Pamela Rentz

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Pamela Rentz

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Twoship had rigged her CommBundle as a monitoring device and she tapped the scuffed screen with her stick. There was no time to reload the ceremony. Cecil’s expression had gone from puzzled to alarm. The rest of the dancers waited with blank faces.

What I Write

Stories about Ind’ns, especially elders.


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“Skinny Charlie’s Orbiting Teepee” forthcoming in Apex Magazine guest editor Dr. Amy Sturgis.

Reservations Jobs” (Spring 2014) in Yellow Medicine Review guest edited by Carter Meland.
“The Medicine Woman of Talking Rock” (April 2013) at Podcastle.
The Last Willow Stick on the River” (Spring 2012) in Yellow Medicine Review guest edited by Steve Pacheco.
“Lottie v. The Moon Hopper” Future Lovecraft (Innsmouth Free Press, Dec 2011)
“The Battle of Little Big Science” in Asimov’s August 2010.
“Estelle Makes the Casino Run” in Innsmouth Free Press June 2010.
“Social Security” in Wordstock 10 2007


Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I’m self-publishing and I’ve got a non-spec fiction book ready to poop out into the world soon. My goals don’t fit into a handy 6 week format but here they are:

1. Do the blurb, or as I call it, the bleurgh. I hate blurbing.

2. Finalize the ms. for editing 75K — due at editor on July 24.

3. Finish first draft of prequel story to use for newsletter promotion (est. 4000 words, I have about 2500 written)

4. Revisions to story that was out on submission. The last rejection suggested that the protagonist needs a better introduction and I agree. I’m going to revise and add maybe 250 words.

Fundraising Goals

I’m going to match donations up to $100. Micro-donations welcome.