Tag Archives: Fiction

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

News of the Positive Variety

A couple of lovely things have happened lately. I’m very pleased to confirm that Aurealis is taking my story Clean Hands, Dirty Hands! They’re currently on a quest to be considered a professional market by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, so if you have a spare $19.99 burning a hole in your pocket, you […]

Flash Fiction out at Daily Science Fiction

I am very pleased to announce that my first professional sale is now up on the web at Daily Science Fiction! I cannot tell you how fucking excited I am that I finally made my first professional sale. I’ve been submitting a lot of work lately, and although I know that I am aiming high […]

Insert the sound of a smashing champagne bottle here.

Why, hello there, internets. Welcome to the site. I’m Emma Osborne. I live in Melbourne, Australia. I’m a writer of fiction and poetry, most of which is speculative in nature. I particularly enjoy writing science fiction and fantasy stories. This blog will be used to talk a little bit about what I’m working on, and will […]