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Autumn 2023 – Sale of “The Lady M”

"The Lady M', a short story by Cat Girczyc has been sold to Pulp LIterature Magazine 2023.

Happy Canada Day!

maple leaf for Canada day

Hope everyone had a great Canada Day! I went to the airport and picked up Jessica after her three week trip to Europe! More on that later, but she participated in FEST! A film festival for emerging directors and students. Her latest film was shown there. More photos once I get permission šŸ™‚

June was great for writing. I got another flash done for the Wordos Solstice night, which makes me happy.

The Lady M Accepted!

The Lady M story is accepted for publication

My wer-skunk short story “The Lady M” received a tentative acceptance for publication, pending edits, from a prestigious Cdn SFF magazine! I’m waiting for the contract to properly announce this with full details, but it’s made my month! I’m so pleased! This was the story that won a Finalist position in WOTF 2022 Q1.

2023 LCPA Pilot SCREENPLAY ACCOLADE

So pleased to get a Coverfly accolade – Top 37% for LCPA the Pilot! It received very nice coverage from the TSL Free Screenplay competition this month which gave its own accolade! This is significant because this competition gets close to twelve thousand entries!

Aurora Awards Nomination Season

My story “New Tudors” published in Neo-opsis March 2022 is on the Eligibility List for the Auroras, the Canadian SFF awards. Iā€™d be honoured if you’d consider nominating it so that it can make the final ballot! It only costs $10 to become a member and you can nominate in all categories. See https://www.csffa.ca/

You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to nominate. Do it this month! Then, if the story makes the final ballot, I’ll be asking for a vote! I’d love to win an Aurora award for short fiction!

Also, I have a poem eligible too – “Sweet Morning Fog” in May 2022 Polar Borealis #21

Free download of the magazine with the poem at www.polarborealis.ca, go to downloads area and select #21.

The story was originally published by Neo-Opsis as seen below.

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Writing for TV & Film – For Apex

Writing for TV & Film presentation covers for APEX Writers Group 2022

I just finished two Saturdays of presentations for the APEX writers group. This is a great group of mostly science fiction and fantasy writers who are trying to learn to be better at what we do. I’ve met a lot of new friends in SFF who are, like me, interested in getting better at their creative writing.

My presentations were on Writing for Film and TV. The first one was about the field in general, answering a lot of questions about ‘who’s who’ and what ‘pitching’ is. The second presentation was on how to turn a short story into a script.

For those interested in being part of APEX, you find them at https://www.apex-writers.com/. Originated by David Farland, an award-winning writer of fantasy and science fiction, the group continues on after his passing, providing encouragement, motivation and learning opportunities for members.