“Malebolge,” the story that got me admitted to Viable Paradise, has finally been accepted by a market that pays professional rate. It only feels right that this story would be the one to lead to my 1st pro sale. It skirted close to many pro-rate paying markets such as Apex, Fireside, Podcastle, and Diabolical Plots with personal, final round responses, but never quite got through the door. It finally did with Ombak: a new southeast Asian magazine for weird fiction that pays 8 cents per word. I really look forward to getting this story out to the world. It will always have a special place in my heart.