Tuesday, 22 July 2014

SF Mind Meld: My Favourite Magic Item: The Fancy Dress Shop in Mr Benn

I've taken part in SF Signal's laterst Mind Meld: Favourite Magic Items.

I chose the magic fancy dress shop in Mr Benn. What's your favourite magic item? What would you do with it?

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Two Sales to Beam Me Up

'Aunty Merkel' and 'Looking Good' have been accepted for podcasting at Beam Me Up (guidelines here). As a bonus, these stories will also be broadcast on the local listener supported radio station WRFR lp/fm.

My first time on the airwaves!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Data Crabs at Mad Scientist Journal and Story Sale

My story 'Data Crabs' is available to read at Mad Scientist Journal, with some lovely art by Shannon Legler.

And I'm pleased to announce that I've sold a fantasy story to Daily Science Fiction. It's always a pleasure being published by DSF.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

First Foot Published in Bil Pankia

'First Foot' has been translated into Hebrew by Amber Greenstein and published in Bli Panakia. This is my first translation into Hebrew.

Sale to Young Explorer's Adventure Guide

I'm very pleased to announce that my story 'Chit Win' is to be reprinted in Dreaming Robot Press' Young Explorer's Adventure Guide. 

We’re looking for stories that:
  • Have a main character a middle grade reader (ages 9-12) can identify with;
  • Show a diverse set of real characters;
  • Are well written, fun to read and encourage a love of reading science fiction;
  • Tell of adventure, space, science.  Give us rockets, robots and alien encounters, and we’re pretty happy. Steampunk, time travel, weird west and alternate history are all fine;
  • Are between 3,000 and 6,000 words.
The anthology is still open (full guidelines here):

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Story Sale to Nature's Futures 2

I'm pleased to report that my story 'Glass Future' has been selected to appear in Nature Futures 2  to be published by Nature and Tor. With one hundred stories in this volume, I'm pleased to be sharing the table of contents with lots of my writing friends.

Natures Future's 2 will be promoted at Loncon this August, which I'm attending.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Reporting Short Story Sales


Since I've been doing this submission challenge on my writing group, my submissions have sky-rocketed. And, let's face it, they were quite high to begin with.

So I've got lots of news to report:

'House of Cards' accepted by T Gene Davis' Speculative Blog
Frozen Hive of Her Mind' (reprint) accepted by Domain SF
'Sibyl' reprint accepted by Literary Hatchet
'First Foot' and 'Sea Is in My Blood reprints accepted by Mad Scientist Journal
'Remember Winter' poem reprint accepted by Pantheon Magazine
'Stone City, Old as Immeasurable Time' reprint accepted by Dead But Dreaming
'First Foot' reprint for Hebrew translation by Bil Panakia
'First Foot' reprint accepted for Estonian translation by Aglernon
'Sister, Dear Sister' sold to Alternate Hilarities anthology
'When We Were in Thrall to Venus' sold to Aphrodite Terra anthology

Now, after a month of working on short stories, I'm looking foward to getting back to my novel. But I just might find the time to squeeze in the odd short story.