Cover Model (with zombie arm)

I got bit by a zombie on my left arm. It festered up something awful, but it did land me on the cover of a magazine. Don't believe me? See for yourself! The Southsider Magazine is a Lexington, KY, community interest publication with a sizable circulation (yay for publicity!). Being an inhabit of the south…

Apex Publications seeks Blog Editor

I'm cross posting this here hoping to lasso a few more qualified candidates. 🙂 This originally appeared on the Apex blog. Apex is looking for a blog editor. Are you interested? Hey, you might wonder. Didn’t they recently hire Sarah Olson? Indeed, we did. And Sarah has been and remains insanely awesome. She has done…

My Fandomfest schedule for this weekend

I am a literary guest at Fandomfest 2012 to be held this weekend in Louisville, KY. This is a pretty big shindig with tons of high profile media guests (Bruce Campbell!) AND literary guests (Timothy Zahn!). I'm pleased to have been invited to be part of the madness. Apex will be running a table in…

Ruminations on The Terror by Dan Simmons

Way back in the year 2007, The Terror, an alt-history horror novel by SF icon Dan Simmons, was released to (mostly) critical acclaim. It is a despairing book, about a British expedition that becomes stuck in the frozen sea ice of northern Canada where the crew must deal with starvation, scurvy, botulism, freezing cold, and…

Dark Faith–Four tips to woo the editors

Yesterday I shared the open submissions announcement for Dark Faith 2. I can tell you right now that competition for these spots in the book will be fierce. The second volume will be trimmed to 80,000 words (the first volume was 135,000 words with a 15,000 supplemental chapbook). Less space for everyone. Also, thanks in…

Dark Faith 2 – Open Call For Submissions

I promised lots of folks I'd post this the MOMENT I knew more information about Dark Faith 2 submissions, so here ya go! *** Apex will be publishing a follow-up to the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Black Quill-nominated anthology Dark Faith.  The book will be 80,000 words and pay five cents a word (up to…