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Tighten Your Writing

I love contests. Besides reading and feedback from critique partners, contests may be the best means by which my writing has improve.

For one thing, most contests give feedback, either through judges’ scoring sheets or through comments from other participants. 425 more words


On Writing: Pitch Session v. Query Critique

Today, my agent talks about the evils of pitch sessions. Janet Reid knows her stuff. Her site is loaded with practical advice. If you’re new to the game, it would behoove you to head on over and see what she has to say about the job.

Query Trenches

Hello Friends,

My story story “Fusion” is out in Apeiron Review, Issue 7.

Aaannndddd, my short story “Very Happy and Very Productive” won second place in the Baltimore Science Fiction Society contest.   1,207 more words


On Writing: More about Agents

It has been said before and it has been demonstrated by plenty of writers–you can go it on your own. But depending on where you are in your career and what you hope to achieve, smart money says get an agent. 43 more words

Sixty Seconds III with: Michael Seese

Ten answers to ten questions in 20 words or fewer. That’s less time than it takes to burn a match*.

(*Depending on the length of the match and your tolerance for burned fingers, obviously) 659 more words

Flash Fiction

How a literary agent can improve your writing

I don’t really believe in the traditional publication model anymore. That is to say, the model where the writer writes, then queries an agent, who (ideally) agrees to rep the author and actually submit to publishers. 451 more words