Nanoism’s holding a contest (deadline Saturday, yikes!): Submit five twitterfics (140-character storis) that make a complete, larger tale. Here’s the URL: http://nanoism.net/meta/december-serial-contest/
Joni Labaqui just phoned to say that I’m a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future Competition for the First Quarter. It isn’t on the WotF blog yet, but I presume she’s waiting until she’s notified everyone. Very pleased, especially as it’s only my second submission, and the third submission is already […]
One of my stories just made the first "Honorable Mention" list on the Writers of the Future contest. This is the first time I’ve submitted to WOTF. Am I correct in believing that receiving "Honorable Mention" means that I’m not going to be selected as a finalist or semi-finalist? I ask because […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.