These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:From My PromptsTorn Tongue: Verbs Beginning with "S"Torn World: Beqash and BarvoNew Hottest Pepper: Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
How to Make Misogynists Shut UpMistakes in Alternate History
The Crowdfunding Creative Jam
was lively; here is a summary of my writing and responses to my prompts
. In particular, I launched a new poetic series -- the first time this has happened in a Creative Jam -- about an intentional community called Hart's Farm in Sweden. I also got the first piece of Schrodinger's Heroes
fanfic from someone else, now linked on the menu page
The bonus Poetry Fishbowl will be tomorrow, February 21, featuring The Steamsmith series. Because steampunk isn't just for white blokes anymore!Poetry in Microfunding:
"In the Palms of My Hands
" shows a day in the life of Arnvid the carpenter when a new seamstress comes to Hart's Farm, a companion to the first poem "Welcome to Hart's Farm
." It needs $29.50 to complete. "The Morose Mascot
" follows Horace the porcupine as he flees his horrible mistress. It belongs to The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia, and only needs $14.50 to complete. Everything that has unpublished epics is eligible to have a new one opened.Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction), "Hide Away," "Getting the Goat" "Bitter Herbs" "Red Glass, Green Glass," (poetry). Back to me for edits: "Seafoam Fashions," (poetry), "Half-Leg," "Northern Game: Bola-Ball," "Dolls in the Empire" (nonfiction). Currently in front of the canon board: "Catch and Release," "Dusting Off the Green Speech," "Doing the Work" (fiction), "Unlicensed Dreams" "The Hearsay Cafe," "The Colors of the Rainbow," "Something Big Is Coming" (poetry), "Wild Herbivores of the North" (nonfiction). Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "Breaking the Ice," "From Dark to Bright," "Beached Fish," (fiction), "How Skycat Got Her Name" (poetry). In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "The Bones of Need" "Raining Kittens," (fiction). Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Reaching for the Moons" "Winterheart" (fiction), "Fish of the North" (nonfiction).Awards
Voting is now open for the 2012 Rose & Bay Award
which honors crowdfunding excellence in the categories of Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron. Please visit the nomination posts to browse projects, and the voting pages
to cast your votes. Full details for this award are on its landing page, and the nomination and voting pages have category details.
Nominations are closed for the 2012 Rhysling Award celebrating speculative poetry. I'm up for "The Shipwright's Song" in the short category and "The Cathedral of the Michaelangelines" in the long category.
The weather is nice here again, sunny today. Sparrows are mobbing my suet feeder six or seven at a time, all flapping and pecking at each other. Daffodils and crocus are well up, and tulips are sprouting.