Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WotF, 1st quarter results posted on their blog

Check out my name, right there under the semi-finalists. Losing never felt so good! But seriously, though, it was nice to be in the elite company of only 19 other stories.

Friday, May 3, 2013

WotF 2013, 1st quarter

During the 1st quarter of the 2013 Writers of the Future Contest, I placed among the semi-finalists. As a result, Mr. Dave Wolverton sent me a personal critique for my story. Again, I very much appreciate the time both he and Joni Labaqui put into the contest:

"Congratulations on being a semifinalist. I very much liked this tale, and it came squeaky close to being a finalist. I don’t get many tales told from [spoiler] point of view—much less that of [spoiler] that is hoping to [spoiler] so that it can [spoiler]. This tale was thoroughly engrossing and icky. Well done! ... Good luck in finding a home for this. I don’t think that it will be hard. I would very much like to see something more from you soon!"

On a more serious note, and as some of you may already know, Mr. Wolverton's son Ben was recently in an accident that left him in a coma. The expected medical costs for his rehabilitation are estimated to be around 1 million dollars. Donations are being accepted here. Check it out, read what happened and see if it's not something you'd want to donate to.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The cover for Penumbra's June 2013 H G Wells issue

The Penumbra eMag cover for June has been posted online. This H. G. Wells themed issue will include my story "Burning Men." I'm very excited about this one as it's one of my favorite stories that I've written. Hat tip to HL Fullerton and Shannon Fay, fellow writers in the trenches from the Shock Totem and Absolute Write boards, who will be sharing the TOC with me.