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Submissions & replies – A sticky

This is going to be a post that I update as and when I Submit, and when I get replies (positive or negative, they will still go on). Now that I’ve finished the first Shattered Lands novel, have started the second, and have a  few others brewing in the background, this is the year that I will try my hardest to become a published steampunk/science fiction/fantasy author

So far, I have submitted;

October 2012
A proposal regarding a futuristic steampunk story regarding pirates, that is set on a volcanic world where the humans practically have to live in the clouds. This was part of the Abaddon Books open window. – Rejected

January 2013
A short story to Interzone – I actually had to print this, and post it. Felt very strange indeed, as I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I posted anything not work related.

A proposal to an agency for Shattered Lands: Torquemaster RIsing. Again, I have had to print off a number of pages – 50, to be exact – and post them for consideration by their reader. – Rejected

A short story titled ‘Death’s Messengers’ for the ‘Grimm and Grimmer’ short story collection by Fringe Works. – Accepted!

An expression of interest in for ‘The Moriarty Paradigm’ a Steampunk Sherlock Holmes project by Fringe Works.

February 2013

The Enlightened Soldier – A submission for the Fringe Works Andromeda’s Offspring Anthology

March 2013
Bluttrinker – 
A submission for the Fringe Works Raus! Untoten! anthology

Well and Truly Sporked – A submission for the Fringe Works Potatoes Anthology

Looking Back – A submission for the Fringe Works Dead Men’s Tales anthology

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


3 thoughts on “Submissions & replies – A sticky

  1. Hi Matthew!
    Thrilled to meet you on twitter! All the fight scenes in my award winning thrillers were informed several martial artists, so I’m keen to see how you think in your own fight scenes. Hugs.

    Writing as AA Bell


    Posted by aabellauthor | January 15, 2013, 8:48 pm

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