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Progress Report (26 June 2016)

More incremental progress on several fronts.

I seem to have lined things up so that my slush-pile submissions get responses all at once. “A Fire in Winter,” “Guanahani,” and “Pilgrimage” all picked up rejections in the space of three days. 424 more words


Cool Things You Could Be Crowdfunding: June 22, 2016

So, it used to be that I just didn’t have the money to support crowdfunding and it’s still something that I don’t get to do as often as I’d like, but these days I  921 more words


Between Dragons

Today’s free fiction is An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky’s “Between Dragons and Their Wrath” from Clarkesworld (there’s a free audio version too, if that’s your thing). 33 more words


Bite-sized books: When Your Child Strays From God

Timmy Wilde has disappeared, but his mom has a pretty good idea of how to find him. God-fearing woman and devoted pastor’s wife she may be, but she’ll do whatever it takes to bring her son home. 379 more words


Episode 12 With Neil Clarke is up

Neil Clarke is the Hugo Award-winning editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, as well the editor of Forever Magazine and several anthologies including his first Best Science Fiction of the Year anthology, which releases on June 7th. 53 more words


SFF REVIEW: creating sensitively, AI, and "The Algorithms of Value"

Hello, fellow travelers. There’s been a minor hiccup lately due to travel, but the lifestyles of two peripatetic writer-academics means slight scheduling adjustments. When this post goes live, Arkady should be somewhere in Istanbul, and Cat should be somewhere in the middle of the US, heading east.  672 more words

Reviewer: Cat

On Short Fiction and Pacing

I think I may be discovering a weakness in my writing style, and I’m not quite sure what to do about it.

Some context. My short story “Pilgrimage” is making the rounds of the slush-piles, rejected so far by… 630 more words