Story Sale to Asimov’s SF

March 13, 2014

I’m thrilled to report that I’ve sold a short story to Asimov’s Science Fiction!

I still kind of can’t believe it. Selling to this market has been a dream of mine ever since I picked up my first copy of the magazine back in 1986. Which, interestingly,  just happens to be the year in which my story “Videoville” is set. Coincidence? (Pictured: my first Asimov’s, which had John Kessel’s “The Pure Product” in it. Awesome!)

I’ve been submitting stories to Asimov’s for twenty freaking years, so I can’t tell you how excited I am to place something in its pages. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be writing this post if not for Taos Toolbox 2012 (who leveled me up) and my local group, the Freeway Dragons (who critiqued this one, and have supported me through many dark writing times). And, of course, Jenn — who always inspires me, but perhaps never more directly than during her Facebook writing challenge in December, which got this story going in the first place.

I don’t know when it will be published yet, but I’ll be sure to post an announcement when I do. So jazzed!

  • mentatjack March 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Congrats! I’m grinning ear to ear and just totally stoked for you.


    • Chris East March 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much, Steven!

  • cpunkstudios March 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Congratulations, Chris!

    • Chris East March 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks! Saw your Facebook comment, too…feels good. 🙂

  • Juliette Wade March 13, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic news.

    • Chris East March 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you, Juliette!

  • Lauren C. Teffeau March 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    So thrilled for you, Chris! Well deserved and cannot wait to read!

    • Chris East March 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you, Lauren! Hope you like it!

  • Michael A. Burstein March 13, 2014 at 11:36 am


    • Chris East March 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thanks, Michael!

  • Jeremy Lyon March 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Awesome! Makes me extra happy I kept my Asimov’s subscription going.


    • Chris East March 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks, Jeremy!

  • Jim Kelly March 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Well done, sir! Welcome to the club!

    • Chris East March 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks, Jim! I’m really psyched…

  • Haddayr Copley-Woods March 13, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Awwwwwww yeah!!!!!! Thrilled for you, Chris!!!

    • Chris East March 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thanks so much, Haddayr! I’m psyched!

  • Lucy Richardson March 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm


    • Chris East March 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thank you, Lucy!

  • Philip Brewer March 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm


    • Chris East March 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks, Philip!

  • Susan Franzblau, C.Ht. March 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    That is utterly fantastic, Chris, and well-timed. Now how do I get one for the Clarion bookshelf which is slowly turning into a bookcase)!

    • Chris East March 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      Thanks! This one should be available at your local B&N, Susan! Provided you can find a B&N, that is…