Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Award Eligibility

This is my last year of eligibility for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In the two years I've been eligible, I've:
1. Sold a total of 15 stories, all to pro or semi-pro markets, including: Apex Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Shock Totem, Ares Magazine, and Penumbra eMag.
2. Had four stories appear on the 2013 and 2014 Tangent Recommended Reading List.
3. Had a darn good time and wouldn't at all mind a nomination!

The following works, all published in 2014, are eligible to be nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy Award, et al, ad infinitum.

"The Burden of Triumph" - OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show, November 2014
- Chosen as the audio production of the issue, read by Stuart Jaffe
- Appeared in the Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List
- Author David Farland called it, "Thoroughly engrossing and icky."

"Bittersweet Bedlam" - A Darke Phantastique, Cycatrix Press (2014)

"So Praise Him" - That Ain't Right Anthology (2014)

"The (Zeroes and) Ones We Love" - Ares Magazine #1, July 2014
- Author David Farland called it, "Effective" and "quite touching."

"Splotch of Red" - Darkfuse Anthology #2 (2014)

"Shock" - Bastion Science Fiction Magazine #1, April 2014

"Servant of the Aswang" - Penumbra eMag Vol. 3, #6, March 2014
- Appeared on the Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List

"Stanley P. Strauss, Destroyer of the Universe" - Stupefying Stories Showcase #14, February 2014

Monday, January 19, 2015

Reprint Sale: Burning Men

Pretty excited to announce that my story, "Burning Men," has been accepted by Sci Phi Journal!

Sci Phi Journal is a fledgling magazine with a special focus. Each story featured is speculative fiction with a philosophical bent, and is followed by a brief "Food For Thought" section which explores the "big idea/s" behind each work. Not sure what issue my story is slated for, but I'll be sure to post more information when it comes. In the meantime, feel free to check out their first three issues at amazon.com, both Kindle and in print.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Multo" released in Apex Magazine #68

Issue #68 of Apex Magazine just dropped and it includes my Filipino ghost story, "Multo." I'm absolutely thrilled to have it find a home as prestigious as Apex. Hope you love it!

Special thanks to Aunt Joy for providing new Tagalog translations and for correcting and/or verifying my own sad attempts. This story wouldn't even be half as good without her!

Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List

Two of my stories made the Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List. They are: "Servant of the Aswang" (Penumbra eMag Vol. 3, #6, March 2014), and "The Burden of Triumph" (Intergalactic Medicine Show #42, November 2014). I'm really proud of both stories, so it's nice to see them get a bit of recognition.