Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Live on Everyday Weirdness: "Transparenting"

Crap, I almost forgot about this: My poem "Transparenting" is up on Everyday Weirdness. I don't see a permalink anywhere, so if you click on this link after 3/18 you'll probably see someone else's story! And that will ruin your whole day, I just know it.

UPDATE: Okay, I applied a little deductive reasoning and came up with the permalink. The world may now rest easy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ten is a magic number

I just realized I made my tenth fiction sale. I've been writing the stuff for about 15 months now, and I made my first submission on June 2, 2008. Not bad for a newbie! Here's the list as it stands as of today:

"Behold: Skowt!": Apex Magazine, published 11/08 

"The People Fever": Expanded Horizons, published 12/08

"The Astonishing New Adventures of Free Hot Boy Aboard the Slaveship to Venus": Pear Noir!, published 2/09

"Transparenting" (poem): Everyday Weirdness, forthcoming

"The Raincaller": Sybil's Garage, forthcoming

"Seven Men (in Various States of Fabrication)": Farrago's Wainscot, forthcoming

"A Voice Not Her Own" (poem): Kaleidotrope, forthcoming

"The Crackerjack Kids": M-Brane SF, forthcoming

"Julie, Spirit of Laws": Atomjack, forthcoming

"The Saint of the Moon": Aoife's Kiss, forthcoming

I've still got a handful of stories making the slush-pile rounds--and while my output in '09 has been s-l-o-w, I'll have two more stories finished by the end of this month. Fingers crossed on that shit.

Sale: "Julie, Spirit of Laws" to Atomjack

The online SF magazine Atomjack just accepted my story "Julie, Spirit of Laws." This piece came in third place (tied with one written by my fellow Codex member Erin Cashier) in an "election horror" contest put on by Apex and judged by Jay Lake last November -- which won me a free book but no publication. I've had a hell of a time selling it since then. So glad it's gonna find a home! Plus: "Atom Jack" is the name of my favorite Drive Like Jehu song, so that's kinda cool, too.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sale: "Transparenting" to Everyday Weirdness

My poem "Transparenting" -- which is about a single mom who wakes up one day with the power to turn invisible -- was just accepted by Everyday Weirdness. It'll appear there on March 18. Sweet.