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Have you thought about starting with a bang right away? Or does your story want another hook before you roll the main one out on the stage?
On June 24 at 8 p.m., Clarion West will open the Locus Awards Weekend with a party in honor of CW instructor Paul Park. The party will also celebrate Awards Toastmistress Connie Willis, SF Hall of Fame inductee Gardner Dozois, and other stars of the speculative fiction cosmos attending the Awards Weekend.
Joanna Russ (b.1937) died on April 29, 2011, two days after entering hospice. Russ was admitted to hospice following a series of strokes. Russ received a BA from Cornell in 1957 where she studied under Vladimir Nabokov. She began publishing science fiction in 1959 with the short story “Nor Custom Stale.” In 1960, she earned […]
An “interminable agency clause” (sometimes called an “interminable rights clause” or a “perpetual agency clause”) is language inserted into an author-agency agreement whereby the agency claims the right to remain the agent of record not just for the duration of any contracts it negotiates, but for the life of copyright.
Somewhere during the summer, when I got the latest “I can’t sell this” from an agent, I realized, “You can’t, but I can.” I have not looked back since.
Nominees for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced.
Building stories is like building houses. Yes, you need a foundation, walls, and a roof, but holy cow–look at all the variations that are possible AND successful given those basic requirements!
Last October, I blogged about David Boyer, a self-styled author and publisher who was discovered to be committing extensive plagiarism, publishing stories and books both under his own name and his many aliases.
Every summer, Klingon speakers from around the world have gathered for a long weekend of barking and spitting, singing and storytelling, impromptu game shows, off-the-cuff translations of broadway musicals, and vaudeville routines.