One Year Later: Writers of the Future Vol. 29

Originally posted on alisa alering:
Writers of the Future Vol. 29, writer and illustrator winners and judges, Los Angeles, April 2013 This time last year, 13 writers from around the country headed to Los Angeles to take part in the Writers of the Future workshop and awards ceremony. For many, this was their first professional…

2014 Campbellian Anthology Reminder

Are you eligible to nominate an author for the Campbell award? Or are you just looking for some great free fiction? Either way, I hope you’ll download the 2014 Campbellian Anthology. The John W. Campbell award is given out each year during the Hugo Awards, honoring the best new writer in science fiction and fantasy.Continue reading “2014 Campbellian Anthology Reminder”

Congrats WotF Vol. 30 Winners!

Now that all of the writer winners have been announced, I just want to send my congratulations.  You will have a fantastic time during the workshop week.  I highly encourage you all to get to know each other a bit before you go, so that you can form a stronger bond once you arrive.  LastContinue reading “Congrats WotF Vol. 30 Winners!”

Double Sales!

I’ve sold two short stories recently. One to Penumbra for their ‘Family Traditions’ issue (coming this December), and one to another venue which is TBA due to pending paperwork and edits (but I’ve also appeared there previously). I’m very excited about both of these sales and will give out more details soon! Hope everyone isContinue reading “Double Sales!”

First Rule of Querying

For my blog post today… I am basically high-jacking someone else’s blog post. I am in the middle of querying agents at the moment, and already I’m running through the gamut of emotions. And I really, really want to talk about it. But I won’t, because no one needs to see the rollercoster while I’mContinue reading “First Rule of Querying”

I’ve just made it home after a wonderful and exhaustive experience at LoneStarCon 3. Met with a lot of people, went to a lot of interesting and informative panels, and had a great time staying up late every night chatting in the bar and hotel lobby. While I was gone, the latest issue of Galaxy’sContinue reading

Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 4, Post Gala

The day after the gala we did a few interviews and had a PR workshop given to us by John Goodwin of Galaxy press. In it we were taught some basics on how to present yourself on camera (be polite, smile, don’t wear white because it wreaks havoc with the lighting), and how to createContinue reading “Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 4, Post Gala”

Great Cause, Great Books

Hi all! I’m at the WotF workshop right now–having a blast, by the way–and I promise to post a full overview of the week when I get back. Our instructors for the workshop are Tim Powers and David Farland/Wolverton.  Both have been fantastic so far. Mr. Farland’s attendance has been especially appreciated, since he andContinue reading “Great Cause, Great Books”