Fiction

Stretch Goals

Today, looking back at only two subs in January, I wondered why I had the impression of having been unusually productive since the first of the year. Then I remembered: one of those subs was a novel. Sending off a novel excerpt and synopsis is big deal [for me] and way more time-consuming than a short story, so that’s part… Read more →

Up and Coming!

Fellow SFF writers SL Huang and Kurt Hunt have graciously taken on the task of compiling stories from all those writers eligible for the John W. Campbell award for new writers, including me in my first year of eligibility! From SL Huang’s website: I’m happy to announce that fellow SFF author Kurt Hunt and I will be building a Campbell… Read more →

Friends of the Merril Contest Update

Late last month I decided to break my own rule about not entering literary contests in order to sub to a good cause. I sent a story to The Friends of the Merril Contest. Last night I got the great news that my story has been sent on to final judging. There are twelve of us in this happy bunch… Read more →

Futuristica, Volume 1

This spring, my story “Hu.man and Best” will be published in Futuristica, Volume 1, from Metasagas Press. The competition for spots was fierce and I feel very fortunate to be included. “Hu.man and Best” is set in far-future Africa, decades after a war between humans and AI. A vacationing military officer, flying across the vast, uninhabited wilderness, is presented with… Read more →

Stats! Goals!

First of all: Yay! I remembered how to construct a rudimentary html table. Some things we never forget: how to ride a bike, how to make a table on the Internet… YEAR Submitted Accepted Personal Rejections Form Rejections 2013 9 1 0 2 2014 19 1 5 13 2015 41 4 10 25 It’s nice to see evidence of the… Read more →

What About 2015?

2015 was my best writing year BY FAR. *leaps and bounds* That the year was also extremely challenging on a personal level is just the way it so often happens, isn’t it? There’s a reason we remember Dickens’ best of times/worst of times quote. But if you have to go through hard times, I can recommend having some professional successes… Read more →