PulpWork Press author (and long time friend), Derrick Ferguson, has been nominated in the category of Best Pulp Short Story of 2011 for the Pulp Factory Awards for writing Storms of Blood and Snow. Storms of Blood and Snow is Derrick's long-awaited return to the weird west with gunfighter and swordsman Sebastian Red. This story appeared in How the West was Weird 2.
Ever since I learned to read, I became enthralled with the idea of telling stories with words. I submitted my first story to Highlights for Children when I was eight years old, and received a kind letter back from the editor explaining that manuscripts are generally typed ...not handwritten.
After numerous rejections, and blind, dogged persistence flying in the face of all reason, I managed to place a novella with Adventure Mystery Magazine ... about seventeen years later. Since then I've written numerous short stories and fifteen novels which have seen publication. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the last of the rejection letters ... except now they're rejection emails.