Today I drove to the RiverRock near the airport for the One Dance Competition. Jessica had students competing. It reminded me that we are all competing for attention as writers and artists. Our work needs to gain attention and hold it – this is the trick that’s the hardest to accomplish. It’s also why, so far, AI creative writing is so bad, it relies on trophes and old pieces of writing, when in reality, we’re attempting to create something new.
It’s nice to realize I have a story that’s eligible for awards in science fiction and fantasy this year (2022). It’s “New Tudors” which was in Neo-opsis Magazine #33, March 2022. Also, for Aurora Awards, my editor there, Karl Johanson is eligible.
Jessica R.J. Fraser just won another Laurel for her short film Seashells! She is named as a semi-finalist in the Best Film Awards, Best Director competition out of London, England. We’re very pleased to have her work recognized internationally!
To view click here: Seashells
To find out about the Best Film Awards, follow @best_film_awards
I’m very please to announce that my poem, “Card” was nominated for a 2018 Aurora Award. Please vote and show your appreciation for Canadian SF. There are categories for novel, YA novel, short fiction, graphic novel, best related work (magazine publication), visual presentation (TV, film, theatre), artist, fan writing & publication, fan organizational, and fan related work.
To vote, go to https://prixaurorawards.ca/
There you can become a member of CSFFA for $10, if you are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. The site has online forms that make joining, paying, nominating and voting very easy.
Voting begins July 28th and members get to download a Voters Package with all the materials in it. It’s a great read!