Invisible Vases

“The whole point is you’re making this beautiful, invisible vase.”  –Kim Stanley Robinson at Clarion 2013. These words have stayed with me since I heard them last summer. The first draft of a story is rather like putting clay on the wheel. It’s… fast. You have this SHAPE now. You know it’s not done, yet, […]

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The Submission Process

Step One: Write a story Step Two: Submit story Step Three: A Magical Transformation Occurs the Moment the Mailbox Closes Step Four: Get Hopes Up ie, 8 weeks of ridiculous statistical analysis. Step Five: Receive Results 99% of the time:     1% of the time: Step Six: Return to Start   by

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