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    @ben I've dropped you an email. Hope that helps. Completely missed it's short story day here.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2012
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    #latetotheparty

    @Ben Gwalchmai - Great news about the novel - any news on timescale for publication? Congrats man!

    I'm sending off my revised 2nd draft novel to an agent this week. Fingers X'd.
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    ^__^ Thanks man ^__^

    The timescale is that it should be available in roughly 3/4 months time.
    Pretty quick, I think. I'll be sure to post more when I know. I'm thinking I'll blog the research I did that I didn't use in the run up to it so I'll be sure to gross you all out with some of that weird shit.

    Good luck with the agents. I've found that they tend to take an age to respond.
    So far, I've had no luck - I even got a one sentence 'no' reply the other week for the book that's now getting published.
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    I started STRANGITIES.com as a way to practice writing the only form of fiction I know how to - weird. I've since released one collection of short stories, "STRANGITIES: Volume I" in paperback and ebook with a second just about complete. I'm also a month or two away from releasing my first novella, "The Cold Year Of Creation." (Here's a teaser trailer.) A reader suggested I should join the community of Whitechapel as a way to meet like-minded individuals. So here I am.
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    @ Trista: Thanks for the Ultrasylvania love! I'll have to check out Nails Jane. Sounds like a wild ride.
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    @ Strangeties - welcome, sir. Congrats on your work so far! Keep us up to date.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2013 edited
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    I may be bending the rules on this somewhat, since this is not being traditionally published - if so, do forgive me.

    I've started serializing my novel, The Last Suburb, on a dedicated Tumblr. I plan on getting a personal website up and running before too long, but I have just enough followers on Tumblr that it made sense to start there and see if I can build up a bit of readership. Whitechapel (without which a good chunk of this novel may not exist, for a variety of reasons) will also, naturally, get first crack at it. Because you're all awesome.

    The novel itself has quite a lot (some might say too much already) written, at over 500 pages, but I'll be uploading one scene, between two and eight pages, once per day, until the book is finished. I suppose it works a bit less like a classic serialized novel, more like a daily webcomic, or a TV series.

    I've got the first scene up and running now, plus an introduction and an epigraph page, so if you want something short to read, I would be more than happy to provide that.
    • CommentAuthorFrank
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2013
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    Setting up a site for short stories (quick little bits of flash fic) and will publish the URL here

    Will take a day or two.
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    My short story Fate's Mask, a tale of cauls, folk magic and changing luck, is in the latest Arcane anthology. You can purchase a copy at
    either Arcane II at Smashwords or Arcane II at Amazon UK
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    My own work's still in progress, but I edited Clinton Boomer's wonderfully psychedelic and weird urban fantasy The Hole Behind Midnight.
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    Gosh I've been away from this place for too long.

    It's wonderful to see what you're all doing.

    I'm in Fusion Fragment this quarter, and next month in a little startup mag called Old Hedgy Times, which just dropped its first issue (recommended especially if you like chiptunes), and then another thing in March that's still a shhh moment. I might be joining Old Hedgy as a staff writer, also.

    If anybody's interested in collaborating or publishing with Old Hedgy, I'm reachable by email and might be able to pull some strings. They pay.
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    A bit of publication news.
    My short story, Chicken Skin Gloves, has just been published by Liquid Imagination. What's interesting for me is that they've also recorded an audio version. The recording is the first time I've heard someone I've never met narrate my work. Very pleased with how it turned out.
    Chicken Skin Gloves

    One of my other hats is as flash fiction editor for a magazine called Indigo Rising UK, our third issue is out, with a good mix of poetry, fiction and flash. There is some really good work from first time published writers.
    Indigo Rising UK
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      CommentAuthorwhydoisay
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2013 edited
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    I'm new but also a writer. I spent a while living entirely as a freelance writer, but I decided I wanted to move out of the ghetto and have health insurance. Plus the video game I spent months writing for got canned. Did some film reviews and piddling crap like that. Been writing comics, though and I finally got published for real! In Canada. In French. BUT STILL. So I mean, you can buy it in French published by a real publisher and it looks really nice... It's an accomplishment, I think? Next, I hope to be published in a language I actually speak!

    Golden Gate Riot
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    Turned in my contract for the Gears & Growls anthology.
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    Welcome, WhyDoISay!

    Congrats on the comic! I'll look forward to hearing more.

    On my front: the novel publication date got pushed back a little to avoid something or other, they tells me. Still out this year, I'm still happy.

    Got some funding to do a new start-uppery writing thing so cracking on with that.

    Congrats to all on contracts and entries and further writings.
    A hell of a year so far.
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      CommentAuthorwhydoisay
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2013
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    Thanks for the welcome! Have you had issues with contracts with publishers being ... less than desirable?
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    Well, no. Not really.

    I'm just eager for my book to come out :)
    When it gets pushed back a little, I feel like momentum is put aside awhile when I'm attempting to push ever onward.

    S'all good really though. Can't complain.
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      CommentAuthorwhydoisay
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2013
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    Well congrats! Be sure to let us know when your book is released!
  12.  (10438.19)
    Back on the Purefinder blogging track - lost my way a bit there due to fairly intense schedules at work.

    New stuff up here too, with the final versions of the cover going up today and tomorrow.
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    Been an interesting past few months. Had a thing in Aoife's Kiss mag, but it's taking forever to get my contributor's copy.

    Then Bruce Bethke took one of my stories for an upcoming Stupefying Stories! release, something about Weird Westerns. Slated for the end of the month. I really love what Bruce is doing with that magazine, I recommend it a lot to everyone as a venue. He's a real "writers' writer," and very responsive/respectful of even those he is rejecting.

    An antho called The Future Embodied took a piece of mine, though I have no idea what their publication schedule is all about.

    And then Old Timey Hedgehog is putting out an anthology of my stuff. I totally don't deserve to have my stuff collected yet, but they wanted to, so...yay!