Things have been eventful while I’ve been away. I’ve got laryngitis and am just a couple days away from an evening with Chilly Gonzales in Vancouver. Before all that, however, is a little competition called WAR which starts tomorrow. For those unaware, WAR is an unofficial writing competition on LitReactor that pits writers head to head in a bloody battle of prose.
For those who might not remember, I came out the reigning champion of last year’s WAR, and I’m diving back into this second WAR tomorrow to see if I can hold my crown. It’ll definitely be nice to gear back into hardcore writing mode after the hiatus I’ve been taking these past couple months.
That all said, I can’t say that my hiatus has been bad, because I do have some things to show for it:
First off is Nova Parade, the debut anthology put together by Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew over at Solarcide. It was released back in July, but is now available for the Kindle on Amazon for the low price of $3. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Duotrope, which is a database of magazines and publishing houses. It’s a valuable tool for writers like me. My story, “Blue Hawaii”, is included in Nova Parade alongside stories by Richard Thomas, Chris Lewis Carter, and Phil Jourdan. Click here to purchase Nova Parade.
Secondly, I’m pleased to say that my story, “Better Places” has been accepted for an upcoming issue of Pulp Modern magazine. It’s exciting news, as the story is a bit of a variation from the stuff that I usually write, being that it’s set during a zombie apocalypse. As of yet, I don’t have details on the release date, but I’ll be sure to update here with a link when it’s up and where you can buy the magazine as soon as I learn more.
In the meantime, here’s a Sexy Hipster Graphic to wet your appetite: