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.

“Me, talking a writer down from imposter syndrome: How long have you been writing? Them: Three years. Me: And how old are you? Them: 28. Me: Okay. So you're a level 28 human and a level 3 writer. How good were you as a level 3 human? Them: Ooooooooh.”

Know a great aliens among us story (maybe even one you wrote)? Neil Clarke is looking for reprints!

Not One of Us – Call for submissions 01/15/201801/15/2018 I’m currently working on NOT ONE OF US, a reprint anthology focusing on the theme of aliens on Earth. I would like to see stories about alien invaders, refugees, colonists, observers, and more. Publisher: Night Shade BooksFormats: Ebook, ...

Write horror? Get cracking!

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Jeanne Cavelos to Horror Writers Association

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: #amwritinghorror #writingworkshop

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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!

Rich Larson has been called "one of the best new writers to enter science fiction in more than a decade" by no less than Gardner Dozois (who knows from quality genre short fiction). Larson's stories have been published far and wide in the field, from Asimov's to Clarkesworld to Strange Horizons; he

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."

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“As a community, SF fandom seems to be terrified that if we don't sit every spaceship or dragon-enthralled child down with Asimov and Heinlein and Tolkien, they will all instantly go out of print and be forgotten forever.”

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!

Brad will draft a formal review that will cover such things as how well the story opens, complicates, and closes, how well the characterization works, dialogue, tone, pacing, tension, and a host of other issues. | eBay!

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.…

Looking for inspiration? Don’t go with any of these

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’re delighted and intrigued to note that among the wealth of new releases today there’s a new title by perennial Weightless bestseller Ginn Hale, The Long Past, and to celebrate the new book, Ginn is interviewed by Judith of Binge on Books on USA Today’s Happy Ever After: Judith: Ginn, congratulat...

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:

Subscribe to Clarkesworld and never miss an issue of our World Fantasy and Hugo Award-Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. This page: Submission 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.

For the last two years, I’ve published posts that detail my writing income. I’m here to do so again. I meant to post this around tax time, but, well, I was busy, so here it is a bit lat…

Got a novel that needs a home? Send it to Angry Robot!…/open-door-2017-send-us-y…/

Huzzah! For two months only we are relaxing our normally strict procedures, and anyone can submit a novel to Angry Robot. Yes, the 2017 Open Door period is incoming.WHAT? Unpublished novelsFROM? Authors who do not have a literary agentGENRE Science fiction and/or fantasyFINISHED? Yes, finished, full...

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.

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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.

Alice B. Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.) Born in Chicago, IL on August 24, 1915, Alice B. Sheldon (née Bradley) was the daughter of lawyer and naturalist Herbert Bradley and Mary Hastings Bradley, a popular and prolific writer of fiction and travel books. Young Alice traveled the world with her parents...

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.

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The Best of Electric Velocipede showcases a breathtaking thirty-four pieces of high quality work published during its run. If you’ve never read the magazine, you’re in for a treat. If you’re already a fan, you’ll find all your favorites and a lot of great writing that deserves a second look. With a…
Electric Velocipede added 24 new photos to the album: Covers.

Electric Velocipede covers throughout the years.

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!…/…/07/world-fantasy-award-nominees/

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!…/

The Final Frontier – Call for Submissions 07/24/2017 I’m currently working on The Final Frontier, the sister anthology to Galactic Empires. Think of this one as stories that take place long before the empires were founded. The focus is on exploration and discovery beyond one’s home world and include...