The last of the good news that I received a while ago is now ready to go online! My story Sweet Dreams received an honorable mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 4th Quarter 2018.
Unfortunately, the story is not published anywhere yet, so you can’t read it at the moment.
My author’s copies from AHOY Comics arrived today. Yay! They look awesome! And my stories look fantastic inside them!
I read them and they are both great. Funny, weird and interesting. Poe is completely self-contained and High Heaven is also understandable without knowing the other issues. And they are cheap! One copy cost way less than a single donut from that fancy donut shop in Oslo. You know, which one. Anyway, go buy them from your favorite comic shop and read my stories!
If you look real close you can see my name on the cover of Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror #3 by AHOY Comics. The magazine comes out on 26.12.2018! If you like weird stuff buy it!
The story I have in there is called “Horsey”. It’s the first story I ever submitted for publication and I’m very proud of it.
I’m excited! My first longer story that will be printed in ink on paper is coming out on 19th of December in AHOY Comics’ High Heaven #4. The story is titled “A New Week” and here you can find a review of the magazine, which also mentions my story:
“A New Week” by newcomer to fiction Johanna Beate Stumpf is spectacular in that it is a fairly basic coming of age story that manages to fit in perfectly in a comic book like High Heaven. Told from the point of view of a teenage girl, it’s a great melancholic look at what it’s like to become an adult and what that might mean to different people.
Please note how the author manages to call the story “spectacular” and “basic” in the same sentence. Previously, I used to describe this story as a feminist rant from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old girl, but I guess “spectacular and basic at the same time” works, too.
The second of the three good news from last week is now online! One of my sci-fi stories has been published by Ripples In Space. This is my first publicly available story with more than 300 words!
I made subcategories for the publication page and you can now find this one under online publications.
Today, I got three good news about my writing efforts. I’ll share them one by one, as they become more concrete.
Here is the first one:
My flash fiction “Spring In Decay” just won third place in the Shady Grove Literary Competition! Head over and check it out.
Woohoo, I put up my online publications. The stories are all super short, so head over and check them out.
I’m not sure what the rules are regarding the stories that I’ve actually sold, so I guess I’ll wait until I’m holding an author’s copy in my hands and list them then.