Spooky Night

Awaiting Rejection

Cast a Wide Net, Snag a Couple Bites

Go and help me out!
Pale Pale Pale
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I entered a writing competition earlier this year and I need your help to win! So before anything else go to horroraddicts and listen to the the most recent episode (which is where that link takes you) The recording in question is the second (the first one is good too but it's the usual podcast and not relevant to this post) When you're done listening you need to go vote (for me please?) and that can be done by emailing horroraddicts@gmail.com

Every year the WickedWomenWriters hold a "Most Wicked" contest. There is a different theme each year, this year's was "Horror Take a Holiday." Every writer was given a holiday, an item, and a place. I got 4th of July, a candelabra, and the Fourth of July.

You have until September 13th to vote so be aware that I will probably be posting about this a few more times. I would be happy if others helped promote! :D I don't know how to provide incentive for that but I can think of something.

Speaking of incentive, as I said at my facebook fan page I added a lot of references to Lovecraft stories. First person to tell me how many I made and what they were gets a copy of one of the anthologies I've been in. So go listen!

And then go vote! horroraddicts@gmail.com My story is titled Do Not Trust the Gilded Tentacle on the 4th of July and it's totally what you want to vote for! Because I'm awesome. Or dragon.

Interview!
Pale Pale Pale
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Look at me talk about myself here! And other stuff too.

I love looking at what I wrote later and going "I should have made it a new paragraph there" and "forgot a word there" and "that should have been 'have' not 'has.'" But I still really enjoyed it! And the blog itself is pretty nifty, I've been reading it pretty regularly. Justin has interviewed some awesome ladies!

Women. Horror. February. 2013. It's coming sooner than you think.
Brains
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Women in Horror Recognition Month has a new website and holy crap I love it! I just requested permission to use the seal for the second Iron Maidens Anthology (which will need an awesome subtitle to reflect the genre change I am currently incapable of thinking up).

... I'm a little worried though because I haven't had nearly the number of submissions for the current anthology I had expected. I still have the stories promised by the people I queried but so far I've only short listed one story. Boo. Boo boo boo.

It should go better with horror though, I know more people and have more connections. Plus getting the seal means that WiHRM will help promote.

Speaking of genre changes, I've decided that "Jenna" and thus this journal will be all about my horror work. I've recently been playing with more fantasy work (including The Novel) and think I might switch to a pen name for that. Not entirely committed yet though I do have a facebook fan page up just in case as well as yet another livejournal. But I'm not really posting there so we don't have to worry about it.

Other than that? I'm working. Slowly. Slowly slowly. One day at a time.

Lovecraft eZine live
Death Is Easy
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Issue 14 of the Lovecraft eZine is available now. It's the one with Now She Preys Through Endless Days. So read it! And stuff.

I'm going to edit another story today and finish writing something else. Go productivity.

And while we're on the subject of e-reading Fionah Jameson has some ebooks/stories for free out for today and today only. Deadline: A collection of moments, Liam Malone, and The Worm Lady are all available for the low low price of nothing. You can read them on a reader or on a computer and acquaint yourself with the works of Ms. Jameson

Iron Maidens News
Temporary Anthology Pic
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As I said at the source, Iron Maidens Anthologies has a Facebook fan page. I've had a couple people Like the page that I think might just be fans of Iron Maiden. ... I hope they're not disappointed!

I also announced that Moira J. Moore (moiraj), Phil Brucato (satyrblade), and J.A. Pitts (bravado111) have agreed to write/donate a story for the collection. This makes me very happy!

Now I'm thinking about promotion. When I first came up with the idea I figured I would throw the anthology up on Duotrope but they've changed their policies and aren't allowing first time anthology publishers to advertise. That makes sense and I can't really fault them for it but it's caused a massive brain fart on my end when it comes to getting this in front of potential writers. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them!

Other than that I've been writing (as always) and... uh... not much else. Which is probably how it should be.

Haven't Posted THIS in a While
Death Is Easy
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I got an acceptance email today! Now She Preys Through Endless Days was accepted for The Lovecraft eZine! It will be in the women and Lovecraft themed issue, I'm not sure when it will be out at this point but when I get more information this will be the first place I update!

Charity E-Anthology Official Update!
Fall
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Iron Maidens was sort of officially announced at Norwescon (if by "announced" you mean I mentioned it to people. I'm counting it) It's a special project I've been thinking about and over for a long time. And it's open for submissions. So... there you go.

Right Then
Fall
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I know I've been really quiet over here. Silent even.

It's been a rough year for me, personally more than anything else and that got in the way of writing. I haven't been submitting anything. I only have two submission worthy stories right now but I'm not sending them out. I have some more I'm going to start editing soon but not quite yet.

There's a light at the end of the tunnel however and I'm hoping to have something big to say soon. Some of this news will concern my own writing, some of it will concern a project I'm thinking up where I will probably be reaching out to others. So... think on that for a while.

Until then... Uhm watch this (yeah, it will probably hurt your head but it's totally SFW)

*dusts off journal*
Spooky Night
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I applied to Clarion West. Hope they accept me. Really, really do.

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Spooky Night
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Thinking about OryCon this month. They said if I show up and buy a badge they'll put me on panels. I can do that. I won't have a schedule which sucks on the one hand and is kind of nice on the other.

We finally have a date for Vaginomicon in February. The 24th. We also have a location, the Jewelbox Theater! It's small and nice and works. Now comes the planning and stuff.

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