December 8th, 2009


Finding Markets For Stories

Recently, John Scalzi wrote about Black Matrix Press's pay rates and it's led to a lot of discussion about pay rates and publications. For what it's worth, I'm in the "you do not need five million tiny publications" camp, but I understand the urge behind it. I think when you're first starting, sure, some publications help you realize you're a writer, but there comes a point where you need to start having a strategy when sending stuff out. jimhines has weighed in on this, as has Cat Valente.

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Some Things

Really nice review of EYES LIKE SKY AND COAL AND MOONLIGHT by Rachel Swirsky over on Jeff VanderMeer's blog.

If you're a Seattle-area peep, I'm reading with Nathan Crowder at the Wayward Coffee House this Saturday, and hope to see you there!

"Kallakak's Cousins" appears in Serbian in the magazine Antares.

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