- Tim “T.A.” Pratt reveals that T. Aaron Payton is his newest pseudonym, under which he wrote The Constantine Affliction.
- The Clockwork Phoenix 4 Kickstarter broke the $10,000 barrier just before the deadline, which means that in addition to paying 4 cents a word for stories in CP4, Mike Allen will be launching a fiction and poetry webzine of at least 12 issues, starting in spring 2013.
- A number of genre authors have contributed to Hazard Yet Forward, an e-only collection (currently only available on Kindle, other formats “coming soon”) by people associated with the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction program. All proceeds from this project will benefit Donna Munro, a 2004 graduate of the program, who is currently battling breast cancer. According to an email from Genreville fan* Ron Edison, “Notable contributors include: World Fantasy Award winner Nalo Hopkinson, Bram Stoker Award winners Michael A. Arnzen and Michael Knost, Bram Stoker nominee Lawrence C. Connolly, ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults winner Jessica Warman, Rita finalist Dana Marton, Spur Award winner Meg Mims, Asimov’s Readers’ Award winner Timons Esaias and West Virginia Arts and Humanities literary fellowships winner Geoffrey Cameron Fuller…. Kudos for the project go to Natalie Wolfe Duvall, Matt Duvall and Deanna Lepsch, all former classmates of Donna.”
- Speaking of popular fiction, PW reviewer Richard M. Rogers sends along this passionate defense of domestic fiction–in the Wall Street Journal of all places!
- Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have announced that all 15 Liaden Universe books will be available in audio format on Audible.com as of September 4, concurrent with the hardcover release of the newest book in the series, Dragon Ship, from Baen Books. More info here.
* You don’t have to be a Genreville fan to get a project mentioned here, but it sure doesn’t hurt.