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Small Burdens

Lois Tilton at Locus Online was lukewarm regarding my “Stereogram” piece, but when my story “Small Burdens” came out in Strange Horizons back in March, she gave it a “Recommended.”  The other day, in her year-end wrap-up, she called it one of her three favorite Strange Horizons stories of the year: Strange Horizons, now on […]

Kuroda Bushi – A Translation

This isn’t the type of thing I usually put up on this site, but someone may find it useful one day, and it should be on the internet somewhere. A friend is studying to be an opera singer, and for a performance project she was assigned an old, traditional Japanese folk song called a min’yo […]

Well, That Could Have Gone a Lot Worse

The BSFA’s Short Story Club has ended, and they are in the post-mortem phase now.  My “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory” got some of the harsh treatment I expected, but it looks like my story polarized the group more than most, and the discussion also included a few comments […]

Win a Critique from Altered Fluid

The members of Altered Fluid are donating a critique as part of the KGB Fantastic Fiction raffle. All ten current members of the group will critique a story up to 7000 words from the winning ticket holder, either in person or via Skype. Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a NY-based reading series featuring luminaries and […]

If Short Story Club is Anything Like Fight Club, I’m Breaking the First Rule

The editorial staff of Vector, the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association, is running an online short story club – each week from late August through November, they’re discussing a noteworthy or interesting story that has been published on the internet recently.  And I’m stunned to say they’ve selected my “Stereogram of the […]

Clarkesworld Goes Inside Altered Fluid

This month, Clarkesworld Magazine is running an interview with (most of) the members of Altered Fluid, in which we discuss writing, and writing groups, and each other. It was a lot of fun.  Jeremy L. C. Jones emailed us the questions and we shared them as a Google doc.  This let each of us answer […]

Sybil’s Garage #7

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but nevertheless I am delighted to announce that Sybil’s Garage no. 7 went on sale this week.  I had a blast helping out with this magazine — finding gems in the slush, guiding authors on rewrites,  and copy editing.  I’m rather proud to see it […]

In Stereo

Fantasy Magazine has published an Author Spotlight interview to accompany “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory.”  I discuss writing the story, and also attempt to describe what makes a successful writing group. The story has already gotten some feedback.  In an absurdly flattering review in Locus, Rich Horton writes: And […]

“Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory” in Fantasy Magazine

I’m delighted to announce that my story “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory,” has been published in Fantasy Magazine.  I’m a big fan of this publication, and I’m very happy this piece has found a good home there. A couple of different things came together to inspire this story.  The […]

“Small Burdens” on Strange Horizons

I’m proud to say my short story “Small Burdens” just went up on the wonderful speculative fiction magazine Strange Horizons.  You can read it here. This piece began as my first Clarion story, written during the week our workshop was led by Kelly Link. A bit of spoiler — It’s a fairy story, and I […]