Friday, February 01, 2008

writing news

Although almost all of my blogging lately has been over at SmokeLong News, I actually do have some personal writing news to share, which seems better suited for posting here.

First off, a microfiction I wrote last month, "Nothing," has been solicted by Per Contra, and will appear in their Spring issue, which goes live some time in March. Yay! It had been a while since I'd written anything new, and longer still since I'd delved into the whole getting published deal. Per Contra is a great venue, so I'm really pleased.

Also, my flash Spike. Resonance., originally published in FRiGG, has been accepted to be published in a new anthology entitled "Freak Lightning," edited by Pamelyn Casto and Lawrence Greenberg. Not sure of the publication dates yet, but I'll post more when I know more. I've never really pursued getting into anthologies before, so this is pretty exciting.

And, later this month, I'll be traveling back to Chicago to speak to students at my alma mater, Fremd High School, about writing and editing as part of their annual Writers Week. I'm hugely looking forward to this. Weeding through my published work for stories appropriate to read at a high school is proving somewhat of a challenge, but I think I've got it covered. Can't wait!

Finally (and I probably will blog about this at SLQ News once I have the final schedule), I'll be presenting at Pecha Kucha again in about a week and a half. The theme is love, which is a challenge, since most of the stuff we publish in SLQ isn't really about love in the usual Valentine's Day sense. Had a blast when I did this in December, and really looking forward to doing it again. Looks like a stellar lineup this time, too. Woo!


At 1:15 PM, Blogger Don said...

"Weeding through my published work for stories appropriate to read at a high school..."

Wow...self-censoring your're conversion to a conservative republican is nearly complete.

/tongue partially in cheek

At 1:40 AM, Blogger Dave Clapper said...

I actually thought about posting links for the kids here to stuff that I shouldn't read aloud there, figuring they can easily handle it. It's more the possibility of irate parents I'm concerned about. :)

At 12:34 PM, Blogger k1tchenwitch said...

Congratulations on all the happy writing news you've had lately! You definitely deserve it. And I hope you enjoy your gig at your old high school ~ very cool! I think you're right to be more concerned about irate parents. *Every* year here, there's some major blow-out between the school board and a crazed parent ~ grrrrr

At 6:17 AM, Blogger katrina said...

Congratulations, Dave!

At 12:15 AM, Blogger Don said...'d it go?


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