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MTV-lIj vIneH

No Comments » Written on September 3rd, 2012 by
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So this happened:

Hugo-nominee Nancy Fulda is one of the people who has been spending part of her time here at the Worldcon walking around with a plush buffalito on her shoulder and handing out postcards giving away my new novella “Barry’s Tale.” On the first day of the convention she had her buffalito (she named him Jared) with her at the gym, and it drew the attention of someone who as it turned out was working the Press Room for the convention. She invited Nancy to come and sign up, so that anyone seeking authors for interviews could in turn contact her.

Later that morning, Nancy found me, and together we went searching for the Press Room (not necessarily an easy thing to do in the vastness of the hotel) and we both signed up.

Yesterday, the Press Room called me and left a message. Twice actually. MTV wanted to interview me for their Geek program.

After a bit of phone tag I found myself in the big chair of the Interview Room (right behind the Press Room) and spent the next 45 minutes talking into the camera about Klingon, the Conroyverse, and Paper Golem.

I have no idea how much of that they’ll use, if any, and it may just come down to a two-second clip of me shouting “I want my MTV” in Klingon. Then again, they may run the URL for the novella as part of the video or include it on their website. That would be awesome.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to the Worldcon. Still a bit of programming left.

Calling all authors!

No Comments » Written on May 1st, 2012 by
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Small Press publisher Paper Golem has just opened the reading period for its “prompt-themed” anthology Cucurbital 3!

 

What is Cucurbital?

It’s the name of a theme anthology series in which all of the authors write their stories starting with the same handful of prompts.

What are the prompts?

There are three of them:

          MADNESS

          DARKNESS

          MATTRESS

Successful submissions will take these three prompts and weave a unique and compelling story of no more than five thousand words.

When can I submit for this anthology?

We’ll be accepting submissions for Cucurbital 3 from May 1st through June 30th, 2012. Any submissions received before or after will be ignored. Our intention is to respond to all submissions by July 15th.

What’s it pay?

Upon publication, contributors will receive one cent per word for their fiction, and a copy of the physical book.

How do I submit my story?

Follow the directions specified on our submissions page.

If you’ve done everything correctly, you should receive an email confirmation within three business days.

 

Have a look at Cucurbital 2

No Comments » Written on August 5th, 2011 by
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A few months back Paper Golem opened to submissions for a new anthology. The idea was to give writers a collection and prompts and then see where they took them. I recycled a title from an earlier, limited release, and so this new anthology is called Cucurbital 2.

For this first volume the prompts were watermelon, turtle, and sex worker. The open reading period came and went, and in the end seven stories were selected, bringing the book came to an aesthetically pleasing 100 pages.

It went off to the printer. It came back. Copies have been sent off to various reviewers, and the release date is slated in the first week of November, with a “pre-launch” to take place in late October at Capclave, a smallish convention with a reputation of supporting both small presses and short fiction.

The trade paperback is priced at a mere ten dollars. There will also be a hardcover edition, as well as ePub and mobi formats available. I expect to open to pre-orders after returning the Worldcon.

One last bit: anyone buying a paper edition of the book (either TPB or HC) from the Paper Golem website can receive the ebook version at no additional charge. As Paper Golem moves into the realm of e-publishing this will be our policy. And, it will also apply retro-actively as we bring past titles online as ebooks (except where our authors have made other arrangements for their electronic rights).

Cucurbital 2

Eric James Stone’s new book goes to press!

1 Comment » Written on May 2nd, 2011 by
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The next book to come from Paper Golem is Rejiggering The Thingamajig And Other Stories, a single author collection by the dazzling Eric James Stone (and edited by Arthur Dorrance and me). Among its twenty-four stories, the book includes “That Leviathan, Which Thou Hast Made” a story that is currently nominated for both the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award!


I spent much of this past weekend in an extended flurry of emails with Eric, and Mary Robinette Kowal (who, among her many talents, did the cover design for the book). The end result is what you see here. Pretty, isn’t it?


With that last piece completed, I sent the book off to be printed, and I’m now awaiting a proof. This is the part of publishing that feels wonderful. Most of the work is done, and the book is in other hands being transformed from computer files to ink and paper.


You are going to love this book!

Rejiggering The Thingamajig

Alembical 2 on sale at Amazon!

No Comments » Written on December 6th, 2010 by
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I don’t know how long this special will last, but it’s been brought to my attention that the hardcover edition of Alembical 2 is on sale right now at Amazon for $5.98, which is some 79% off the retail.

Yeah, you read that right, the hardcover.

This is the second volume in the ongoing anthology series of original novellas from Paper Golem that I edit with Arthur Dorrance. This time around the anthology consists of three novellas by Tony Pi, David D. Levine, and J. Kathleen Cheney. If you’ve been thinking of picking up a copy, this would a great time to do it!
Alembical 2