I wrote poetry / with the hope that you would see / it. This is that day. 01 January 2021: my poem “Vineyard before dawn” appeared in Issue 44.1 of Star*Line. The issue will net you dozens of fantastic speculative poems, even beyond Page 34. I highly recommend you check it out. 15 January 2021: … More Poetry Roundup—Feb 2021
….well, that was a year that happened, huh? While it was about as interesting of a time as I ever hope to experience, I can at least say that some words of mine made it successfully from my laptop and into the hands of editors. For your consideration, then, these are they: Fiction Three stories … More 2020 Roundup and Awards Post
I’ve been a bit lax in keeping this page up to date, but here we go: My poem, “Upon the Climbing of a Topless Tower,” appeared in Silver Blade in August. It’s a villanelle (so, 19 lines)–but don’t think poorly of it, please. My poem, “That is not what I meant at all,” is part … More Poetry news!
Three news items for today: MY BATTERY IS LOW AND IT IS GETTING DARK, the new anthology from Zombies Need Brains, is now released and roaming the wild corners of the internet. My story, “Foster-Child of Silence and Slow Time,” is hiding in the middle. I’m particularly proud of this one, and I can confirm … More Anthology release (and more news)!
Amidst everything else going on in the world right now—and there’s a lot—, I can share a bit of news. First: my story “An Elicitation of Thursdays” is now online at Broken Eye Books! You’ll need to join their Patreon to read for the time being. It will appear later down the road in a … More Story News!
So the blog has been long dormant, but since what’s old is new again, I thought I would try to resuscitate it as a means of keeping tabs. If you’re new here: Hello there! My name is Brian Hugenbruch. I write things. I hope you’re here because you like to read things; if so, I … More Year in Writing (2019)
A new story of mine has just gone online at Syntax & Salt: https://syntaxandsalt.com/2020/01/01/so-you-want-to-eat-an-omnalik-starfish-by-brian-hugenbruch/ I don’t usually do flash fiction, but this one came together pretty quickly, and I hope you enjoy it. (The other stories in this issue are pretty fantastic–do check them out as well!)
First time doing one of these posts, so do bear with me. (And it’s running a bit later than usual–had to find the input window under the layer of dust that’d accrued here). *ahem* I had one eligible Short Story come out this year: “Or, the Modern Psyche” (published June 2019 by Zombies Need Brains … More Award Eligibility 2019
I haven’t done a “the year in writing” post in previous years, mostly, because those years have mostly been the same: “wrote a fair number of words, and not much else happened.” I was either not writing enough, or not submitting enough. Despite my participation in NaNoWriMo approaching legal US driving age, my word counts … More 2018 Writing Progress Bar
I’ve been a novel-writer for as along as I can remember. I devoured fantasy books as a kid, even in kindergarten. It wasn’t an uncommon weekend where I’d knock off a 300-page book. (Took slightly longer when Robert Jordan reinvented the genre as doorstops.) So when I made the leap from reader to writer, from … More The compression of time.