Announcing a SCAVENGER HUNT for Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices! The questions below can mostly be answered by reading the stories in the collection plus the author’s notes – although some might require a few minutes’ search-engine research too, unless you’ve a head stuffed full of trivia. The […]
Here’s the cover for Anthems Outside Time & Other Strange Voices, to be released by Fairwood Press in July! Many thanks to Patrick Swenson & the other friends who helped to choose the best one. I’m including a link to the pre-order page on the publisher’s web site, just, in […]
My strange little story "Some Pebbles in the Palm" is now available in both text and audio formats on Lightspeed Magazine. http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/some-pebbles-in-the-palm/
My story, "I Wrung It in a Weary Land" is now part of the well liquored fiction extravaganza Drink Me on Podcastle, read by the excellent . Also in that segment are "The Wine" by M. C. Wagner, "The Forgetting Shiraz" by E. Lily Yu, "The Rag-Man Mulls Down the […]
I was honored (and a more than a little surprised) to see “Serkers and Sleep” on this list today. To be on the same roster as all the wonderful names I see there, well, I’m stunned.
I've heard many expressions of disappointment, frustration, and sometimes despair about story rejections. As a veteran of many story rejections myself, I totally get it. But sometimes I think new writers (or maybe I should say newer writers, since I'm relatively new myself) have an unrealistic notion of how long […]
My story “Keeping Tabs”, originally published in Abyss & Apex in 2011, is now available on Escape Pod, read by Dani Cutler. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual situations, and vulgar language.
I’ve been tagged by the marvelous Heather Albano (author of the e-novels Timepiece and Timekeeper, and famous writer for Choice of Games) for The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. This sort of thing is normally aimed at novelists, but I adapted it to fit one of my upcoming stories: What […]
My odd little story, "Financial Strategies for Innovative Researchers" is now available at Mad Scientist Journal. Enjoy!
I’m very pleased to report that Strange Horizons has bought my story, “Hear the Enemy, My Daughter”. SH is just about the perfect market for this piece. The first draft was written with the support of my Kickstarter project. (Yes, it takes me a long time to move from first […]
I saw this on Mary Robinette Kowal‘s blog. No one tagged me, but it looks like fun, so I thought I’d join in. The ‘rules’ are: “Go to page 7 or 77 of your latest work. Read down to the seventh line and then post online the next seven lines […]
My fantasy novelette "Serkers and Sleep" is now up on Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Rated PG-13, probably, for described violence, implied sexuality, and scary stuff. Enjoy!
My dark, urban fantasy story "Confinement" is now available on SQ Mag. It's more graphic and disturbing than is my usual wont. Not for kiddies. After reading, you might want to study this image, which I first saw in 1995:
Subscribers to Daily Science Fiction will receive a copy of my middle-aged fantasy story “The Age of Three Stars” in their e-mail tomorrow. Non-subscribers will have to wait a week… Or, you could subscribe! 😉
You can read my weird little story “The Mannequin’s Itch” for free on The Pedestal Magazine. There’s also an MP3 of me reading the story aloud. This is one of the stories I wrote pursuant to my Kickstarter project in 2010.
My story "Keeping Tabs" is now online at Abyss & Apex. "Keeping Tabs" was both my Week 2 and Week 5 story at Clarion. I did a second draft based on the Week 2 comments on the first draft. A&A keeps stories available for free for only about three months, […]
I’m pleased to say that I’ve sold my story “The Age of Three Stars” to Daily Science Fiction. This is the first of my post-Clarion stories to find a home. I wrote the first draft in the winter of 2009-2010, sitting in a coffee shop in East Greenwich while waiting […]
First Contact – Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 is now available on Kindle. Expect other formats on Smashwords by the end of the week, and a print edition by the end of the month. First Contact includes my story "The Tortoise Parliament", along with stories by Ian Creasey, Ed Greenwood, […]
Here is my personal fiction report for 2010: I wrote 80,700 words of new fiction this year. This figure is a little misleading, because it doesn’t include rewrite work. Still, it’s worse than either 2009 or 2008. I completed: 10 first drafts 4 second drafts 4 third drafts […]
I just learned that Sam Montgomery-Blinn at BULL SPEC is going to buy my flash story, “Less Than Absent.” Happy to appear in a feisty new market!
Skip the other stuff and just turn to page 57. 🙂 Deleriously happy.
You can now read my story "Conflagration" on The Newport Review web page. Enjoy!
Yeah, I know, I haven’t done a monthly progress report since February. I’d like to claim that I didn’t have time because of All the Writing I was doing, but actually I was ashamed that I was getting so little done. (I actually predicted this in my report for February, […]
time_shark‘s anthology Clockwork Phoenix 3, which includes my story "Lineage", is now available on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1607620626) Only $11.95 for fifteen stories. Authors include , , , , , Tannith Lee, John C. Wright… well, you get the picture.
Redstone Science Fiction is a new online SF mag that will publish stories of 4,000 words or less and pay pro rates (5 cents/word). They open for submissions on March 15.
Issue #5 of GUD Magazine, which includes my story "Liza’s Home", is now available for purchase. A beautiful print edition with a bad-ass cover costs $12, while a PDF (including an additional copy sent to a friend!) is $3.50. The Kindle and Fictionwise versions aren’t available yet, but they will […]
This is my second (and last) year of eligibility for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. People who attended Anticipation last year, or who are attending Aussiecon this year, or who buy a "supporting membership" in Aussiecon, are eligible to nominate writers for that award. You can […]
My combined mail and e-mail contained six writing-related documents today: The contract and check from for "Lineage"; One form rejection; One personal rejection; One e-mail from a slush reader saying, "I like it, but the editor won’t, but I’ll send it along anyway"; One submission acknowledgement […]
I have my monthly writing/submission stats for both December and all of 2009. First, December: 8,400 new words of fiction written this month. 1 21 first drafts currently in progress. 2 5 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 3 3 second drafts currently in progress […]
has released the final table of contents for Clockwork Phoenix 3. My story "Lineage" is in position 12, between ‘s "Where Shadows Go at Low Midnight" and ‘s "Murder in Metachronopolis". (I love these titles!) Also he’s added stories by and to the list, making the total fifteen. Still really, […]
just told me that he’s buying my story "Lineage" for Clockwork Phoenix 3. Any of you who haven’t already read the previous CP anthologies, go out right now and get them, and you’ll know why I’m so thrilled. Thanks, Mike!
Monthly stats for November: 4,800 new words of fiction written this month. 1 21 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time) 4 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 2 3 second drafts currently in progress 1 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers." […]
For those who haven’t seen it yet, John Joseph Adams new online SF magazine Lightspeed will begin taking submissions on January 1st. Submission guidelines are here.
Monthly stats for October: 10,182 new words of fiction written this month. 1 20 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time) 3 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 2 4 second drafts currently in progress 2 second drafts currently in the […]
The October 2009 issue of Odyssey: Adventures in Science now appears to be available for purchase. The theme of the issue is "Cast of Humans." It contains my 290-word flash story, "The First Day of Spring." Odyssey is a science magazine for children in grades 5-10. I think my story […]
GUD (Greatest Uncommon Denominator) has bought "Liza’s Home", which was one my submission stories for Clarion. It’s slated for Issue #5 (Fall, 2009). I shall be shamelessly urging you all to buy it. I’ve previously commented on what a nifty magazine GUD is, so you can imagine how delighted I […]
I’m happy to announce that Odyssey Magazine has bought my flash fiction story, "The First Day of Spring." Odyssey: Adventures in Science is a magazine for "young adventurers" aged 10-16. Each monthly issue has a theme. My story, which concerns the beginnings of prehistoric agriculture, will appear in the October issue, whose theme […]
A quick post in the middle of crit-work at Clarion. Here are my monthly stats for June: 6,200 new words of fiction written this month. 1 BUT: 5,000 words of workshop critique written this month (in the last three days, actually) 19 first drafts currently in progress (some […]
Here are my monthly stats for May: 6,200 new words of fiction written this month. 1 19 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time) 2 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 2 second drafts currently in progress 1 second draft currently in […]
Issue #8 of Niteblade (June, 2009) is now up and available for public reading. My story "The Never Fair" is in it, together with Marge Simon’s nifty illustration. You can also purchase the whole issue as a PDF for $3.50, or make a donation to the zine.
My twitterfic is up on Nanoism and Twitter. That is all.
Thaumatrope is going to publish a twitterfic of mine on December 5, 2009. Save the date. Buy popcorn.
I’ve just learned that my story, "The Never Fair" (3,100 words) will appear in the June issue of Niteblade. Nice for a dad to get a gift on Mother’s Day…
Neither December nor 2008 is over yet, but I don’t realistically expect to get anything done in the next 36 hours, so I’m posting my report now. I’ve got the regular monthly report first, followed by some year-long figures. First, December: 3,400 new words of fiction written this month. 1 […]
Here are my monthly stats for October 4,400 new words of fiction written this month. 1 15 first drafts currently in progress. 2 1 first draft currently "ripening" before second draft. 3 0 second drafts currently in progress 1 second draft currently in the hands of […]
I’m the featured drabble on Flashshot today. http://www.gwthomas.org/flashshotindex.htm
Flashshot has announced its publication schedule for the next two months. Here are the dates for my three drabbles: "Before Playing" will appear on October 9th. "Too Much Sense" will appear on October 27th. "Imagination’s Curse" will appear on November 16th. I hope you’ll drop in and read […]
I was happy to learn, today, that three of my drabbles will appear on Flashshot. The titles are: "Before Playing" "Imagination’s Curse" "Too Much Sense" I’ll let you know when I learn the exact dates. Meanwhile, here’s the montly update for August: 4,300 new words of fiction written […]
I have already mentioned that my 60-word drabble Among Strangers won first prize in the Sixty-Word Sagas competition at Earlyworks Press, and will be appearing in the next Earlyworks Press Anthology. I am now pleased to report that, by invitation, an additional three drabbles of mine (each 100 words long) […]
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 […]