Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Editing Clauses in Writing Contracts

Last week the internet was buzzing with comment and discussion about Mandy DeGeit's blog about her experience with a small press which rewrote her story without her consent under the guise of editing. You can read other comment on this here.

All this prompted Victoria Strauss at Writer Beware to blog on exactly what you should look out for when your contract arrives. It's very tempting to rush in when you are at the beginning of your career because the desire to have your work in print is almost overwhelming but writing is a business and you need to be aware of the pitfalls.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mythic Resonance...

Esteemed Egoboo writing and critting pal Satima Flavell chats with me here about her fantasy writing, editing work and her short story 'La Belle Dame', published in the anthology Mythic Resonance from the Specusphere.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tracking Your Rights

Over on Lisa L. Hannett's blog as well as on his own blog, Peter M. Ball talks about keeping track of your rights with some useful suggestions as to how and why it's so important. Peter is the author of Horn and Bleed, both published by Twelfth Planet Press, as well as multiple short stories. A Ditmar and Aurealis winner, he is also one of my Clarion South cronies.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Aurealis Awards 2011 Winners

The winners of the Aurealis Awards 2011 were announced last night in Sydney. The Aurealis Awards are one of the most significant speculative fiction awards in Australia and this year's winners are an impressive group. It's particularly interesting that all the winning short stories were published by small, local, independent presses. It augurs well for the future of the genre in Australia.

The complete list can be found here.