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Writing Update: January 2012

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It’s been a while since I did much in the writing department. Last fall slowed down for various reasons. So here’s a recap of last year. First I have several works from last year eligible for this year’s Aurora Award, one of Canada’s speculative writing awards. If you’re Canadian (current, expat or living abroad) you are both eligible for works published and able to nominate or vote. I believe the $10 fee now covers both nominating and voting. A list of works by Canadians is viewable at the Canadian SF Works Database. My eligible works for last year are:

Short Fiction

Poems

  • A Good Catch.” Polu Texni. Dawn Albright, ed. April, 2011. (can be read online)
  • Darkside.” Chizine. Sandra Kasturi, ed. May, 2011.
  • Shadow Relams.” Witches & Pagans #23. Anne Newkirk Niven, ed. BBI Media. Aug. 2011.
  • Sundance.” Chizine. Sandra Kasturi, ed. June, 2011.

There were a few other things published last year but they were reprints. You can nominate me or any other Canadian writer until March 31st and you can vote starting on April 16th. Along that line there is a short review of the Mirror Shards anthology, and Des Lewis has gathered all the reviews for the Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies.

In the world of new, some time this year my poem “Visitation: Leda’s Lament” should be coming out in Bull Spec. “Gingerbread People” in Chilling Tales 2 has now been postponed until 2013. 😦 And my poem “Queen of Heaven and Earth” will be coming out in the spring issue of Eternal Haunted Summer.

I’ve been trying to finish my German steampunk story but still cannot come up with a good resolution, though it’s mostly done. I’m working on a tale about skin and psychopaths for another anthology if I can work out the structure. It’s being elusive. And still chipping at the novel. I also made January submission month and sent out quite a few poems and stories. Now I have to buckle down and get more

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Writing: Cone Zero Authors & Reviews

Finally, the authors of the anthology/magazine Cone Zero can be revealed and I can say that I wrote “The Fathomless World.” I had hoped for more reviewing of the story but clearly it wasn’t anyone’s favorite. Still, it didn’t receive any scathing review either though all the reviewers seem to have been careful in not pointing out the ones they didn’t like. It’s one anthology that I did read through and found the quality quite high. I didn’t agree with some of the reviews and found a few stories too long, boring or clunky but that was very few.

It was a fun idea and if I get anything that rings a bell for the next one, Cern Zoo, then I’ll enter submit to the anthology for that one too. Below are the names of all the authors tagged to their stories as well as a bunch of review links. And if anyone is interested in submitting a story to Cern Zoo, here’s a link to the guidelines: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/cerne_zoo__guidelines.htm

“The Fathomless World” by Colleen Anderson
“The Point of Oswald Masters” by Neil James Hudson
“Cone Zero” (page 23) by Sean Parker
“Cone Zero” (page 33) by Kek-W
“Cone Zero, Sphere Zero” by David M. Fitzpatrick
“An Oddly Quiet Street” by Scott Tullis
“Always More Than You Know” by John Grant
“Cone Zero” (page 129) by Grant Wamack
“Going Back For What Got Left Behind” by Eric Schaller
“Cone Zero” (page 147) by Stephen Bacon
“The Cone Zero Ultimatum” by Bob Lock
“Angel Zero” by Dominy Clements
“How To Kill An Hour” by A.J. Kirby
“To Let” by Jeff Holland

 

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