Interview: Suzanne Palmer

Suzanne Palmer, AW’s own zanzjan, won 2018’s Hugo Award for Best Novelette for “The Secret Life of Bots.” Her short fiction has won readers’ awards for Asimov’s, Analog, and Interzone magazines, and been included in the Locus Recommended Reading List. Palmer has twice been a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and once for … Read more

January 23 National Handwriting Day

Tuesday January 23 is National Handwriting Day (and, not coincidentally, John Hancock’s birthday). This day of celebration and outreach and engagement with handwriting was founded in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. Their motive was, understandably, to promote the use of pens, pencils and paper for writing, and hence their bottom line, but there’s … Read more

Post Server Migration: Do this For AW Forum Access

Everyone Should Do These Two Things Thing One: Clearing Cookies and Cache Make sure you know your Password and Username. Log off Clear Cookies and Cache Completely Quit your Web browser, closing all windows. Log back on to AW. Click the little box that says “Remember me?” on the top right of the AW window … Read more

Update the Second

Server Migration Update There are some glitches; we’re still fastening buttons on the tiny little hamster jackets. We hope to be up soon  but we aren’t sure yet and will keep everyone posted. We really appreciate your patience, and our volunteer Unix guy, Scott Hawkins. Contact Points *AW IRC Chat* AW’s amazing chat mods and … Read more

We’re Moving the Server Tonight

Monday Night the 8th of January AW Will Be Turned OFF at 10PM Seattle WA, US Time. We plan to turn AW back ON on Sunday January 14th, before Noon Seattle Time. Please Don’t Keep Checking to See If We’re Back We love you guys too, but every time you refresh you’re slowing things down. … Read more

Interview: Alice Loweecey

Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing … Read more

NaNoWriMo Pre Planning

So you’re an old hand at National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as November. You’ve already got your route lined up, and you’re all set to write a novel (50,000 words) starting November 1, and finishing by 11:59 PM November 30. But maybe you’re new to NaNoWriMo. Here are some suggestions. (You might start by … Read more

Prompt Contest Winner!

So remember the writing prompt contest we had in May? We’re ready to announce the winner: With a full 50% of all the votes cast, the winner is Colin Sinclair, with the prompt, “Never try to hang a magician.” Colin, if you’ll just drop me a note via our contact form, with instructions on how to … Read more