I’ve been very quiet lately, I know; blame NaNoWriMo. I was doing pretty well with my typing (at this speed I wouldn’t dare to call it ‘writing’), but then I got an upper respiratory tract infection and spent three days in bed. There’s still time!
19th Oct 2009 in Uncategorised
I seem to have a mental block on making this weekly, so I think I should just give in and call it the fortnightly check-in. Acceptances: 3 – and as I’m so tardy with my updates, they’ve all been published. Coffee Break at The Pygmy Giant is a quirky future-tense romance; The Last 3,600 Seconds at Circlet is apocalyptic erotica (apocarotica?); And The Devil Makes Three is a “poetic vampire story” which won an honourable mention in Oysters and Chocolate’s…
5th Oct 2009 in Uncategorised
How do I keep missing the weekly check-in? Shameful. Acceptances: 2 – Writers’ Bloc, who replied within an hour! Very friendly and the last issue contains many writers I like (and some we just accepted into Fractured West). Also Verbicide for that classic piece of literature, ‘Queer Zombie Disco’. Rejections: 8 – 3 from magazines I really like, 3 I’d forgotten I’d even submitted to, and a very nice one from Fiction Circus. And, of course, McSweeney’s. I have begun making…
4th Oct 2009 in Writing
In every issue of .Cent, a worldwide network of creatives from fashion, art, music, design, illustration, literature and others, contribute their own interpretation of the title. These contributions are then shared with the readers without the heavy hand of an intrusive editorial opinion. This inimitable concept allows contributors to speak directly to the readers, creating an intimate yet open debate. .Cent does not dictate, it opens up debate. Be inspired, get involved. My story ‘Dresstrees’, will be part of the…
30th Sep 2009 in Writing
A Dear Wigleaf letter about peach cigarettes and communal secrets; A story called All-Night Cartoon Party. Well, actually it’s a prose sestina. But that’s pretty wanky so let’s all just agree that it’s a story.