutlass and Musket: Tales of Piratical Skullduggery being put out by Wicked East Press. The projected publication date is February 2011.
No monetary payment, but I do get a contributor's copy of the anthology when it is printed, and for a first acceptance, that is just fine by me. :)
Just can't wipe the smile off my face.
Here is a copy of the book's cover art: