Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WIP Wednesday: Other Schtuff

Yeah. Another "snow day" (I'm bracing for another barb from our friends on the east coast...). Hey man, we have drifts. Big drifts. ;)

Anyway. Here's what I have to offer on this WIP Wednesday: Ed's departure from our publishing venture has left me in solely in charge at Strange Publications (evil laugh). So Sand is morphing, evolving if you will, into a chapbook line. Because chapbooks are cool and so indie. Because I can. I've been toying with this idea since Ed bowed out. Guidelines are up...queries accepted in January.

Then there's the issue of our annual holiday letter. I'm going "green Christmas" on this and posting the letter as a PDF file anybody can download (right click and 'save as' or just click). Enjoy:

Holiday Update 2009 PDF

(if you find any glaring typos, please let me know...the holiday update isn't my favorite thing to write...)

Finally, I'm applying a high sheen to Loathsome, Dark, and Deep before sending out to some beta-folk.

Enjoy Wednesday.

16 comments:

Michael Stone said...

I don't know about snow, Aaron, but I think you'll be buried by novelettes before long! The market for longer works is minuscule. Good for you for providing another outlet.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Okay . . well . . . BIG drifts EAST coaster here . . . and my kids are home, too, and whiny bored . . . oh, I'm looking at shoveling roughly 8-10 inches of snow today with a nice thick crust of ice on top. *whimper* So there!

Chapbooks rock, man.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Ha! Let me tell you about our drifts...It's funny the news out of Toronto this morning has them crying over 5-10cm of snow. We had about 40cm on Monday.

Most places here are closed today not for snow, but because of no water. It's coming back on line now after about 5 hours.

The chapbook business sounds like a nice change.

Robert said...

I won't rip you for a second snow day. Heck, I wish I got two days off like that in a row.

Kewl news regarding the chapbook line.

Robert said...

Err ... that should be rib :-/

Cate Gardner said...

Beware of Jamie, I believe he's battling a 6ft drift and he has a shovel.

Awesome news about the chapbook line. I imagine you'll be 'snowed under' with submissions in January. You have permission to vomit.

Natalie L. Sin said...

That is very cool about the Montessori school. If I bred children, I would send them there.

And now to ogle your guidelines!

Aaron Polson said...

Michael - I figure somebody has to do it. My tastes are pretty quirky, though, so we'll see what happens. No matter how many times I say "no zombies", the damn things keep coming back (yeah, bad pun).

Becca - Okay, you win. It still isn't all that bad at my house...where I teach is a different matter.

Alan - No wait--You win.

Robert - rip or rib, I can take it. ;)

Cate - No one else is here to clean up the vomit...so I suppose I won't. ;)

Natalie - It's good (to a point). Ogle away!

Doug Murano said...

Great news about the chapbook line! I like the bit in the guidelines about sending a copy of the collected antho to a the library of the author's choice. Good thinking, there.

Jodi Lee said...

Oooo...guidelines-I'm taking notes now!

(presuming my fornit and muse will keep me writing something long enough....)

Aaron Polson said...

Doug - Libraries are our friends, I 'spose.

Jodi - We all squee for guidelines.

Danielle Ferries said...

I think I have something for the chapbook *rubs hands together with delight*

L.R. Bonehill said...

Very cool news, Aaron. Sounds exciting.

Jamie Eyberg said...

This is fantastic news. Will it still be a subscription deal or will we have to buy them individually?

Barry Napier said...

This is 107 kinds of awesome. I believe you may be getting a visit from a gentleman by the name of Cooper M. Reid in January...

katey said...

Oooh very cool about the chapbook line! Looks like fun!