December 2015

My beautiful picture
Bill Pochylko, Stettler, AB 1950s.

Recently received another SF award! The story Steamer Plane, is a Writers of the Future, Honourable Mention 4th Quarter, 2015.

It’s always great to get this in an email:

Your story has been judged and is an Honorable Mention for the 4th quarter. (entry between 1 July through 30 September 2015).

OTOH: Strange Horizons had one of my stories for nearly 6 months and sent me an ‘oops, it must have gotten lost in the email’ response complete with copy of email, carefully undated.

Sometimes you’re winning, with a hot car in a daring color, driving down Main Street – thanks WOTF – and sometimes you’re not…(the other guys).

This is my 2nd WOTF win this year: Absinthe Kind won

Honorable Mention for the 3rd quarter of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. (entry between 1 April and 30 June 2015).

I always wonder if I qualify, but then I decide that I do because all of my short story sales have been to non-pro markets.¬† And that pesky novel isn’t even done yet, let alone sold!


The 1950s picture is from Dad’s collection Bill Pochylko, Stettler, Alberta. He’s ¬†driving past Thirsk’s 5 to Dollar Store.




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2 thoughts on “December 2015”

    1. Hi Carson, Were you the guy who wrote the article on Dad’s Selfie in the Pool Hall? If so, that was great! He really enjoyed that and it came just months before he passed. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I have a few more images you’d be interested in. Email me with your contact info & once I get them sorted I’ll send you some. Maybe I can share via BOX? Also for any you publish, could you please put a credit to Copyright Estate of Bill Pochylko, I’d appreciate it, thanks! Catherine

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