Monday, December 29, 2014

Ebook Launch for The Wendigo Border

Catherine Cooke Montrose just launched an ebook reprint of her 1995 dark fantasy, "The Wendigo Border," a contemporary Wyoming story intertwined with Native American history and mythology. The book is now available for Kindle and Nook.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Short story in Silver universe

Legacy Fairwood member Rhiannon Held has a new short story out in the world of her novels! Set in the background of her third book in the Silver universe, it's designed to be accessible to anyone familiar with any of the books. Take a look!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Countdown: One Week To Go

Get your manuscripts ready for the writers' workshop at Norwescon 38 next April!  We're counting down to our submissions deadline at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your fantasy, science fiction and horror short stories and novel excerpts critiqued by professional writers and editors.  You'll find our guidelines here.

The clock is ticking!  We hope to see you and your work at Norwescon!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Norwescon 38 Writers Workshop Guidelines Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the guidelines for the Writers' Workshop at Norwescon 38 in April, 2015 are now available!  If you've participated in the workshop since 2012, or inquired about the workshop within the last two years, you should have received a copy of the guidelines in your email.  If not, visit the Norwescon 38 website.

Here are the basics:
  • In most circumstances, you can submit 2 pieces, no more than one of which may be a novel excerpt, and neither may be more than 10,000 words (18,000 words combined).
  • Submissions are due November 30, 2014.  By around mid-December, we confirm whether we'll be able to place one or both of your submission into a workshop.  (Historically, we've accepted 99% of submissions. But we've operated at capacity the last few years, and the con's guest of honor next year is a big name. So things might get tight. The guidelines lay out how we'll handle capacity issues.)
  • We offer both individual and round-robin style critique sessions.  Check our guidelines for details.
  • You must have a con membership to participate, and we strongly encourage you to buy one as soon as we confirm that your story's been accepted. (See "big name guest" concerns above. Plus, memberships are pretty cheap right now--they'll be pricier closer to the con.)
  • Got questions? First, read the guidelines. And if you still have questions, email us at the address included at the very end.

Don't worry if you haven't participated in a critique or workshop before, or if you don't feel that your work is perfect.  Writers at all levels are welcome to submit to the workshop!

Stay tuned! We'll be posting periodic updates about workshop submissions, our annual party, learning opportunities, and more.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Who IS The Ultra Thin Man?

Congratulations to Patrick Swenson, whose first novel The Ultra Thin Man is now out from Tor books. Get it at bookstores or ebookstores anywhere!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Harold's Wriggling Death

Prepare to be creeped out! Starting today, you can hear Fairwood alumni Harold Gross's short, The Wriggling Death in Pseudopod, the audio magazine of short horror. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Come Join Us at Norwescon (Part 2)

When you're at Norwescon next week (April 17-20), be sure to stop by our Saturday afternoon social!

You don't have to be part of the workshop already--come and find out about us and our workshop for next year, bond with fellow writers, or make connections to set up your own local critique group.

And of course, this year's workshop participants are also welcome!

Refreshments and writer camaraderie provided.

Saturday, April 19
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Presidential Suite (Room 1360)

Come Join Us at Norwescon (Part 1)

We're all getting ready for Norwescon next weekend, April 17-20, and we hope you'll be there too!

Come join the Fairwood Writers at our Norwescon readings:

  • Thursday, 9 p.m., Cascade 1
               Mae Empson reads something new
  • Friday, 2:30 p.m., Cascade 1
              Chris Bodan reads from a new work
  • Friday, 3:30 p.m., Cascade 1
              Renee Stern reads from "Hannelore and Her Sisters": The
              shattering of the Iron Curtain unleashes something old and long
  • Friday, 5 p.m., Cascade 1
              Patrick Swenson reads something new
  • Friday, 9 p.m., Cascade 1
              Darragh Metzger reads from The Iron Lords, Book 6 of The
              Triads of Tir na n'Og
  • Saturday, 1 p.m., Cascade 1
               Harold Gross reads either from "The Song Giveth...", currently
               serialized in Aethernet: Two  worlds share music and more; or
               from a new work in progress
  • Saturday, 9 p.m., Cascade 1
               Kim Ritchie reads from "Totenkopf"
  • Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Cascade 1
               Rhiannon Held reads from Reflected, an urban fantasy novel set
               in Seattle

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reflected Now Out

Reflected, the third novel in Rhiannon's Silver series, is now in print, and you can get it at bookstores everywhere.  And if you're too excited to wait that long, get it for your eBook reader from your favorite eBook store.

We really love the cover, though.  Check it out!

So feel free to also buy the hardcopy to display on your coffee table, or show off the general awesomeness of your reading material to everyone else on the bus.