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Posted by Stuart Hughes on March 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM Comments comments (0)

This blog is supposed to be about more than just Derby County so I thought I'd take this opportunity to update you on my creative writing endeavours thus far in 2011.

After a successful return to writing last year, I got off to a great start to the year when my drabble In His Own Way was published in Sex and Murder Magazine #16 on 14th January 2011. My first American publishing credit.

Two more short stories will be published soon with Brylcreem and Pipe Tobacco due to be published online in Golden Visions Magazine on 1st April 2011 (I'm assured that isn't an April Fool) and the British Fantasy Society Journal Spring 2011 issue is at the printers now and will contain my short story Soul Break.

And there's more ... another story Unfinished Business will be published in the Alt-Dead anthology this Autumn and Brylcreem and Pipe Tobacco will be published in the Derby Scribes Anthology later this year.

Already scheduled in for the July 2012 issue of Morpheus Tales is my short story Canvassing Opinion. No typo there I do mean 2012, it's going to be a long wait.

And as if that isn't enough, my thoughts on Derby County continue to be published in my local newspaper as part of the Derby Telegrah's Rams Panel and on the websites RamZone and Derby County Mad.

And no, I haven't solved the Roy of the Rovers Mystery yet.

My work in progress at the moment is mainly collaborations (I haven't forgotten my novel but I'll update you on that another time). I'm still trying to place some collaborations I wrote with D. F. Lewis as well as a fairy tale I wrote recently with fellow Derby Scribe Peter Borg titled The Sin-Eater's Apprentice. The fairy tale is set in the Derby Scribes Shared World.

I'm also working on what, hopefully, will be a series of collaborations with another Derby Scribe Richard Farren Barber. The first story, Synsis, has received it's first rejection today. I'm working on the final edit of the next story, Night Lights, and Richard and I are working on two more provisionally titled Those Were The Rules and The Half Life of Charlie K.

Finally my short story The Car Park was accepted by Midnight Street yesterday. I haven't told the editor but this is my jinx story as it has already sounded the death-knell for Skeleton Crew and Maelstrom - both magazines accepted the story but folded before they ever got around to publishing it. I hope Midnight Street has taken the anecdote.