Being an acquisition editor for a speculative fiction magazine requires two things: Loads of free time A love for the weird I have copious amounts of one of those. Not so much of the other. Which do you think is the limiting factor above? I started reading for an online e-zine. A volunteer position, of […]Read more "Advice from a Slush Reader"
Yeah, this is one of those blog posts. I don’t really have anything to say, but I feel the need to, you know, say something. Did you know I have a Tumblr account? I do. I never access it because I lost my password and the site does not make it straightforward to retrieve it […]Read more "Rambling"
Happy Monday Readers, Hopefully, you will wake this morning to a glorious day. They’ll be a sharp bite in the air, but the sun will be shining. Your coffee/tea/choice-of-beverage will be strong, and your commute into work will be short and pleasant. Everyone you encounter will have a smile on their face, and you will, […]Read more "These Blasphemous Times"
For me, this past year saw a focus on short story writing. And I’m happy to say that I did fairly well. I didn’t complete as many shorts as I wanted to, but I got two officially published and a third may find a home soon. In 2015, I’ll be concentrating on novels. Three, in […]Read more "Motivation, Your Muse, and Books"
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve dropped my commitment to this blog or, rather, blogging in general. It’s been a tough call for me, but in the end, it was just too easy to ignore my nodes in the web. It’s not that I don’t like blogging, or interacting with you all, because […]Read more "Generating Content…or Not"
Last week, someone started a discussion thread over on SFFWorld.com about short story markets. The original poster felt, or implied, that inclusiveness (representing different voices, as in, non-white voices) might be heralding the demise of the science fiction/fantasy/horror short story fiction market. Further, he thought most editors out there wouldn’t be interested in his stories […]Read more "Short Story Market and Race"