Book Signing 7/13/13!

Writers of the Future Vol. 29 is out!  And I will be signing copies from 2:00-4:00pm this Saturday (the 13th) at the Barnes & Noble on N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, Arkansas.   If you are in the area I hope to see you there. You can ask me about the contest, about writing, aboutContinue reading “Book Signing 7/13/13!”

Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 2

Here’s the link to Part 1 if you missed it. And jumping right into part 2: Once we turned in our twenty-four hour stories, we got to have some fun (not that whipping out a story, isn’t fun).  We formally met our illustrators and saw their work for the first time. Down stairs in theContinue reading “Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 2”

Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 1

Ok, I’m nearly back on schedule. The Writers of the Future workshop week was wonderfully educational.  We had two amazing primary teachers, Dave Wolverton and Tim Powers, and a plethora of secondary speakers who all gave their take on different aspects of writing fiction professionally. When I arrived I was picked up at the airportContinue reading “Writers of the Future Workshop Week and Gala, Part 1”

WotF Vol. 29 Cover

It’s a little after-the-fact, but the cover for Writers of the Future Vol. 29 has been released, and the book itself is available for pre-order! Anybody else hear Elton John in their head singing “Rocket Maaaaan” when they look at the cover?  The illustration is by wonderful Stephen Youll. You can pre-order a mass market paperback fromContinue reading “WotF Vol. 29 Cover”

Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology and Penumbra

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 writeContinue reading “Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology and Penumbra”

What Kind of Stories does Writers of the Future buy?

Recently, over on the WotF Forum, there’s been a lot of submit-o-mancy.  What does the new coordinating judge want? I think the greater question is, what does the contest want?  Yes, David Farland is master of the gate, he opens and closes the door, but then there are four more judges to please before youContinue reading “What Kind of Stories does Writers of the Future buy?”

Best Submissions Week Ever! P2

So, did you figure it out?  Two SFWA qualifying sales in one week!  Yahoo!  Still living off the high. Getting to some copyedits for my Mirror Shards sale now.  Belive it or not, that’s pretty exciting for me, too. And I hear finalist calls have already gone out for WotF q2!  Congrats, all! Had anyContinue reading “Best Submissions Week Ever! P2”

Best Submissions Week Ever!

Without any ado: I won second place in Writers of the Future!  I won’t be able to reply for a while, but if you leave a comment, thank you in advance! And big congrats to Stephen Sottong who won third, and a major rip-roaring congrats to Tina Smith who ran away with first! Here’s theContinue reading “Best Submissions Week Ever!”

Writers of the Future Q4: Finalists and Semis Announced

I’m so glad I can finally beak my silence. Of course, I’ve been dropping not-so-subtle hints here and there, but now I can say it outright: I’m a finalist again in the Writers of the Future contest! And though I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much, I’d really like to win.  AndContinue reading “Writers of the Future Q4: Finalists and Semis Announced”