I realized I ought to announce it here when my fiction is available in new ways, and I’ve neglected sharing that you can get your hands on my urban fantasy short story, “Bother,” first published in Bull Spec, for free since February in the 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology.
This anthology is only available until 4/30, so time is short! Why not cruise straight over to Stupefying Stories and get your copy? It’s available in several e-book formats.Here’s some more information on the anthology if you need any beyond FREE and ALMOST GONE:
Published by Stupefying Stories, the 2013 Campbellian Pre-Reading Anthology is now available for free — that’s right, free! — for anyone interested in perusing the works of authors eligible for Campbell award nominations this year. What’s that? As M. David Blake, editor of Stupefying Stories explained,
Named for John W. Campbell, Jr., whose 34 years at the helm of Astounding Science Fiction (later renamed Analog) defined the “Golden Age” of the genre and launched the careers of dozens of famous writers, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is presented annually at WorldCon to an outstanding author whose first professional work of science fiction or fantasy was published within the previous two years.
What does this have to do with me? Well, with my sale of “Bother” to Bull Spec nearing on two years ago now, I became eligible for the Campbell Award. I did not get nominated this year–the list was announced about a week ago, but I had no expectations of that happening because I haven’t had other speculative fiction published since then. I’ve been working on my first fantasy novel instead of sending out my short stories. But “Bother” has been reprinted in the anthology, and now’s your chance to read it for free along with other worthy works by a large list of fantastic speculative fiction authors.