Tag Archives: Literary Journals

A Flurry of Recent Publications

“The Rats” I wrote this micro-fiction for Weird Tales years ago, when that magazine had just been refurbished (though the furbishment has since been tarnished) and they were looking fore short-shorts. For a long time I never thought “The Rats” … Continue reading

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On How to Be Inspired

I have lots of ideas.  They are scattered about my hard drive, in various journals, and in the back of my mind’s attic.  For most of them, I succinct them into titles, or an opening sentence, and by the time … Continue reading

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On Nano-posting and NANO Fiction

So, as you might have noticed, I’ve stopped posting everyday since my Year of Living Bloggily successfully ended (and, Oh, how I was afraid it wouldn’t, that I’d keep writing forever, every morning, until, alas, my fingers absconded for parts … Continue reading

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On How to Properly Submit

First, rid yourself of your ego. Second, try again.  You didn’t try hard enough.  If you are still thinking of yourself as “you” then you have not successfully ratted out your ego and you might also have some identity issues … Continue reading

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Production Log: A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs

Today I’ll be talking about a story, the eponymous story of this post (minus that “Production Log:” part), a story that’s coming up on its third birthday.  The original inspiration came from a quote of James Blish: No one wants … Continue reading

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On Science Fiction Poetry

I just had my first acceptance by an out and out science fiction magazine! Unfortunately, it is a poem. (What they accepted, not the magazine itself, silly.) This is unfortunate only because I’ve been trying to get SF stories of … Continue reading

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Literary Warfare: Weave #5

As has been almost usual with my personal brand of literary warfare, I have a poem included in this issue, so I’m somewhat biased.  In this particular case, I am only half as biased as I normally would be because … Continue reading

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