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Read A Story A Day: recent summary

Well, I haven't been keeping good track of what I read and I know I'm not keeping up with the "a story a day" specifics. But I have been reading! Here's recent things I've read:

Shimmer Zine, Issue Nine. Beth Wodzinski, editor, gave me a copy in exchange for a ride to the airport from the Lincoln City Workshop. She described Shimmer as "contemporary fantasy". At the time I thought she meant a kind of urban fantasy but now I realize that I was wrong.

Shimmer is about the fantasy present in everyday life, about people in lives and places that any of us would recognize. These are people who experience something different, or odd, or magical. Since this "everyday life with non-everyday settings or experiences" is one of my big interests, I really enjoyed Shimmer and will be checking out future issues. Who knows? Maybe one day I can even have the honor of being published in Shimmer.

My favorite story was "The Hand of the Devil on a String" by M.K. Hobson.
I also enjoyed:
- "The Hummingbird Heart" by Angela Slatter
- "Maybe Blue" by Jenny Maloney
- "The Shape of Her Sorrow" by Joy Marchand
- "20th Anniversary Caveman" by Gra Linnaea
- "Distractions" by Chad Brian Henry

Weird Tales, July/August 2008

Everyone knows Weird Tales, so there's no need to describe it. As they say, "the Unique, Fantastic, & Bizarre" and that's it exactly. Overall, I thought this was a solid issue with some good stories and a fun interview with Mike Mignola!

My favorite story was "How I Got Here" by Ramsey Shehadeh. I also enjoyed "All In" by Peter Atwood along with the sense of setting and description in "Belair Plaza" by Adam Corbin Fusco and "Right You Are If You Say You Are" by Norman Spinrad.
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anybody in NYC going to the KGB Fantastic Fiction reading Wednesday night?

KGB Fantastic Fiction is a marvelous speculative fiction reading series at the KGB Bar in Manhattan. It features many big names and some up-and-comers, and sounds like an awesome series.

October's event is tonight Wednesday night and it's a "celebration of Weird Tales". They'll have authors reading and will have "winners and honorees of the Weird Tales Spam Fiction Contest". And that's why I'm curious, as I was a Honorable Mention in that contest!

Since I'm across the country I can't attend, thus I'm curious if anyone is going. Because if they read my story that would sure make my week! So if anyone goes, let me know...

ETA: Fixed the date. You'd think I could read a calendar. Stephen Segal notes below they will probably read the top placing stories. People should go to the event! It sounds great!
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SALE! To Weird Tales!!! (Spam Flash Fiction Contest)

A few days ago, I mentioned that I had a story place as an Honorable Mention in the Weird Tales Spam Flash Fiction Contest.

Wellll, it turns out it's going to be a SALE! To Weird Tales!


I signed the contract today. I'm not sure if it will be published on the website, or in the magazine, or both, but who cares?!? It's a SALE TO WEIRD TALES!!!

This is *so* cool. Time to update the cover letter!