First: Ideomancer, where I have been on staff for several years now, is looking for new junior fiction editors. Deadline for applications is this Wednesday. If you’ve been thinking about joining us, now is the time to apply! Next: Strange Horizons, where I have been published several times, is having their annual fund drive. If you’re wondering why you should donate, take a look through their archive for a selection of stellar, diverse, compelling fiction. And finally: I am looking forward to World Fantasy at the beginning of November! If you’re attending and want to hang out, drop me a line! […]
June issue of Ideomancer!
It’s live here. Three fascinating stories touching on the idea of home, and what we’ll do to get away from it. Also, poetry and reviews. Come and see! […]
…there is a new Ideomancer today! Three beautiful, creepy and accomplished stories from S.E. Gale, George Galuschak and Sofia Samatar, plus a selection of poetry and reviews for your delectation. […]
In which there is new Ideomancer
Right here! This month’s issue includes a story that I found unusually fascinating: “Chrestomathy”, by Anatoly Belilovsky. I like all of what we publish, but this story is right up my personal alley, as it is about Pushkin and duels and lost writings, the dissemination of thoughts and the way history’s shaped by their thinkers. Enjoy! […]
March issue of Ideomancer!
…is here for you to enjoy. Other awesome things in the pillow book of March: One has unused vacation days and a plan to spend them writing in coffee shops. One has tickets to an all-girl fight card. One’s arms are bruised by kettlebells. One’s neighbour, who is a cat, leaves the house after the long winter shut in, and greets one from the doorstep. […]
new Ideomancer, and some musings
First: Ideomancer‘s December issue is up, and it includes, as always, wonderful stories, poems, and reviews (including my review of Sarah Court, a book which I think you should read, unless you are my mother, in which case it is much too dark for you.) Second: I am actually writing right now, but my husband and cat are watching Pingu, which is distracting. (Watching the cat watch the show is even more distracting than the show itself. He would eat Pingu if he could.) Third: awesome word counts this month. Revised “A Sovereign Cure for Pneumonia,” and am almost finished “Gardens for the Blind” (which is about to have a new title, since I discovered Janet Frame wrote a story by that name). Also about to finish Chapter 4 of Compass of Chicago. It helps that the weather’s gone dark, colder than I like for running, and I’m not travelling again until after Christmas, and I have all these pent-up words. […]
Ideomancer is looking for editors
This is what I’ve been doing with my spare time for a while now. It’s fun, challenging, and very educational for writers, and of course, a great team of people. Wanted! Ideomancer is looking for two new junior editors for fiction only. Slush wrangler wannabes should be VERY familiar with our magazine and know the styles of fiction we publish. Our guidelines state: Ideomancer publishes speculative fiction and poetry that explores the edges of ideas; stories that subvert, refute and push the limits. We want unique pieces from authors willing to explore non-traditional narratives and take chances with tone, structure and execution, balance ideas and character, emotion and ruthlessness. We also have an eye for more traditional tales told with excellence. We are especially interested in non-traditional formats, hyperfiction, and work that explores the boundaries not just of its situation but of the internet-as-page. In addition to reading slush weekly (usually fewer than eight stories per week), you may be asked to work with a writer to help polish his/her work. Editors also help out with publicity and funding initiatives. The position will require a 30-day commitment during an open reading period, at the end of which either of us […]