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Rejectomancy

I don’t write much short fiction these days unless I get an invitation to contribute to an anthology. Mostly it’s because I’m too busy writing long fiction. My novels are published by DAW in the USA. I’ve just signed a … Continue reading

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IAm/Am Not a Word Machine

A reprint from a blog I did for Emerald Musings back in February 2017 – with updates. Douglas Adams famously said: ‘I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.’ That may have worked for … Continue reading

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Zombies Need Brains

Zombies Need Brains is proud to present its 2017 Kickstarter, with three new anthology themes! ZNB is a small press founded by fantasy author Joshua Palmatier. Every year, they run a Kickstarter to fund a set of themed anthologies and so … Continue reading

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More Short Stories Available Online

Here are a few more of my short stories published recently: Time and Tideless is now up at Theme of Absence, and there’s an interview as well A Taste of Oranges is up at Perihelion. Strange gates between worlds and … Continue reading

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Short Story Roundup

Since I last posted about short story sales I’ve had a  few more acceptances – though they aren’t all available yet: January Late Breakfast published in Every Day Fiction Mort’s Laws sold to Nature’s Futures – published 2nd April 2015 … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

I’ve been sending out reprint stories to potential foreign language markets. Not so long ago my Panda story was translated into Galician for the Spanish magazine, Nova Fantasia, which I was delighted about. On the advice of my writer friend … Continue reading

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Lonely Panda Reprinted Again

My story, “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda” is now up on the Buzzymag site: http://buzzymag.com/the-loneliness-of-the-long-distance-panda-by-jacey-bedford This is a reprint of one of my favourite and most successful stories to date. It’s appeared in Nature Magazine, the Futures 2 … Continue reading

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Listen to Good Advice, but Trust Yourself

I’m a great advocate of writers’ critique groups, either face to face or online, but every person you show your writing to will have a different opinion: “You over-explain.” “I don’t understand X, could you unpack it a little more?” … Continue reading

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Another short story sale

I’ve just had an acdeptance for my story ‘Pitch’ to the  Knightwatch Press anthology: ‘Ten – Thou Shalt Not’. Publication is due in July 2015. So now that’s five short story sales in 2015 so far and it’s only 18th … Continue reading

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Selling Short Stories

I had yet another short story acceptance in this morning’s email, which now means I’ve had four sales in the first twelve days of 2015. That sounds fantastic, doesn’t it, as if selling short stories is as easy as falling … Continue reading

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Short story Sales 2015

It’s only 8th January and so far I’ve sold three short stories this year, all flash fiction (i.e. under 1000 words) and all due for publication within the next few months: Mort’s Laws to Nature’s Futures (Nature Magazine) Times Two … Continue reading

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2014 – Looking Backwards and Forwards – 2015

Looking back to 2014 2014 is the year I achieved my ambition and officially became a novelist with the publication of Empire of Dust in November. I’m still slightly surprised – even though I’ve known since mid 2013 that it … Continue reading

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Submitting what you write

Despite all my good intentions I realised that while I’ve been busy with my novels (revising one and writing the next from scratch) I have completely ignored my backlog of short stories. My daft little story, The Loneliness of the … Continue reading

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Write What You Know

Write what you know is good advice, but not always to be taken literally. This blog piece first appeared as a guest post on Mary Victoria’s blog shortly after we were both published in the anthology, River, edited by Alma … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda

  I’m delighted to announce that my story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda, which was originally published in nature Magazine in 2011, has been chosen to be included in their new anthology. Futures 2 (#Futures2) will be coming … Continue reading

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Seven Short Men and a Waif

I’m working on a new short story, the third in a trilogy of shorts for my upcoming story collection, Only Soaring, due to be published by Speculicious in the UK later this year or early next. Entitled Seven Short Men … Continue reading

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