Current Issue: Fall 2013
Unlike Summer, Cascade Writers Continue to Shine
Time sure flies when you’re having fun. While it seems like July was just yesterday, it has been a pleasure learning the ropes here at Cascade Writers and getting organized for an even more exciting 2014. We’ve spent some time carefully reviewing survey results, divvying up responsibilities, and confirming 2014 instructors & speakers. We’ll be joined next year by instructors Cat Rambo, Alma Alexander, David Levine, Mark Harvey, Tina Connolly, Beth Meacham, and Pam van Hylckama Vlieg. We’ll also be introducing a special short fiction focused workshop group led by K.C. Ball. Speakers include Camille Alexa, Mark Teppo, Patrick Swenson, and more. Registrations are now open. Sign up today and don’t forget to bring your friends!
We’ve got more good news to share with you in the coming months including a new website, 2014 programming updates, and places we’ll be visiting. Below, we’ve highlighted some exciting announcements and updates from Cascade Writers on what they’ve been up to in the months since the workshop. Let us know if you have news to share or if we can answer questions and remember, we’re always around on Facebook and Twitter. Come by and say hello!
President, Cascade Writers
Rustycon 2014, Seattle
January 17-19: President Emeritus Karen Junker is our acting Outreach coordinator and shares with us that Cascade Writers has been invited to manage the writing track at this year’s Rustycon in Seattle.
If you or someone you know would like to submit to the writers’ workshops, stories are welcome! Submissions can be as long as 20 pages and are due by December 1st, 2013. Four writers will work with a Cascade Writers pro and another pro to give critiques. Panels will be announced soon, too.
More info can be found at www.rustycon.com.
Randy Henderson sold his Finn Fancy Necromancy series, workshopped at Cascade Writers in 2012, to Tor under the care of Editor (and 2014 Workshop Leader) Beth Meacham. He is now repped by Cameron McClure (2013 Workshop Leader) at Donald Maas.
Patricia Eddy has released her second book, Secrets in Blood, available now.
Rebecca Birch has released her novelette, Guardian, which she read from at the 2013 conference.
November 8-10, Portland, Oregon
Don’t forget to stop by our table at Orycon. If you’re in the vendor hall, please come see us and help tell new writers how our workshop influenced your own writing.
Gordon Bonnet was interviewed at the Cool People Podcast in August. Beth Cato sold her 2012 Cascade Writers Workshop story to Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. “The Sweetness of Bitter” appears in October. She also appeared at Flash Fiction Chronicles with an article on “Resolutions and Writing.” Rebecca Birch‘s “Quarantine Summer” was published at Parihelion SF. Look for her story “The Underground” in Every Day Fiction October 6th. Stephen Sottong‘s “Dinner Date” appeared at Every Day Fiction. His story “Planetary Scouts” was also published in volume 29 of Writers of the Future. Randy Henderson‘s story “The Beloved Changeling who was Neither” was featured in the September issue of Penumbra. Camille Griep‘s “Negative Amortization” appeared at Every Day Fiction. Her story, “Heart Made of Ground” was also published in Song Stories: Blaze of Glory from Song Story Press. “Home Again” appeared in Prospective: A Journal of Speculation. Her story “Kilby” was published at Infective Ink.
EGM & CW
Back in 2011, Katie Cord attended Cascade Writers for the first time, making friends and solidifying connections. Soon after, she set out on a voyage to become a fresh name in the world of small presses. Fast forward to September 2013 when her company, Evil Girlfriend Media, released their first Anthology, Witches, Stitches, & Bitches under the guidance of Editor and Cascadian Shannon Page. The anthology features the work of Cascade Writers Kodiak Julian, Stephanie Bissette-Roark, Alaina Ewing, and Camille Griep, among other talented authors. EGM’s second anthology, Roms, Zoms, & Bombs is due out later this fall and features Cascade Writers Tom Wright and Randy Henderson. The press’s first novel, The Heart Shaped Emblor by Cascade Writer Alaina Ewing is also slated for fall release. Congrats to Katie, EGM, and all of the Cascade Writers involved. We can’t wait to see what’s next!