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Thursday, July 21st, 2011
7:58 am
[adriannebrennan]
New release! Love Under Will in the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance is now available in the UK
Love Under Will, a short paranormal/urban fantasy and erotic romance story in the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance is now available in the UK!



You can order it online here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mammoth-Book-Hot-Romance-Books/dp/1849014671/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

If you live in the US, you can preorder it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mammoth-Book-Hot-Romance/dp/0762442662/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

It'll be arriving in the US August 23rd!

You can read more about this story here: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/loveunderwill.html


Love & Magic,
Adrianne
www.adriannebrennan.com
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
9:17 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres - Calls for submissions & announcement
Just a couple calls for submissions and an announcement to share.

#1 – Crossed Genres magazine is currently accepting submissions for the sci-fi and fantasy TRAGEDY issue.

#2 – The 'Science in My Fiction' blog is also seeking short story submissions. All stories must be inspired by actual science (with submissions, please include links to relevant articles).

#3 – Crossed Genres just released 'A Festival of Skeletons' by Rachel Astruc. It's a darkly fantastic comedy that still makes me chuckle, even though I've read it several times now. Sure, I'm the editor, but if you like sass and suspense, I think you'll enjoy reading 'A Festival of Skeletons'.
Sunday, September 12th, 2010
12:19 pm
[cgmod]
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
10:15 pm
[cgmod]
The Science in My Fiction Contest!
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether science fiction is obsolete, no longer the genre of ideas, and so on. Some people have claimed that there is no need to educate yourself in science in order to write science fiction.

We respectfully think that’s hooey, so we came up with the Science in My Fiction contest!

Here’s how it works…Collapse )
Monday, March 8th, 2010
10:17 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres Now Seeking EASTERN SciFi & Fantasy submissions!
Crossed Genres Magazine is now calling for Eastern Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Last year at this time we did our Western issue; now, we’re looking for short SFF stories set in Eastern cultures. Anyone can submit, but the stories (and preferably the characters) will be set in the East. (Check the Wikipedia article on "Eastern World".)

Submissions for Issue 18 will be accepted until 11:59 pm US EST on March 31.

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.Collapse )
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
10:50 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres Now seeking SFF + STEAMPUNK submissions!
What do you know about pressure?!

Get your aviator goggles on and shine the brass on your backyard sprocket rocket, because Crossed Genres Magazine wants STEAMPUNK Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories.

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.Collapse )
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
10:43 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres Now seeking SFF + ACTION/ADVENTURE submissions!
Tag! You’re it!

It’s Action/Adventure month at Crossed Genres Magazine. Trigger our fight or flight responses, make our hearts race, raise our blood pressure, and take us on the ride of our lives!

Take care to read our submission guidelines, first.

Crossed Genres is also accepting submissions of completed novel-length fiction and novellas to be serialized on our website exclusively for subscribers, as well as "pitches" for a webcomic to run for a year in our ‘Subscribers-Only Area’. Upon completion, Crossed Genres will publish each novel/la and comic in its entirety.

Meanwhile, in our SciFi and Fantasy HORROR issue...

- Get caught in an infinite loop of your own design.
- Embrace your darker nature.
- Save the world and have your revenge, too.
- Create your heart out.
- Wonder, ‘If you have only nice things to say, then who are you and what have you done with yourself?’
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
2:47 pm
[kgb666000]
Pi-Con! -- An awesome convention near you!
As everyone makes their August plans, I wish to remind you to consider attending Pi-Con! Pi-Con is a weekend-long celebration of science fiction and other fan interests - there's webcomics, science, costuming, gaming, larping, filk, lifestyle, and lots more. This year, it's happening August 21-23 in Enfield, CT right off 91, just south of the MA border. Register today!


This year will feature Author Guest of Honor Mary Doria Russell (award winning author of The Sparrow and Children of God), Webcomic Guest of Honor Jeffrey Rowland (creator of Wigu, Overcompensating, and the awesome t-shirt site Topatoco), and Guest of Awesome Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. We will also see the return of our video game room, two full rooms of all day board/card/table top gaming, many favorite panels and events including the panel in the pool, and the new addition of Filk programming! There will also be performances by our local Rocky Horror and Repo casts (The Come Again Players and Genetic Imperfection)

Full weekend pre-registration rates for Pi-Con are currently $40 for adults or only $25 for students! Get your registrations in at the early rate!

Room reservations are *open* for Pi-Con! Room rate will be $109/night + tax. Just go to http://www.pi-con.org/hotel.php and you can register online for a room (note: Discounted room rate ends August 10th, reserve soon!).

For more information, to volunteer, sign up to vend, or otherwise contact us, check out our web page at www.pi-con.org

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
10:04 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres Issue 9 is LIVE! Now seeking SFF + HORROR submissions!
Crossed Genres Issue Nine: SciFi & Fantasy Alternate History
6 surprising SciFi & Fantasy Alternate Histories, plus a sharp and engaging article by author Walter Hunt, a charming Interview with author Dave Freer, and imaginative art by Briana Wu (with Frank Wu).

Crossed Genres is now accepting short story and black-and-white inside art submissions for the upcoming SciFi and Fantasy HORROR issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

Crossed Genres is also currently accepting submissions for completed novel-length fiction or novellas to be serialized on our website exclusively for our subscribers, as well as "pitches" for a webcomic to run for a year on our website, in our ‘Subscribers-Only Area’. Upon completion, each will be published by Crossed Genres in its entirety.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
8:57 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres Issue Seven: URBAN is LIVE!
It’s time to paint the town in Issue Seven of Crossed Genres Magazine! Read five superb Urban SciFi & Fantasy stories, and enjoy striking cover art by Paul Davey and an insightful interview with SFF literary agent Michael Kabongo.

Crossed Genres is now accepting writing and inside art submissions for the upcoming Alternate History issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

NEW! Crossed Genres is having a Flash Fiction Contest! Hurry and submit your 100-500 SciFi/Fantasy story!

Crossed Genres is also still accepting submissions for completed novella or novel-length fiction to be serialized on our website exclusively for our subscribers. We are also accepting "pitches" for a webcomic to run for a year on our website, also exclusively for our Subscribers. Upon completion, each will be published by Crossed Genres in its entirety.

On July 1st, Crossed Genres will release its SciFi/Fantasy Anthropomorphism issue, with endearing cover art by Kasey Gifford and interviews with author Jennifer Brozek and scientist and author Athena Andreadis.
Friday, May 1st, 2009
10:48 pm
[cgmod]
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
3:03 pm
[cgmod]
Crossed Genres Magazine is accepting Urban SciFi/Fantasy submissions
Crossed Genres is now accepting writing submissions for the upcoming Urban SciFi and Urban Fantasy issue. Just a reminder: Crossed Genres is now a paying market.

Ever wonder…

-Who would take a job as housekeeper in a mansion where giant spiders and flying monkeys reside?
-What happens when out-of-work Fairy Godmothers get bored and drunk?
-Can Ketchup and Mustard save the day?
-What if the shape shifter of your dreams wasn’t a werewolf at all?
-In the battle between good and evil, would you have the courage to choose job security over principle?

Find the answers to those questions and more in Issue Five of Crossed Genres Magazine, along with gorgeous cover art by Alexandra Prillaman and an article by the iconic Fantasy Humor writer Piers Anthony.

On May 1st, Crossed Genres will release its SciFi/Fantasy WESTERN issue, which includes a cover by the outstanding Nicc Balce and an article about the origins of the SciFi Western in Hollywood.

Visit the Crossed Genres Store to subscribe or to buy individual issues at very reasonable prices.
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
11:25 pm
[x_bluerose_x]
Local area list for arts and crafts info!
If you're a artist, writer, musician, or do any form of craft and/or would like to know of the latest happenings in the area in regards to local artists, do subscribe here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Muses_of_Boston

Promoters are welcomed, but even more so people looking for information on events, happenings, and meetups.

Thanks! :)
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
11:25 am
[adriannebrennan]
Blood of the Dark Moon dark fantasy/vampire booksigning @ Mass Morgue 2008 Oct 26th!
I will be having my next booksigning event for Blood of the Dark Moon, the first dark fantasy/vampire/paranormal erotic romance book in the Dark Moon series at Mass Morgue 2008 on Oct 26th at 7:30pm. Out-of-print copies of my book which my original publisher had sent me exist in limited quantities, so if you're local to Cambridge, MA or have a chance at being there be sure to stop by!

If you enjoy dark fantasy, supernatural romance, vampires, and vampire erotica as well as books with pagan, occult, magick, and BDSM themes, you may be interested in reading Blood of the Dark Moon. More information about the book is here: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/botdm.html

As with every booksigning, there will be a prize drawing for each person who buys a copy of my book! At least two prizes are given away at each event, so enter for a chance to win!

You can learn more about the event and its bands and vendors here: http://adriannebrennan.com/mass_morgue_2008.html

Feel free to take a look! Lots of great bands and vendors are going to be there. :)

Mass Morgue 2008 flyer below the LJ cut:Collapse )
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
6:06 pm
[adriannebrennan]
New community for dark fantasy, paranormal romance, scifi, urban fantasy!
For writers and readers of dark fantasy, fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, horror, urban fantasy, and erotic and non-erotic romances in those genres!

Do join and check it out:


the_darkmoon
Monday, September 29th, 2008
9:17 am
[adriannebrennan]
Blood of the Dark Moon booksigning @ Mass Morgue 2008 Oct 26th in Cambridge, MA
I will be having my next booksigning event for Blood of the Dark Moon, the first dark fantasy/vampire/paranormal erotic romance book in the Dark Moon series at Mass Morgue 2008 on Oct 26th at 7:30pm.

Out-of-print copies of my book which my original publisher had sent me exist in limited quantities, so if you're local to Cambridge, MA or have a chance at being there be sure to stop by!

More information about the book is here: http://www.adriannebrennan.com/botdm.html

You can learn more about the event and its bands and vendors here: http://adriannebrennan.com/mass_morgue_2008.html

Flyer is below the LJ cut:

Mass Morgue 2008 flyerCollapse )
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
10:02 am
[cgmod]
New online magazine now accepting writing/art submissions!
Introducing

an online magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy with a twist


Crossed Genres is a new online magazine inspired by an altered version of the Genre Challenge (genrechallenge).

Every month, Crossed Genres posts a new genre. Writers and artists have one month to submit stories and art that combine the chosen genre with some aspect of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy. All submissions are considered for publication (read the submission guidelines.) Crossed Genres will also contain interviews, and articles about the current genre, SF/F in general and the craft and business of writing. The Magazine is free! Please sign up to get the mailing list!

We also have a growing list of writer-related links (suggest a new one!), forums discussing all aspects of writing, and more!

So please visit the website, and sign up for the mailing list! The first genre has been posted and is accepting submissions for Issue #1, to be released December 1. Please consider making a submission!

(Based in Somerville, MA)
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
5:47 pm
[readerjack]
readerjack.com is looking for writers!



readerjack.com
is an internet publisher where all authors can publish their work in ebook format. Authors maintain 100% ownership of their work, each ebook is copyright protected and assigned an ISBN, and authors receive royalties for each book sold.

Most publishers won't take a chance on new authors. JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was refused by 11 publishers before the 12th said they would publish her book. Now she's one of the most well-known writers in the world. What if she had not submitted it the 12th time?

readerjack.com publishes all authors, and gives them the opportunity to have their work recognized. Authors retain 100% ownership of their work, and are free to market it however they choose. readerjack.com has made it possible for authors to get published and expose their work in a way no other publisher has before.

We're currently holding a poetry contest, as well as a Halloween short story contest. More information is available at our Livejournal community, readerjack_lj  or at our website.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
8:26 pm
[onyxhawke]
Cover/Query Letters can only hurt you
Really, its true. One of the things many, many writers don't grok about the business is that no agent, editor, or publisher that is not going to have you as the primary source of cash for a book is looking for a reason to publish your book. One more time. I am not,  neither are Night Shade, Baen, Tor, Ace, Harper Collins, Pyr or any other publisher worth a damn does not want a reason to get your book published. Every single agent, editor, and bean counter is looking for a reason not to publish your book. One of the things everyone is looking for is someone who will not be a nightmare to work with. By this I mean that everyone wants to work with the clue enabled. Yes this is an unfairly high standard since most of us don't hold elected officials to this same standard. None of us mind if you are a little or even a lot ah, blessed by unique thought patterns and mental constructs. We just don't want to see them anywhere except in your book. So please for the love of booze and good books, keep your crazy at home and don't send it out with our manuscript. Doing your cover letter in the fictional language of your world is not helpful, even if you provide a dictionary for easy translation. A query letter that is all done up with email stationary that moves and sparkle with with lavender font over a lilac background is a bit unappealing as well. And yes, obvious as it seems as a way to give your prospective agent or editor a leg up on getting to know your world if your query letter is done in character it will probably earn a brisk dismissal.

Cross posted to my journal... comment here or there.
Sunday, March 9th, 2008
12:43 pm
[chidder]
. . . Pants on Fire
Last week yet another memorist was outed (this time by her sister no less!) as nothing more than a lowly fiction writer; once again begging the question: why didn't they just publish their works as fiction in the first place?

Ego and greed, probably.

Not discounting these writers' duplicity in dealing with their publishers, what's truly troubling when these contretemps raise their ugly little heads is the press's haughty shock and awe that any half-truths (or quarter- or third-truths) should have wormed their way into the sanctity of somebody's memoir. Literary and social critics alike thump their thesauri and behave as if, pre-James Frey coming along and embarrassing Oprah with his million little lies, every memoir published was letter-perfect when it came to factual matters--that no details were added or enhanced (or omitted), that no dialog was fabricated, that nothing was tweaked to make the piece better (or at least readable).

By its selective nature, a memoir is not journalism; it is subject to the tricks our memories play on us; how and why events took place are filtered, consciously or unconsciously, by our prejudices, belief systems, etc. Plus, let's face it, folks: life, by and large, is boring. Even fascinating people have plenty of downtime where nothing of much interest happens. Knowing what to emphasize and what to ignore, where a chapter--let alone the real story--begins and ends (in reality, most people's lives have very few--and very long--chapters), is the writer's job.

And while we're talking about it, the very journalists looking down their collective nose at these memorists are prone to the same refractions they're pillorying; they shouldn't be, but they are. The truth is never more malleable than in the hands of a writer.

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