The July issue of Nature Physics has been released, and my story “Calibration” is in it. (To be precise, it’s at volume 4, number 7, page 580.) One can find the story listed at the journal’s web site, http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v4/n7/index.html#fut, but at the moment it look like you’d have to pay […]
Here’s my monthly tally for June: 12,300 new words of fiction written this month. 1 12 first drafts currently in progress. 2 3 first drafts currently “ripening” before second draft. 3 0 second drafts currently in progress 1 second draft currently in the hands of “trusted readers.” 0 third drafts […]
My drabble “What Survives” made the Short List in the Fish Publishing Microfiction Showcase competition. Normally I wouldn’t publicly announce just being shortlisted, but it happens that they post the full text of the shortlisted drabbles as well as of the winners. So it’s a kind of publication. You can read the drabble […]
Nature Physics just sent me the proofs for “Calibration.” They tell me it will be in the July issue.
Here’s my monthly tally for May: 12,100 new words of fiction written this month. 1 11 first drafts currently in progress. 2 2 first drafts currently “ripening” before second draft. 3 0 second drafts currently in progress 0 second drafts currently in the hands of “trusted readers.” 1 third draft […]
I’ll be attending the Wesleyan Writers Conference, June 15-20. The novelist Alexander Chee will be my faculty reader. It’s going to be a bit breathless, as I’ll have to teach two night classes in Providence on the 16th and 17th (a grand total of eight hours driving, probably not getting […]
My drabble “Among Strangers” won first prize in the Sixty Word Saga competition sponsored by Earlyworks Press. It is now posted to the Earlyworks Web site, and it’s possible that it will be included in an anthology.
Here’s my monthly tally for April: 9,100 new words of fiction written this month. * 10 first drafts currently in progress. † 2 first drafts currently “ripening” before second draft. ** 0 second drafts currently in progress 0 second drafts currently in the hands of “trusted readers.” 1 third draft […]
I just got the word that my story “Calibration” (a “hard” SF story) will appear in the Futures feature of Nature Physics, probably this Summer.
As I’ve seen others do here, I’m going to begin posting a monthly tally of words written, submissions made, etc., just to keep me honest. Here’s the tally for March: 3,300 words of fiction written this month.* 10 stories currently submitted to markets 60 words in shortest story currently submitted.** […]
This is a follow-up to my earlier post about SF markets. Using very similar filters, I’ve come up with a list of highly visible fantasy markets. There are some horror markets thrown in there, as some filters didn’t separate the two. Markets with stories nominated for World Fantasy Awards 2006: […]
I’ve been looking at markets for short science fiction, trying to see which are “prominent” or “highly visible.” I used four different filters, which came up with different results. Markets with stories that received Hugo nominations for 2007: Market Nominations Asimovs 10 Jim Baen’s Universe 1 F&SF 1 Strange Horizons […]
Answers.com has sponsored a Creative Writing Challenge, in which one is to write a story, 750 words or less, containing specific words named in the Challenge. Each word is to be linked to the corresponding Answers.com dictionary entry. As you can see, they didn’t choose everyday words. My very short […]