Five Things I Learned Last Week

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It’s Sunday so it’s time for this week’s lessons. I have a newsletter and you can sign up here (or in the bar on the right). There’s a Short Fiction Writers Guild and they have a website here. Google have investigated the feasibility of building space elevators and hoverboards and in the process made GoogleX the one place every nerd on the planet wants to work. Carrie Cuinn is giving away digital versions of her collection of short stories but only until the end of the month. The robot apocalypse is nearer than we think. [Five Things I Learned Last Week by Philip Harris was first published on Solitary Mindset on 27th April 2014]

Well Played, HWA

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I missed the original announcement but the Horror Writers Association has created the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship for female horror writers. Maybe SFWA should consider doing something similar, given the amount of flak they’ve been taking over the last couple of years. Here’s the HWA press release: Starting from 2014 the Horror Writers Association (HWA) has instituted the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship, open to female writers who are members of the HWA. The Scholarship is designed to address the unseen, but real, barriers limiting the amount of horror fiction being published by women. The first Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship has been awarded to Erinn Kemper, a Canadian writer who resides in Costa Rica. Erinn Kemper (E. L. Kemper) grew up in an isolated mill town in coastal British Columbia, Canada. From there she moved to the city to study Philosophy at the University of Victoria. Over the years she’s worked as an eye glasses repair person, a fish farmer, a cabinet maker, a parks department laborer, a book store clerk, a home nurse, a teacher—and lived in a camper, in Japan and on a forty foot wooden sailboat. She now lives in a small town in Costa Rica on the … Read More