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August 27, 1999

Dragonlaugh Pub

No, I haven't died. It's been a slow week in the response department. There've been things going on in my life, mind you. My story, "The Homecoming of Grimwolf the Fierce," recently came out in the August issue of Dragonlaugh. It's not particularly high fantasy, but I rather enjoyed it. Take a look if you get the chance.

Lessee, I've also started working again (one day a week, but it's a long day and I spend the rest of the week recovering/prepping for next week). I also heard from an old friend from my undergrad days at UGA (hi Darren! I'll email you soon, I swear!).

Finally, SFF.net just released The Age of Reason, an anthology of original science fiction. Oh, sure, I'm not in there, but it does include a few NAWers and NAW related talents: Vera, Lisa, Diana, and of course, Kurt. Pick up a copy, won't you?

August 19, 1999

Pirate Writings

A remarkably swift (for them) 9 day form rejection from Pirate Writings. Pirate Writings wins an award for saving paper: their rejection slips are printed on strips of paper, rather than a whole page. I admire their frugal ways, but it makes for a very thin envelope.

August 18, 1999

Email Rejection From Talebones

A ten day email rejection from Mr. Swenson at Talebones. Results in snarls, gnashing of teeth, consumption of caffeinated sugar water.

August 16, 1999

Traditional No From SF Age

A 14 day form reject from Science Fiction Age. Someday...

August 15, 1999

Happy Anniversary

No writing news (it's Sunday, after all), but I'd like to take this opportunity to say Happy Anniversary to my lovely wife Lisa. We were married August 15 of 1992, making this our seventh year of wedded bliss. Wow. If you're a traditionalist, this is the wool or copper anniversary. If you're a modernist, it's the desk set anniversary. "Timeless. Classic. Office supplies."

August 14, 1999

Pass From Pulp Eternity

A 50 day rejection from Pulp Eternity. Didn't much care for the transitions, and he didn't think the main character did much. In short, sounds like he thought it boring. Hmm.

August 09, 1999

Anthology Sale

After a relaxing weekend (I bought a bike, and made good use of it), more good news: my story "Eater" has sold to Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance, an anthology to be published by Meisha Merlin Publishing next year in the spring (May, I think). My first sale to appear in a book! I'm especially pleased, since this is something that (theoretically) my parents could find and buy on their own! Yeehah!

August 06, 1999

Email Nope From Down Under

A 16 day emailed rejection from Altair. Basically, idea = good, execution = weak (only phrased much more politely than that). Fooey, I say, and will reward myself with a movie double-header: The Blair Witch Project (as it has finally come to our little town) and Mystery Men (which has got to better than Batman & Robin. At least it'll be intentionally funny). I have high hopes.

August 05, 1999

"Dear Contributor..." From Asimov

A 30 day form reject from Asimov's Science Fiction. Drat! Curses! Foiled again!