Anne Wrightwell wrote with exciting news: “I wanted to let you know about the sale of my story Dead Mermaid on Eel Pie Island to Otter Libris for their anthology – Magic CSI, which is expected to be published in August 2018. This is my first sale, so I’m very excited. I want to thank everyone who critiqued it.”
Jeremy Tolbert has a story up in Lightspeed. You can read “The Dreamers of Alamoi” here.
Rae Carson wants the whole world to know: “I have book news! My next novel ties into the forthcoming movie SOLO: A Star Wars Story. The book releases May 25. Yep, that’s right; I wrote a Star Wars book. Somebody pinch me?! More details forthcoming!”
T. Frohock had some really exciting news: “I’m excited that I can finally announce that 3 Los Nefilim novels will be coming from Harper Voyager. This is the Publisher’s Weekly announcement: “T. Frohock’s WHERE OBLIVION DWELLS, first in a new Los Nefilim trilogy set in pre-World War II Europe based on the novellas in the same world, about a half-angel who’s racing to find the key that will protect the mortal realm from a vengeful fallen angel determined to begin hell on Earth, in a three-book deal, to David Pomerico at Harper Voyager, by Lisa Rodgers at JABberwocky Literary Agency.”
Rhonda Garcia has good news to share: “I sold my story ‘The Bois’ to Rosarium Publishing for their new 2 volume anthology of speculative fiction, Sunspot Jungle, due to be released this year. I’m over the moon about being able to work with Bill Campbell at Rosarium, and I have to say a special thanks to Walter Williams, who prevailed upon Bill a long time ago at a convention to buy my book, Lex Talionis, and read it. He did both, and we’ve been corresponding ever since. If not for you, Walter, I would not have made this contact, so thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
Elizabeth Bear has a new story up in Uncanny Magazine. You can read “She Still Loves the Dragon” here.
Allan Dyen-Shapiro wrote with great news: “I owe another round of big thank-yous, as I have sold another story first critiqued on OWW, my third sale to a market paying pro-rates. My story, “Crossing the Boundaries of Virtual Jerusalem” will run in the anthology of SF stories set in the Middle East, HOLY COW: SF Stories from the Center of the World, expected publication June 2018.Big thanks to those who critiqued it for me: Steve Brady, Zvi Zaks, Joseph Layden, Richard Keelan, Jacob Sipes, Julius Athens, and Cyd Haselton.”
Fran Wilde also has a piece up in Uncanny Magazine. You can read “We Will See You Now” here.
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.”
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.”