I host my own Short Story Meetup as well as Marcus Tsong's Novel-Writing Meetup in Crown Heights.
How did you get involved with BSFW and which events do you attend?
I started to coming to meetups after Cam invited me back in 2012, and have been regularly attending short story and novel writing critqiue meetings ever since. Am definitely interested in joining the comics meetup as well!
What have you found most helpful about this writing group?
The feedback from other writers on my work is very helpful, but also just the process of giving and hearing feedback on other people's work can really get your gears turning when it comes to thinking about how you write.
What stories have most influenced your writing style?4.)
John Collier's "The Chaser," Shirley Jackson's "The Summer People," Roger Zelazny's "The Last Defender of Camelot," P.G. Wodehouse's "The Code of the Woosters," Jorge Luis Borges' "The Gospel According to Mark," Rachel Swirsky's "Dispersed by the Sun, Melting in the Wind," and I don't know, ask me again later.
How do you find time to write?
You kind of have to dig your heels in and prepare for it, even when you're tempted to double-book yourself.
What are you working on now?
I have a completed novel I am currently seeking representation for and am collaborating on a novella that is still in progress. I also try to keep working on at least one short story at any given time.
If you could submit a story to your dream anthology what would it be about and who else would be in it?
I’d love to be in any number of “Year’s Best” anthologies, but also I like the idea of an anthology similar to Neil Gaiman’s “Stories,” which includes stories from Kat Howard, Walter Mosley, and Gaiman himself.
You can find links to my publications on my website: thesamschreiber.com, but they are:
“Four Legs Good, Eight Legs Better," Tales to Terrify, October, 2018
"Ennigaldi," Vastarien: A Literary Journal, September, 2018
"Facebook Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate It," Reprinted in The Overcast, July, 2018
"Lucid as the Snow," Hi-Concept Magazine, November, 2017
"Viscera," Reprinted in Tales to Terrify, October, 2017
"Homo Homini Lupus," Occult Detective Quarterly, October, 2017
"Viscera," A Breath from the Sky: Stories of Unusual Possession, August, 2017
"Facebook Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate It," Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May, 2017
"First Cause," the Kaleidocast, May 2016
"Ahzi," In Memory of Dragons, Pendragon Variety Literary Magazine, June 2013
"Linger," The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, March, 2013
"Snakehead, "Journey Into...," July, 2012
"Corinthians," PodCastle, December, 2010