November 5th, 2012


Monday Update 11-5-12

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Voting Your Conscience
Read "Neighboring Attractions" in Torn World
The Garden of Repose
SFPA Contest Winners
Poem: "Putting the Past on a Pedestal"
Wheelchairs on Television
More Poems from Fledgling Grace
Recipe: "Lemon-Pepper Salmon"
Read "A Light in the Darkness"

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be tomorrow with a theme of "influential women." If you expect to be unavailable due to voting or other conflicts, you may leave your prompts early.

There is a serial poetry challenge running this week, and I'm judging it. I heartily encourage you to try your hand at writing two or more linked poems as part of this. There is also a reader challenge that involves reviewing serial poetry, if you don't write but do enjoy reading it.

Poetry in Microfunding:
"Within the Wolf's Jaws" belongs to The Asgard Eddas. Read about some starfarers and their interrupted journey.  There are two new verses; meet the aliens and learn a terrible truth.

Torn World writing update:
Approved as canon: "Squiggles: Excerpts from Nleimen's Journal," (fiction) "The Urge to Fly" "A Nap Under the Stars" "Autumn Gathering," (poetry).  Back to me for edits: "Breaking the Ice," (fiction), "Patterns in the Grass" (poetry). Currently in front of the canon board: "Beached Fish" (fiction),  "Breeding the Perfect Fighter," "The Charity Wall," "Flying in the Wind" (poetry), "Ghost Bat" "Half-Leg," (nonfiction).  Drafted: "Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands," "Like Ash Before the Wind," "From Dark to Bright," "The Inappropriate But Useful Disposal of Lettuce" "A Thin Red Trail" "The Museum of Mortality" (fiction), "Changes in the Wind" (poetry), "Publishers in the Empire" (nonfiction).  In revision at home: "Water Dance," "When the Wind's Teeth Sing," "Raining Kittens," "Finding the Holes" (fiction),  "The Smallest Invaders" (poetry).  Currently writing: "Catch of the Day," "Winterheart" "A Cold Clear Night" (fiction).

It's drizzly here again today, cool and gray.  Recently I saw two bluejays at the fly-through feeder. 

Update from Kajones_writing

November features the Fae World.  There is now a commissions page if you want to buy stories with money or credits.  The October Prompts Session is closed, but you can read what came in.  Read the October Roundup for links to all the posts and an author summary of activity.  Explore some advance plans for 2013 and share your opinion on the direction things should go.  The November 4 Update gives more author news and some short-term plans; the NaNoWriMo project is now in progress, yay!

In particular, I encourage you to contribute to the never-ending prompt sessionkajones_writing wants to make a personalized bingo card of short prompts -- character names, personality traits, disabilities, photos, etc.  So leave handful of ideas and let's see where this goes.

Background Material: 1. Stories in the Fae World Collection

Strange Horizons News

Strange Horizons met their fundraising goal, including the stretch goal.  This is the report I got:

For any of you who may not have seen this week's issue yet, good news: the fund drive is finished, and not only did we achieve our main goal, we achieved our extension goals as well! The final total raised was $11,220.50. This means that:

* Payment for poetry goes up to $30 from January 2013
* Payment for reviews goes up to $30 from January 2013
* Payment for fiction goes up to 8 cents/word, because we're buying audio rights for podcasts, starting January 2013

Full details in this week's editorial.


Read about Half-Legs

You can now read my Torn World article about half-legs, a kind of time-twisted centipede.

If you like this article and want to see more like it, please consider sending me credits or karma through Torn World's crowdfunding options.  Not a Torn World member, but still want to support the work? I have a permanent PayPal button on my LJ profile page.