Students at the residency may remember my afternoon talk on writing works made for hire. Remember when I mentioned writing a piece of short fiction, “The Ladder Trick”, featuring Alexander the Great, for the Canadian TV show Animism? Just as an example of how little influence or power one has over a piece made for hire, I discovered yesterday that an anthology of Animism stories, The Book the Emissaries, was released on Kindle last week.
Not only did I not receive any notice that the book came out, neither did the credited anthologist Emily C. Skaftun, whom you might also note is not even listed as a contributor on Amazon.com. She found out when I and some other contributors saw the new entry on our Amazon author pages and contacted her.
It was still $250.00 for only a thousand words, and the editor was pretty smart at helping me nail the ending, but that’s WFH life!