I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before, but today, I created an IFTTT recipe that archives the Daily Science Fiction stories I receive via email each weekday to Evernote. My recipe assumes you use Gmail, but I imagine it would be easy enough to riff of this recipe for other email clients. For this recipe to work, you need to head over to the Daily Science Fiction website and subscribe to the daily story. It’s free!
Daily Science Fiction is a great source of short science fiction stories. There is a story each day of the week, delivered by email. The story appears on their website a week later. Many great writers (and stories) have appeared in Daily SF, including stories by many friends and writers I know. I also had a story in Daily Science Fiction, “Lost and Found” back in October 2012. If you are not a fan of science fiction and fantasy or you are curious about what the fuss is about, Daily SF is a great place to start because the stories are generally short and diverse in their genre and theme.
What’s great about the recipe is that it saves me a few steps each day. I usually refile the Daily SF mail when I get it and read it later. Now, I can skip that step entirely because the story will show up in my “to-read” saved search in Evernote (which looks for any notes tagged “to-read”) that I review at least once a day.
You can get find my recipe here.
Email subscribers of Daily Science Fiction received my story, “Lost and Found” as the email story of the day today. The story will be available on the Daily Science Fiction website one week from today for everyone else. (Don’t worry, I’ll remind you.) I’m very excited to have a story in Daily Science Fiction. They publish some excellent stories, and I am in exceedingly good company there. I also wanted to shine a spotlight on Ken Liu and Damien Walters Grintalis, both of whom provided invaluable feedback on the story. Both are veterans of Daily Science Fiction and their feedback made my story much better.
To celebrate my publication day, I wore my Writer’s cap today:
You’ll also note that I’m wearing my Yankees sweatshirt. That is because I am going to today’s Cardinals/Nationals division series playoff game (with seats in the PNC Diamond Club) courtesy of my friend and coworker, John Osuna, who couldn’t make it to the game today. It’s my first playoff game and I can’t think of a cooler way to “celebrate” my publication day.
Just a couple of items for bleary-eyed folks on Monday morning (a holiday in this part of town, although not for me).
- I am on the current episode (#156) of the SF Signal Podcast. Along with Derek Johnson, Stina Leicht, Jaym Gates, Justin Landon and Patrick Hester, we discuss whether or not optimistic science fiction stories are gone forever. It was a fun discussion, and you are interested in what we had to say, you should go listen in.
- My story, “Lost and Found” will be emailed to subscribers of Daily Science Fiction on Wednesday, October 10. If you want to get to read this story a week before it is available on the website, head over to Daily Science Fiction and subscribe to the email. You get one story every weekday of the year, and it’s free!
- For folks attending Capclave this coming weekend, I will be doing my first-ever reading. I’m trying to decide what to read, but it would be nice to, you know, have an audience to read to. My reading is scheduled for 12:30pm on Saturday, October 13. Once I know where it will be I’ll let you know. Stop by if you can make it.
That’s all, folks.
My story, “Lost and Found” will be sent out to all email subscribers of Daily Science Fiction on Wednesday, October 10. It will be available on their website one week later. In both cases the story is free. If you want it in email, head on over to Daily Science Fiction and subscribe. Looks like there is a good lineup of stories for October. I consider myself lucky to be listed in the same month as Damien Walters Grintalis and Christie Yant.
I am delighted to announce that my story, “Lost and Found,” has been picked up by Daily Science Fiction. All year, I’ve had a secret desire to get a story into Daily Science Fiction because I enjoy reading the stories they publish so much. And so I was thrilled when I learned a few days ago that they were picking up my story.
For the unlikely few who don’t already know about Daily Science Fiction, they are an online fiction magazine. They send out an original story every weekday of the year. And you can get these stories for free in email by subscribing to their email list. Not long after the story is emailed out to subscribers, it will also appear (for free) on their website. And monthly compilations of stories are available on Kindle.
“Lost and Found” is my sixth story sale.
More info on when it will be scheduled to appear when I have the information myself. Mostly, I was excited about finally selling a story to Daily SF and wanted to get the word out. Now go an subscribe to their mailing list, if not for my story then for all of the other terrific stories they put out each weekday.