Got an email today from Margaret Street of My Weekly to say she's buying the two stories I sent to her last month. One will go in the weekly magazine and the other will go into the 2012 hardback annual. I'm so thrilled because though I've sold a few to them I've never made it into the annual. Yes, I know 2 years is a long time to wait but at least they pay (if not a great deal) on acceptance.
And I was tickled pink to read this on their website:
The My Weekly Annual has been given a modern makeover with a brand new, bright and colourful look. New and enthralling stories from much–loved My Weekly writers, such as Marian Keyes, will touch and inspire, and provide an absorbing read for fiction fans everywhere.
Oops, no, I don't mean I now consider myself a 'much-loved writer', it's the thought I could be in the same book as my favourite author, Marian Keyes. Oh, joy!