Viable Paradise XVI

So I don’t normally let people know which magazines I currently have stories submitted to or what programs I’ve applied for.  I’m more of the suffer-in-silence type.  But when I get answers back, well that’s something different.  This spring I applied to a workshop in Martha’s Vineyard called Viable ParadiseAnd to my great surprise, I got in. This year the teachers are Elizabeth Bear, Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, Steven Gould, Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Steven Brust and Sherwood Smith. Wicked right?

This is my first workshop ever and I’m not quite sure what to expect and even though I’ve gotten my acceptance several weeks ago, the excitement hasn’t gotten old yet!

Story Love #1

First off, I got a new story published!  And it can be found here: The Apple from Fringe Garden

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile now, but as you may have noticed, I’m not a very diligent blogger.  Regardless, I do a lot of reading online and I would like to share a few of my favorites.

These are stories I wish I wrote, but glad I didn’t because I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed them as much if I did.

Travels with the Snow Queen by Kelly Link

Clem by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Jack and Jill by Chris Benton (Issue 9, page 154)

About Fairies by Pat Murphy

I tried to include a wide range of stories, but honestly I read lots of sci-fi and fantasy, so the balance is skewed.  Still, I would love to hear what you think about them. Better yet, if you have a good story to recommend…