Tag Archives: Writers of the Future Contest

2016 Writing Statistics and Revenue

Many authors in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres track their writing progress and provide a summary of it at the end of each year. For instance, both Nick Mamatas and Martin Shoemaker provide fairly comprehensive years in review that cover what … Continue reading

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First Short Fiction Sale to Plasma Frequency Magazine and Writers of the Future Contest 4Q29 Update

I have some great news to report. Late last week, Richard Flores, the editor-in-chief of Plasma Frequency Magazine, notified me that he wanted to buy my short story, “Movement to First Contact.” The story is scheduled to appear in Issue 4, … Continue reading

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Writers of the Future Contest 3Q29 Update

Back in August, I posted an update on the 1Q29 and 2Q29 quarters of the Writers of the Future Contest. On Friday, I received the results for my 3Q29 submission.

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Writers of the Future Contest 1Q29 and 2Q29 Update

Back in December, I posted an article on the Writers of the Future Contest, and ultimately reported my Honorable Mention for 1Q29. Since then, the contest has gone on to report the overall contest winners for 1Q12 (aka 1Q29) and … Continue reading

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Writers of the Future Contest 1Q29 Results

Back in December, I posted an article on the Writers of the Future Contest, and then provided an update in early March once contest participants started receiving rejections. I then posted another update estimating that as of March 15th, the … Continue reading

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Writers of the Future Contest 1Q29 Update: Statistical Torture

Back in December, I posted an article on the Writers of the Future Contest, and then provided an update earlier this month once contest participants started receiving rejections. As of today, I have both good news and bad news. The … Continue reading

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Writers of the Future Contest Update

Back in December, I posted an article on the Writers of the Future Contest. Since then, the contest has reported 4Q11 contest winners, and rejections have started trickling in for 1Q12. Unfortunately or fortunately, I have no news to report … Continue reading

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Gender Genie Identifies Sex Based on Writing Style

Today I discovered a fascinating tool called the Gender Genie thanks to Clarissa over at Clarissa’s Blog. The tool purports to be able to predict one’s gender based on a sample of one’s writing. I decided to test the tool on … Continue reading

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Writers of the Future Contest Tips

I apologize to many of the folks who follow this blog for it being a relatively quiet week. I had a good reason. I was polishing up my short story submission for the Writers of the Future Contest, which I submitted … Continue reading

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