As I write this post, 44 hours remain on the Kickstarter campaign to fund my trip to World Fantasy convention as this year’s recipient of the World SF Travel Fund. The initial goal has been reached and I will, as a result of your generosity and kindness, be going to WFC. However, this isn’t the end. All leftover funds raised this year will be put to use next year to send another writer. Maybe if we raise enough, we can send even two writers! So it goes!
This is a friendly reminder that the World SF Travel Fund’s campaign to send me to World Fantasy Convention is going and entering its final week (and a bit). There are 9 days left and we have raised a little over $2000 and are in need of a little over $900.
This has been happening for two weeks now, but the pressure of external deadlines has held me back from talking about it on the blog. Here it goes!
The wonderful organizers behind the World SF Travel Fund, who are responsible in funding convention going for writers and editors without the means to travel on their own, have picked me as the recipient for this year. If the campaign is successful, I will be attending World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs.
Yesterday marked the beginning of March Flash Madness, a yearly event run by author J.M. McDermott. Each March, authors get pitted against each other. Two flash pieces the arena, one leaves alive and qualifies its writer for the next round.
I wrote a story about a Latina superhero with the power to cut dematerialize parts of her body and replicate them as energy constructs as many times as she wishes anywhere in space. Meet Shard: Read More March Flash Madness: The Flash Fic Death Matches Begin
I’m finally allowed to talk about this project. Last year, I talked about a short story of my “Secrets in My Waters Still”. It was a commission for a game project and now that the book is well under way to publication, I’m allowed to talk about it. BEHOLD, Exalted 3 Fiction Anthology: Tales From the Age of Sorrows Read More Exalted 3 Fiction Anthology: Tales From the Age of Sorrows
February swept me away before I could announce these bits of news separately, but now the dust has settled and I can round up the past month. Read More The Writer Dispatch: Rounding up the Rogue Links
January has been most industrious although the crowning achievements have more to do with freelance projects and event organization rather than fiction writing. Nevertheless, things have happened over the course of the month and I bring forth the news I’m allowed to share insofar I’m allowed to share them. Read More The Writerly Dispatch: Sales and What Not
I thought whether or not to create a Definitive Mixtape for 2014, but I had only four posts so I decided to forge on without a compilation of the greatest hits and continue on with the series as is. The stories featured here have been published in previous years as I’m still catching up with my backlog, but they’re all highly enjoyable. Read More Short Story Mixtape [Vol. 5] – Tidbeck, de Bodard, Terrebessy, Blake & O’Neill
Although winter is the season most people feel ready to dig a hole in the ground and go into a healthy hibernation until spring, the world insists on speeding up until you realize the carousel of your daily routine has turned into a gravitron (and of course, the person next to you have no stomach for the ride). It’s been like that around these parts, but let’s get on to the short stories.
I’ve decided on changing the title for this column/feature/listicle to the Short Story Mixtape since I’m not publishing, only linking, and the stories themselves are eclectic. I will go back to change the previous titles, but nevertheless, wanted to make a note of this as I’m thinking on reprinting these articles on Medium. Anyway, let’s get on the short stories I’ve enjoyed on the Internet. Read More Short Story Mixtape [Vol. 4]
Reading short fiction has fallen a bit on the back burner as I’ve moved cities and my mind is all over the place, but I have managed to get my hands on five short stories that have caught my attention for various reason. Right now, I don’t have much in terms of diversity in venues, even though I aim for diverse stories by diverse writers. This will hopefully change once I’ve sufficient time to explore specific people I’m interested in reading and broaden the number of venues I frequent.
OK, onto the newest batch ranked from good to mind-blowing. Links in the titles. Read More Short Story Mixtape [Vol. 3]