Category Archives: Short Stories

Learning to live with rejection, 500 times over

Rejection is a part of life for everyone.  We get rejected by colleges, for jobs and very occasionally by runaway brides.  But us writers, we get rejected more.  A lot more. Me, I’ve been rejected by one college (___ me, … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: July 2017

It’s hot. Very hot.  Glaciers are melting, fields are withering, an eclipse is nigh.  But all this is perfect fodder for spec fiction writers. So write something scorching, filled with fire or brimstone, volcanos or supernovas, hot romance or boiling … Continue reading

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How a Valkyrie Flies

My short story, “How a Valkyrie Flies,” has just been published in Sci Fan Magazine’s 7th Edition, available in ebook and paperback format at Amazon. Two Valkyries, one young, one old, battle atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the domination … Continue reading

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Updated list of paying spec fiction short story markets: May 2017

Summer is the perfect time to write, whether out by the pool or sitting on a balcony overlooking the harbor or just up early with the sun.  Let’s do it. If you do find this list useful, come say hi on Facebook, I’m … Continue reading

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Paying spec fiction short story markets: January 2017 update

Time for that New Year’s resolution: write more, submit more, get published more.  Let’s do it. It’s been a while, sorry about that, so lots of updates to my list of paying spec fiction short story markets.  Hang on. If … Continue reading

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Tis the season once again for short story contests

The weather outside is frigid, minus 13 F this morning on my back porch.  But the holidays are approaching, and that means ’tis the season for writing contests. Some of my favorite short story contests open for entry during or … Continue reading

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Waiting for the muse

Every writer goes through periods of waiting for their muse to speak up.  Gives us a sign, point us in the right direction.  Mine spoke up today. Perhaps my muse is saying “Finish that ___ing short story on the space … Continue reading

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