Last month I made a post about the first drabbles collection from Black Hare Press being available. Since I forgot to share an update, the book hit the best sellers and hot new releases lists in FIVE COUNTRIES. Thank you to everyone involved and thank you to everyone that bought a copy!
Now, if you bought a copy of WORLDS: Dark Drabbles #1 you may have noticed five covers on the back cover. This post is about number 2!
When I first found out about Black Hare Press and the open submissions they had, there were three; WORLDS, ANGELS, and MONSTERS. I really wanted to begin work on MONSTERS but I needed to send something for ANGELS first.
With WORLDS, I was fortunate enough that all five of my drabbles were accepted. I felt I needed to continue this momentum and wrote five for ANGELS. However, like WORLDS, I wanted to send one first to see if I would get accepted. I sent “Fallen” first, and just like my previous submissions, I received an acceptance the next day.
The second I received my acceptance for “Fallen”, I sent my second submission “Morality”. This is around the time that WORLDS closed so more people were sending submissions to ANGELS. It took a little longer (not really, it took two days instead of one) but I was informed “Morality” was accepted! With more people sending submissions to ANGELS and me chomping at the bit to write for MONSTERS, I sent my remaining three; “Before Lucifer”, “Angels of Destruction”, and “Final Battle” at the same time. Again, with more submissions being sent, there was a wait (again Dean and his crew still respond quicker than almost everyone I’ve ever sent stuff to) but I was soon informed my remaining three drabbles were accepted! I’m now two for two regarding having the max submissions for the Dark Drabbles series.
With WORLDS, I mentioned talking to Dean and Bree for various things (Dean is the one in charge, Bree handled my author profile page on the BHP website). When final edits were sent, this was when I had to talk to Ben. Just like Dean and Bree, Ben is super nice and quick to respond. The final edits were sent out for ANGELS and while minor, I did notice an error. I responded mentioning one of my drabbles had a slight error. Not even five minutes later, Ben responded with an updated drabble and an apology. I mentioned I should be the one apologizing for not noticing the error before and thanked him for updating the drabble.
Before mentioning the promotion leading up to the release, I wanted to mention something else regarding how incredibly nice the Black Hare Press team can be. I signed up for another anthology (not from BHP) and thought I could turn one of my drabbles into a story. I asked Dean for permission (I did sign a contract and I’m not going to breach my contract with these amazing people!) about turning one of my drabbles into a short story. Without hesitation, Dean gave me the ok to do so and that short story will be out soon!
Here is ANGELS in paperback and hardcover!
The teaser confirming my appearance!
Above are a few teasers as well as a pic I took of my own copy.
WORLDS managed to hit the best sellers list and the hot new releases list on Amazon! ANGELS is no different!
The book also charted in a few odd categories (Ok Canada, why is this book erotic to you?)
I don’t have a screenshot, but I know it also charted in fantasy in addition to religious fiction, short stories, and erotica (to anyone reading this post, ANGELS is NOT an erotic book)
This anthology has already gotten its first review AND IT’S FIVE STARS!
Being in two released books from Black Hare Press has been an incredible experience! Once again, I must give thanks to Dean and his team. Black Hare Press is a great group to work with and if you are a writer looking to submit something, they have two open submissions open to the public and a few open to those accepted to the open submissions.
I also want to give a shoutout to Zoey Xolton. She did several of the screenshots I have on here as well as many of my previous posts on Instagram that feature the successes of WORLDS and ANGELS. Please give her a follow:
ANGELS: Dark Drabbles #2 is now available on Amazon in digital, paperback, and hardcover!
To any authors out there, Black Hare Press has two submissions open to ALL AUTHORS and a few that are open to those who get accepted into the open submissions. The exclusive submissions are PAYING
BHP Open submissions