“Like killing a mockingbird”

“Like Killing A Mockingbird” published!

It’s been a long time coming, but “Like Killing A Mockingbird” has finally been published on Every Day Fiction.

You can read the full story here: http://www.everydayfiction.com/like-killing-a-mockingbird-by-malcolm-chandler

I would love to hear what you think!

“Like Killing A Mockingbird” accepted

After a somewhat lengthy wait (and a rewrite) Every Day Fiction has accepted my flash story, “Like Killing A Mockingbird.” According to their editorial calendar the story will be published on May 20.

I can’t say enough about the editorial team at EDF. They have given me great critical feedback throughout the submission process and have really pushed me to improve the story. It’s come a long way since the first draft. I will post a link when “Like Killing a Mockingbird” goes live on May 20.

Flash fiction submission to Every Day Fiction

Just submitted a flash piece to Every Day FictionIf you’re unfamiliar with the site, it publishes one piece of flash fiction a day, every day of the year. Hence the name. All genres are welcome as long as the submission is under 1,000 words. EDF’s a great place for previously unpublished writers to submit. There are some very astute and honest commenters offering critical feedback. The only downside is Every Day Fiction doesn’t pay anything except for a token dollar.

This particular submission is titled “Like killing a mockingbird.” It’s a bit of sci-fi, based on the premise that if computers ever become self-aware some of them will probably commit crimes, and someone will have to defend them in a court of law. It’s Neuromancer meets To Kill a Mockingbird. Or maybe Dead Man Walking. 

Updates to follow. It could be up to 90 days before I hear anything.