Posts tagged with "termite queen of tallulah county" - Faerye Net 2010-11-30T15:13:10+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Obligatory Self-Promotion 2010: Nebula Nominations 2010-11-30T15:13:10+00:00 2010-11-30T15:13:34+00:00 <p>It&#8217;s that time of year again, when <a href="" target="links"><span class="caps">SFWA</span></a> Members Active and Associate can help to form the short list for the Nebula Awards.</p> <p>I had two short stories of my very own published this year, and I&#8217;ve posted them on the <span class="caps">SFWA</span> Members-only fora here:</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="story1"><strong>&#8220;Conditional Love&#8221;</strong></a> from the January 2010 issue of <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s</em></a>.</li> <li><a href="" target="story2"><strong>&#8220;The Termite Queen of Tallulah County&#8221;</strong></a> from the October/November issue of <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s</em></a>.</li> </ul> <p>Members can only nominate five pieces in each category, but they can comment on/recommend as many posted stories as they like!</p> <p>We now return you to your regularly scheduled stuff and nonsense.</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> 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>