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Been a long time . . .

Yeah, I haven't been very good about keeping up with this journal. Some of you know about my other journal--kythiaranos--where I'm currently posting my Halloween projects (a new piece of dark writing every day for the month of October). Days 1 and 2 are available there now. Feel free to friend me there if you haven't already.

Enjoy!
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On Dreamwidth

For those of you who haven't seen on my other LJ, I now had a Dreamwidth account (kossari_mage) where I'm posting some fiction content. If you're over there and want access, let me know.
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Off to Eeriecon

I'm headed out for a weekend at Eeriecon in Niagara Falls. I'll be doing a reading at 12:30 on Sunday, and I've got panels lined up on worldbuilding, writerly work habits, and editing.
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Update: Cleveland, Anthology

It's been a long time since I've posted. I've done a couple readings, in DC and in my town, both of which went really well. There are pictures of the DC reading on Facebook.

Monday evening I'm going to be in Cleveland for catvalente and sooj's Palimpsest show. As of now, the plan is to meet at Tommy's for dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you're interested in joining us, let me know. I should probably call for reservations if there are enough interested parties.

And in other news, the Ages of Wonder anthology from DAW Books is due to be released this month. The release party is at Ad Astra. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend, but you should definitely pick up a copy of this book. :-)
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Writing news

I've sent out some things. I've had some things rejected. I'm trying again.

In other news, I have a reading coming up on Saturday, January 24th at the West Falls Library in West Falls, NY. If you're in the neighborhood and would like directions, let me know. I'll have copies of the two Hadley-Rille anthologies and Signs & Wonders available for purchase.

And I've gotten my first contributor's copies of the year, from Star*Line and Space & Time.
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Contest results

No, I didn't forget. After a mad weekend of kids' birthday parties, I have the results. The runaway winner in the poetry contest was tithenai for "Bear's Song". If you haven't read it, I recommend you check it out here. And thank you to everyone else who posted a poem. You are a terrific, talented bunch.

The other winner is rose_lemberg.

Ladies, please send me your addresses, and as soon as I have copies of the book in my hot little hands, I will send yours on. Also, tithenai, you get an additional book. Would you like Desolate Places, Ruins: Extraterrestrial, or Jabberwocky 3?

I wish I had copies for all of you, but if you didn't win and you'd like to read Signs & Wonders, it's available at the Genre Mall.
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Poems--the poll

Hey, kids! The contest is closed, and I have five poems entered in the poetry side of the contest.

You can read them here, and then offer your opinion of which one deserves the prize:

a. Untitled--by Mary

b. "Courtship"--by gardnercastle

c. "Bear's Song: A Villain-elle"--by tithenai

d. "The Last Season"--by kmp_zxcv

e. "Japanese Maple"--by rose_lemberg

Please, let me know which one you like the best. Otherwise, I'll be forced to decide on my own, and I'm afraid my head will explode from all the awesomeness.
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More book stuff

I'm in the midst of birthday preparations for the twins' celebrations this weekend (yes, plural--I remain unable to convince them to celebrate together). But I wanted to remind you, there are still two days remaining in my poetry collection contest, so if you'd like to win a copy and haven't yet mentioned that in the replies to this post, please do so in the next couple of days. I'll close the contest on Wednesday night at midnight.

Also, in other news, Amazon has copies of the Strange Attractors poetry anthology. It's a really nice hardcover, and contains a wide variety of work on the topics of love and mathematics. And it includes my poem, "Mathematics".