10 Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories That Editors Are Tired Of Seeing

To you, your short story is unique and perfect. To editors, it's "the third steampunk time-travel story we've seen this week." But which trends should you try to avoid? To find out, we asked some of the top editors in the field which type of science fiction and fantasy stories they're tired of seeing. Here's what they… » 4/22/14 10:28am 4/22/14 10:28am

It's up to you to keep short fiction righteous on the internet

Two of the internet's coolest fiction magazines need your support right now. Strange Horizons is having its annual fund drive, with tons of prizes for donors — but the main prize is satisfaction that you're helping to support one of the most important magazines in the field, whose unpaid staff works tirelessly to keep… » 10/18/12 1:39pm 10/18/12 1:39pm

We don't talk about the woman with no arms in the woods

The latest issue of Apex Magazine is out, and it includes Genevieve Valentine's fantastic story "Armless Maidens of the American West." Valentine's story takes place in a small town, with a diner and a golf course... and a mysterious woman with no arms, out in the woods. Valentine shows us how the presence of the… » 8/09/12 10:09am 8/09/12 10:09am

An Abnormally Weird Spin on the "Author Meets His Own Characters" Story

The story of an author meeting his own fictional characters is a common one — and usually it becomes some kind of metafictional meditation on the nature of authorship and what it means to be a fictional character. But what if that fictional character comes from a weird post-apocalyptic world, and it was kind of a… » 2/08/12 2:35pm 2/08/12 2:35pm