Another Short Story

I discovered this evening that the other short story I submitted to a publisher has also been published, although they gave me no notice of the fact. This one is pure science fiction. You can find it at What Lies Beyond: Sci-Fi Stories of the Future.Read more
A Short Story is Published

A Short Story is Published

As some of you may know, I've been submitting my writings, both long and short, for some time now. A few weeks ago, two publishers each accepted one of my short stories for publication in their anthologies. One of them, titled "Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun", a romantic horror story. It will be coming out on the 24th of this month for the Amazon Kindle, with a paperback version to follow in the new year. If you are interested in pre-ordering, it is available here: of Silver Bells and Chilling Tales. Since…Read more

Another Interview

I just received some links to an interview I did with an American friend who has her own podcast. The discussion was generally about writing. I thought people might be interested to hear what we talked about. Podbean: https://thewritershourcreativeconversations.podbean.com/e/stephen-oliver-on-reprogramming-your-mind/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/743kfTq81cl8zehJ67FCtF Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-writers-hour-creative-conversations/e/74333204 Radiopublich: https://radiopublic.com/the-writers-hour-creative-convers-8QMzmO/s1!abe12 Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/user/12807063/stephen-oliver-on-reprogramming-your-min Backtracks: https://backtracks.fm/discover/s/the-writers-hour-creative-conversations/5805f4772e3bbc2f/e/stephen-oliver-on-reprogramming-your-mind/bcbb29e13520f590 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/show/1513512 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stephen-oliver-on-reprogramming-your-mind/id1523697787?i=1000495495371 Tunein: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Education-Podcasts/The-Writers-Hour-Creative-Conversations-p1346601/?topicId=158139916 I will be taking part in another interview with her specifically about my book Unleash Your Dreams next week.Read more

Submissions

I've been thinking a lot recently about submissions to agents, publishers and magazines, given that I'm sending out three different books and a whole bunch of short stories to them. I have come to several conclusions about how much work is involved, what information you need to know, and how much preparation you need to undertake. I'll call the agents, publishers and magazines APM's to shorten the article. I now have around a dozen different versions of my manuscripts on the computer. Some APM's want double-spaced, others 1.5 lines spacing. Some want Times…Read more
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