Ad Astra 2017
The Ad Astra Writers Conference will be held Oct. 28-29, 2017, at the ESU-KC campus in Overland Park, Kansas. This year’s theme is horror.
Conference CountdownAd AstraOctober 28th, 2017It's conference weekend!
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Dear Ad Astra Writers Conference registrants, fans, and followers: I have some sad news to share. Because of low registration, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Ad Astra conference. This is disappointing, I know, but as … Continue reading
Early registration for Ad Astra ends Sunday, so if you’re thinking of signing up for our conference and want to save a few bucks, now’s the time to do it. Register online here. Rather pay by check? Contact us at email@example.com … Continue reading
I‘m pleased to relay the news that Don D’Auria, who is one of the best-respected horror editors in the field, has taken a position with Flame Tree Publishing. In addition to his other duties at the Ad Astra conference, Don … Continue reading
Today in The New York Times is an excellent piece by Bret Stephens offering advice to aspiring op-ed writers. Stephens is a columnist, and much of his counsel is aimed at those who’d like a job like his. “The purpose … Continue reading
A little more than a week ago, I stood on a spot that might be regarded as sacred in American letters. The little clearing in front of me is the spot at Quarry Farm outside Elmira, in upstate New York, … Continue reading
I‘m often asked how I work. While the answer varies with what I’m writing, and at what stage of the process, a few things hold true throughout. This photo represents one of them: chaos. I had wanted to use this … Continue reading