Monday, May 9, 2016

List of SWFA-qualifying markets to submit your scifi/fantasy short stories:

Below is a list of publishers currently accepting unsolicited submissions for scifi/fantasy short fiction (flash fiction, short stories, novellas, etc.) All appear to pay industry-standard rates and are accepted by the SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America) as of today, May 9, 2016 (link). The list was compiled by me and is listed alphabetically. I have no affiliation with any of these publishers, and since each has its own requirements (often requiring you to submit to them only) please read submission guidelines for each before proceeding. Good luck writers, and let me know if this help any of you!

Analog Science Fiction and Fact:
Asimov’s Science Fiction:
Beneath Ceaseless Skies:
Clarkesworld Magazine:
Daily Science Fiction:
Escape Pod:
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination:
Flash Fiction Online:
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:
Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show:
Strange Horizons:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Book 4 status + website tweaks

This was a tough month for writing (work travel plus I'm back to working out) but I'm up to 16,000 words on Novum: Revelation as of tonight (book 4 of 5 in the Novum series). Also, since Google will be ranking mobile-friendly sites higher starting in May (test your site here: ) I tweaked my author website a bit. Now, going to on a phone or tablet should now take you to a "mobile-friendly" one-page version of my author site (see comparison below). Try it and let me know if it doesn't work for you:


Friday, February 12, 2016

Novum: Revelation at 10,000 words

Just hit 10,000 words for the 4th book in my Novum series, and the action is just getting started. Looks like this will be a longer book than the last three, which is good news for my readers. Even better news is that I'm going to have 4 evenings per week to write for the next 2 weeks, due to my kids' sport schedules, which is double what I have now. If it doesn't burn me out, I should be able to get really far in my story this month. More later...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Update on Novum: Revelation

Novum: Revelation (4th book in my 5-book series) is really taking shape now that I've finalized a detailed outline for rest of the series. Still having difficulty finding/making time to write (job, family, sleep, etc), but if I want to finish both of the last two books this year, I need to push myself a bit. Not so much that I turn this fun hobby into a "job" but even I am getting frustrated with how slowly the books are coming out. Plus I want the whole world to see the finished product. Okay, back to writing now...  (sneak peek here)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Novum: Rubicon is live all over the planet

Novum: Rubicon, the third book in my Novum series, is now live all over the planet. Go to to find US and international links to the paperback and Kindle eBook versions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Novum: Rubicon paperback

If you want to read Novum: Rubicon before everyone else, the paperback is now available exclusively from the publisher for $7.99 ( LINK ) Digital eBook editions still coming in 10 days.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Who said self publishing was hard?

The Novum: Rubicon (Novum #3) manuscript came back from my editors last night with only minor fixes (not enough commas, apparently), so I spent the morning putting everything into paperback and ebook formats. In the past, those "publishing" steps used to take me weeks of trial and error - not any more. Two hours and I was done. Everything is now uploaded for the October 1st release date, and next Monday I should be able to post the Pre-Order links for all formats. This will be a very relaxing weekend for me.