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Quittin' Time
Friday, September 07, 2012 6:10 PM
My latest story, " Quittin Time " is live today on Every Day Fiction . Give it a read! Read More...
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Babies and Publications
Sunday, September 02, 2012 4:02 PM
I am a father to six week old twins. Rosemary Luna and Juliette Aurora are gorgeous beyond belief, but as you can imagine, I have not done much writing since my last post. When I last posted, I was hoping to knock out another four chapters before the end of the summer, but my wife gave birth only 6 days after that. I'm now halfway through the next chapter... Read More...
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Thrice doth everyday fiction publish me
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:03 PM
Another of my sci-fi flash fictions was published today on EDF. Here is the direct link: http://www.everydayfiction.com/light-pollution-by-john-eric-vona/ Enjoy! Read More...
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"There are Those Who Have the Stars..."
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 7:24 AM
Today on www.everydayfiction.com you can read my short story "There are Those Who Have the Stars..." Several Magazines turned me down for this one, commenting that it was too dark. I commend and thank the editors at EDF for publishing it. I wrote it shortly after I read Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not , and consider it a scifi response to... Read More...
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Habitually Mandated Blog Update? "Not So Fast My Friend!"
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:43 PM
Yes, with the immortal words of Lee Corso, I tell you I intend to impart several points of interest. First and most importantly, I got published again! HUZZAH! I got the acceptance letter today for another one of my scifi flash pieces. It will be featured on Every Day Fiction either next month or the month after. I will definitely keep everyone updated on this... Read More...
First Paycheck as a Writer!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:05 PM
Well, I guess this makes it official. I'm a freelance writer and copy editor for the new Electric Vehicles Magazine. I received my first paycheck in the mail today for a grand total of $265! The first issue of the magazine isn't out yet, but as soon as it is I'll have links on this blog to any content I generate. It's turning out to be a fairly... Read More...
Read "Mustang" in the July Issue of Thematic Literary Magazine
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 5:32 PM
My short story, "Mustang," is now available in the July issue of Thematic Literary Magazine. The issue is themed Independence and can be purchased in print for $7.00 or you can get a digital copy for $4.50. The link is here: http://www.thematicliterarymagazine.com/issues Read More...
Two Publications Forthcoming: Time for a Name Change?
Saturday, May 21, 2011 5:20 PM
Earlier this week I received an acceptance from Thematic Literary Magazin e about a piece called "Mustang" I wrote in college. They were the twenty-second magazine I sent the story to. Definitely a testament to the necessity for patience and persistence. They are a new magazine that publishes both in print and to e-readers monthly. The upside here is... Read More...
For the Hat Trick: Published again on 365 Tomorrows
Monday, May 02, 2011 5:59 PM
My story, Death Dance, was accepted for publication and is, for today only, on the front page of 365 Tomorrows . After today, it will be available in the archive. This is my third story published by them. They are a non-paying, web-online publication with an eye for excellent science fiction under 600 words in length. There are also a lot of cool comments about... Read More...
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A tiny message in the middle of a busy life
Monday, November 02, 2009 9:32 AM
I've always kept news of my daily life out of this blog simply because that is not the purpose of this venue. However, to briefly explain my absence, I got married about a month ago and since then have been very busy getting settled in with my new wife, doing everything from moving into a new place to job hunting and everything in between. As the dust clears... Read More...
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A Taste of Success
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:36 PM
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone that viewed and commented on my blogs and helped me get to the finals in this competition. I couldn't have done it without you. Through my internship, my nonfiction is now published! I had a very short piece in the March/April issue of Tallahassee Magazine, and there will be more to come. I'll have some work... Read More...
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Porn: I May Have Stooped Too Low Too Soon
Friday, February 20, 2009 12:49 PM
Every writer makes mistakes both in their craft and in their career. I’m sure of this statement because writers are human and make a practice of exploring the dumb things that humans do on the page which I know spills over into their personal life from time to time. So, in this venue I’d like to share a mistake I may have made in regards to my writing career... Read More...
A Glimpse Into the Other Side of Submissions
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:09 PM
Taking one bit of advice Junot Diaz gave about how it is very important to consider who you are writing for when you are writing and also, I think, when you are submitting your work. I’ve found it particularly useful in my copy of “Writer’s Market” to read the “Tips” and editor has for what they are looking for in particular. One example would be the science... Read More...
Moving Forward
Friday, February 13, 2009 12:24 PM
First of all I'd like to thank everyone for reading and leaving comments. My previous entry was my fifteenth which is the minimum number of blogs you must post (all over 250 words) to meet the blogiversity contest rules. I will of course continue to post until time is up to try to get as high a score as possible and make sure I get into finals. The contest... Read More...
Online Literary Magazines: Submit with Caution
Monday, February 09, 2009 5:18 PM
There are a lot of online literary magazines and the fact of the matter is they don’t get half the respect a print publication does. There are a lot of good reasons why this is so but you shouldn’t count out these e-zines too easily. Reason number one: anyone, including me or you, could create one if we wanted to and name ourselves editor. I used to make a fort... Read More...
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