Monthly Archives: September 2014

Experimental Essay

My experimental essay, “A Memorandum Redacted,” just got picked for Salt Hill No. 34 (Spring 15). It’s part essay, part typography in an appropriated form–a Navy instruction on suicide prevention. Advertisements

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Interview with Fiction Writers Review

Hi all, Very pleased to mark the publication of this interview with Alden Jones and the Fiction Writers Review. We had a nice discussion about the “genre” of historical fiction, the process of researching Will Poole’s Island, the differences between … Continue reading

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Phantasm Japan, out now

My latest day-job project, the anthology Phantasm Japan is out now. It includes stories from Zachary Mason (The Lost Books of the Odyssey), Tim Pratt (a Hugo Award-winner who also had work appear in Best American Short Stories), the very popular Japanese … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction vs. Historical Fantasy

This is a question I have been throwing around for a long time: what is the difference between historical fiction and historical fantasy? Historical non-fiction is easy to define:  a story based on real facts and information, often told by narrative, account, … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions

Thin Air Magazine Northern Arizona University   Call for Submissions!!   Thin Air literary magazine is currently open for submissions until December 15, 2014. Our magazine is run by graduate students of Northern Arizona University’s MFA program and publishes rolling … Continue reading

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WCSU Writing Department/AWP Intro Journals Project

Folks, it’s time for the annual AWP Intro Journals Project again. We are accepting submissions for the WCSU stage. Based on past number of submissions, everyone who enters has VERY good odds of being selected, especially in the creative nonfiction … Continue reading

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Free First Crime Fiction Novel Contest

St. Martin’s Minotaur offers a number of free contests. Here’s one for first crime fiction novels in any subgenre: The others are for specific subgenres and may be of interest to some of you. For example, the Malice Domestic/Minotaur … Continue reading

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