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by FictionMuse
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Fulltime, self-published author J.L. Doty
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Fulltime, self-published author J.L. Doty

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/guest-interview-j-l-doty-on-traditional-vs-self-publishing-spec-fic-writing-tips-and-the-problem-with-using-lasers-in-sf/ After more than thirty years of writing SF&F with no commercial success, three years ago I decided to try self-publishing the four no...
by FictionMuse
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Impulse author Bishop O'Connell on compelling characters
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Impulse author Bishop O'Connell on compelling characters

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/02/interview-bishop-oconnell-compelling-cast-characters/ Harper opened a brief submissions window to unagented authors. They received 4600 manuscripts. Only 12 were selected. One of those 12, The Stolen launched Harper’s Impulse line. The Stolen was written by d...
by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Interview with Kevin J. Anderson
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Interview with Kevin J. Anderson

It’s a direct connection between us, the publisher, and the readers, whereas in the traditional thing, the author would deal with the editor who would deal with the publisher who would deal with sales rep who would deal with bookstore who would then deal with the customer so we’re cutting like seve...
by FictionMuse
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Interview with Kevin J. Anderson
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Interview with Kevin J. Anderson

The whole publishing world itself is changing very dramatically. When I got into the business, you knew that there were a dozen or so big publishers, and that was where you would send your books. They would publish it and they would promote it and you the author would do some promotions, but your j...
by FictionMuse
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 114
Views: 72054

Re: Galaxy's Edge

"From the Moment I Laid Eggs in You" is only 700 words. I've done a lot of flash pieces, but no comedies. Is a flash sci fi humor story easier to write than a longer one?
by FictionMuse
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 114
Views: 72054

Re: Galaxy's Edge

For those of you who like sci fi humor, check out "From the Moment I Laid Eggs in You." At first, it was a bit silly, so I was tempted to stop reading. But as the story progressed, it developed genius upon genius. Sci fi humor stories are a rare species and good ones are even rarer. So thi...
by FictionMuse
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Hugo Long List
Replies: 1
Views: 845

The Hugo Long List

Diabolical Plots is trying to publish the Hugo long list. The long list is the stories that got a lot of attention among the Hugo voters, but didn't make the final list. http://www.diabolicalplots.com/long-list-anthology-kickstarter-the-home-stretch/ Short Stories “Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear “This ...
by FictionMuse
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Rebuffed by Hollywood
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Rebuffed by Hollywood

Those television programming executives who reportedly sit in pitch rooms all day listening to writers spin their stories. I'm assuming they are more receptive to unsolicited contact than talent agents. Who these guys are, how to contact them, where these pitch rooms are located, where they advertis...
by FictionMuse
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Rebuffed by Hollywood
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Rebuffed by Hollywood

I made the rounds with the talent agencies. Specifically the TV lit agents. Because television is where the storytelling and the money are at the moment. I got a universal answer: "You can't just tell us you're looking for an agent. Someone has to introduce you to us." They weren't outrigh...
by FictionMuse
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Never mind writing, just file lawsuits.
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Never mind writing, just file lawsuits.

Harlan Ellison wrote 2 episodes for "Outer Limits." One of these episodes, "Soldier," won a Writers Guild award. It was adapted from his 1957 short story, "Soldier from Tomorrow," published in Fantastic Universe magazine. "Harlan Ellison contended that inspiration ...
by FictionMuse
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 114
Views: 72054

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Found it. Stand corrected. Don't know how I missed it the first time.
by FictionMuse
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 114
Views: 72054

Re: Galaxy's Edge

No editorial by Mike Resnick in the current issue. I can't get enough of Mike's editorials and columns. Editorials/columns by other people, in any genre and any context, put me to sleep. Mike's are just mesmerizing. If he ever tries to stop, the fans will handcuff him to a chair at every convention ...
by FictionMuse
Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: an editor who doesn't know you
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

an editor who doesn't know you

In the current issue of Galaxy's Edge, David Gerrold shares how he had to go to an editor who didn't know him with what would become "Martian Child." Namely Kristine Katherine Rusch. "My favorite high point isn’t a career thing, as much as it’s a personal. Adopting Sean and the day I ...
by FictionMuse
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

I count 380 sales. And that doesn't include the ones with less than 10 resales. I don't know how the editors of this book missed Mike Resnick's name.
by FictionMuse
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, and Star Trek
Replies: 1
Views: 968

David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, and Star Trek

Norman Spinrad just can’t catch a break. As part of an attempted comeback and as an attempt to break into drama, Berle asked Roddenberry to give him a serious part in a Star Trek episode. So Norman Spinrad wrote, “He Walked Among Us,” about an sociologist who violated the Prime Directive. But Gene C...
by FictionMuse
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

Apparently the first 2 lists don't include textbooks. Surely "Flowers for Algernon" has been reprinted in a zillion reading/literature textbooks.
by FictionMuse
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

One of Mike Resnick's specialties is repeat sales. Revisit this interview on what he calls 'no heavy lifting':

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by FictionMuse
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Re: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

There's a name missing from that list: Mike Resnick. Kirinyaga (32) For I Have Touched the Sky (29) Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge (23) Travels with My Cats (19) The Last Dog (15) Winter Solstice (15) The 43 Antarean Dynasties (15) Hunting the Snark (14) Beachcomber (13) Old MacDonald Had a Farm (13) ...
by FictionMuse
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2195

Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

Top Twenty Authors with the Most Entries: (799) Clark Ashton Smith (449) Ray Bradbury (412) Robert E. Howard (337) Isaac Asimov (292) de Camp, L. Sprague (258) Harlan Ellison™ (257) H.P. Lovecraft (245) Poul Anderson (221) Robert Bloch (219) Brian W. Aldiss (200) August Derleth (192) Robert Silverbe...
by FictionMuse
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Diabolical Plots has launched an award in response to the Hugo balloting controversies. The Mulligan Award. Not sure where the name Mulligan came from.

http://www.diabolicalplots.com/announci ... ting-bloc/
by FictionMuse
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Now one of Wright's stories has been disqualified:

http://file770.com/?p=21886
by FictionMuse
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Vox Day. Isn't he the one who got thrown out of the SFWA. That doesn't happen very often. Ran for president of the SFWA too. Not in that order...
by FictionMuse
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

6 nominations the same year. Surely that's a record. 3 nominations in the same category. Didn't know you could do that. Best Novella One Bright Star to Guide Them, John C. Wright “Pale Realms of Shade”, John C. Wright “The Plural of Helen of Troy”, John C. Wright Best Novelette “Yes, Virginia, There...
by FictionMuse
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Read Larry Correia's bio on Wiki. Sounds like a great potential interviewee. Can't access his website, and a lot of other sites, from China. Anybody got his contact info?
by FictionMuse
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Can't access Brad's full editorial from my current location because of the Word Press domain name. Can someone PM me the full text?

https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/20 ... ail-house/
by FictionMuse
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Can't find the origin of the term "Sad Puppies."

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