Analog has purchased my science fiction story, Flotsam. I got the contracts in today’s mail. No word yet on when it will appear next year.
Flotsam is the story of a three-person salvage crew stranded in near-Earth orbit after their ship is struck by orbital debris. The story was workshopped last July at the University of Kansas during Jim Gunn’s SF Writers Workshop.
For those of you who were part of the critique group there, I was calling it Fat-Bottomed Girl. I want to thank all of you who offered critiques, either as part of the Kansas workshop or as independent readers. The story is what it is now because of your help.
And I particularly want to thank Professor Gunn for his insightful critiques and for encouraging me to send Flotsam to Analog. Jim, you are my hero.
Needless to say, I am chuffed! 😉