Now that I’ve got a completed contract in hand, I feel free to announce that my story, “Ol’ Soapy’s Revenge” will be appearing in the Lost themed issue of Penumbra coming out in April. It’s a humor piece that I’m quite tickled to have accepted. Funny is hard, in my opinion, and when I write humor I’m never quite sure if it works or not.
In other publication news, Stupefying Stories Presents the 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology is out for a limited time. It features 43 authors who are eligible to win the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Campbell Award for short, which is voted on at the same time as the Hugos). My story, “Rats Will Run,” which first appeared in Mirror Shards Vol. 2 is reprinted within.
The Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology is free and available in a variety of electronic formats, so even if you aren’t eligible to vote for the Campbell Award I suggest downloading it. Tons of great stories for free, how can you beat that?