Grasping for the Wind Rotating Header Image

Publishing

[SFFWRTCHT] An Interview With Hugo-winning Best Artist John Picacio

John Picacio illustrates science fiction, fantasy and horror with diversity and range in his work, combining traditional drawing, painting  and digital art. His covers have appeared on books by Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, L.E. Modessit, Jr., Frederick Pohl, and more. He’s won four Chesley Awards, the Locus Award, two International Horror Guild Awards …

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Author Bradley P. Beaulieu

Bradley P. Beaulieu is a mild-mannered programmer by day, but goes out at night to prove the pen mightier than the sword. His stories have appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daw anthologies and he’s a Writer’s Of The Future winner. His debut novel, The Winds Of Khalakovo released last year from Night …

[GUEST POST] How I Edit An Anthology by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Since I’m  a contributor here with my SFFWRTCHT column, when John saw that I was editing yet another anthology project, he asked me to talk a little bit about how I approach editing an anthology. Beyond The Sun is a bit different because I am packaging it, which means I bring the writers and stories …

How to Avoid Vanity Publishers

There appears to be some confusion about what a vanity publisher is, as traditionally understood. Some associate vanity publishing with self-publishing or indie-publishing. Others with anything that isn’t traditionally published. Others regard any scam type of publisher as falling into the vanity category. So, what’s the real story? How do you know if the publisher …