Archive | Announcements

16 April 2015 ~ 7 Comments

“Long List” Anthology (Replacing the Mulligan Awards)

For anyone who read the previous plan proposing the Mulligan Awards, this announcement is to announce that there will be no Mulligan Awards, and to announce a new plan that I hope will accomplish the same goals I had in mind, but in a way that better fits my goals.

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11 April 2015 ~ 11 Comments

Announcing The Mulligan Awards

The Mulligan Awards are a response to the joke that is this year’s Hugo ballot. This is for the people who want to compare and contrast great stories and publications that were chosen by the two thousand people who registered and nominated, rather than the opinion of just two or three.

So there will be a final ballot which is based on what non-voting-bloc Hugo voters nominated, an opportunity to vote and, depending on what can be arranged with the parties of interest and the level of interest from fandom, there may be trophies, or a reprint ebook anthology of those on the final ballot who are interested in participating.

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11 February 2015 ~ 3 Comments

Diabolical Plots Fiction Lineup (Year One)

I have twelve short story contracts in hand, signed by the authors of twelve stories. That means that I can announce the lineup of stories for Diabolical Plots first year of publishing fiction. All of these were chosen with the author names hidden so all of them made it on the merit of the story, regardless of how well the author is known or their publishing histroies.

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12 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“Catastrophic Failure” at Perihelion

written by David Steffen

My story “Catastrophic Failure” just went live at Perihelion today. It’s outside my usual comfort zone, hard SF, near novelette size, about a disaster on a Venusian mining crawler. Full of action and science fictiony goodness. If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think.

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27 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A podcast and a guest blog

Just a couple quick links for you!

My Christmas horror story “Helpers”, which originally appeared in One Buck Horror 3 is now reprinted in Pseudopod.

I have guest blogged at Daniel Wallock’s site here.

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14 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Submissions Grinder Proto-Newsletter

This is a copy of the newsletter sent out to users of The (Submission) Grinder who have opted in for the newsletter as of Monday, November 10, 2013. We have included it here to let people who might be interested in hearing about the upcoming newsletter feature, but who are not users or who have not opted in.

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10 October 2013 ~ 1 Comment

“Could They But Speak” at Perihelion

A previously unpublished story is now published at Perihelion, free to read, and it even has an illustration. It’s the story of Gunther the Dachshund who is one of the first and most public recipients of the Awakening procedure that allows animals to talk. He’s become a canine rights advocate since the procedure, but now it appears that someone is making an attempt on his life. Gunther and his agent (formerly his owner) Daniel must solve the mystery of who tried to kill him.

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13 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

“Reckoning” at Stupefying Stories

My flash fiction story “Reckoning” is now posted on Stupefying Stories for you to read for free. It’s the tale of southern fire-and-brimstone Preacher Paul and his encounter with Death. This one’s been around for a little while, though I think a recent complete rewrite of the ending is what helped push it over into purchase territory.

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06 April 2013 ~ 1 Comment

“I Will Remain” in After Death anthology

The After Death anthology with my story “I Will Remain” is now available for sale. It’s anthology of stories that take place after death, one of my favorite topics to contemplate and write about.

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10 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

“Coin Op”

I’m a bit tardy in posting this, but in February Daily Science Fiction published another of my stories: “Coin Op”. It’s a comedy, based around sex. It is definitely mature content, so if you don’t care for that sort of thing, just skip it. And feel free to let me know what you think of it. Here it is.

Enjoy!

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