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    Slaying Dragons… Again

    Earlier this year my story ‘Slaying Dragons’ appeared in Plasma Frequency Magazine. It also garnered enough votes to be selected for Plasma Frequency’s first year anthology — reader and editor selected stories. That anthology is now available through Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions. If you’d like a sample of what Plasma has published in its first year, I strongly suggest you take a look a look at the anthology. Paperback Kindle And if you read ‘Slaying Dragons’, head back over here and let me know what you thought of it :) … Also, since I’m posting my writing update a day early to get the word out on this…

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    Sale: “Slaying Dragons” to Plasma Frequency Magazine

    Plasma Frequency Magazine has accepted my story “Slaying Dragons” for publication in an upcoming issue of their magazine! I am not sure which issue it will appear in, but when it is available, I’ll make another post. For now, consider heading over to their current issue and checking out some of the stories. Free downloads are available for various eReaders.

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    Bone Dreaming to Darwin’s Evolutions

    I’ve sold my dark fantasy “Bone Dreaming” To Darwin’s Evolutions. The current table of contents in-progress is in Darwin’s latest blog post. Very pleased that this tale will be seeing publication as it is the ‘origin story’ of one of my favorite fantasy characters. This tale is set in the same world as The Tale of Lady Spite and The Daughter’s Oath.

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    Intergalactic Medicine Show

    I’ve been a subscriber to the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show for about half a year now and though I haven’t had time to read all the issues the few I have read have been fantastic. Anyways one of the reasons I haven’t read more of the backlog (you have access to all prior issues when you subscribe) is that I hate reading on a computer screen — mostly because I hate scrolling. I’ve whined about this before. But now they are offering downloads in the Kindle format — either an actual kindle device or through Stanza, on the iPad. So that’s really cool and once I finish my novel…

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    “The Monastery” mentioned in Horton summary

    Last night I was pleased to see that in his annual summary for “Not One of Us” reviewer extraordinaire Richard Horton mentioned my story “The Monastery” which appeared in Hidden, a special Not One of Us issue that came out early in 2010. He said: From Hidden, I liked Erik Amundsen’s “Strawberry Ghoul”, a matter of fact story about a girl encountering ghouls, and Brent Knowles’s “The Monastery” Go read his full review… yearly he does a round-up of almost every magazine giving concise summaries of the fiction they have published in the previous year.

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    Aurora Awards

    It is that time of the year again… Aurora voting! From the Prix Aurora website: The Prix Aurora Awards are CanadaÔÇÖs National Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards. They are Canadian FansÔÇÖ way of recognizing the best in genre creativity and activity of the previous calendar year (January 1st to December 31st 2010). Why am I telling you this? Voting is free and registration is simple — just sign up to be a member and you can nominate every year. And don’t worry, you don’t have to vote in every category. Just fill in what you know. This is not an entirely selfless announcement I do have four stories eligible for…

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    Online magazines, I'd love to read, but cannot

    There are a number of fine online magazines containing high quality stories from both established pros and writers who will be pros in the future. Beneath Ceaseless Skies*, Fantasy, and Strange Horizons are just a few of the titles I’d like to read. But I don’t.** Okay, Brent must be one of those old fashioned tree-hugging, dead tree book-loving, technology haters, right? Well, no. I have a huge collection of eBooks and I love reading them on my iPod Touch (though I do have some complaints about the current state of things in regards to eBooks, DRM and available hardware). While there are many other improvements that need to happen…