Places To Send Your Sci-Fi Novel

  Did you know that you can actually get into a relationship with one of the big publishers, Penguin, without an agent? It’s true. I swear. Know how? DAW. That’s how. What’s DAW? They’re a book publisher. Started back in the 70s by Donald A. Wollheim (get it? D.A.W.? DAW?) and his wife Elsie, they wereContinue reading “Places To Send Your Sci-Fi Novel”

Blame Hugh Howey

I’ve got two parts of my novel How It Ends up and published on Amazon, here and here. Part three will be coming out in the early part of January. You might be wondering why I’m serializing it rather than just releasing it in a single volume. Well, even if you’re not wondering, I’m gonnaContinue reading “Blame Hugh Howey”

Weird Tales Is Opening Its Doors

Ever wanted to appear in a magazine along side names like Peter S Beagle, Brian Lumley, or even possibly Stephen King? Well now is your chance! Weird Tales is opening itself up to submissions this Friday (11/22/2013). And it looks like it might stay open for a while. A new submissions editor has taken theContinue reading “Weird Tales Is Opening Its Doors”

Versioning Your Ebooks

While reading a Robert B Parker ebook last year, I noticed this in the front matter: “V3.0_r2”. To my systems eye, this means version 3, release 2. It struck me as a little odd to have a version/release number at first. But then I thought of it like a printing history rather than something moreContinue reading “Versioning Your Ebooks”

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Release

Tomorrow marks the release date of Part Two of my serial novel, “How It Ends”. Subtitled The Plan, it follows the continuing story of Sidney, the university professor who remains shaken after his encounter with Eric; Brian, Sidney’s colleague who is planning to exploit his work relationship with Sidney and personal relationship with Anita to advanceContinue reading “Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Release”

Writers Of The Future Contest

This showed up in my Facebook feed the other day: Kevin J Anderson, while I’ve never read him, is a sci-fi name I know off the top of my head. So when I saw this, I thought “Maybe I should learn a bit more about this contest to which he’s lent his face.” I went toContinue reading “Writers Of The Future Contest”

“The Dance”: Behind The Scenes

Readers love to ask questions of authors like “Where do you get your ideas?” I know, as a reader, I’ve wondered that myself in the past. There are reasons why ancient civilizations personified the deliverance of ideas for artist works, gave them names, called them gods. To this day, we still show a certain reverenceContinue reading ““The Dance”: Behind The Scenes”

Call for Sci-Fi Submissions

This was brought to my attention by a friend of mine yesterday. If you’ve got a sci-fi or fantasy novel just hanging around waiting to be published (and who doesn’t?) then consider submitting it to Angry Robot Books. (Click the header below for details, or copy/paste the link below the header into your browser ifContinue reading “Call for Sci-Fi Submissions”