I’m back from BayCon. Exhausted, of course, but I had a great time. A year ago I didn’t really believe that attending conventions would be any fun (I’m slightly agoraphobic ever since I was nearly crushed in a crowd in an amusement park some years back), but I truly have found it’s invaluable for the people you get to interact with. All writers, published or otherwise, should be seriously looking at opportunities to get to a good, local convention like this one.
Well, I had no less than three requests for an audio version of “Clockman.” Never say I never do anything for you:
Since at least one of the people asking for audio did so with the thought that someone should do animations for it, I’m releasing this under a creative commons “share and share alike” non-commercial license. (Don’t worry, I have the reader and production company’s permission — that’s easier done than said.) So feel free to redistribute and to use this non-commercially as you see fit, provided you do so with proper attribution.
Every so often I have a piece of short fiction that I believe is worth sharing with the public, but which doesn’t find a home with a publisher. I will on occasion publish one of these pieces here, accompanied by a conversation on what I like about the piece and what I think its weaknesses are. You are welcome to join in the conversation in the comments section.
by Kyle Aisteach
I’m not sure if this is the best or the worst rejection letter I’ve ever gotten, but I wanted to share, because you might find it informative.