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justin_pilon
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6 October 1981
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I'm a Canadian ESL teacher living in Tainan City, Taiwan (Birthplace of Ang Lee). I'm obssessed with writing. In fact, I've been writing since I was a little kid. In high school, I started my first book. I never finished, and now it's lost (sniff sniff). Since then, I have finished two novels (1 Dark Fantasy/1 Humorous Fantasy) and a third is in progress. I write speculative fiction [SF, Fantasy, and Horror]. I like stuff that is dark, though I often like humour as well. In the last couple years, I've started writing short stories. My first short story submission placed 8th in the Writer's Digest 75th Annual Writing Competition. Needless to say, I was ecstatic! Now I'm focusing on trying to get published in consumer magazines and e-zines such as F&SF, Chizine, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Apex Digest etc. On this blog you will hear much about the hard rejection process (and hopefully not so hard acceptance process) I will surely live through.

Published:

The Fear of Innocence (Horror) --------- Northern Haunts Anthology [Edited by Timothy Deal - Published by Shroud]

How to Make a Brain Soufflé (Dark Humor) --------- Necrotic Tissue [Issue #7 - July 2009]
                     - Soon to be adapted into a play by Roy C. Booth

The Skin Off the Back of the Cheshire Cat (Horror) --------- Shroud [Issue #7]

Upcoming:

What the Penguins Know (Lovecraftian SF/Horror) --------- Cthulhu 2012 [Edited by David Wynn - Published by Mythos Books]

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