Often when I write a blog post I get emails from WordPress telling me that ‘so-and-so liked your post’ and ‘They thought My dog wears hats’ was pretty awesome.’ Well, it wasn’t. This is pure hyperbole and the language of advertising. I love WordPress and embrace the opportunity it gives for ordinary folks to have … Continue reading My posts are not ‘awesome’
Here are more free books, if you want them. A good selection of SF and fantasy from a wide variety of authors. The promo starts today and ends on the 22 June 2018. My impression is that Bookfunnel is more for distributing ARC's and copies to devoted fans than big Giveaways but it does those … Continue reading Free books on Bookfunnel
I was wandering through the greensward with my dogs the other morning, contemplating how to improve my stories and decided I should re-read a bit of Silverberg. His wonderful short fiction has been collected by the highly esteemed Subterranean Press into a series of volumes many of which I have reviewed for SF crowsnest. Then … Continue reading Real Books v E-Readers (or Space: The Final Frontier)
The May 2018 Fantasy Extravaganza runs from May 1st to May 15th. Check it out. Instafreebie won't make you money, and under the new data protection laws it might not even collect you many emails, but it is a way of getting books out there. If you can't be rich, at least you can be … Continue reading Fantasy Giveaway still on at Instafreebie
.Alban Lake have just released the latest issue of Frostfire Worlds May 2018 and I have two stories in it. (They must be short of contributors) Chicken Feed is about a town pestered by Harpies. Captain Hastings and the Flying Saucer is about a free trader falling foul of aliens when he goes mining in … Continue reading Two stories in one magazine
There's a new Giveaway on Instafreebie (well, there always is) but this one has previews of my Choices and Other Stories and Arnos Hell. There's stuff by lots of other writers too and all free so why not try the May 2018 Fantasy Extravaganza ? Kudos to Emerald Dodge for organising it all.
As a follow up to yesterday's positive post on The Submission Grinder I had, while Grinding, some negative thoughts about response times. Now I know that small press magazines are often run by part-timers, that they receive zillions of stories and have many other tasks to do apart from reading. No doubt it's difficult. But … Continue reading The Submissions Black Hole