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Open Call for Novels

Third Person Press–the indie publishing house run by Sherry D. Ramsey, Julie A. Serroul and me–is now open for novel submissions from Atlantic Canadian writers. Click over to read our submission requirements and guidelines. We hope to keep receiving submissions on an on-going basis. However, if we get inundated, we will close until we catch up. Before submitting, please check… Read more →

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 →

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 →

“Sound of Chartreuse” in Perihelion

I am so pleased to announce that my short story “Sound of Chartreuse” has been published by Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine. Set on a planet far away and in the distant future, it’s about antagonistic half sisters: one a musician who’s invented a new kind of instrument and the other, our main character, a synesthete who has a perceptual connection… Read more →

Recipe for Revision

courtesy of liquene For the last week or so, I’ve been working on the novel I wrote in November during NaNoWriMo. Today I admitted to myself, that while effort has been expended [passive voice has been used], I’m flailing. I’ve been changing this, changing that, working obsessively on that all-important opening scene, but with very little strategy in mind. My… Read more →