Other places to find me

A couple of newish projects to announce. Firstly, I’ll be writing reviews for The Fix online, the revival of TTA Press’ short fiction review magazine. I am only one of many, though, and if you’re looking for some insightful reviews across the scope of short speculative fiction, The Fix is the place to go.

Also this week, Fantasy magazine relaunches online (I sense a theme) with yours truly as the non-fiction editor. Right now there’s an interview up with the fabulous Catherynne Valente and soon there will be a spotlight on a young artist who bowled me over with her talent. There will be new fiction, non-fiction and reviews up every week.

Hopefully when this goes live the November issue of Cerise will be up. It contains my review of the game Wedding Dash, which I object to on feminist principles.

Finally, by the time you see this I will be at the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY and probably having a fabulous time. No readings or panels scheduled, thank goodness. I’m spending the day working and the evenings partying.

Interfictions Reading October 30th

Interfictions is a one-of-a-kind anthology published by the Interstitial Arts Foundation and Small Beer Press. Between its covers, nineteen writers dig into the imaginative spaces between conventional genres — realistic and fantastical, scholarly and poetic, personal and political. This evening at McNally Robinson, three of those writers join editor Delia Sherman to read from their boundary-crossing stories. K. Tempest Bradford is a widely published author of fantastical short stories and a prolific blogger. Matt Cheney is a fiction writer and critic who maintains the blog The Mumpsimus, focused on reviews and interviews with authors in science fiction genres. Veronica Schanoes’ work has appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Trunk Stories, and Jabberwocky. Join us for an evening of unclassifiable fiction.
(McNally Robinson events page)

When: Tuesday, October 30 at 7.00 PM.

Where: McNally Robinson
52 Prince St.
(between Lafayette and Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012

I’ll read from Black Feather again and see if I can’t come up with an interesting way to read it this time. If you’re going to be in NYC on the 30th, drop by!

Write-a-thon Week 3

I reached my week 3 goal! Go me. It was difficult with ReaderCon impinging on my weekend writing time, but I had a lot of fun and it was worth it. I didn’t end up taking any pictures, so unfortunately you’ll have to do without.The con itself was great. I ended up not going to many panels. I think that I completely paneled myself out at WisCon and felt more like relaxing and talking with friends. I spent a lot of time in the dealer’s room behind the Wildside Press table. Lots of people hang out in the ReaderCon dealer’s room, though, so I was sure not to miss anyone standing around in there.

I finalized all the details of my new position as Fantasy Magazine’s non-fiction editor. I know now exactly what I need to do and when. I already have my first interview in the bag and I’m ready to start on at least three more. I’m very excited about this job! I get to have conversations with awesome people about fantasy and writing and literature. How cool is that?

This next week is all about getting stuff done before I go to the LaunchPad workshop (and still having to write a story). I may also have a small surprise.

Write-a-thon Week 2

I’m pleased to announce that I reached my Week 2 goal of writing a new story!  It’s short (under 2K) and has no title yet, but it exists.

The next piece I’m going to work on isn’t a story, exactly.  It’s a combination of prose and graphic novel script for a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-type book.  A friend of mine asked if I could produce a short novel for them in less than a month.  Might as well use the Write-a-thon to get the first draft done!  It’ll be about the same length as a short story.

My Tuckerization auction earned Clarion West about $51!  I hear the other auctions went even better than that, so at least $200 raised, but probably more.  I think I will Tuckerize the winner in next week’s project.

I’m also going to Readercon next weekend.  Doing another Interfictions reading.  I’ll post pictures and a con report next Sunday.

Write-a-thon Week 1 & KGB Reading

Write-a-thon Update Week 1

I reached my Week 1 goal of revising a story! I revised Imperative, which I will now send out to some suitable publication. Excitement :)

To everyone who is sponsoring me, a big Thank You. I hope to keep up this momentum for the next five weeks.

If you’d still like to sponsor me, please see this post for details. You can also bid on a Tuckerization in one of my stories.

KGB Reading

Though I was very, very nervous, the reading at KGB went well. All of the readers and stories were awesome. And I was excited to meet Matthew Cheney for the first time.

Some pictures:

Just after I was done, by ellen datlow
also by ellen datlow

photos by matt kressel

Check out these photosets to see more: Juliet, Ellen, Matt