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All the news that’s fit to pixelate [Jan. 26th, 2016|06:33 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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A lot of work stuff going on here. Some of it is in the category of “secret projects, cannot discuss.” Some of it has just departed from that category! So! I will tell you now!


1) I have signed the final paperwork and can now say that I am very pleased to have my long-form work represented by Kurestin Armada of PS Literary. If you have a fabulous book deal you have been waiting to fling at me and were not sure where to fling that offer, the answer is: Kurestin Armada, PS Literary. More seriously, I am looking forward to working with Kurestin. It really feels like the right fit for both of us.


(Kids, don’t ever let anyone make you feel like this goes only one direction. You and your agent are choosing each other, not just them choosing you.)


2) I sold “Drifting Like Leaves, Falling Like Acorns” to Analog. This is a story in the same mosaic as several previous stories, and it is the weirdest thing I have ever sold to Analog. Trevor seems to agree, calling it an “odd duck”–yep–quack!–but when they say “odd duck” in an acceptance letter, you say “thank you!” See, we can all do our part in keeping science fiction weird.


3) Strange Horizons did a reader poll for 2015, and my story It Brought Us All Together came in fourth. I’m not sure why I included the link there, since apparently enough of you liked it to vote it fourth out of all the year’s stories! Thanks, readers! Mycogeneticist origin stories are more popular than I ever knew, which is great, because I’m writing another, completely different one. And then the two mycogeneticists can get together and fight crime…er, actually just fungal plagues…but I get ahead of myself.


I do that a lot.


I want a 4) and a 5) in honor of the late great Rise/wilfulcait (for those of you who are late to this party, she was the source of “five things make a post,” breast cancer stole my friend away years and years ago now, and I still think of her whenever I do a post like that), but I don’t think I have two more bits of thematic news. Ah well. She would understand.




Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux

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[User Picture]From: athenais
2016-01-27 12:59 am (UTC)
Yay yay yay! All good news.

I miss Rise, too. I'm so glad her Five Things turns up on my friends' subject lines regularly.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks. And yeah: solidarity.
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From: gwynnega
2016-01-27 01:17 am (UTC)
Congratulations on all three things!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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From: swan_tower
2016-01-27 01:38 am (UTC)
Huzzah all around!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2016-01-27 01:52 am (UTC)
Yay for 1-3!!!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2016-01-27 02:14 am (UTC)
If "1, 2, 5" is good enough for King Arthur I think we have to accept it here too. :-)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 03:19 am (UTC)
Obligatory nerd quote accepted.
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[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2016-01-27 11:56 am (UTC)
Where is the gif of Kermit flailing excitedly when you need it? Congrats on all of the above!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 12:03 pm (UTC)
Notional Kermit accepted, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2016-01-27 10:28 pm (UTC)
Now that I am not hastily checking the internet while eating breakfast before work: here!


Edited at 2016-01-27 10:29 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-27 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hee, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2016-01-28 03:35 am (UTC)
Congratulations on all the things! And, yay, agent!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2016-01-28 05:09 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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