Very happy to say that my speculative fiction story “Boom & Bust” will be appearing in Diabolical Plots!
From the open call page:
We are seeking high-quality speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and speculative horror) on the theme of “imps & minions”. Stories should feature an imp or a minion.
Submission information and the submission form can be found on our kickstarter page.
If you like this project and want to support us, I would really appreciate if you would take a look at our kickstarter reward options and help us out by becoming a backer. (I recommend going for the paperback reward option.)
Thanks a lot! I’m really looking forward to reading all the submissions and putting together this awesome project with the team, with the support of our kickstarter backers!
We just launched the Strange Economics anthology! Woo hoo!
What if souls were a form of currency? What if our potential could be bought and sold? What is the value of a memory? These economic questions and more are explored through twenty-three science fiction and fantasy stories, appearing for the first time in this collection.
The beautiful, full-wrap cover image, “Ring of Heaven”, is by illustrator Jonathan Maurin.
This anthology also includes economics discussion questions accompanying each of the stories, written by professional economist Elisabeth Perlman, and an afterword/essay exploring the relationship between speculative fiction and economics, written by guest editor Jo Lindsay Walton.
It’s an awesome collection, and I hope you check it out!
I just put my book, Angels and Wormholes, on sale from $3.99 to 99c. It’ll be at that price for the next two weeks. I would love if you would pick up a copy. And please leave a review, if you’re up for it (Amazon reviews are really, really valuable for writers).
Some reviews of the book (from the first draft on Wattpad):
“The story is too excellent! I’m still trying to fathom what the heck goes on in the writer’s mind for his to be able to create this well thought-out universe.”
“Wow! That was bind blowing!”
“Thanks for such an excellent story. I haven’t been so Completely chained to a book in years.”
“Just…wow. I have never read such a complex sci-fi novel with so much detail in it!”
“Wow! I really didn’t want this book to end, well done!”
“Thoroughly enjoyed it, struggled putting it down.”
“beautiful character development and diversity!”
I hope those reviews are enough to encourage you to pick up the book from Amazon. And for the next couple weeks, it’ll be cheaper than a coffee!
The Rhysling awards nomination period is running from January 1 to February 15. I’ve got a few poems from the previous year that are eligible:
- “the morning star”, by David F. Shultz, a three line poem published in Grievous Angel, Nov 2017.
- “Goodnight”, by David F. Shultz, published in Polar Borealis, issue #4, July 2017
- “Skittering Bones”, by David F. Shultz, published in Polar Borealis, issue #4, July 2017
- “first date”, by David F. Shultz, published in The Literary Hatchet, issue #18, October 2017
Please consider my poems for nomination! Thanks very much!