Monthly Archives: August 2014

News–2 Story Sales

I’ve sold (1) “This Quintessence of Dust” to F&SF and (2) “When Robot Mermaids Attack” to Daily Science Fiction.

Two more bits of unrelated news:

  • “Marketing Strategies of the Apocalypse” is scheduled to appear in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), Sept/Oct 2014
  • “A Struggle Between Rivals Ends Surprisingly” (previously published in F&SF in Mar/Apr 2014) can now be read/heard on Escape Pod (August 4, 2014 podcast)

Thoughts on writing: 10 Hottest Sub-genres

Researchers at the Buckram Institute for Trend-Spotting have identified the ten hottest categories in publishing over the next 12 to 18 months:

(1) Paranormal Bromance
(2) Suburban Fantasy
(3) Time-traveling Vampires and the Ninja Cowboys Who Love Them
(4) Harmonica Erotica
(5) Weird East
(6) Seance Fiction
(7) Bieberpunk
(8) Erectile Dystopia
(9) Zombie Apostrophes
(10) Hyatt Regency Romance