Pens for Publication
Shortly after I discovered fountain pens, my husband offered me a deal I couldn't refuse. To encourage me to submit stories, he would buy me a fountain pen every time I got something accepted. Not published — accepted. That was key, because it can take a year or more after a piece is accepted before it gets published, and in some cases the project can get canceled. Or a story could get accepted as a reprint.
Because I like vintage pens and like to "try the pen I buy and buy the pen I try", I pick out my publication pens at pen shows. Which sometimes means a delay between when a piece gets accepted and when I get my reward. I also like to wait until a piece has been published to post about the pen, unless the publisher gives me permission to talk about the project. So the pens you see here aren't all the ones I've earned.
Waterman Le Man
Chad bought me this Waterman Le Man fountain pen for the first short story that I got accepted, "Andantino for Pau Brasil".
Esterbrook Dollar Pen
The story that earned me this pen, "Kostnice Mordiggian", is one of my personal favorites. Which is only fitting, since this is my favorite fountain pen, and the one that started my Estie addiction.
I love the color of this Carter ringtop, and the blue seemed so fitting for the story that earned it, "Frost".
Esterbrook 2111 Desk Set
Although I earned this pen for Cthulhu Invictus, 2nd Ed., it could just have easily been a candidate for Andi's Home for Unloved Pens.