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The Death of the Palace

The Palace Theatre in Melbourne is shutting down. This is a terrible thing. The Palace is, without doubt, one of the best live music venues in the City of Melbourne. I have seen some of the most phenomenal performers in the world on this stage, and have had experiences within these walls that I can […]

Science Fiction Poetry

I was recently notified that a poem of mine has been accepted at a big-name, very cool market! I can’t talk about it yet, but yay! Can’t wait to reveal the full news! I’m excited that a lot of places seem to be upping their poetry content (or including it in the first place!) There’s […]

One More Clarion Post

No Clarion for me this year. I received rejections from both UCSD and West, much to my disappointment. I know that it’s not the be all and end all, and I intend to continue to work hard on my writing. I will keep submitting. I’ve got three upcoming publications within the next 2-4 months and […]

Tenterhooks

At this point, all I can do is hold myself in a state of cat-like readiness. If you’ve found me by searching for people waiting on Clarion news, welcome. Pull up a chair. UCSD is pretty much sorted, I suspect, but you and I both know that West is a mystery. Maybe a writing exercise […]

General Villainy

It has been said many times over that a good villain is the hero of their own story. Couldn’t agree more. Personally, I like villains with complex backgrounds and high ideals that make perfect sense if you squint. Y’know, like Magneto. He has lived through terrible things and is a product of those struggles. (Plus, […]

Clarion Season

It has rolled around for the fourth time. Like, oh, hundreds of writers around the world, I have submitted an application to both Clarion UCSD and Clarion West. I can’t stop checking my email. Usually I’m waiting on something writing related – a submission, a beta read, very occasionally a contract – but this is […]

Award Eligibility – Chronos and Ditmar Awards

Turns out that my short story Squeak as published by Daily Science Fiction is eligible to be nominated for both the 2014 Chronos (Best Short Fiction) and Ditmar (Best Short Story) awards. Cool! The Chronos honours genre work by Victorians, whilst the Ditmar is an Australia-wide award. You can find a full list of the […]

What would you do for a story?

I heard about a guy who got arrested on purpose. He walked up to a couple sitting at a restaurant, flipped over the table and started ranting. He got arrested, alright. Turns out, he did it because he’s an actor, and he wanted to know what it was like. What would you do for a […]

Women Destroy… ALL GENRES! RAAAAAAAAH.

I’ve recently posted about this, but OOH LOOK. NEW THINGS! Apparently the women of the world are not content with destroying JUST science fiction. Of course, we’re in a pretty spectacular situation here – Lightspeed’s kickstarter has raised over $15k to fund their special issue containing a stack of new stories, reprints and flash fiction […]

Women Destroy Science Fiction Submission Call

Hark, female writers of the science fiction! Something cool is happening. The illustrious Lightspeed magazine are throwing their doors open to women (and whomever identifies as a woman) for a special issue to come out in the middle of the year. It must also be noted that Lightspeed keeps a gender balance in terms of their […]