In Uncategorized on December 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm
From Daily Science Fiction – “PS This was an almost for us”.
From someone else – “Probably your best attempt. Very well written, and I loved how descriptive it was, but, frankly, the competition is tight here, and I’m forced to turn down otherwise good stuff”.
Thanks heaps! Great to get some positive feedback. Still, you wouldn’t want to be doing this if you didn’t enjoy the whole process! That reaching feeling, almost there, but not quite …
*Names have been changed to protect the innocent as they travel from slush pile to slush pile
In Uncategorized on December 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm
… other than Sigrid Thornton’s birthday, or celebrating the anniversary of the start of the Bathurst gold rush* …
February 12 2014# sees the launch of Regime 03, “the world’s most frivolous of serious literature magazines”, this time including a story, “Good Boy” by yours truly.
*thanks Mrs Wikipedia
# wonder what I’ll be blogging about in February?
In Uncategorized on December 3, 2013 at 9:52 am
Aurealis has been promoting Australian speculative fiction and supporting Australian writers since 1990. Their latest endeavour is to seek to become a Science Fiction Writers of America qualifying market, one of the prerequisites for which is to pay writers 5 cents a word (soon to be 6 cents) for stories published in their magazine. In order to do this, they require 1000 subscribers. They made the half way mark in 2013, and they are aiming to make it all the way in 2014.
A subscription is $20 Australian per year, which is less than $20 USD, which comes to two bucks an issue, received electronically. If you are interested in science fiction, fantasy, horror, or Australian writing, you might like to have a look here and consider subscribing for yourself, or as a reasonably priced Christmas present for a SF reader in your life. (I’ve put my money where my mouth is, I have subscribed again.)