First things first: more Mythos fiction selling to awesome markets. Yes, I know, I’m dangerously close to typecasting myself …
The Lovecraft eZine has bought a Mythos piece of mine called White Noise. Said story should be up and free to read sometime in the next few months. For those not familiar with the Lovecraft eZine, Mike Davis has been publishing it since earlier this year. It’s quite a quality zine, showcasing the work of William Meikle and W. H. Pugmire among others. Davis also blogs about all things Lovecraftian several times a week. I think it’s safe to say that the Lovecraftian community is alive and well online …
Also, if you love Lovecraftian or otherwise Mythos fiction, and are in a position to do, so you should consider tossing them a few quid. As anyone who’s ever dealt with a startup magazine, zine or ezine can attest, the costs involved in running a paying mag are not inconsequential. And Davis doesn’t stint on paying his authors.
But whether you’re inclined/able to do that or not, you abolsutely should browse the backlist of stories available through the mag. And when Davis lets me know when exactly White Noise will be available to read I will pass that on to you. Hell, I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops.
Second, ChiZine‘s second Spec Fic Colloquium starts later today. The one last year was outstanding, so if you’re not already coming, and are in Toronto, you should seriously think about dropping by. It’s an all day event (no, seriously, 9 am – 9 pm /9 am – 11:30 pm if you’re staying for the Constantine screening at the end of the evening). There are a number of delightful events/lectures/panels planned, CZP and Bakka Phoenix Books will have dealer tables set up on site, and Mike Carey is headlining the Colloquium.
I’m sorry, let me say that again. Mike Carey is headlining the colloquium.
His presence at the Colloquium alone is worth the price of admission.
I expect I’ll see at least some of you there.