I’m quite chuffed to say that my story Star has been accepted by new UK based Universe magazine and will appear in their first ‘Albion’ themed issue in May 2012. Star was written in the 5th week of my time at the Clarion writer’s workshop in 2008. I went to Clarion with the mission of breakingContinue reading “STORY SALE: Star to Universe Magazine”
My Love Sick Zombie Boy Band, very soon to be published in the Hugo award winning Electric Velocipede magazine, has been accepted by Dark Fictions podcast magazine for their April issue, which will be on the theme of The Waste Land (Death, Living Death and Moral Decay) inspired by the TS Eliot poem. In onlyContinue reading “Story Sale to Dark Fiction”
First published in Electric Velocipede #13. Reprinted in Serendipity : Magical Realism and Arts & Things. Podcast in StarShipSofa #173. Momentum by Damien G. Walter When great uncle Peter came to live with our family in the house by the sea I asked my mother why it was he never spoke. My mother explained thatContinue reading “Momentum”
The first Guardian blog post I wrote (just under two years ago…how time flies!) was titled The new world of the New Weird. I wrote the piece fully aware that the New Weird had already been and gone, but with the idea that it was none the less an interesting movement in genre fiction toContinue reading “Whatever happened to the Next Weird?”
Today I observed a pattern in my writing. I have been working on a story that goes by the working title of Clocks for some months now. It is one of those stories that emerges by accumulation. Every so often I add another paragraph, or a sentence, or even just a word. It is nowContinue reading “Story McNuggets”
Thank you to everyone who has taken part in Support Our ‘Zines Day! I’ve been wonderfuly surprised by how many people have taken the time to get involved. Here are a selection of just a few of the good people who have shown their support: M-Brane SF say 10/1 is SOZD Electric Velocipede remind usContinue reading “SOZD Progress Report”
My 32nd birthday arrived today, along with my first incidence of backpain! Old age seems to be coming sooner than expected. I’m sitting up very straight whilst typing, perhaps this will help. I arrived at my birthday pre-cheered by two recent story sales: John Klima at the Hugo award winning Electric Velocipede has bought MyContinue reading “Birthday, Story Sales, Stiff Back”
***UPDATE: SUPPORT OUR ‘ZINES DAY now 1ST OCTOBER*** Last week I put a call out for suggestions of magazines that as an SF fan I should be reading. My subscriptions have lapsed recently (its been a busy year) so this week I wanted to renew some subscriptions and start a few new ones. I wantedContinue reading “We need a ‘Support our ‘Zines Day’”
Mary Robinette Kowal made a wonderful point on tonight’s Sofanauts. In a discussion on the iPhone as e-reader Mary argued that e-books and online ‘zines would not kill printed publications. But the publications that survive will be the ones who understand the value of the physical object they are producing. I could not agree more.
Right people. John Klima, editor at Electric Velocipede has recently become a father for the second time (congratulations!), but unfortunately now also finds himself the sole earner in his household. But to every cloud is a silver lining, because John has decided to sell off all remaining stock of Electric Velocpede #13 (among other things)Continue reading “Limited Edition Damo”
Electric Velocipede is without doubt the magazine I most look forward to finding in my mail box. Yes, I know, I’m biased because I’ve featured in their pages. But even if I hadn’t, I hope I would have the sense to recognise what a great ‘zine editor John Klima is putting into the world. TheContinue reading “Get Your Electric Velocipede Hot and Fresh!”
Everyones favourite journal of magical realism, Serendipity, have kindly agreed to reprint my short story ‘Momentum’, originally published in Electric Velocipede #13. Regular readers will remember I appeared in Serendipty in December with the story ‘Circe’s‘. Its great to return to its digital pages as I have read and enjoyed every issue to date.