Mailbox Blues

When I started submitting stories in 1992, I became obsessed by my mail, listening out for mail vans and postal workers. I learned that ninety-nine out of a hundred 9×12 inch envelopes contained rejection letters. My early acceptances came not by email, but in exciting small envelopes, addressed and stamped by the magazines themselves. This page contains mail reports and other updates. Many thanks to Christopher Reynaga for the camel-and-mailbox artwork.

The Most Recent Mailbox Blues

Friday, 24 June 2022

!!! I am honored and delighted to report that my poem Confessions of a Spaceport AI, first published in Uncanny Magazine, has won the 2022 Rhysling Award for best short poem 🙂 🙂 🙂

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

I’m happy to report a poetry acceptance from

Friday, 17 June 2022

I’m delighted to report that my poem “Belter Cats” is in the July/August 2022 issue of Analog.

Monday, 6 June 2022

I am delighted to report that my poem “Mythic Book Emporium,” first published in DreamForge Anvil, has been nominated for the 2022 Utopia Award 🙂

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

I’m delighted to report that I have just signed a contract for a piece of flash fiction to appear in Fantasy Magazine 🙂

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

I am triply happy to report that I had three poems accepted by Star*Line 🙂 🙂 🙂

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

I’m happy and honored to report that my poem What Trees Read, first published in Uppagus, is a finalist for this year’s Dwarf Stars award 🙂

Monday, 30 May 2022

I’m delighted to report that two of my poems have been accepted by Constellations 🙂 🙂

Thursday, 26 May 2022

My short-short Tea and Bamboo appeared today in Daily Science Fiction 🙂

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

My poem Phalaenopsis Orchid has just been published in Uppagus 🙂

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