“The Coven of Dead Girls”

So happy that my haunted house story about a very angry ghost and her coven has found a home!

“The Coven of Dead Girls” will come out at Pseudopod this year!

“At night, you hear things. Creaking, moaning floorboards. A disturbance in the air. You blame it on the house settling, as if houses like this every really settle. As if they could.”

End of the Year

2018 is the first year I’ve tried to sell my writing. My year end tally is six stories sold.

“All the Colors I Cannot See”, “Sorry Sorry Sorry and I Love You”, Nobody’s Daughter and the Tree of Life” all appeared at Metaphorosis

“The Girl Who Ate Galaxies” was published by Syntax&Salt

“Layla 8” at Daily Science Fiction

“The Nightmare Man” showed up in the Autumn issue of Vastarien

2019 looks promising!

“Mean Streak” will appear at Metaphorosis.

“Timelines” at Syntax&Salt

Two long listed submissions are pending at pro markets.

Five others are out making rounds.

I’m working on a post apocalyptic tale that will end up being a novella or a novel.

Two more short stories are brewing.

I will also be attending the FUTURESCAPES writing workshop in April!

It’s gonna be a big year!

2018 Award Eligible Stories

Hello!

I only have two stories I’m going to list for awards considerations. Both were reviewed by Maria Haskins on short fiction roundups.

“The Girl Who Ate Galaxies” was published at Syntax & Salt and it received so much positive feedback from other writers and readers.

It’s about a girl who has experienced pain, who feels unloved and invisible, developing an insatiable hunger, and devouring the world.

https://syntaxandsalt.com/2018/09/22/the-girl-who-ate-galaxies/

“All the Colors I Cannot See” was published at Metaphorosis in August.

It’s narrated by Grace, about the possession of her sister by a very bad man. It’s about trauma and love and how even when you try to fix things, there are things that cannot be repaired.

https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2018/all-the-colors-i-cannot-see-lerin-ogle/

Thanks for reading them and thank you so much to everyone who loved them!

Submissions, baby

Three stories coming soon!

“Sorry Sorry Sorry and I Love You” comes from Metaphorosis in November.

“The Nightmare Man” is in the Autumn issue of Vastarien, available for pre-order and shipping at the end of the month!

“How to Raise A Monster” arrives Monday at Literally Stories.

Six subs pending, four held for second looks (interpreted from Grinder/Duotrope data)

Two are flash fiction, three short stories, one novelette. Hoping they find homes soon!

Links!

Still working on the website but I’m going to paste links here to existing stories available right now!

”The Girl Who Ate Galaxies”

https://syntaxandsalt.com/2018/09/22/the-girl-who-ate-galaxies/

“All the Colors I Cannot See”

https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2018/all-the-colors-i-cannot-see-lerin-ogle/

“Nobody’s Daughter and the Tree of Life”

https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2018/nobodys-daughters-and-the-tree-of-life-lerin-ogle/

“Cursed”

https://trampset.org/cursed-a0fdae7f2cc

“Artificial Love”, “World in My Eyes”, “Memory Drive”, “The Box”, “Family Traditions”, “Three Things”, “The Leaving”, “Broke Nose”, “Ugly”, and “I’ll Tell You Your History” all have links on my bio page at Literally Stories!

Ogle, L’Erin

Various ramblings

Over the moon happy at Maria Haskins review of “The Girl Who Ate Galaxies” on the B&N short fiction roundup for September. The story reached a lot of people and that’s what I want to do when I write. It was the second month in a row Maria Haskins selected a story of mine to review! She has such great recommendations and both her reviews had me jumping for joy. I definitely think anyone who loves short fiction should follow her!

Excited for the release of “The Nightmare Man” by Grimscribe Press in the upcoming Autumn issue of Vastarien.

“Sorry Sorry Sorry And I Love You” has been purchased by Metaphorosis.

“Layla 8” from Daily Science Fiction soon.

“Shiver Soft Feathers” in an upcoming anthology from B Morris Allen, the genius editor behind “All the Colors I Cannot See” and “Nobody’s Daughter and the Tree of Life.”

A little flash fiction piece titled “How to Raise A Monster” comes from Literally Stories Oct 22nd.

Received the nicest rejection today from CC Finlay at F&SF-he is the literal best rejector ever. He always has valuable insight/feedback for me and many times I’ve used that to improve stories and rewrite them.

The best rejections I’ve had are from him, Morris at Metaphorosis, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. One from Shimmer-that one really encouraged me to keep going when I felt I was never going to make it-thanks to Suzan for taking the time to send a lengthy response.

I’ve got five stories making the rounds. I usually try the pro paying markets in a circuit first, but I took today’s rejection from CC and revised a bit and sent it to Metaphorosis. It features Grace, the narrator from Colors. I want this story to make it and Morris has taken my submissions and made them so much better- I hope this one makes his cut because I think it is fantastic.

All in all, my first sale was in May. Since then I’ve sold five more. I’ve been on two short fiction best of the month round ups. I’ve made friends and gained a lot of knowledge and experience.

I think storytelling, reading and writing fiction, are so necessary right now, with all the BS going on. Sometimes I need a little escape. Here’s to finding it! Happy Friday!