Submission sent to Black Library

Well, fingers are crossed.  For the fourth year in a row, I’ve sent off submissions to The Black Library, the publishing arm of Games Workshop and the primary dissemination point for Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 fiction.

This year was somewhat bitter-sweet for me since it is the last year that Black Library will be accepting novel submissions.  The publisher is instead focusing on short stories in their e-zine Hammer and Bolter as their main recruitment tool for new talent.  This is a little sad for me, since some writers (myself included), prefer telling long-form tales, rather than short ones.  As well, I’m of the opinion that short story authorship does not necessarily translate into the ability to carry a story throughout novel-length fiction.  But so it goes.

So now I wait, not only for a positive response for Black Library but also for Warhammer 40K 6th edition and hopefully all the joy that will bring.