William Delman has a few announcements to make: “In addition to selling “Minerva” to NewMyths.com last month, I also sold “Adiona Falters” (a former Editor’s Choice) to Little Blue Marble, and “The Commonwealth Turn” was purchased first by Kzine (electronic rights), and then by The Centropic Oracle (audio rights).”
Christine Lucas wants us to know: “OWW alum here. I have good news to share. My short story “The Drowned Man’s Kiss” that was an editor’s pick back in 2011 and received great feedback from guest editor C.C.Finlay (and many OWW member) sold to Pseudopod for their Artemis Rising 4 event. It took me a few years and several drafts, but I finally made it. And thank you all for your help.”
C.L. Clark wants to brag a little: “I just wanted to brag a little about my short story, “Sisyphus,” that I sold and that was recently published in FIYAH Literary Magazine. I got some good feedback and a confidence boost from the OWW to send it back into the world and it turned out well.”
Gregor Hartmann has good news: “My story “Emissaries from the Skirts of Heaven,” which was critiqued at OWW in the spring of 2016, has been bought by Charles Finley at F&SF. The structure was a technical challenge to myself. I had been writing a lot of one-scene stories, very compressed in time, space, number of characters. So I resolved to write about a single character, showing brief scenes of her long complicated life. A sequence of snapshots, if you will, that resulted in a satisfying character arc. I’m pleased that it worked.”
OWW alumni Jeremiah Tolbert has a new novella out in Lightspeed!
The Dragon of Dread Peak is free to readers in both print and audio. Part one is here. You can find part two here.
William Delman wrote to tell us he’s having a really good month: “I have another one to add! I just sold “Donuts’ End” to The Arcanist. I want to thank everyone in the workshop that helped me sharpen this one, including Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Gregor Hartmann, Jonathon Hoffman, Jack Jonnes, Will Mason, and Robert Paul. The story should be available online December 22nd.”
William Delman has good news to share: “I sold a piece that was in the workshop recently. “Nothing to See Here” will be appearing in SciFan Magazine later this month–Issue 10 is available for presale on Amazon now. I’d like to say a big “thank you” to everyone in the workshop that provided me with suggestions and comments for this one, including Gregor Hartmann, Skye Allen, Jonathan Hoffman, and Allan Dyen-Shapiro. I have another one to add! I just sold “Donuts’ End” to The Arcanist. I want to thank everyone in the workshop that helped me sharpen this one, including Allan Dyen-Shapiro, Gregor Hartmann, Jonathon Hoffman, Jack Jonnes, Will Mason, and Robert Paul. The story should be available online December 22nd.”
Allan Dyen-Shapiro writes: “Hi, all. I have some major thank yous to send out to those who critiqued my short story, “I’m Proud of You, Mum,” as it is now my second sale ever to a market paying pro rates (ninth short story sale in total.) It will run in volume 1 of the anthology series, Mind Candy. The editor/publisher, Alvin Mullen, is shooting for publication in Jan/Feb 2018.Those I owe thanks: Rob Graves (who, among other things, corrected my first attempt at writing in British English); Jon Paradise (even though you thought my ending was twee, making you one of the very few people on this planet who has ever told me I wasn’t being dark enough 🙂 ); Steve Brady; Gene Spears; Gregor Hartmann; and Zvi Zaks. And the rest of this wonderful community, as I would never have gone from knowing absolutely nothing about writing fiction to having actual sales without the help of OWW.”
William Delman writes: “I sold a piece that was in the workshop recently. “Nothing to See Here” will be appearing in SciFan Magazine later this month–Issue 10 is available for presale on Amazon now. I’d like to say a big “thank you” to everyone in the workshop that provided me with suggestions and comments for this one, including Gregor Hartmann, Skye Allen, Jonathan Hoffman, and Allan Dyen-Shapiro.”
Jeremy Tolbert has wonderful news: “It can now finally be revealed that my story “Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass” will be appear in Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017. This marks my first ever Year’s Best reprint. It’s a high honor to be included alongside these authors, including Nora Jemisin, Greg Van Eekhout, Caroline M. Yoachim, and many more.”
Fran Wilde also has awesome news: “I’m delighted to be working with Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Lee Harris, Irene Gallo and the fantastic team at Tor.com Publishing on two new Gem Universe novellas, I cannot wait to share them with readers! The Fire Opal Mechanism and The Book of Gems are set in the same world as The Jewel and Her Lapidary (Tor.com Publishing, 2016) and the short story “The Topaz Marquise” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies). The Fire Opal Mechanism will be published in 2018.”
Rhonda S. Garcia wanted to tell us: “Just wanted to share my good news. I have a new short up today in the final issue of Truancy Magazine. The issue has some great stories and is dedicated to retellings of myths and legends from Africa, or the African diaspora. Mine is called The Bois, and is a futuristic take on the myth of Papa Bois from my own country.” You can find Rhonda’s story here.
David Busboom wrote to tell us: “Earlier this year I sold my story “Can’t Stop Here” to AUTOMOBILIA from Fahrenheit Books, and my story “Three Hundred Pieces” to HEROIC FANTASY from Flame Tree Publishing. Neither has been released yet, but both are expected later this year, probably by the end of the summer! Both of these stories were greatly improved by putting them through the workshop, and I wouldn’t have sold them without the OWW.”
Jeremy Tolbert got some great news: “I just got word from Trevor at Analog that he’s going to buy my story “The Dissonant Note.” This marks my first sale to Analog!” Jeremy also sold the next novella in his Dungeonspace series, “The Dragon of Dread Peak” to Lightspeed.