Red Letter Day
Analog has just published my short story, “Red Letter Day.” Subscription copies have arrived, which means this should be on the newsstand in a week or so. It’s not on the website yet, but will be shortly. And you can order electronic editions of the magazine as well through Fictionwise and the Kindle store.
I know all about not being able to read enough. I read Men’s Health over the weekend, I’m now reading FICTION IS FOLKS by Robert Newton Peck (which is a great analysis of the power of characterization in fiction), and on deck are a book on Setting and a collection of Poe’s short stories.
I am also about 200 pages in to Dune: House Atreides.
And I want to read some Shakespeare (never did pay attention to that in school), and I think Moby Dick and some Hemingway and Twain.
And then some newer stuff. I am a studying freak right now. And I have two short stories that I am about to go through with all the new information I’ve gleaned on Plot, Character, and Setting, before I submit them. I can already see things that need improvement. But they will each get only one pass, and then will be sent out.
And I have novels to write. I must get the first one done, just to get over that hurdle that’s not really a hurdle.
I have a stack of 20 research books that I want to read next to the stack of 6 I should read beside the books I promised to read and…oh…that doesn’t count what I’m writing…
My local Barns and Noble always seems to put mags out early. Read the story last week, loved it!
Sci-fi wise my B&N only carries Asimov’s and Analog, unfortunately. It’s too bad hard-copy periodicals are dying out.
Thanks, Marina. Glad you liked it. I know re: hard copy periodicals. I love them. I even have a collection of old ones. Short stories are my favorite thing to read.
Yes, it does. I’ll look for it. I suppose I could also ASK them, eh?
It’s helpful to know that Borders does have things like that, even if I’ve never found them. I should be all set. I’ll let you know.
I subscribed to six months of Asimov’s, and I’m currently reading the most recent issue. I read Superluminosity and The Lovely Ugly, and am getting an idea of the type of stories that get into that market. (I’m also being entertained.)
I’m so far behind on my magazine reading this year. I am reading January issues, I think. (But I read all four…)
This is as good a time as any to ask where someone would find something like that “on the newsstand.”
I’ve never been able to find genre magazines anywhere (though I did recently come across Strand), and I’m sure that means I’m just not looking in the right places.
I’d really love to hit the proper places and find a plethora of these wonderful items. Can you please point me in the right direction?
Sure. I don’t know where you’d find it in an independent bookstore, but in the chains, look near the puzzle magazines and the literary magazines on the lower shelves. Borders actually has a little display that they set up for the digest magazines.
I hope that helps!