The Inevitable Award Post

I have been noticing a lot of these over the last couple of months, and I was going to skip it, but then I was totting up the publications from last year, and I’m proud of the fact that I had 19 stories published.

They are all either short story or flash (Swallowing Ghosts, Futures, Lost in Drowsy Dreams, The Forbidden Stitch) and are eligible for various short story awards. There’s some favorites from last one (marked with *), but the one I’m hoping will get some notice is “Long Enough and Just So Long” which appeared in Lightspeed in February, 2011.

Here are links to the online stuff:

Long Enough and Just So Long – Lightspeed, SF

Love, Resurrected – Beneath Ceaseless Skies, fantasy
Pippa’s Smiles, Swallowing Ghosts – Daily Science Fiction, fantasy
Bots d’Amor – Abyss & Apex, SF
Karaluvian Fale – Giganotasaurus, fantasy
Whose Face This Is I Do Not Know – Clarkesworld, horror? sf? fantasy?
The Immortality Game – Fantasy Magazine, fantasy
TimeSnip – Basement Stories, sf
Lost in Drowsy Dreams and The Forbidden Stitch -10 Flash , fantasy
Futures – The Dream People, sf? fantasy?
Zeppelin Follies – last issue Crossed Genres, sf

I am happy to send the stories not available online to anyone reading for Hugos, Nebulas, Tiptree etc. They are:
Close Your Eyes – Apex Magazine, horror
A Frame of Mother-of-Pearl – Intergalactic Medicine Show, fantasy
A Querulous Flute of Bone – Tales From the Fathomless Abyss, sf
Flicka – Subversions, sf
The Coffeemaker’s Passion – Bull Spec, fantasy
Aquila – Shadows and Light II, sf

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 100+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and Her short story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her story collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012.
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  • John D. Bell

    Cat -

    (You may remember me as the grey ponytailed newbie at your Penguicon 2011 workshop.)

    Congratulations on your output for 2011, and best of luck on the upcoming awards. Since I am afflicted by the curse of statistics, I was wondering if you would answer these questions – I’m trying to get some idea how hard you worked to get those 19 publications, and what the typical life cycle of one of your stories is:

    Writing -
    How many stories did you start in 2011?
    How many did you finish (1st draft quality, at least)?
    How many did you finish (ready for submission)?

    Publishing -
    How many stories did you submit in 2011?
    How many stories written entirely in 2011 did you submit?
    What was the highest number of submissions for a single story (i.e., # of rejections +1, I assume :-P )?

    If this is too nosy, please feel free to ignore or delete. Thank you.

    – JDB

    • Cat

      I’m going to go through my spreadsheet and see if I can answer this in an accurate way. I track submissions, but not when stories are written, usually. Hey, see you at Confusion this weekend?

      • John D. Bell

        Hey, see you at Confusion this weekend?

        Ouch! “Funny how the time flies when you’re being had.” I hadn’t realized it was this weekend, and had already made other plans.

        Maybe next year….

        • Cat

          Ah, poop! I should be there next year too, I really enjoy the con.

    • Cat

      I just blogged with the stats – but I dunno how many stories I started. :) Lots.