I've been reading at lot of discussion about whether it's good form to self-promote during the awards season.
Some people think that you shouldn't. And that good stories should rise like cream to the top of the award's milk bottle. That self-promotion leads to awards becoming popularity contests.
Other people argue that there is so many stories published that if you don't self-promote you're likely to get overlooked.
Some people agonise over their self-promotion, feeling guilty and apologising.
I think that it's fine. People reading this blog are interested in me and my work. So I present two stories published in 2013 and available to read online, for your consideration. .
'Sibyl' a flash science fiction story first published in Nature
'Betrayal, Clear as Kanzai Glass' a science fiction story set in the shared Dark Expanse world.
I'd also like to give a shout out to Sylvia Spruck Wrigley's 'Alive, Alive Oh' first published in Lightspeed.
What's your take on self-promotion? Do you do it?