Since February's basically over, it's time for another update on how my New Year's Resolution for 2023 to do more self-promotion is going! (I'll also provide some publishing updates + thoughts on reading in this post, too!) New Year's Resolution Accountability Check Q: Have you promoted yourself in some way every day this month? A: … Continue reading Reflections: Self-Promotion, Words, & Reviews from February 2023
Kickstarter Anthologies in 2022
Happy Kickstarter analysis day! This post contains my analysis of all the successful anthology Kickstarters that happened in 2022, and builds on some of the data gathering I talked about in my analyses of anthology campaigns in 2020 and 2021. What's in this post? My methodology Maps Charts Number crunching Thoughts Analysis Comparisons to 2020 … Continue reading Kickstarter Anthologies in 2022
2022 Annual Wrap-Up Post
Happy New Year, everyone! I've already shouted about my publication successes for 2022 in my 2022 Awards Eligibility Post, so in this post, I thought I'd share some statistics about my submissions, a brief writing retrospective, and some random trivia about my stories, published this year, and my goals for 2023. (If you're curious how … Continue reading 2022 Annual Wrap-Up Post
My 2023 New Year’s Resolution
You are the *only* person who truly knows what *you* need to be happy, and you are your own best advocate.
2022 Awards Eligibility Post
Since my last forthcoming publication of 2022 is now out, it's time for my annual awards eligibility post! 2022 was very exciting for me on the writing and translation front. Several of my stories and original translations were published, and an anthology I co-edited for The Dread Machine was released, too! Please consider the following … Continue reading 2022 Awards Eligibility Post
It's been a while since I've posted anything, so I thought I'd leave you some short reviews of 10 books I've read in the past month or so. 5/5 stars: Dear Sophie, Love Sophie: A Graphic Memoir in Diaries, Letters, and Lists by Sophie Lucido JohnsonI love letters, I love speculating about talking to Past … Continue reading Review Dump!
Review: The Saint of Witches
I recently picked up Avra Margariti's first poetry collection, The Saint of Witches, which was published in April 2022 by Weasel Press. Avra is a Greek creator of speculative poetry, and I've been a fan of her work for a couple years now. Avra's speculative poetry has been published rather widely and been nominated for … Continue reading Review: The Saint of Witches
Publication — Story: “Second-Hand”
Yesterday, my new story "Second-Hand" (1,000 words) was published in Shoreline of Infinity #31!!! Pick up a copy here to read about Ingris, the proprietress of the thrift/upcycling store on the worldship El Caminante! If El Caminante sounds familiar, that's because it should—it's the same worldship where the events of my story "San Cibernético" take … Continue reading Publication — Story: “Second-Hand”
My votes for Rhysling Award (2022)
I joined the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) a few years ago because I wanted to learn more about speculative poetry and subscribe to Star*Line, a quarterly magazine SFPA publishes. One of the perks of being an SFPA member is voting in the Rhysling Awards for best short and long poems of the previous year! … Continue reading My votes for Rhysling Award (2022)
How to Evaluate Your Story Like an Editor!
Last week, I wrote a blog post for Quasar Editing as part of a series on what the editorial team at The Dread Machine looks for as we review submissions. I'm Acquiring Editor for The Dread Machine—aka, middle management. I talk about what I do when submissions come in, and about how I read and … Continue reading How to Evaluate Your Story Like an Editor!