Of my three workshop applications (Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey), the first one just came back: I was accepted for early admission to Odyssey.
For those of you who would like to see the story that got me in, email me at email@example.com and I’ll send it to you. Or, for those who are really daring, sign up for my next sci-fi novel at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention The Golden Directive and I’ll send them both your way.
Ditto for anyone who wants to read the two stories that got Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest. Just send an email and mention either Parasite (which is posted on my homepage) or Fury of the Sphinx.
The Odyssey acceptance means I will definitely be going to one of the Big Three writing workshops this summer. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I’m going to hold out in confirming with Odyssey as long as I can, to see if 1) I get accepted to the other two and 2) if any of the three will offer scholarships. Damn I need a scholarship.
The really cool thing about this is that, within a 24-hour period, I learned I was a Writers of the Future Honorable Mention and I got the green light from Odyssey. This is definitely my year, folks.