* Elizabeth Bear’s “Shoggoths in Bloom” is partially available online at the Asimov’s website.
* Kameron Hurley offers online inspirational God’s War posters. (I really want one of the Bakkie ones on my wall.)
* C.E. Murphy is taking a poll regarding entering her photography in an art exhibition to take place in April in Cork Ireland. Go vote! She also reports, among other things, that she will be an instructor at the South Carolina Writers Workshop. By strange coincidence, I will also be there.
* Ken Scholes’ “Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk” is available in online audio form.
* Ekaterina Sedia talks about romance in fantasy and that fact that love/sex/relationships seem to have become almost a requirement of the genre. To counter her argument, I immediately thought of Patricia Bray’s Sword of Change series (made somewhat ironic by the fact that she was a recovering Regency romance author at the time she submitted it.)
* Cherie Priest expands on why she is trashing 30,000 words of draft and starting over. Ouch. But a courageous decision to make the choice that is right for the book and herself as a writer.