AISFP 102 – Ann Vandermeer and Matthew Sturges

Sorry for the lack of introduction on this one folks, but I’m pleased to present my final interviews from Comic-Con: Weird Tales Fiction Editor Ann Vandermeer and writer Matthew Sturges, author of The Office of Shadow and Midwinter.

This episode is brought to you by SPELLWRIGHT, the exciting new fantasy novel from Blake Charlton. Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text . . . but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation. Read the novel Robin Hobb calls a “letter-perfect story: an absorbing read and recommended.”

Show Notes:
Ann Vandermeer and I discuss Weird Tales Magazines, anthologies, invented diseases, short fiction markets, content delivery systems, Predators, and what mistakes she most commonly sees in fiction submissions.

Matthew Sturges and I discuss comics, the financial realities facing many novelists, folklore, genre-blending, finding an audience, the anthology Masked, and the need for writers to plant thy butt in thy chair.

Promo: I Should be Writing

One Response to “AISFP 102 – Ann Vandermeer and Matthew Sturges”

  1. The Jerome Bixby movie Ann mentioned was Man From Earth and it is one of the best SF movies I’ve seen for a long time.

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