Month: January 2006

Page 123 Meme

Don’t actually know what a ‘meme’ is, but things listed under that term in other people’s LJs are usually fun, as is this one that I found on sidravitale’s LJ: 1. Grab the nearest book. 2. Open the book to page 123. 3. Find the fifth sentence. 4. Post the text of the sentence in […]

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The Next Best Thing

Rest assured I’m not stooping so low as to write a review of a movie ‘starring’ Madonna. The next best thing refers to personalized rejections, falling in between acceptance and form rejection on the scale of editor response. After ASIM and Strange Horizons, the new webzine The Town Drunk also rejected “Whatever Happened to Relativity?”, […]

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I Don’t Believe It!

Yay! It may not be acceptance, but it’s a rather cool rejection nevertheless! On the recommendation of my writer-editor-photographer friend Cat I sent Queen of Diamonds to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Supposedly they sometimes buy speculative mysteries. They spent four months rejecting it, but when they finally did, the form rejection letter contained a handwritten […]

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Chrono-Displaced Persons And Other Brilliance

Recommendation: read Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’. Nuff said. … Okay, I relent. The cleverest time travel tale I’ve read to date as well as a deeply moving love story and a whirlwind tour of three decennia of American contemporary history, TTTW is a book that shook me to the bone and left me […]

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Random Thoughts on Bliss

Every new beginning implies the end of something else. Love can be so great it hurts. To cease to be alone is to acquire a brand new set of fears. But It’s All Worth It.

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I’m Feeling Rejected

And so the series of shpmuirt continues for my story “Whatever Happened To Relativity?”. Strange Horizons has passed on it as well. Oh bummer!  

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Rejection Collection

Oh crap. “That’s the risk a writer takes when targeting a specific market,” he said grown-uppedly, while inside all he wanted to do was shout out: “NOFFAIR!!” My short science fiction story “Whatever Happened to Relativity?”, that deals with some of the more unexpected effects of near-c travel, is so silly even Andromeda Spaceways decided […]

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