Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Call for Submissions: SciFi Anthology

Hey readers and fellow authors, some talented author friends of mine are creating a new anthology that I wanted to share. The title of the project is not yet finalized, however they are taking submissions from now through November. If you’re interested, check out the details below.


Call for Submissions for an anthology highlighting the capabilities and contributions of disabled people in science fiction. This will be a charity anthology with the proceeds and any royalties donated to the Special Olympics. We welcome involvement from disabled authors or those that would be interested in beta reading the final anthology.

PlanetsGenre: is geared toward science fiction, however, science fantasy, urban fantasy, space opera, other types of fantasy and speculative fiction are also acceptable as long as we’re focused on now or the future instead of ancient history. Other planets and non-human characters are acceptable. Dark fantasy/SF and horror are also acceptable as long as disabled heroes are not turned into victims.

Theme: The main characters must be disabled and succeed through their own efforts and without normalizing (i.e. undoing their disabilities with technology). This book is about celebrating the people who exist today and making them represented in the future.

Age level: should be no racier than PG 13 and YA is not precluded but we will not be targeting a YA or underage audience.

Length: 1500-7500 words

Deadline: All submissions should be received no later than November 30th, 2018 with expectation of a February 2019 publication date.

Send submissions to stephanieebarr@Dragonfaeriecreative.org with the subject “Disabled Heroes.”

Format: Word .doc/.docx file, 1″ margins, 12-14pt Times (or other serif font), double-spaced, contact info and word count on first page, running header w/name, title, page #, etc. The usual stuff. And please include your name and the story title in the filename. I will accept reprints if you (a) have the rights and (b) it fits our criteria.

Please edit your story carefully. We’re all busy indie authors and will not take the time to help you rewrite your work into something that works for us. Please make an effort to send something in finished form that meets the criteria we’ve set.

Title and cover are not yet finalized.

You can find out more on facebook by joining: https://www.facebook.com/groups/disabledheroes/

Advertisements

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Aaron Hamilton

AaronToday’s author you should know is Aaron Hamilton.

Aaron is an amazing writer who’s style and fluid writing is something I’ve enjoyed since I first read some of his work. To be honest, his writing is so engaging and well done that I can say I’m a touch jealous of his command of story and the language used to convey it. He’s that good! He writes primarily science fiction but also delves into fantasy and some horror.

We first met over Twitter maybe in 2015 or so. I’m fairly certain it was before I released Nonlocalmy first book in 2016. Since then, I’ve gotten to know him better and watch him grow as a writer. I’ve leaned on him for feedback and have been honored to offer my opinion on some of his unpublished work. He was one of my earliest supporters and advocates, something I won’t forget.

Though he has yet to release a novel (something I hope is fixed soon!) he has had a couple short stories published in the Nonlocal Science Fiction anthologies, offering his story Catalyst for issue 1 and his story The Hzeen for issue 3.

You can find more about Aaron at his blog Escalator Shoes or give him a follow on Twitter.

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Leo McBride

LeoToday’s author you should know is Leo McBride.

Leo is a super-talented speculative fiction author. He writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror from the warm climes of the Bahamas. He’s one of the driving forces behind Inklings Press, the small press responsible for such awesome short story collections such as Tales From the Underground, Tales of Wonder, and Tales from the Tower. His stories are included in all the collections and so worth TalesToweryour time and money. He’s also released a short story collection of his own called Quartet: Four Short Stories, Four Explorations of the Fantastic.

Leo is highly supportive not only of the indie community, but great writers no matter what their publishing history is. He’s been an encouragement to me from almost the beginning, reading and reviewing my first two flash fiction collections and continued support through interviews and shares on social media. He’s a great person to have in your corner and a spectacular writer in his own right.

From his Amazon page:

Leo McBride is a writer of speculative fiction – spanning the fields of horror, science fiction and fantasy. A journalist for more than 20 years, he is based in The Bahamas where he is an editor for the country’s leading newspaper.

He has published several ebooks – although Quartet is the first of his own writing. He has also been published in anthologies published by Inklings Press.

You can find out more about Leo on his blog alteredinstinct.com.

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Bryan Caron

BryanCaronToday’s author you should know is Bryan Caron.

Bryan is a superbly talented writer working mostly in the science fiction genre, though at times will delve into fantasy. His writing is engaging and well crafted. I’ve read Year of the Songbird and Jaxxa Rakala and loved both of them. If you’re a fan of well-written Songbirdscifi with amazing characters, you should give his work a try.

I met Bryan through a Facebook group we both belonged to and I’m glad I did. After reading Year of the Songbird, I was hooked on his work. He’s a busy person with a lot on his plate, but his writing is still top-notch.

From his Amazon page:

Bryan Caron is an award-winning writer, director, film editor and graphic designer, who has written and directed many pieces in all forms and genres. His favorite genres include science-fiction and fantasy, however he never limits himself, writing in whatever genre that strikes him at any given time. His interest in film directing and editing give him an extra creative outlet, as does his graphic design work (which you can see on all covers and marketing materials of his work, all courtesy of Phoenix Moirai), but his first love will always be writing and that is where he excels.

You can find more at his blog Chaos Breeds Chaos or his website bryancaron.com.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Lucinda Moebius

LucindaToday’s author you should know is Lucinda Moebius.

Lucinda is a dynamic writer of science fiction, paranormal, and more. She’s also strongly Feedercommitted to the indie author community. Her works range from fiction like the vampire novel Feeder to non-fiction works like Write Well Publish Right.

She’s the creator and moderator of several active Facebook groups, mostly for authors to grow their talents and marketing which is how I met her. Last summer, she created a 30 Days, 30 Authors promo group that took many of us out of what we felt comfortable with and forced us to be more open and social with readers and others on social media. It was an awesome experience and I know we all grew from it.

I’ve interviewed her on the blog last year and you can find that post here.

From her Amazon page:

Lucinda Moebius grew up in the mountains of Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Her mother taught her to read when she was four years old and since that time books have been her constant companions. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Teaching a Master’s in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Education. She supports her writing habit by teaching High School and College. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and their dog and two cats.

Lucinda has been a writer since she was a child and was first published in 2010. Since then she has worked hard to create unique visions and stories. Her work includes novels in multiple genres including: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Children’s Books, Screenplays and Non-Fiction. Lucinda has a Doctorate in Education and loves teaching, but her greatest desire is to help others understand how literature and writing can bring enlightenment and understanding to everyone. She offers book coaching and advice to everyone, whether they want it or not.

To learn more about Lucinda, check out her website lucindamoebius.com.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Diane Morrison

DIaneMorrisonToday’s author you should know is Diane Morrison.

Diane is an amazing writer hailing from Canada. She writes a scifi western series calledShowdown the Wyrd West Chronicles as well as other scifi stories. Diane is actively engaged in the author community by supporting other talented writers. She herself is an exceptionally talented writer with stories full of interesting characters and situations.

I first met Diane about a year ago through a Facebook group we both belonged to. Then we were both part of the On the Horizon boxed set along with 20 other authors from around the world. Now she’s also working with SFWA to help with their YouTube channel!

From her Amazon page:

Diane Morrison lives with her partners in Vernon, BC, where she was born and raised. She likes pickles and bluegrass, and hates talking about herself. An avid National Novel Writing Month participant and gaming geek, she is proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. She is currently managing the official SFWA YouTube channel, where she gets to interview some of her favourite authors and other interesting people in the SFF field. Under her pen name “Sable Aradia” she is a successful Pagan author, a musician, and a professional blogger. After a lifetime of putting the needs of her family first, she is striking out to become what she always wanted to be; a speculative fiction writer.

To find out more about this busy and skilled author, visit Diane’s website at dianemorrisonfiction.com.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Christa Yelich-Koth

ChristaToday’s author you should know is Christa Yelich-Koth.

Christa is a talented writer of science fiction. She’s the author of the Eomix Galaxy of Books and a graphic novel.

I’ve read both books in the Eomix Galaxy series and loved them! The books are well Illusionwritten and engaging. I was hooked from the beginning and read through them pretty fast because they were hard to put down. Christa’s writing is smooth and pulls you in.

I first met her through a Facebook group we belong to and since then have been in several book review circles where we buy books of other indie authors and review them. She was also a previous subject of my series of author interviews last year.

From her Amazon page:

Christa Yelich-Koth is an award winning author (2016 Novel of Excellence for Science Fiction for ILLUSION from Author’s Circle Awards) of the Amazon Bestselling novels, ILLUSION and IDENTITY from the Eomix Galaxy Books collection.

Aside from her novels, Christa has also authored a graphic novel, HOLLOW, and 6-issue follow-up comic book series HOLLOW’S PRISM from Green-Eyed Unicorn Comics. (with illustrator Conrad Teves.)

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Christa was exposed to many different things through her education, including an elementary Spanish immersion program, a vocal/opera program in high school, and her eventual B.S. in Biology. Her love of entomology and marine biology helped while writing her science fiction/ fantasy aliens/creatures.

As for why she writes, Christa had this to say: “I write because I have a story that needs to come out. I write because I can’t NOT write. I write because I love creating something that pulls me out of my own world and lets me for a little while get lost inside someone or someplace else. And I write because I HAVE to know how the story ends.”

Christa is currently working on her next novel in the Eomix Galaxy Books collection entitled COILED VENGEANCE, slated for 2018.

Check out her Amazon page for her books, they’re well worth your time!


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Jay Noel

JayNoelToday’s author you should know is Jay Noel.

Jay lives in Missouri and is a super-talented writer of science fiction, steampunk, and more. He’s a USA Today bestselling author and all around good guy.

I first met Jay at an event in St. Louis last October. It was an indie author event hosted byGateway a local library and I gave it a shot. Jay was walking around the room checking out other authors though he wasn’t set-up to sell. He was there supporting his wife and her book. We got to talking and soon found we had a mutual Facebook friend and we’ve stayed in contact since.

Jay is the author of the Mechanica Wars Series and his most recent novel Gateway Mothman.

From his Amazon page:

USA TODAY best selling author Jay Noel was born in New York, but currently lives in Missouri with his family. He received a degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University many moons ago. Jay is a prolific blogger, and one-time podcaster, and he enjoys connecting with writers, readers, and fellow bloggers from all over the world.

To find out more about Jay and his brilliant writing, check out his website at jaynoel.com.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – CA King

CAKingToday’s author you should know is C.A. King.

Author C.A. King is a fantastic writer of thrillers, science fiction, and more. She’s a prolific writer too, with over fifteen titles to her credit and many more in the works. Super talented and supportive of indie authors, this Canadian author is one to watch!

I first came across C.A. King in a Facebook group we belong to just over a year ago. Since FourHorsementhen, we’ve participated in a year long “12 Months Of Authors” promo group. Her writing is excellent and well worth your time. She’s the author of the well received Four Horsemen Series as well as the Portal Prophecies Series.

From her Amazon page:

Award winning author, C.A. King, was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She
decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching.
It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able
to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some
of her works.

Awards include:
Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017
Brant News Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017
Readers’ Favourite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017
2017 SIBA Awards – Best Novella
2017 SIBA Awards – Best New Adult

Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich culture Canada already has to offer. Her books in The Portal Prophecies series are fictional fantasy stories based on opening the door to possibilities.

To find out more, check out her Facebook page or her books on Amazon.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!

Jason’s Authors You Should Know – Greg Alldredge

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 4.50.03 AMToday’s author you should know is Greg Alldredge.

Greg is an author of science fiction, steampunk, and more. He’s an extremely busy person working as a teacher in China while writing book after book. His proficiency is something I admire!

Greg’s writing is accessible and fun. His characters often have an edge to them and are easy to get to know. His stories are entertaining and engaging.

Greg is a great guy and I first met him through a Facebook group we both belong to. I recall last summer being PrettyWaiterpart of a “30 Days, 30 Authors” event with him and getting to know him even better. Since then, we’ve both been in the On the Horizon bundle and both of us are working on a shared world project for 2019. On top of all that, he’s been traipsing around China teaching while working on new projects. His latest series is the Helena Brandywine Adventures featuring Helena Brandywine in a steampunk San Francisco. The first book, Pretty Waiter Girls, even climbing to Best Seller status not too long ago.

From Greg’s Amazon page:

I have led a varied life. 20 years traveling the world as a sailor, 10 years as a professional actor, 10 years in the manufacturing industry and 7 years as a teacher. Now I write and teach.

I grew up reading all the great science fiction. I hope to add my voice, in some small way, to the giants of this genre.

My wife and I, currently live in China. Where I teach Theatre in a private school located in a small city in Anhui province.

To find out more about this talented and prolific writer, check out his website.


Come back tomorrow for another author you should know!