I posted the two short stories of mine which I feel actually have some merit. The one on St. Magnus placed third in a contest. The Fishmonger’s Daughter has yet to be published anywhere, but a friend of mine told me that it was the best work I’ve yet written. Be that as it may, I don’t know what to do with it. It’s too long for most literary publications, and too short to be a novel. I think that you have to be an established author before anyone takes one of your novella’s seriously.
For The Fishmonger’s Daughter, I would like to point out that it’s an alternate history. I did things to try to emphasize that in the work, like using the Roman dating system of Ab Urbe Condita, which measures time from the founding of Rome in 753 B.C.