[Worldcon] Escape from the Planet of the Slush Pile

Sunday (September 2) at 1030: Escape from the Planet of the Slush PilePanelists listed in program: Lynne M. Thomas, Gordon van Gelder, Ginjer Buchanan, Stanley Schmidt, Patrick Nielsen Hayden [note: Stanley Schmidt did not attend.] Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, ...

[Worldcon] How to Avoid Getting Published

Friday (August 31) at 1800: How to Avoid Getting PublishedPanelist listed in program: Jack McDevitt Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to note who said something, but often was unable to. ...

On rejection 1

Well, it sucks. Any questions? To be more specific, I’m talking about the kind of rejection that is yours for the collecting if you do anything creative. My main experience is with writing, but I’ve gotten a solid impression from my friends who do other artistic things that if you want to create, and sell ...

Submitting short stories (part 2/2) 4

Continuing on from yesterday, let’s talk more on with the nuts and bolts of submitting short stories to magazines/anthologies. The Cover Letter I feel like that heading should come with a dramatic flash of lightning and a crack of thunder. This is the number one thing that scared the hell out of me when I ...

Submitting short stories (part 1/2) 1

A friend of mine asked me for advice when it comes to submitting short stories for publication. Which actually surprised me a little at first, but hey. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m dropping things off my cover letter publication list to keep it down to six items, so I guess I must ...