Excellent advice for short story writers

I recently entered the Katherine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Awards 2009, an Australian short story competition. Sadly my story didn’t win a prize or a recommendation, but that’s okay. I have another story to put back into the market now and see...

New Markets For Writers page here at The Word

I’ve been meaning to get around to this for a while and I’ve finally got it done. Another thing I can tick off the ever-growing To Do list. I’ve had a links page here for a while now with interesting online places for you all to visit. I’ve now...

Ultraviolence is the only defence against zombies

We already knew, from the infallible source of George Romero, that ultraviolence is the only defence against zombies. Well, now it’s been mathematically proven. My good friend (and invaluable IT support guru) James pointed me in the direction of this article in...

Marketing fail of the week

My wife spotted this in the paper the other day. It was a full page ad showing fifteen different bras on sale at Myer. The one that really caught her eye was this one: You’d think that a marketing department would avoid suggesting that a piece of clothing...

Continuum 5 Galaxies By Gaslight – the report

I’m very tired today. It’s been an excellent weekend, but tiring. This is because I flew down to Melbourne (boy, are my arms tired… boom-tish) for the Continuum convention, Galaxies By Gaslight. There was a general steampunk theme to this fifth...