Menace and Whimsy II

My story “These Troubles, Oh No” is now online over at A cappella Zoo.  It’s an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel Uncurled.  A different title was given in the notes, but it’s changed.  Permanently, ’cause this is a much better title.  It’s taken from a line in R.A. Lafferty’s The Reefs of Earth: “A child’s…

Menace and Whimsy

I almost forgot all about this whole shameless self-promotion thing. An excerpt from my (as yet untitled) NaNoWrimo’d novel will be published in the Spring issue of A cappella Zoo.  The excerpt, “These Troubles, Oh No”, was accepted pdq; the editor called me just a couple of days after I had submitted it.  This really…

Market of the Week: Contest-type

I’m adding a new category to Market of the Week. A number of smaller print and online magazines have decided to use their editorial budgets to offer writing ‘prizes’ to work they’ve accepted for publication.  When your piece is accepted by these markets, your piece automatically goes into a competition pool.  The best work (usually…