The Art of Peter Town & News from Eric James Stone
My big news is that the cover story for the brand new issue of Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show is by me. "Tabloid Reporter to the Stars" is a story I actually wrote specifically to submit to WOTF back in 2004. A few days after submitting it, though, I found out that I was a winner for the previous quarter. After a little reworking, it found a home at IGMS.
Since going to my first WOTF workshop as a published finalist, I have sold two stories to Analog and three to IGMS (including my 24-hour story from the workshop, "Salt of Judas").
--Eric James Stone
The next illustration is titled "Prince of Elves."
I have been sending out quite a few press releases on past and just-named winners and have found that there may be quite a bit of media pick ups that I won't ever find out about unless you send it to me or alert me to it if its TV or radio. Clipping services and web searches don't get all the papers. So email me when you find them and I'll give you the address to send them to.
I gotta say, as I read the new stories coming in for volume 23, these stories are really incredible stories. I also go back to the earlier books when I get news from past winners and these are also really great stories. Why else would they have been chosen, come on!
So as a word to the wise, I have been hearing more and more from winners how they have all the earlier copies of Writers of the Future and have read the stories. I highly recommend that you do the same. And if you are a winner already, then sit back and enjoy some great storytelling.
OK. I'm done for tonight.