This is a great exchange on Twitter about imposter syndrome. Relevant for you writers/artists out there.
I struggled with this every time we put an issue of EV together. It can get overwhelming but you just need to keep going. Also know that it’s ok to take a break now and again.
Know a great aliens among us story (maybe even one you wrote)? Neil Clarke is looking for reprints!
Write horror? Get cracking!
George R. R. Martin has established a FULL SCHOLARSHIP (full tuition & housing) at the Odyssey Writing Workshop for a HORROR WRITER! If you've been wanting to ...attend Odyssey but unable for financial reasons, here's your chance. You could be the first receipient of George Martin's Miskatonic Scholarship! And we've got great guest lecturers like Gary A. Braunbeck and Liz Hand. Deadline for early action applications is 1/31. Check out all the details here: http://www.odysseyworkshop.org/workshop.html #amwritinghorror #writingworkshop
This is so exciting! Contributor and former staffer Rich Larson has a collection coming out next year! We knew him when he was just a sparkle in science fiction’s eye! We couldn’t be prouder of him!
Via Jaym Gates, this incredible thread from Seanan McGuire. There are so many pieces of this thread that speak to how we feel about genre, about how we want people to discover genre.
It isn't about forcing particular writers on people or creating a checklist of who they should be reading. And it certainly isn't about making people feel bad about what they are reading and enjoying.
They're reading. They're liking what they're reading. Why would you make them want to stop? Mayb...e people just aren't very good librarians and don't know how to recommend books. Your favorite are personal and important to you; that might not be true for others.
To quote Seanan:
"Do you want people to care about the genre? Then you hand them books that let them see themselves as part of that genre, treasured and wanted and having adventures. You make them WELCOME."
Bradley P. Beaulieu is a talented writer. Worldbuilders is running a number of interesting eBay items featuring Brad at the moment including having him do a editorial revision of your manuscript. There was also the chance to appear in one of Brad’s novels. We think this is pretty cool and innovative. Check it out!
Writing the next great novel? Is it on this list? Maybe you should rethink it then. Finish the novel. Always finish what you start. But then move on to your next idea.
We wanted to share a great deal on a wonderful collection from a talented author.
$1.99 today only: Karen Joy Fowler's World Fantasy Award winning collection What I Didn’t See and Other Stories
We would suspect anyone following this page would also be following Clarkesworld but in case you missed this, they are actively asking for submissions.
Clarkesworld's inventory is a bit on the low side at the moment. If you write SF/F short stories, now would be a good time to send us something. Guidelines:
Curious about the income of a working author? Fantasy novelist Bradley P. Beaulieu breaks down what 2016 was like for him. A great write up for aspiring writers and fans of fiction alike.
Got a novel that needs a home? Send it to Angry Robot!
Sexual harassment in science fiction and fantasy is a real problem. Jess Nevins is gathering information to write an article about it. Help him out by taking his (completely anonymous) survey.
Okay, here's the survey: please take part in it and spread the word! The more data, the better.
James Tiptree, Jr. is one of our favorite authors. Why? Check out Tachyon's post about her and then do yourself a favor and pick up some of her fiction. It's incredible.
If you've tried to go to the Electric Velocipede website and ended up here, that's not a mistake. We've opted to not renew our hosting plan for our websites. Our esteemed editor's day job takes all his available time and he's not able to justify the expense at this time.
Note: don't read that as can't AFFORD, we could afford, we just can't JUSTIFY keeping up a website for a magazine that's been out of publication for several years and counting.
We're keeping the domains shoul...d something change in the future and we want to revive the magazine.
Don't sit and wait. It's a long shot that something would happen.
Please share this with people you know who might be interested. If you want to know what made Electric Velocipede so cool, check out our best of anthology published by Fairwood Press in 2014.
We'll post stuff here now and again relevant to our interests and hopefully yours, too.
Thanks for all the support.
Now that's an impressive list! Congratulations to everyone on the list but most especially to EV alum Jeffrey Ford, Ken Liu, and Mishell Baker! We'll also single out some of the awesome people in the Special Award section(s) (where we've been four-time nominee ourselves!) like Kelly Link, Joe Monti, Scott Andrews, Lynne & Michael Thomas, Charlie Finlay, and Brian White. Again, congratulations to all!
Here's a cool project from just announce by publisher Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld Books, THE FINAL FRONTIER. This will be a companion to the excellent GALACTIC EMPIRES and serve as a sort-of precursor to that book. This will be a reprint anthology so if you have a story you like that fits the bill, let Neil know!