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Author Topic: Jonathan C. Gillespie and his cramped fingers  (Read 19299 times)

Jonathan C. Gillespie

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on: January 19, 2007, 06:45:52 PM
You can check out my blog, http://jonathancg.net, for specifics, but in this thread I'll provide regular updates as well.  By the way, thanks for making this available.

Updated 2/7/12

Eleven publications including in the following Markets:

The Drabblecast
Apex Magazine (technically in their formerly online-only component called Apex Online)
Murky Depths
Spinetingler Magazine

Honors and awards include:
Honorable Mention in Year's Best Horror, Volume 1 (2008), ed: Ellen Datlow.
BSFA award nomination in 2009, Short Fiction, "Best in Class"
Parsec Award nomination in 2009, Short Fiction, "Best in Class"


Ten stories in current active submissions.


Currently Working On:

More short fiction.

Sitting on:

My novel, The Tyrant Strategy (news on this in the near future).

The usual trunk short stories, and two completed novel manuscripts, one sci-fi/fantasy, one near-future thriller:  about 130,000 words each.  Will probably never see the light of day.
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Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 02:59:20 AM
So I knocked out the draft for "Wrecked" today.  That's a code-name title for a very crude draft.  I always pick a word for a short story draft indicative of something in the content, so I don't lose any of my red-hot momentum at the beginning trying to title a story before it's fermented on paper.  I title after the second or third draft.

Time to prune and nurture this beast into something better.

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Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007, 03:13:52 AM
Titles are a bitch.  I normally do mine last too.


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Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 01:52:28 PM
So I've taken that tale and filed it in my drawer after going through it twice for editing, and reading it to my first reader.  I'll come back a month from now and hit it up with the final edit.  This is my method for creating a final draft, and I find it works well because, for a multitude of reasons, I notice more mistakes.

I hurried off another flash piece a few days back to Ye Olde Flash Contest, and now I'm writing a humor sci-fi piece about time travel and trophy wives.

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Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 10:59:18 PM
So, "Sex, Lies and Time Travel" is done, now it's onto "The Kingdom of Eee".  Then I'll go back and post-edit mercilessly, starting with "Derelict".

Don't ask me why, but batches of three work really, really well for me.

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Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007, 02:37:27 AM
Done with them all, and they're all "in the wild".

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Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007, 04:40:33 PM
"Eee" and "Upon a New Road" were both accepted this month, and will be out in Afterburn SF and Spinetingler Magazine, respectively, in the near future.  For more info, check out the Bibliography section on my official site, linked at the bottom of this post.

FYI, "Eee" literally came to me during a discussion on these message boards :)

In addition, new stories titled "The Encroacher", "One Night at Ollie's Stump", "Along the Edge", and a few others are in the wild.
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Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 02:42:27 AM
Apex Online took "Tex's Last Run" for republication, and I've posted a free horror piece called "Old Clara's Favorites" to my official site (listed below).

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Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 04:56:12 PM
I haven't posted here in eons, but I'm part of the crit group now and I'm considering reviving this progress reports thread.

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Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 07:17:43 PM
Good to see you back around this neck of the woods, dude :)


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Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 11:47:33 AM
There's definitely not enough activity on these boards.

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Reply #11 on: November 03, 2011, 05:12:42 PM
A lot's happened since the last time I posted here. I picked up two award nominations, an honorable mention for Year's Best Horror, and a few more publishing credits, though most of the past two years was spent outlining and writing an epic trilogy, working on a joint fiction piece with another writer, and critiquing same writer's novel. Oh, and there was the small matter of having our first baby. Yes indeed.

Currently I now have several tales back in active submissions. I have one I am waiting on a response for at the moment -- a revision sent by their request, and I'm looking to see if they go with the revised tale.

Other than that, I have one draft pending revision, one draft nearly through the first draft process, and my novel in the hands of one last First Reader.

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Reply #12 on: November 11, 2011, 06:13:23 PM
Two more roughs done on two stories; one crime\horror\thriller and one science fiction. Editing now underway.

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Reply #13 on: November 11, 2011, 06:17:36 PM
Also -- I am open to reselling "On Dasher", which ran in the Drabblecast to very positive feedback a few years back. It's a Christmas fantasy tale that involves Dasher the reindeer in a globe-spanning race with a Kirin, and of course there is the obligatory cheerful Christmas message. It was a lot of fun to write.

If you know of or hear of anyone looking for some good reindeer fodder for the upcoming Christmas season, let me know, and you will be on the cool list.
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Reply #14 on: December 27, 2011, 06:43:28 PM
"Across the Bridge", science fiction, now in the submissions hopper.

"Fuse" (working title), horror, -- in the crit group here.

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Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 02:42:21 PM
Sold: "Todd Elrin and the Forever Reset" to The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine. Great team over there.

First draft done on a new science fiction short story, as well. No working title yet.

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Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 05:44:10 PM
Interested folks can now follow me on my facebook fan page and twitter. I am uncomfortable with self-promotion, but it seems necessary these days.

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Reply #17 on: February 15, 2012, 06:37:47 PM
Finished a last edit of "The Tyrant Strategy"; looking for a copy editor (think I found one, but still taking references). Novel is about 88k words long.

Also, if anyone can recommend a good, reasonable web designer to revamp my wordpress site, let me know.

Currently working on third draft of an untitled science fiction tale, about 3800 words.

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Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 06:13:25 PM
Crit group now has my draft of my latest science fiction yarn, around 3800 words. "The Tyrant Strategy, Volume I" is in the hands of a copy-editor.

Hey, you know what's fun? When a thumb drive corrupts one of your manuscripts-in-progress. I'm not going to lose a huge amount of time -- just two or three days of work. But I'm still steamed.

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Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 06:18:58 AM
Thinkgeek sells thumb drives that allegedly can withstand several varieties of natural disaster...

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Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 02:42:02 PM
Thanks. This was encryption software that did it. I think it corrupted the file header or individual sector.

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Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012, 07:40:30 PM
I went ahead and self-published a collection of five of my short fiction tales. Among other things, the collection features a 2009 Parsec (short fiction) finalist.

The book is available for the Kindle, Kobo, Nook, or compatible apps.

Click right here to head over to the overview page for the book.

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Malevolent, metal-scavenging microdrones ("Paston, Kentucky"). A collector's car with a mind of its own, off for a drive through a nuclear holocaust (the two-time award-nominated "Best in Class"). An experienced climber tackling the most dangerous alien obstacle in the universe ("Spired"). These and other stories await the reader in Jonathan C. Gillespie's debut short fiction collection, which brings together five killer tales from the author's publishing history.

Some of the works are available in free audio elsewhere, at various well-regarded podcast sites (see the author's official site for more details), but this book features all-new versions, revised for content – and even better quality.

Prepare to enjoy these SOJOURNS THROUGH TROUBLED WORLDS.

We'll see how it flies.

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Reply #22 on: September 10, 2012, 08:40:27 PM
Well how has it been doing?



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Reply #23 on: February 19, 2013, 07:11:31 PM
Whew. Long time since I updated.

This venture has panned out into three other works. One short got such good feedback I'm turning it into a serial called the Beacon saga. The Tyrant Strategy: Revenant Man is slowly picking up steam; it has a sequel coming soon, too.

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