The publishers are hoping to make Tuesday October 26 a big day for Machine of Death, which includes my short story “Flaming Marshmallow and Other Deaths.”
From the MoD site:
This was Camille Alexa‘s first published story. She has since gone on to an illustrious writing career; her short story collection Push of the Sky (which includes her MOD story) is a finalist for the Endeavour Award, given annually to Pacific Northwest authors of science fiction & fantasy.
Since this (gorgeous!) anthology was years in the making, I’d argue the story–the first I ever wrote and submitted for publication–can’t quite claim the title of first published. But there’s no doubt it would never have been written if not for this project.