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The Brainery Workshop Q&A

liveqandaIf you’re interested in The Brainery Workshop course in Short Fiction, I am scheduling a live Q&A session at 5:00PM EST.

Here’s the info about the session:

1.  Please join my live Q&A, Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

2.  You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP).  A headset is recommended.

Not at your computer? Click the link to join this meeting from your iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

New Openings for Short Fiction

Based on currently enrolled student availability, we will be splitting the workshop into 2 separate sections for Short Fiction.

This means that 10 spots have potentially opened for new students.

The likely class online meeting times will be:

Mondays 7:30PM EST, Tuesdays at 10:00AM EST, or Tuesdays 7:30PM EST.

We will be using GoToMeeting instead of Google Hangouts for high-quality, stable virtual workshop sessions and to accommodate all students for the Master Class Roundtables.

Please only enroll if you are available for at least one of the current potential meeting times.

Thank you! And I’m really excited this semester!

The Brainery Workshops for Spring 2015

Aimee Bender & Lise Quintana

Aimee Bender & Lise Quintana

Due to the overwhelming interest in this semester’s workshop, I am currently planning on offering two courses for Spring 2015:

  • Science Fiction Fairy Tales
  • Short Fiction

Guest Speakers currently attached to Short Fiction are:

Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Lise Quintana, owner/operator of Lithomobilius, Narrative Technologies, and publisher/editor of NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press.

I am looking for a mid-January start date for both workshops. I have started selecting texts and contacting guest speakers for Science Fiction Fairy Tales, and will hopefully have announcements soon.

Giles Gets Knocked Down

Lately, with my alt-ac (alternate academic) trajectory, I have come to think of Giles as my spirit guide: he, too, was once a scholarly type who eventually went into business for himself. He was knocked down. Repeatedly. But always managed to get up again. Just like me! Combine clips of Giles being knocked down to the tune of a 90s nostalgia song (when I was a teenager), and you get the best thing ever, as well as something that aptly describes my career.

Uncanny Magazine Opens Submissions

Stolen directly from their Uncanny, A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy:


Scribbling Space Unicorns! Uncanny Magazine is finally open to unsolicited submissions!

We can’t wait to see your short stories and poems. We pay $.08 per word for short stories between 750-7500 words, and $30 per poem at any length.

Please follow our submission guidelines and procedures when submitting your work.

Good luck!

I hope everyone submits their SpecFic stories and poems!

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