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B. Morris Allen
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stories of love and disaster
stories of love and disaster

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SFF markets that pay on acceptance Here's a short list. What markets would you add to the list?

Some magazines pay the author when they accept a story; some pay only on publication; some are in between. From the writer’s perspective, payment on acceptance is obviously preferable. However, most markets don’t disclose their payment schedule up front.…

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Now it’s serious. Travel and work got in the way of the Patreon launch, I’m now geared up and ready to go. Every week, there will be a full story and author’s note, or a novel chapter. Not too much, not too little. Just right, in fact. Take a look! Become…

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Now on Patreon!

So, I decided to try out Patreon as an author (in addition to the Patreon we run for Metaphorosis). I’ll be posting stories and chapters on a regular basis. Take a look! https://www.patreon.com/BMorrisAllen

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In July, I started in on the Ray Bradbury story-a-week effort. More recently, I found that real life is throwing up substantial obstacles. Initially the effort went well; it was a good motivational tool for writing. I wrote a story a week fairly easily,…

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Just over a year ago, I’d never been to a science fiction convention. Mostly, it was a question of access; I didn’t live in places where SFF conventions happened. I also didn’t really know what went on at them. Last year, back in the US, I decided to…

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Download a free copy of one of my short story collections before Christmas!

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Don't vote? Don't gripe. @BMorrisAllen

Some decades ago, on a back road in coastal Oregon, there was a sign on a fence saying “Don’t vote? Don’t gripe.” I think that’s a fair position. If you can’t be troubled to take part in governing your own country, you don’t get to complain about the…

Got a Silver Honorable Mention for WOTF Q3. I think that's four HMs (one silver). I'm very pleased, but also baffled that (what I think are) my better stories didn't get any recognition at all.

Poor judge of my own work, or just different tastes?

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Song Artist Story Ordinary Man Gordon Lightfoot Lonesome, Restless Feeling You know about Gordon Lightfoot. I’ve been listening to his music almost since I was born. The other day, I was listening in the car, and heard a line I’ve heard a hundred times,…

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Song Artist Story Seven Shells Fred Eaglesmith Seven Shells Fred Eaglesmith is a Canadian singer-songwriter who writes great music (and who is one of the several artists my wife lumps together as “the depressing guy”). This song has the great line “I got…
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