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Sold “The Days When Papa Takes Me To War” to Beneath Ceaseless Skies

This is my first sale to them.  I don’t write many secondary world fantasy stories, so I’ve only had thirteen prior rejections by BCS. It’s also the first “real” story that I submitted to my MFA workshop last fall (we had an initial assignment to turn in on the 2nd week, but those weren’t workshopped […]

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Two story sales (and some notes on the MFA application writing sample)

I’ve now sold two of my MFA application stories. A few days ago, I sold “A House, Drifting Sideways” to GigaNotoSaurus (which is an online magazine that publishes one longer SF story every month). And, last spring, I sold “The Snake King Sells Out” to the Intergalactic Medicine Show. (I also have a third, currently […]

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“Inside The Mind Of The Bear” is the IGMS cover story; “Next Door” will be reprinted in Wilde Stories 2013; and my Friday links!

Me-Related News My story, “Inside The Mind Of The Bear” is live on the Intergalactic Medicine Show website. Unless you’re a subscriber, you can’t really read it. But you can see the totally cute cover drawn by Andres Mossa. Isn’t that bear just so adorable? You just wanna throw your arms around it and nuzzle its […]

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Sold a story–“Inside the Mind of the Bear”–to the Intergalactic Medicine Show

Yep, this is Orson Scott Card’s magazine. Recently, I’ve spoken to a number of people who say that they won’t submit to the magazine because of Card’s views on homosexuality and his political activism against gay marriage. I can certainly understand why people don’t want to be associated with one of his enterprises. When you […]

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My very first horror sale! Sold a story–“No Victims”–to Lamplight

Sold a story to  new horror magazine, Lamplight. This is very first horror sale! Actually, I’ve never quite understood the horror genre. I don’t read much of it, so I don’t really have that intuitive sense of what is and what isn’t horror. Most of my fiction is kind of downbeat, but I’ve had very […]

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Sold stories to Futuredaze and Nameless

Now that the Table of Contents has been released, I suppose it’s alright to mention that I sold my short story, “Another Prison,” to Futuredaze, which is an anthology of YA science fiction stories (yes, another one). The anthology also feature stories by Jack McDevitt, Sandra McDonald, Lavie Tidhar, and Greg Frost (as well as […]

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Sold a story–“Next Door”–to the Diverse Energies anthology of YA SF

I guess it’s no secret now, since my constant self-googling has revealed that the Table of Contents is all over the place (actually…I’m not really sure I was ever supposed to keep it a secret…), but my story “Next Door” will appear in Diverse Energies, an anthology of dystopian YA* (with a focus on diverse protagonists) […]

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I’ve just accepted an offer of admission to the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University (in other words, I’m getting an MFA!)

I am totally shocked that this is actually going to happen. I am actually going to get paid to spend two years of my life in Baltimore, taking workshop classes with acclaimed writers and earning my keep by teaching one creative writing class a semester (Introduction to Fiction and Poetry!) to undergraduates. So many things […]

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In Kolkata, sold a story

Since I last updated, I’ve flown from D.C. to Frankfort to Dubai to Islamabad to Lahore to Karachi back to Islamabad back to Karachi to Dhaka and am currently in Kolkata. Tomorrow I am flying to Manila via Bangkok. That’s my last real stop! I should be home in almost exactly one week. My blog […]

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