Wednesday, May 9, 2012
E.C. Myers, Apocalypsies member and author of Fair Coin, will critique a short story of up to 5000 words, or a query letter and the first 30 pages of a novel.
His science fiction and fantasy short stories have been published in a number of magazines and anthologies such as Sybil’s Garage, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic, and Touched by Wonder: A Symphony of Fantastic Tales. His romantic short story featuring horny zombies, “In the Closet”, received an Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008; his nostalgic short story about horny cavemen, “My Father’s Eyes”, also got an Honorable Mention in The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 3; and he was a finalist in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest.
He attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2005 and is a member of the professional writing group Altered Fluid. He currently lives with his wife and a doofy cat in Philadelphia. In his imaginary leisure time, he blogs Star Trek Re-watch reviews with Torie Atkinson at TheViewscreen.com; edits the Clarion West alumni newsletter, The Seventh Week; co-moderates the GothamLit Yahoo group; critiques manuscripts; reads constantly; lurks on the internet; plays video games; and pursues other extracurricular activities that prevent him from getting enough sleep.
About Fair Coin:
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.
The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
ETA: if you need more convincing on whether E.C. is right for your manuscript, he's laid out his background here.
This item will close on May 11, 2012, at 11:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, instructions on how to send your pages to E.C. will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.