“Muzik Man.” My novelette about an android minstrel robot sent to save a tone-deaf world was first published in Deep Magic, Fall 2020. It received a starred review in Tangent Online, and went on to win Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Story of 2020 in the Critters Readers’ Choice Awards. 2500 readers from around the world vote in those awards for their favorites in the publishing year, and this is the largest of categories, so it’s quite an honor to win.
But that’s not all! Deep Magic selected “Muzik Man” for their latest Best Of Anthology! In the issues they selected this anthology from, they had published bestselling authors Terry Brooks, Michael Sullivan, Ken Liu, Jeff Wheeler, Charlie Holmberg, and more. So making it into the pages of this Best Of Deep Magic anthology was no easy feat! Two alumni from my year-long Super Secrets of Writing Workshop that I teach in the Writers of the Future Forum made it in as well! Brittany Rainsdon and KD Julicher! Well done!
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After twenty-five years of trying, I had finally won and had made it to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future gala award ceremony. It’s an impressive event that many liken to the Academy Awards of science fiction and fantasy. If you ever attend one or if you watch the recording, you’ll understand why. This is a formal black-tie event in the best of Hollywood venues with bestselling authors and Hollywood stars on the guest list. And they are all there to support you as an up-and-coming writer of speculative fiction. This was the proudest moment of my writing career. It happened April 5th, 2019 at the Grand Ballroom of the Taglyan Complex in the center of Hollywood.
Want to see Wulf Moon take the stage, receive his award for Writers of the Future Volume 35, and give his acceptance speech? Then click on the link below and advance to one hour and nine minutes and take a gander! Come join me for my five minutes of fame! (Thank goodness I still have ten minutes to go!)