Monthly Archives: April 2011

Last Call

Tonight is the last night to nominate Canadian fiction for an Aurora Award! The following is a repost of the original post I put up with all the pertinent details: From the Prix Aurora website: The Prix Aurora Awards are Canada’s National Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards. They are Canadian Fans’ way of recognizing the […]

The Query Trigger

So I have a couple stories that have been ‘under consideration’ for close to a year by some respectable magazines that generally respond much sooner. Now the responsible thing for me to do is to query them and find out if the submission or the reply was lost in the ether. But I won’t do […]

Rich Horton – Writers of the Future XXVI Mention

Reviewer Rich Horton has posted an entry on his blog about Writers of the Future XXVI. His blog, ‘The Elephant Forgets‘ has summaries of most sci-fi/fantasy magazines and anthologies. These are short summaries so he does not go into full detail on any individual stories but as a writer it is always nice to know […]

Blood and Mirrors

Fellow Writers of the Future winner Brad R. Torgersen has released a novelette ‘Blood and Mirrors’. Brad says this about his story: Camarro’s world is not too far into our own future: grimy, wet, sexual, and occasionally deadly. I’ve bought the story but have not read it yet. I’m confident it is a great read […]

Vital Empire Avenue Statistics

So in the last couple weeks I have reached a few milestones on the social network exchange Empire Avenue and I thought I would share them with you today. The Numbers I sold my 105 000th share! I reached 1000 shareholders… yes that means over a thousand people paid cold hard virtual currency to buy […]

‘Digital Rights’ – AnthologyBuilder

My Writers of the Future winning story ‘Digital Rights’ is now available at AnthologyBuilder. So there are now four places to read this story! I really am making this as convenient for you as possible. – In Writers of the Future XXVI – On the Kindle – On a variety of eBook devices through Smashwords […]

Brent is in the UK

Well not really. But my eReprints of various short stories are available in the UK store. And I have a profile too (though you need to click the link above to see the full list of my stories, not all are hooked up to the portfolio). And my stories are available in the German Amazon […]

A Freebie for Empire Avenue Users

If you were a shareholder in me on Empire Avenue, the social media exchange, you would have received a shareholder message today with a couple of freebies for you. Want the freebies? Log in to Empire Avenue and buy shares in me! http://empireavenue.com/?t=5ba93f5d

AnthologyBuilder – Digital Copy

According to their latest blog post AnthologyBuilder will be allowing the option for stories to be printed into digital eAnthologies! Users will have a choice of printing a custom print anthology or choosing a digital copy instead. This is pretty cool news and I’ve made sure to enable this for my stories on the site. […]

Lego Games on iPod and iPad

Our sons (3 and 5 years old) are playing more and more with Lego, which pleases me greatly as I was a Lego kid growing up. Being a hoarder I kept most of my old Lego as well we have bought several newer sets for the kids. In the last couple months the two of […]