Elizabeth Bear has announced a new Karen Memory novella titled Stone Mad, bought by Tor.com Publishing and scheduled to be released in 2018. Also watch for the first book in her new Lotus Kingdoms trilogy The Stone in the Skull coming in October 2017.
Gregor Hartmann shared some great news: “My story “Everyone Is Rising,” which was critiqued here about two years ago, has been published in the current (February) issue of Perihelion. The editor said he liked it — except for the last page. So I wrote an alternative ending. He didn’t like that, and proposed a second alternative ending. I didn’t like that, so I wrote a third alternative ending. We tinkered with the last two sentences and finally got the ball across the goal line.”
Suzanne Lazear wrote: “The book I workshopped on OWW came out in 2012 (Innocent Darkness), the sequels in 2013 and 2014 (the Aether Chronicles Series) . I had a new series start in 2016 (The Secret Lives of Rockstars) with the next book releasing in 2017. Thanks!”
Graham Brand wrote to say: “The first story I workshopped here at OWW, “The First Hundred”, has just appeared in issue 27 of Neo-Opsis magazine. Thanks again for the crits.”
The cover for the first book in Elizabeth Bear’s new Lotus Kingdom series was revealed today. The Stone In The Skull comes out from Tor on October 10th. You can see the cover here.
Jodi Meadows has a new fantasy trilogy in the works, and the first book will be released September of 2017. Watch for Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1).
JJ Roth wrote to say: “My dark fiction flash piece, “Rumpelstiltskins,” appeared in the inaugural issue of Unnerving Magazine in December. I also sold an original piece, “All of the Cuddles With None of the Pain,” to Podcastle, publication date to be determined.”
Josh Vogt revealed the cover for the third in his Cleaners series. The Dustpan Cometh will be released in March of 2017. You can see the cover here.
Fran Wilde shared the cover reveal of the third book in her Bone Universe series. You can see the cover for Horizon (coming in September 2017) here.
Jeremiah Tolbert has a new story in the January issue of Lightspeed. You can read “The West Topeka Triangle” online January 17th.
Jeffrey Steven Abrams writes to tell us: “My short story, “Unpredictable” was just published in the December 12th issue of A Lonely Riot magazine.” You can read the story here.
C.L. Polk had really big news this week. Her debut novel, Witchmark, sold to Tor.com, with an unnamed second book to follow.
Fran Wilde shared great news as well. Her short story “An Explorer’s Cartography of Already-Settled Lands” sold to Tor.com. Watch for it soon.
Gary Butler wrote to tell us: “I’m pleased to say that I’ve had another acceptance. It’s the sequel to my story “The Way Out” imaginatively titled “The Way In.” You can read the story here.”
Lyndsey E. Gilbert’s story “The Grave Game” will appear in Potter’s Field 6 by Alban Lake Publishing, out in 2017
Meg Mac Donald will have a story in the shared world anthology Masques of Darkover. Watch for it in 2017.
Elizabeth Bear made a great announcement this week. Saga Press has bought her new space opera novel, Ancestral Nights, and will be publishing it here in the US in 2018. This is the first of a duology originally sold to Gollancz in the UK. Saga and Gollancz plan to publish the novel simultaneously on both sided of the Atlantic. You can read more about this news here.
Sean O`Brien sent us another exciting publishing success story: “I’ve been a member of the OWW for many years (off and on, that is). I’ve found the site an invaluable resource and have forged some lasting friendships there, as well as referred several writer friends to it. I wanted to thank all involved for your hard work in keeping the forum going. My most recent novel Beltrunner--and one which was workshopped on OWW–was published in February of this year by EDGE Publishing.” You can learn more about Sean’s novel here.