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.
Peter Mackey sends great news: “I’m happy to announce that my short story “Poisoned” has just been published at The J.J.Outre Review. Volume III, Issue 1/2 I workshopped this on OWW last year as “Eunice and Harold Chill Out,” receiving very helpful crits from Boz Flamagin, Cecil Harvey, L.S.Everett, Gregor Hartmann, and others. Thanks to you all.“
Beth Cato has big news. Harper Collins Voyager will publish the third book of her geomancer trilogy next year. Watch for Roar Of Sky in 2018.
Lee P. Melling sent this news: “My flash fiction piece “Marrow’s Sweet Decay” has now been published by The Molotov Cocktail. You can read the story here.Thanks for your assistance and for running the OWW. I’d like to also say thanks to everyone who reviewed it for me on here.”
Fran Wilde is a busy writer. Her upcoming stories include: “Grotesquerie,” to Uncanny Magazine (out in September); “An Explorer’s Cartography of Already-Settled Lands,” to Tor.com; “Death and My Mentions,” to The Death of All Things anthology; and “Happenstance” to Futurescapes. An essay, “Notes from the Meatcage” sold to Jim Hines and MaryAnne Mohanraj at Invisible3.
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!”