Story rejections happen for a number of reasons. Here are a few, in no particular order. ~The story really does suck. (This was not a problem with "Why Pete?" because the judges at WOTF are very picky.) ~The story is of a type which doesn't appeal to the editor. (He/she hates space operas, or whatever.) ~The story is not a good fit for the publication. (The story is science fiction, the publication is Homes & Gardens.) ~The publisher has recently purchased and/or published a similar story. (Just bad timing.)
As a Canadian writer of stories of a speculative nature, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror, it has been one of my goals/dreams to have a story appear in Tesseracts, the annual Canadian Spec Fic collection.
Leon slammed the spade’s blade into the dirt cellar floor. “Hack my Facebook account will she? Bitch! No wonder Dad ran off with the babysitter-slash-cheerleader when I was ten.”
t has been a busy 12 months for my suddenly-alive short story writing and I thought I'd quickly toss up the covers of the projects done and the ones scheduled before the end of 2012. Let's start with the Photoshopped writer's shelf.
By blending actual martial arts with the mythical and science-fictional, and then setting it all in a real place in a specific time, I tried to make ‘The Ability of Lightness’ feel like a true story that no one had told before.
"From gunshots in the streets of Paris to brass-and-glass automatons on the sea floor off the coast of North Africa, Hawkwood's Folly draws an English lord, a French doctor and a young Russian bo's'n's mate into the deadly ocean depths on their quest to build a Utopia where no man has ventured before.
"Where do you get your ideas?" "What's going on inside that head of yours?" "Have you considered getting therapy?"
New author photo for Tim Reynolds.
"Hawkwood's Folly" blends together equal portions of science, philosophy, and adventure in a Jules Verne homage that asks 'how far is too far?'."