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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Speculative Fiction Authors Considered As High School Students

Very amusing little post on Live Grenades with a mention of my freind and crit group mentor Nisi Shawl.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Every Day Fiction

Are you an aspiring writer? Looking maybe for your first few publication credits? Or perhaps you are a more established scribbler, and would like a venue to drive traffic to your site. Either way, Jordan Lapp has just announced the beginning of a new flash fiction magazine that may be just what you have been looking for! Every Day Fiction promises to deliver what its name implies-- fresh fiction every day. In return they pay one entire dollar, some fleeting fame, and a link to whatever project you are pushing. Some outstanding writers have lined up to provide 1000 word or less fiction, and in the first week they have over 100 subscribers, so the exposure looks to be substantial.
And if you like your fiction in bite-sized pieces, delivered hot and fresh daily, you might want to subscribe.
Give em' a look!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Cover art

Just received cover art for Unparalleled Journeys II; Ed was nice enough to let us see it. Very cool looking, a couple of spaceships tearing across a blue background. You'll like it.
And Ron Shiflet sent us final proofs for Damned in Dixie. It looks great, too. It should be ready for your purchasing pleasure within a couple of weeks. I will most certainly keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

First Joe Denfar story in print? Maybe!

Just got an email from James Van Pelt, who says that the first Joe Denfar story, "An Exorcism Straight, Hold the Elvis" has made the first cut for the Hardboiled Horror anthology. We won't know until after the submission period ends in September, but I am pretty stoked. This looks like a great anthology, one I would be thrilled to be a part of.
As always, I'll keep you posted!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Meta stuff

Just added a new column to the right "Read me in 2007!" which lists everything out this year, and did some less visible or obvious tweaking otherwise.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Night of Shadows, Night of Knives

Just heard from William and Rob at Ricasso Press-- they will be using my story "Night of Shadows, Night of Knives" for the Magic and Mechanica anthology.
I am thrilled to be part of this project! The concept is tres cool, and the anthology looks to be something quite spectacular. I think it will be out in October.
I'll keep you posted!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Servant of the Manthycore

The second Servant story is up at The Sword Review. The next three will follow one a month there. If you haven't read it, go take a look!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

New Joe Story

My new Joe Denfar story, "Lon Chaney Playing Poker, on Velvet" was sent today to Aberrant Dreams. While they have yet to buy anything from me, in the past they have offered decent feedback. Cross fingers, this time it will be what they are looking for--- I would love to be in their magazine.
Also, sent out "A God by a River in Egypt" to Ficticious Force, and "Can We Truly Know Why the Junkie Pixie Sings" to Worlds of Wonder, both fine magazines I have had my eye on.
This leaves me with everything under submission or sold. My inventory is getting pretty light--- I either have to hurry up and finish a novel or two, or take an occasional break to write a short.

Monday, July 02, 2007

re: "Stars by Law Forbidden"

That's what I'm talkin' about!


Just a note to say we have decided to accept this story for publication in our anthology UJII. I will be forwarding a contract to you soon, probably via snail mail.



Unparalleled Journeys II looks to be a good anthology. I'm excited to be a part of it!
More as I know more.

Sunday, July 01, 2007


I have been lax, I know, but here we go: "Love is the Slayer" a Servant of the Manthycore to A New Century of Sword and Sorcery, "The Death of Number 23" to Cross-genre Cthulhu, "Night of Shadows, Night of Knives" to Magic and Mechanica, "The Stars by Law Forbidden" to Unparalleled Journeys II, all anthologies, and "The Amityville Sensimilla Growers Guide to Bigger, Healthier Plants" to Chizine.
Recently rejected and being re-worked: "Can We Truly Know Why the Junkie Pixie Sings", and "A God by a River in Egypt", tweaking on both should not take much as they are both fairly strong. "Lon Chaney Playing Poker, on Velvet" a Joe Denfar story, is finished and waiting for me to decide where I want him to appear next.
And "The Beast of the Bridge" is pending as part of the Orphans of the Gods anthology put together by my online crit group.
In print is the first of five Servant of the Manthycore stories, "Voice of the Spoiler" first printed in The Sword Review Oct 2005, reprinted by them, followed by "Servant of the Manthycore" in July, "Weaving Spiders Come Not Here" in August, "Nothing But Our Tears" in September, and "The Scarlet-Colored Beast" in October, which finishes out that story arc and provides a little closure for the poor gal.
Any day now we are expecting to see "Six Zombies Doing that Mick Jagger Strut" (A Joe Denfar story) in the Damned in Dixie anthology, and "Darkling I Listen; and for Many a Time" will most likely be in either this month's Fear and Trembling Magazine, or next month's.
In progress is "Warner Ducked" a space opera shoot-em up, the only short on my list right now, and The Tears of Ishtar, a Servant novel. Also I am hoping to get some time for Dancing with the Cannibal King, a muti-universe novel.
Busy guy!

SFReader Webring

SFReader is a place I hang out alot, instead of writing. So when Howard Von Darkmoor (might that be an alias?) a regular poster on that site sent me an email titled "An offer you can't refuse" with an invitation to join the SFReader Webring, what could I do? It said I couldn't refuse, right there in the subject line! So I did, and in a couple of days you will be able to go to the bottom of this page and click into another page by one of the excellent writers, editors, readers, and general posters at one of my favorite sites!

Update: Wow, that was fast! Looks like we are already live. Check out some of the other sites!