Philcon 2018 Schedule

November 15, 2018

I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend. Here’s where you can find me!

    • Fri 6:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Three—Creative Curses to Inflict on Your Characters (3083)

      Falling asleep for a hundred years is so passe. What are some fun, fresh, modern enchantments you can use to put your protagonists to the test?

Vikki Ciaffone (mod), Gordon Linzner, Nicholas MacDonald-Martell, Elektra Hammond, Alex Shvartsman

    • Sat 11:00 AM in Plaza II (Two)—Indie Pub 102: The Editing Process (3069)

      Beta-readers, developmental editors, copyeditors, proofreaders… What do I need, where do I find it, and how much will it cost?

Brenda W. Clough (mod), John Skylar, Ann Stolinsky, Alex Shvartsman, Ian Randal Strock, Michael Hanson

    • Sat 12:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Indie Pub 103: The Publishing Process (3070)

      From cover design to distribution options, where do you take your masterpiece?

Alex Shvartsman (mod), Aaron Rosenberg, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Paul Levinson, Ken Altabef, Tee Morris

    • Sat 5:00 PM in Plaza V (Five)—Crowdfunding for Fun and…What Do You Mean We LOST Money??? (3144)

      Just how does a “Kickstarter” work? Will Patreon’s recent changes impact your ability to attract and keep Patrons? Is it worth setting up a KoFi account?

Jazz Hiestand (mod), Philippa Ballantine, Alex Shvartsman, Alana Phelan, Glenn Hauman

    • Sat 8:00 PM in Plaza II (Two)—Meet the Editors! (3040)

      Magazine and small press editors discuss what goes into creating their publications, from the economics of staying viable in the electronic age to getting appropriate submissions.

Hildy Silverman (mod), Darrell Schweitzer, Joshua Palmatier, Alex Shvartsman, Neil Clarke, Ian Randal Strock

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Contest win: “Icarus Falls”

November 12, 2018

Icarus with broken wings

Mythic Beast Studios runs a bi-annual contest for mythology-inspired short stories, and their most recent theme was “Icarus.” I’m very pleased to announce that my SF story “Icarus Falls” (which originally appeared in Daily Science Fiction) is the winner! It’s one of my best stories overall and if you haven’t read it yet, please check it out. It’s only 2200 words.

http://mythicbeaststudios.com/icarus-winner-icarus-falls

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Capclave 2018 Schedule

September 28, 2018

It’s time for my favorite convention of the year and I’m on a bajillion panels as well as a reading and a couple of signings. Here’s where you can find me over the course of the next two days. I’ll still be around on Sunday, but only for a little bit in the afternoon as I’m hanging out with a friend offsite in the morning and will roam the halls for a couple of hours in the afternoon. So don’t wait and find me on Friday or Saturday!

https://www.capclave.org/capclave/capclave18/individual_schedule.php?pid=160

 


UFO7 Release Day!

September 26, 2018

Unidentified Funny Objects 7 is out in the world! Here’s where you can get your copies:

Direct from UFO Publishing – Print – $15.99
Direct from UFO Publishing – E-book – $5.99
Amazon
B&N
Kobo
Apple
Google

The ebook is officially released. Technically, the paperback will be out early next month and we won’t ship out paperback orders until then (for the simple reason that we’re still waiting on our copies ourselves) but if you want to get a copy sooner, you can already order it from Amazon (and they’ll send it to you fast, if you have Prime.) Otherwise, it’ll be available next week elsewhere, or just get your ebook copy now!

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Reprint: Untilted at Samovar

September 24, 2018

My translation of “Untilted” by K. A. Teryna has been reprinted at Samovar today. Samovar publishes translation and international fiction, and although the English text of the story has previously appeared (originally at Apex magazine), Samovar provides a Russian language text as well, and also a podcasted version.

You can read and/or listen by clicking here.

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Publication: “Defender of Mogadun” in Shades Within Us anthology

September 8, 2018

Today is the release day for Shades Within Us, a charity anthology from Laksa Press that “examines the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of those who choose–or are forced to–leave home and familiar places.” As an immigrant myself I felt a strong connection to the theme and wrote a fantasy story that’s part about the plight of refugees, part a subversion of the theme of Chosen One, and part my response to Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.”

This book includes stories by Matt Kressel, Seanan McGuire, Rich Larson, and many other excellent authors and is well worth a read. I hope you’ll pick up a copy.

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Small Fortune and the Perpetual Luck Machine at Galaxy’s Edge

September 1, 2018

The latest issue of Galaxy’s Edge magazine includes my short story “Small Fortune and the Perpetual Luck Machine.” This is the third Magic Pawn Shop story (the fist two were “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma” and “High-Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity.”) It’s the first new Pawn Shop story in years and I hope everyone likes it as much as the first two! I keep meaning to write more in this setting but other projects interfere.

The story will be free to read at Galaxy’s Edge website for the next 60 days. Afterward (or even now, if you like) you can purchase the entire issue for five bucks.

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