I just received an email from Maxim Jakubowski telling me that he’s accepted my short story “The Mercy of Strange Men” for his latest anthology The Mammoth Book of Erotica 6 (a title chosen because it’s a large anthology, not because it features erotica about mammoths. To the best of my knowledge). This is the story that won Palmprint Publications’s short story competition last year. I am now thinking of retitling it “The Freaky Little BDSM Story That Could,” although that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

If it weren’t for the fact that I should have been in bed hours ago and have just cleaned my teeth, I’d have a drink to celebrate.

7 Responses to “Woohoo!”

  1. Chris Says:

    Yey You!!!!!! You can give a copy of that to your mum for Xmas. One less present to have to buy. She can show it to all her friends 🙂

  2. gypped Says:

    congratulations!!! great job 🙂

  3. beth Says:

    Yes! Yes! YES!
    Congrats – that’s fantastic!

  4. Bronwyn Says:


    When I read that I was SO hoping it would be about mammoths! Now I’m V dissappointed, but will buy it and read it with great gusto anyway! I’m so impressed, you’re taking Melbourne’s writer scene by storm, go girl!

    And for anybody who has not enjoyed the story in First Timers yet I recommend you drop what you are doing and immediately rush out and buy it. I am giving my sexual orientation some serious thought after reading that one …

  5. kathryn Says:

    Woohoo! I’ve got a story in there too, so we can have a drink together to celebrate 🙂

  6. aimee Says:

    Awesome, Kathryn! I was going to ask because I read your blog and know he picks up stories that way. Drinks it is!

    And thank you Chris, gypped, beth and Bronwyn. Bron, remind me to pay you for that shill. 😉

  7. shona Says:

    Yay for kick arse Aimee! Man, you are my Goddess! I drool at your drive and accomplishment. You do so very much. Also, I will join celebratory drinks.