I know, I haven't been posting much this week. My excuse? I've had a very sucky week. But I have been collecting links!
First though, is a reminder to all you zine and anthology editors and publishers out there that the deadline for submitting mystery/crime stories that you have published for the Derringer Awards is January 31. You can find all the details for submitting at http://shortmystery.blogspot.com/
A recent article about branding has spawned all sorts of responses around the 'net but one of the best ones is by Theodora Goss. http://theodoragoss.com/2011/01/26/being-a-brand/
Weird Tales magazine has posted about the changes at their magazine on their blog. http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/2011/01/25/exciting-news-for-weird-tales/ Along with a new online submission form, they've raised their pay rates.
Jeff Vandermeer has posted an interesting look at the life of a short story. http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2011/01/23/the-third-bear-the-lives-of-short-stories/
Cullen Gallagher has a fun interview up with short story writer, Libby Cudmore. http://www.pulpserenade.com/2011/01/libby-cudmore-interview.html
If you haven't heard already, short story writer, Vicki Hendricks, has started blogging. From the looks, she'll be posting fiction writing tips for beginners and she's looking for questions and topics that you'd like to learn about so drop on over. http://vickihendrickscrime-noir.blogspot.com/
And just because, in the course of this sucky week, Joe R. Lansdale's lovely words brought a little sunshine into my life. http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/2011/01/21/the-day-before-the-day-after/