Tag Archives: On Spec

Magazine Subscriptions

Most readers probably know that I subscribe to Black Gate and On Spec fairly regularly but there are other magazines I have subscriptions for (or have had subscriptions for). I allocate a budget for magazine subscriptions and every year I choose *different* magazines to subscribe in. Even if I find a magazine I like, I […]

Asimov's Science Fiction now accepting Electronic Submissions!

Very thrilled to note via Whatever that Asimov’s is now accepting electronic submissions. Now I’m down to only three markets I submit to regularly that require postal subs (and I’ve heard that On Spec is moving towards electronic as well). See Asimov’s guidelines here.

On Spec #79 Review

Another great issue full of fun stories from On Spec. Orchids by Christopher Johnstone A man searching for odd creatures — and always disappointed — goes to a forest looking for a dryad. A good story, with an interesting take on the dryad as creature and theme. Carter Hall Judges the Lines by Marissa Lingen […]

On Spec Free Issue

On Spec has put online a free digital copy of issue #76. Check it out here. And if you like it (and you will :)), please consider voting for On Spec in the Aurora Awards!

A Ragman's Vow… Back Again

“A Ragman’s Vow” which is the first story I had published in On Spec has been reprinted in A Thousand Faces #11, a superhero themed magazine. A Thousand Faces has a somewhat unique distribution in that all of the stories can be read online, for free, or a print version can be ordered with the […]

Prix Aurora Awards

The shortlist for the Prix Aurora Awards have been announced. BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH : THE AMULET OF AMON-RA, by Leslie Carmichael, CBAY Books DRUIDS, by Barbara Galler-Smith and Josh Langston, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy WAKE, Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada STEEL WHISPERS, Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press TERRA INSEGURA, Edward Willett, DAW Books BEST […]

New review for On Spec Fall 2009

Up at EssentialWriters.com is a review of the Fall 2009 issue of On Spec. Nice things are said about this issue of the magazine, including a new review for my story “From the Sea”. Thanks to Judy Darley for the kind words and kudos go out to all the other authors who produced such fine […]

Review for "From the Sea"

A nice review from SFCrowsnest about my story “From the Sea” in On Spec #78 …This story is not very heavy on fantasy but it’s perceptive about humans. The bleak setting and the hard life of a fishing village were well conveyed and the story was quite moving. Read the full review here. In all […]

Rich Horton – On Spec

Every year Rich Horton’s does a year end summary of all the fiction he has read in the year (how does he find the time to read all these magazines?!). He has recently posted his summary for On Spec 2009. Last year he said he liked “A Ragman’s Vow” and this year he mentioned me […]

Fave magazines

Two of my favorite magazines are On Spec and Black Gate (they cater to two different readings tastes but both provide intelligent and entertaining stories every issue). Anyways the folks on the Black Gate blog have posted a short note congratulating On Spec on their 20th anniversary! If you haven’t read both of these fine […]