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Fiction Magazines:

The Black Hole. An online database of rejection times from most of the fiction markets. If you're a writer and wondering if you should have heard back on your story, check here before querying the editor. At http://brain-of-pooh.tech-soft.com/critters/blackholes/

Brian A. Hopkins Home Page. Brian and I collaborated on a short story, "In the Days Still Left," which will appear in the Bending the Landscape: Horror anthology, and on "The Hounds of Winter," which appeared in Realms of Fantasy. We hope to do more in the future. Read his novella, Cold at Heart, recently released through Starlance Publications, or order it through Amazon Books. Brian won the 2000 Stoker award for his short story, "Five Days in April." His page is at, http://www.sff.net/people/brian_a_hopkins

Brian Plante's Home Page. Brian is a short story maven and a shrewd commentor on the writerly arts. Be sure to check his advice to writers. The essays on guidelines and rejections are worth the trip all by themselves. At http://www.sff.net/people/Brian_Plante

The High School Teachers Resource for Teaching H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. The name says it all. I'm the author and designer of the page at http://www.sff.net/people/james.van.pelt/wells/teachwells.htm

The Horror Writers Association. Tons of info for the budding and established horror writer. At http://www.horror.org. Be sure to check out their writing tips articles.

John Stith's Home Page. John is a SFWA member, and his home page is filled with interesting tid-bits for the new writer. At http://www.neverend.com/index.htm

The John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award Eligible Author Web Site lists new authors whose professional debuts (appearance in a magazine with a circulation of more than 10,000, or publication of a novel) occurred in 1998 or 1999. Archives authors from 1997. Meet new authors and where to find their work! At http://www.sff.net/campbell-awards.

Locus Online for reviews of novels and some short fiction. Also info about the publishing industry as it applies to science fiction and fantasy. At http://www.locusmag.com

The Market List for on line, writer's guidelines for most of the paying markets in science fiction, fantasy and horror. At http://www.marketlist.com

Ralan's Webstravaganza for more markets and writer's guidelines. Includes some markets not on The Market List. At http://www.ralan.com/

Robert J. Sawyer's "On Writing" Column Index. Robert J. Sawyer is a former president of SFWA and a multi-achivement author. His index to the articles that appeared in On Spec, the Canadian SF magazine includes the full text of all the articles. A must read for the new (or old!) writer. At http://www.sfwriter.com/owindex.htm

SFF Net. Another invaluable resource for the new writer. News, tips, author web pages and miscellaneous galore. At http://www.sff.net/people

The SF Site. Reviews, articles links, etc. Updated bi-monthly. The host site for many of the fiction markets. At http://www.sfsite.com

The SFWA Bulletin, you don't have to be a member to receive this news-filled, helpful writer's publication. At http://www.sfwa.org. Be sure to check out their extensive archive of writing articles.

Speculative Fiction of Colorado for information on Colorado authors, conventions and news. At http://www.sf-colorado.com

Speculations for writerly advice and market news within Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. At http://www.speculations.com Check out the Rumor Mill! Now includes market listings.

Tangent Online for short fiction reviews from every magazine they can get ahold of. At: http://www.tangentonline.com

Teenfinity, an on-line science fiction magazine class project by my Science Fiction Literature class at Fruita Monument High School. At http://www.sff.net/people/james.van.pelt/teenfinity http://www.sff.net/people/james.van.pelt/teenfinity

The Wonder Zone, a science text book series for elementary through high school students using science fiction stories to illustrate the science lessons at http://www.czerneda.com/wz/wz.htm

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