I sold short story “Into the Nth Dimension” to DAW anthology Human for a Day, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Martin H. Greenberg. Also, I’ve added some new Upcoming Appearances.
I sold “Citizen-Astronaut,” the story (based on my trip to “Mars”) that won Second Prize in the 2010 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest, to Analog. This is my third Analog sale, which makes me a member of the dreaded Analog Mafia. And yes, that means I sold to Realms of Fantasy and Analog in the same month.
Happy release day to Wild Cards I, featuring my story “Powers”!
Locus reviewer Rich Horton’s year-end summary for Analog calls out my “Teaching the Pig to Sing” for special praise. Because this story has been catching some critical attention, I’ve put it online for you to read for free. Tell all your friends! Also, my story “Tides of the Heart” has been accepted by the re-revived Realms of Fantasy.
My story “Letter to the Editor” was accepted by John Joseph Adams for his anthology The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination; my story “Trust” was accepted by Daily Science Fiction; I have received an ARC of the revised Wild Cards I, which will be available on November 23; the website for the Cascade Writers writing workshop is now open for registration; and I’m quoted briefly in an Oregonian article about climate change in SF.
Yay! StarShipSofa wants to podcast my story from Interzone 228. But! Gardner Dozois in Locus didn’t like it. Ya win some, ya lose some.
While I was in Australia I didn’t write a word, but when I came home I found that a lot had happened in my absence:
- Horror story “Floaters” was podcast in issue 177 of The Drabblecast
- Ghost story “A Little Song, A Little Dance” was published in Book View Cafe’s charity e-anthology Breaking Waves
- Vampire story “Family Matters” was published in anthology Fangs for the Mammaries, edited by Esther Friesner
- Fantasy story “Nucleon” was reprinted in anthology Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia, edited by Karen A. Romanko
- An interview with me was published at AusLit.net.
- I received the Sacred Chalice of Glory trophy from The Drabblecast for the podcast of my story “Babel Probe”, which won the People’s Choice Award for Best Drabblecast Story of the Year. Unfortunately, Kate says she doesn’t want that eyeball on her mantel.
- I learned that next April I will be the Stollee Lecturer at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where my Clarion West classmate Inez teaches in the English department. I’ve never been an endowed lecturer before. (No, wait, that didn’t sound right.)
I also received three rejections and a rewrite request. The rejected stories have all gone back out and I’ll be starting on the rewrite shortly.