What I Had Published in 2013

With just a handful of days left in the year, it seems safe to put up a definitive “here’s what I had published in 2013” list. It was by far, my single best year in terms of both numbers of things published, and variety of markets.

Fiction

  • “The Negative Impact of Climate Change on the Unusual Beasts of the World,” Analog (July/August 2013)
  • “Flipping the Switch,” Beyond the Sun, ed. by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Fairwood Press, August 2013

Nonfiction

  • “Hat Tips to the Masters: Homage in SF/F,” Lightspeed Magazine (February 2013)
  • “Surfing the Prime Radiant,” Blue Shift Magazine (May 2013)
  • “Editorial: Gem Hunting,” Analog (June 2013)
  • What I Did on My Summer Vacation,” Clarkesworld (November 2013)

I’ll be the first to admit that the nonfiction surprised me. I hadn’t ever really considered it before, and then this year, the opportunities just presented themselves so it worked out well.

So far, 2014 is looking pretty good. I’ve made one sale, a science fiction story that will appear sometime next year. And I have a second story still outstanding. I’ve got another story going out on January 1, and if I can finish this novelette, that will add to the pile. I definitely feel like my fiction writing–and in particular, my storytelling–has improved significantly over the last year. I have some ideas on why this might be, but I will save that for another post.

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Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.