Just found out. 11 Honorable Mentions from Datlow's YEAR'S BEST HORROR for BARE BONE #11 (11 for 11). Congrats to Steve Rasnic Tem, Paul Finch, Cody Goodfellow, Ronald Damien Malfi, Gary McMahon, Mark Patrick Lynch, Gary Fry, Michael Kelly, Kek-W, J. David Osborne, and Mark Howard Jones.
First draft of new novella = complete.
(Hmmm ... just noticed this was my first entry of the year.)
Heading to Portland tomorrow for Bizarro Con.
Here are the things with which I've been involved that are debuting there:
(1) THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION #2, which contains my novella THE TRAVELING DILDO SALESMAN.
(2) The first four New Bizarro Author Series books:
(a) ROTTEN LITTLE ANIMALS by Kevin Shamel
(b) SEX DUNGEON FOR SALE! by Patrick Wensink
(c) CARNAGELAND by David W. Barbee
(d) NAKED METAMORPHOSIS by Eric Mays
Will write more after the convention...
A long time ago, I thought these things swimming around in a bucket in my grandmother's yard were tadpoles. I loved them; thought they would grow into frogs.
They were mosquito larvae...
So, the year is (over) half over. What have I done? Well, I finished WASHER MOUTH (67,000 words), went right into BARE BONE #11 work (the final issue), after which I started editing for the New Bizarro Author Series, a novella (or novella-sized collection) imprint for first-time bizarro writers. (FYI: In the last two months, I've received 38 pitches and 25 manuscripts. 5 have been accepted/edited.) Also, I must have a novella done for THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION by August 1st ... and then there's THE WALRI PROJECT antho for Afterbirth Books.