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First Foot – a short story by Deborah Walker

First published in Nature’s FutureAll rights remain with the author. New Year’s Eve, and it’s snowing outside. Of course, it is. They switched on the weather machines on December 1st. Snow for the holidays. We’re in the living room, waiting … Continue reading

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Confession of a Museum Bunny by Deborah Walker

First posted on 1 March 2017 Ideas for my stories come to me in museums, in galleries, in libraries. Find me upstairs (and it’s always quieter upstairs) in the British Museum trawling the past looking for future inspiration. Old books, … Continue reading

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Interview with Marion Pitman

Give us a short biography in three sentences or fewer. I grew up in north London, left school at 16, and started a second-hand book and bric a brac business. The shop and flat burned down in 2000, and I … Continue reading

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How I Crit – by John Moran

For me, critting depends a lot on the thing being critted. I’ll tackle a piece of literary flash fiction differently from a romance novel and a romance novel differently from a hard science fiction story. More than anything else, I … Continue reading

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Good to Go – Vaughan Stanger reveals what’s behind his recent climate change story

Little Blue Marble – an online journal publishing climate change fiction and factual articles – has recently reprinted my SF story Good to Go. What follows summarise my thoughts about this story, which was originally published in Electric Athenaeum in … Continue reading

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How to Sell a Lot of SF/F Short Story Reprints – Part 2, by Deborah Walker.

Posted on August 15, 2016 This is the second part in a two-part blog post by Deborah Walker. You’ll find the first part here: How to sell a lot of SF/F Short Story Reprints – Part 1. See the original … Continue reading

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How to Sell a Lot of SF/F Short Story Reprints – Part 1, by Deborah Walker.

First posted on August 2, 2016 Please welcome Deborah Walker to the guest spot on the Milford blog for the first of a two-parter on selling reprint stories. Subscribe to the blog so that you don’t miss Part 2 which … Continue reading

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Moving Goalposts by Juliet Kemp

At the start of each year, I set myself some aims for the next year; and this year, I want to publish more short stories. That, in turn, means that I need to write the stories, and then I need … Continue reading

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How to Sell Short Stories to an Anthology By Deborah Walker

First off, I’ll pepper these words with caution. This is how I do things. You might have a much better way of selling stories to anthologies. And if you do, could you please tell me in the comments. SELLING WITHOUT … Continue reading

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The Parallels Between Singing and Writing by Jacey Bedford

This is all about lessons learned and applied I used to be a folk singer. No–correction–I am a folk singer, I just don’t do it as a full-time job any more, but even though I’ve officially retired from the road … Continue reading

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