Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Satisfaction Indeed

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, September 30, 2012,
I had news this week that my story, 'Job Satisfaction' has been accepted for Plasma Frequency, a new magazine of speculative fiction.  I'm not going to get rich on the proceeds, but it's great to be seen in a new publication.  Who knows where this magazine might be in 10 years' time?  It could be a respected SFWA approved market, have vanished completely, or have a cult following.
Submitting to a new, or relatively new, magazine can be chancey.  Will the editors deliver what they promise?  Wi...
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Point of View

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Sunday, September 23, 2012,
When you return to a place after a gap of years it can seem smaller and far more ordinary than how you remembered it. The same applies to re-reading books. The imaginative tale you remembered can now seem derivative, the creative prose clich├ęd. It's disappointing, and might deter you from revisiting these old 'friends', however there is an upside. Books that you once found incomprehensible or uninteresting might now reward you if you read them again.  When I first read 'Ping' by Samuel Becke...
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Success!

Posted by K. S. Dearsley on Monday, September 17, 2012,
Two weeks away on holiday equals two weeks' worth of emails to sift through.  Amongst the Amazon, Facebook and Linked In updates I found several pieces of good news.
There was an offer from the organisers of the Frome Festival Short Story competition to send my entry to a magazine publisher.  The proof of the Bridge House Science Fiction anthology, Otherwhere and Elsewhen, arrived, so it shouldn't be long now before it's available.  Lastly, my story, 'Salvage', has been accepted by Daily Scie...
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About Me


My writing career began as a freelance feature writer for the local press, businesses and organisations. Now a prize-winning playwright and short story writer, my work has appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic. I write as K. S. Dearsley because it saves having to keep repeating my forename, and specialise in fantasy and other speculative genres.

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