Posts tagged with "magazine" - Faerye Net 2012-04-24T12:43:52+00:00 Felicity Shoulders "Long Night on Redrock" is the cover story for the July Asimov's! 2012-04-24T12:43:52+00:00 2012-04-25T11:25:59+00:00 <p>Remember my novelette, <a href="" target="links">&#8220;Long Night on Redrock&#8221;</a>, which will be appearing in the July 2012 issue of <em><a href="" target="links">Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</a></em>? It is the cover story for that issue!</p> <p>I discovered last week that science fiction and fantasy illustrator <a href="" target="links">Tomislav Tikulin</a> had done a painting titled &#8220;Long Night on Redrock&#8221; which was clearly an illustration of my story, and yesterday I received confirmation in the form of contributor copies in my mailbox.</p> <center><a href="" title="July 2012 Asimov's contributor copies by Felicity Shoulders, on Flickr"><img src="" width="375" height="500" border="0" alt="July 2012 Asimov's contributor copies"></a></center> <p>If you&#8217;d like to see the full painting, take a look on Mr. Tikulin&#8217;s website <a href="" target="links">here</a> &#8212; it&#8217;s pretty gorgeous.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve never had my name on the cover of a magazine before, let alone had my story named and illustrated on the cover. I&#8217;m over the moon! If not over the titular desert planet of Redrock. Which is in that painting. Along with my main characters. And certain other story elements. On the cover of <em>Asimov&#8217;s</eM>. Sorry, still getting used to this!</p> <p>The issue should be arriving in subscribers&#8217; mailboxes or on their Kindles soon, and it&#8217;ll be on newsstands May 8. I&#8217;m really excited about this story, which is again a little different from most I&#8217;ve had published. Read the teaser <a href="" target="links">in my original post</a> and look for it in the July issue! On the cover!</p> "Small Towns" on shelves in January/February issue of F&SF! 2012-01-03T16:29:21+00:00 2012-01-13T10:09:16+00:00 <p>My <a href="" target="links">first published novelette</a>, first published fantasy, and first published historical fiction are all out on newsstands today and they are all the same thing: &#8220;Small Towns,&#8221; published in the January/February 2012 issue of <a href="" target="links"><em>The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction</em></a>!</p> <center> <p><img src="" /></center></p> <p>I hope all my stories have their own flavor, but this one is particularly idiosyncratic and I&#8217;m quite proud of it.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s the beginning, to whet your appetite:</p> <blockquote> <center><b>Small Towns</b></center> <p>When Jacques Jaillet was a small boy, he brought home a pocketful of sand from the seaside and dribbled it slowly onto the floorboards of his little room. He made long avenues and cottage roofs, rows of shops, garden walls, a church with a fragment of shell for the tower. Then, for no reason he could later recall, he took a deep breath and blew it all away, the shapes and the order, the grains themselves skittering under the baseboard, gone forever.</p> <p>When Jacques returned to his market town in 1918, past his middle years, it looked as if here, too, a monstrous child had finished playing and had blown the town, the streets, the houses and shops from the face of the Earth.</blockquote></p> <p>I hope you&#8217;ll go out and buy the magazine at your local newsstand or Barnes &amp; Nobles. Portlanders, <a href="" target="links">Rich’s Cigar Store</a> has copies!</p> <p><strong>Edited 1/13/12:</strong> <em>F&amp;SF</em> is <a href="" target="links">available for Kindle</a>, as well!</p> Novelette sold to Asimov's: "Long Night on Redrock" 2011-10-19T18:26:51+00:00 2011-10-19T18:27:24+00:00 <p>I am overjoyed to announce my second novelette sale! This one is far-future science fiction, and it will appear in <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a>.</p> <p>Many thanks to my lovely readers! It wasn&#8217;t hard to find them for this piece, because it turns out <em>everyone loves space marines</em>. Even retired ones.</p> <p>Here is a teaser of my novelette! You&#8217;ll know more about where to find the rest of it as soon as I do:</p> <blockquote> <center><strong>Long Night on Redrock</strong></center> <p>“If you’re exploring the town, you should stop walking,” Peder Finn called down from his porch. The stranger, a fair-haired man bent under a backpack, paused at the gate. Peder pegged him for an offworlder. A dozen telltales said as much; from his low-topped shoes, likely to let in sand, to his unshaded eyes, without tanned-in squint or sunglass marks. It was almost aynid harvest, a suspicious time for an offworlder to come visiting.</p> <p>The man took in the dusty yard, where Peder’s children had lined and stacked rocks into an imaginary city and set a carved toy horse on an overturned bucket to reign. Finally his gaze settled on Peder, who had paused in carving another toy, a long strip of synthwood still hanging from his knife.</p> <p>Peder produced a noncommittal smile. “Nothing that way you want to visit.”</blockquote></p> Firsts! (In which I make another sale) 2011-07-14T19:26:06+00:00 2011-07-14T19:26:12+00:00 <p>It&#8217;s not easy opening a securely closed envelope while carrying the rest of the mail, a set of keys, and a plastic bag full of Chinese takeaway. But sometimes it&#8217;s worth it! Teasing open this particular envelope yielded me an acceptance letter from none other than <a href="" target="links"><em>The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction</em></a>, more commonly known as F&amp;SF!</p> <p>This sale marks <em>several</em> firsts for me. It&#8217;s my <strong>first fantasy sale ever</strong>, and my first novelette sale! (For those of you not up on our obscure lingo, that means it&#8217;s longer than my previous short fiction sales &#8212; <a href="" target="links">over 7500 words</a>.) It&#8217;s also my first sale to this excellent magazine.</p> <p>The novelette in question is called &#8220;Small Towns&#8221;, and it&#8217;s set just after World War I in Europe. So I suppose it will be my first published historical fiction, as well! I am proud and excited &#8212; thanks to everybody who read this story and believed in it, especially my critique group and Ryan!</p> <p>As soon as I know more about when this story is coming out, I&#8217;ll pass it on here. <em>&Agrave; la prochaine!</em></p> Portland Monthly Magazine article out! 2011-04-29T09:10:53+00:00 2011-04-29T09:10:59+00:00 <p>I am not 100% sure the issue is on newsstands yet (it&#8217;s the May issue, with a cover story on Farmer&#8217;s Markets), but <a href="" target="links">Portland Monthly Magazine</a> has put their article about Portland Nebula Nominees <a href="">Mary Robinette Kowal</a>, <a href="" target="links">M.K. Hobson</a> and me online!</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="links">Here is the link!</a></strong> Article by our own <a href="" target="links">Camille Alexa</a> and photograph (complete with <a href="">Marla face</a>) by <a href="" target="links">Michael Cogliantry</a>.</p> <p>I will cop to finding this pretty exciting!</p> "The Termite Queen of Tallulah County" is on shelves! 2010-08-31T17:22:58+00:00 2010-09-17T23:16:38+00:00 <p>The October/November double issue of <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a> has been out to subscribers for a few weeks, and now it is available at bookstores and newsstands around the United States! My story &#8220;The Termite Queen of Tallulah County&#8221; appears in this issue, as well as ten other stories, novelettes and novellas from authors listed <a href="" target="links">here</a>.</p> <center><img src="" border="0" title="October/November 2010 ASF cover" alt="Magazine cover with a NASA photo of the Witch Head Nebula"></center> <p><strong>Getting a paper copy:</strong> Traditional newsstands often carry <em>Asimov&#8217;s</em>. Many Barnes &amp; Noble and Borders locations carry <em>Asimov&#8217;s</em>, but it&#8217;s best to call ahead if you&#8217;ve not seen it at that particular store before.</p> <p>Portlanders allergic to big-box stores can head down to <a href="" target="links">Rich&#8217;s Cigar Store</a>, which carries Asimov&#8217;s in their extensive magazine collection. The main store on SW Alder has the most copies. Also, <strong>the main store will ship magazines to out-of-town customers</strong> &#8212; call them up!</p> <p><strong>Getting a digital copy:</strong> This issue is available digitally from <a href="'s+science+fiction" target="links">Barnes &amp; Noble</a> and <a href="" target="links">Amazon</a>. I&#8217;ll update this post when it comes out from Fictionwise and the Sony eBook store!</p> <p>Many thanks to all who&#8217;ve expressed interest in this story, and to my early readers who helped it take form. Also, thanks to my grandma, for having termite trouble!</p> <p><strong>Update, 9/12/2010:</strong> The Sony eBook store now has <a href="" target="links">October/November&#8217;s issue available</a>.</p> <p><strong>Update, 9/17/2010:</strong> Fictionwise has <a href="" target="links">October/November</a> available in several digital formats as well.</p> Story sold to Asimov's: "Apocalypse Daily" 2010-08-25T10:20:33+00:00 2010-08-25T10:21:11+00:00 <p>I am so very pleased to announce that I have sold another story to <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a>! <em>Asimov&#8217;s</em> has been dear to my heart for many years, and I am incredibly proud to have had <strong>four</strong> stories accepted there.</p> <p>This story is called &#8220;Apocalypse Daily&#8221;. Many thanks to those who gave it a read, and to my cousin Sylvia who helped me with some vocab.</p> <p>I was thinking, since of course I can&#8217;t offer you anything so concrete as a date of release or an issue, that I&#8217;d emulate <a href="" target="links">Mary Robinette Kowal</a> and offer you a teaser from the beginning of the story instead.</p> <blockquote><center><strong>Apocalypse Daily</strong></center> <p>“How shall I end the world today?” Katrina Vang asked the ceiling. The ceiling didn’t respond, and her cat offered only a petulant mew.</p> <p>“What kind of question is that to ask a poor dumb animal?” Natalie said from the doorway, and Katrina blinked to make sure she was actually awake. Right, her sister was supposed to be there. Sleeping on the couch due to a sudden lack of job and apartment.</p> <p>“Traddles woke me up by sticking his paw in my eye socket. He owes me.”</p> <p>“Still, you can’t ask the cat to do your job for you. End the world yourself.”</blockquote></p> Newsstand date for "Termite Queen of Tallulah County" 2010-07-23T23:21:12+00:00 2010-08-03T11:43:10+00:00 <p>I just got my subscriber copy of September&#8217;s <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a>, so I can now tell you that October/November&#8217;s double issue, with my <a href="" target="links">new story</a> &#8220;The Termite Queen of Tallulah County&#8221;, will be on newsstands <strong>August 31</strong>!</p> <p>On a less self-serving note, the September issue contains a story by Campbell Award-winning and all-around wonder <a href="" target="links">Mary Robinette Kowal</a>, who lives in Portland. The <a href="" target="links">August issue</a>, which is still on newsstands for <em>three days only</em>, contains the first published story by <a href="" target="links">Pam Rentz</a>, another great writer of my local acquaintance (she lives in Vancouver.) It&#8217;s quite the run of Northwesty scribblers Asimov&#8217;s has going (I noticed <a href="" target="links">Kristine Kathryn Rusch</a> in July&#8217;s ish, too).</p> <p>Does a shiny new copy of <em>Asimov&#8217;s</em> come to your postbox ten times a year? If not, <a href="" target="links">why not?</a></p> Projected issue for "The Termite Queen of Tallulah County" 2010-05-30T19:42:57+00:00 2010-05-30T19:51:29+00:00 <p>I have found out that my story, &#8220;The Termite Queen of Tallulah County&#8221;, is expected to appear in the October/November 2010 issue of <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a>. I believe that issue should hit newsstands at the end of August or beginning of September.</p> <p>And then, gentle readers, you will see for yourselves: I am actually capable of writing a title that exceeds two words in length!</p> Story sold to Asimov's: "The Termite Queen of Tallulah County" 2010-04-02T17:42:43+00:00 2010-05-30T19:17:29+00:00 <p>I&#8217;m posting from Norwescon on a borrowed netbook (thanks, Camille!) on a borrowed wifi network (thanks, next hotel over!) to share splendid news. Despite my tenuous connection to the outside world, I found out this morning that another story of mine has sold to <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s Science Fiction</em></a> Magazine! The story is called &#8220;The Termite Queen of Tallulah County&#8221;, and it&#8217;s my third sale to editor Sheila Williams at <em>Asimov&#8217;s</em>.</p> <p>This story marks two milestones for me. First, this means I have three and <as href="" target="links">a half</a> professional sales, pushing me over the three mark and allowing me to become a full member of <a href="" target="links"><span class="caps">SFWA</span></a>, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I&#8217;ve wanted to join for such a long time, so it was quite a thrill to have my membership upgraded today (in person!) by <span class="caps">SFWA</span> Secretary, <a href="" target="links">Mary Robinette Kowal</a>. &#8220;Junior Cadet&#8221; (Associate Member) no longer!</p> <p>The second milestone also involves Mary: she is a member of my critique group, along with <a href="" target="links">Dave Goldman</a>, <a href="" target="links">Damian Kilby</a> and Garth Upshaw. Joining this group has done wonders for my short story output, and this is the first story I&#8217;ve sold that&#8217;s passed through the group&#8217;s hands. Thank you for your input and insight, fellow scribblers!</p> <p>I will of course post again when I know the issue in which the story will be printed. Every time this feels a little more real, but it doesn&#8217;t get any less wonderful.</p>