Would you jump off the moon? … More Everyone is doing it
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 … More Advice from a Slush Reader
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, … More These Blasphemous Times
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 … More Short Story Market and Race
The other day, I was perusing the internet, as one is wont to do, and I came across something interesting on Julie Czerneda’s website. Ms. Czerneda is an award-winning science fiction/fantasy author. I’ve only read one of her works, In The Company of Others, which I enjoyed, but I didn’t like it enough to read … More Are you writer fit?
It’s out! Don’t worry. This will be the last you’ll read of our little anthology. Well, at least on this blog. I’ll get back to my regular programming next week. Until then, why not read Wars to End All Wars? Alternate tales set during the first World War, this short story collection takes history and … More Wars to End All Wars
I figured it was time to do another one of these. Hell, who am I kidding? I have nothing else to blog about so I’ll blog about me. It’s half way through 2014, so let’s see how we are doing in terms of the goals I set out at the end of last year. Get … More State of the Writer
Howdy Folks, It has been quiet in my neck of the cyber-woods lately. And it will likely be quieter for the remainder of April. I have a few pre-planned posts that will go up later this week, but otherwise, I will not be around. If you are sitting there completely bummed out about that and … More Challenges aglore
For all you Mark Lawrence fans out there, Bloody Cake News is having a little writing contest. The prize is an advanced reader’s copy of Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Fools (due out in June). Read the details here, then hop over to their submittal page and write your 300 word epic. My story is up … More Writing Contest!
Merry Monday! (If it’s not Monday where you are at, Terrific Tuesday!) Today I have a couple of announcements. Africare In its first year of publication, our anthology, The End – Visions of Apocalypse raised $400 dollars for Africare. Can you believe it? I know that doesn’t sound like much, but the idea was to keep … More Authors Doing Good and other sundry items