One of these days…

I’ll do an anthology about dragons. But not today. So, it is official. Well, as official as it gets around here. This year’s anthology’s theme will be… (drum roll, please) Heroes and Villains. I know, I know. There are heaps of other hero/villain anthologies out there. But here’s where ours will differ: your heroine/villain … More One of these days…


You Are Here

Some of you are aware that I do this annual thing where I beg people for stories and then I put them together in an anthology. This year is no different! However, I’m veering from my normal path by opening up our submissions to everyone. Yes, that means you. Rather than restrict submissions from forum … More You Are Here

Deadline Looming

I know you know. Really, I do. But if you don’t know…or maybe you saw it the first time I posted but thought it didn’t apply to you…or maybe you think you are unworthy (you’re not)…’s 2015 Anthology Submission Deadline is: August 31st, 2015 Theme: Ecotones Word Limit: 5,000 – 7,000 Payment: Token Featured authors: … More Deadline Looming

Anthology Update

Happy Labor Day! If you are in the United State and are laboring, my sympathies. I hope you get a day off soon. But in the meantime, let me bring you up to speed on’s anthology efforts. 2012 Our first year anthology (released late last year), The End – Visions of Apocalypse, earned over … More Anthology Update

The End

Is coming. And I’m so happy! 😀 The anthology, tentatively named The End, I’m marshaling together for the forum members of is coming together nicely. We just finished our first contest. In addition to the three awesome stories to be contributed by Tristis Ward, Hugh Howey, and Michael J. Sullivan; we also have three apocalytic … More The End

Yapping with authors

Never leads to where I think it will. When we read a book, we form certain ideas about the characters, the world setting, and, even, about the author. I’ve seen it said that a good book is the amalgamation of the writer’s words and the reader’s imagination. The thing is, the two may not see … More Yapping with authors

How not to be THAT writer

I moderate over on It’s a place to read and talk about genre (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror/Speculative/Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It) fiction. Many of the moderators, and members, review books, conduct author interviews, and do shout-outs about upcoming books hot in the genre industry. It also has a discussion forum that has run for decades. I think it started sometime … More How not to be THAT writer