Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Short SF story rejected

My short story Unscheduled Stroll on Triton was rejected by Clarkesworld SF online magazine in one day's time.  That was the story that was an epilogue to my Higher Mission SF novel.  It wasn't submitted for inclusion in the novel.  My list of rejections are growing and I've not had an acceptance since Higher Mission late last year. My new SF novel The Silver Dart was turned down by the last agent because she wasn't taking unsolicited manuscripts.  This wasn't pointed out on her website.  A friend of mine who writes nonfiction has volunteered to look at my older novel The Vanishing Shed.  Already before reading it he has pointed out several concerns just from talking to me about the novel.  A good author friend, Gail, is about done with Higher Mission and is enjoying it.  So far I've only had one review of that novel.  A local friend wants a copy of my romance novel, A Change of Heart.  At least that is a plus and I needed that.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Yet another rejection

This morning I received the expected rejection from Nelson Literary Agency.  The agent, Sara, said she reads every query.  Now  I must search for another agency to query.  I thought I'd go this route for awhile for The Silver Dart before going directly to a publisher on the internet.  I'd prefer a print book instead of an ebook or at least both.
At this point too I'm needing to decide on my next writing project.  I still have in mind a story about the Bible character The Shunammite Woman.  Also, I intend to write another short science fiction story for submission to Clarke's World.  I noticed I'd already submitted Ice Cap Run three years ago so they are looking at it a second time and I'm hoping they won't notice that.