As preparation for launching Space Westerns magazine I began researching Western-genre fiction. I wanted to be familiar with the tropes, plots, themes, stock characters of a Western so I’d recognize them in a Space Western story. So I read John G. Cawelti’s The Six-gun Mystique, and David Mogen’s Wilderness Visions, and Jane Tompkins’ West of… Continue reading The Joshua Tree
Thaumatrope writer open pimp thread
This is an invitation for all writers who have been featured on Thaumatrope to pimp themselves in this thread. Feel free to make it as long as you like, but if your comment contains multiple links then it’s likely to go into moderation (so please be patient while it’s in the queue). Also, pending editorial… Continue reading Thaumatrope writer open pimp thread
Thaumatrope payments sent
Let me just start by saying that I’m very embarrassed that it took me this long to do this: I’ve sent out every outstanding payment request that I had in my e-mail inbox for Thaumatrope. I’m sorry that it has taken me this long. I hope that I can be forgiven for making the writers… Continue reading Thaumatrope payments sent
What I learned from Thaumatrope
Brevity is the soul of wit.
What killed Everyday Weirdness?
Everyday Weirdness languished then suffered a brief return from the dead in September 2010, before finally becoming inactive again in December 2010. What finally killed it, like Thaumatrope, was time and money. In retrospect, again like Thaumatrope, I should have pulled the plug, tied up loose ends, and made changes to the website to reflect… Continue reading What killed Everyday Weirdness?
What killed Thaumatrope?
This has been a hard post for me to write… All fiction markets die; every last one. It saddens me to (officially) announce the closure of what was the first Twitter fiction magazine. I’d like to thank all of the contributors who submitted to the market while it was open. It was fun while it… Continue reading What killed Thaumatrope?
Everyday Weirdness returns from the dead
Everyday Weirdness has been on temporary unannounced hiatus, but it returns with “Zombus Zombi Zombimus” by John Medaille, “Zombie Boyfriends are Totally in for Spring” by Camille Alexa on Friday, “Re: The Peace Treaty” by Rich Matrunick on Saturday, and “Zombie V” by Melanie S Page on Sunday. I’m not normally one for publishing zombie… Continue reading Everyday Weirdness returns from the dead