2014 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

For those that may be interested, well-known sci-fi/fantasy publisher, Baen, is holding a short-story contest. The winner will be given an award at this years Gen Con. Details can be found on the website, but you essentially have until June 30th to send off your 8,000-word-max story. I think I’ll be giving it a shot and I hope you’ll join me (though …

The Grownup

This was a fun one. Thanks, Oliver, for the motivation to try something a little different. I could have kept editing this baby into oblivion, but the whole purpose of this contest is to win some editorial feedback. So at some point, I just had to set it free. Here is proof of this story finding its footing on paper. …

Flex Your Cybernetic Writing Muscles

It’s been quite a busy week for me, but I wanted to share a short story competition put together by LitReactor. The submission and review period begins February 1st, with all stories being due on February 28th. One more month of review and then the winners are revealed on April 1st (that date scares me). What’s the theme? Science Fiction. …

Flash Fiction Contest #1 Results

The results are in! Congratulations to both Oliver and James! Oliver, you should have a gift card in your inbox. James, I don’t have your email unfortunately, so please shoot one over to me-> beatbox32 (at) yahoo -> and I’ll get your prize sent over ASAP. I really want to thank everyone who participated. I read all of the stories …

Flash Fiction Contest #1 – Submissions & Poll

The deadline has passed and here are the submissions! Thanks for taking the time to read what these folks have come up with and an even bigger Thanks for the writers who took time to participate. I hope you guys had fun as I know I enjoyed reading them all. Now remember, you only get 1 vote, so use it …

your friendly reminder…

The response to Flash Fiction Contest #1 has been excellent! You guys have submitted some fun pieces and I can’t wait to start the voting. With that being said, tomorrow is the final day for submission! At some point on Saturday, I will post an entry so readers can vote. The polls will be closed on April 28th and then we will have …

Flash Fiction Contest #1

If you’re tired of hearing me rant and complain about writing, you’re in luck! I decided to try something different and encourage reader participation. I would like you folks to submit a short story, 1000 words max, based on the following random YouTube video prompt: Due Date: Friday, April 20th at 11:59PM PDT Method of entry: Post a link to …

smashing and spreading the word…

I’ve begun to look into some options for getting my short stories out to a wider audience: Short Story Compilations (e-zines and printed journals) I figure this would be an excellent way to get out there as well as build up my resume. Just in case, you know, someday I finish my novel and begin the dreaded submission process. A …