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Aug. 18th, 2006 | 06:59 am

Thanks to everyone who took my half-formed idea of having a slush bomb to F&SF and ran with it, articulating reasons for doing it, enumerating the positive effects, and spreading the word. I've been part of the discussions on gender disparity since 2001 or 2002, and it's been amazing to me, beyond my earliest expectations, to see people do one more concrete thing to address it.

It's first thing in the morning here, and I'm still not really sure how many writers will show up for this virtual rally. So far I've only included those who said their story was in the envelope or already sent, which is 24 as of 7:30 this morning. If I've missed you, please leave a note in the comments. I'll keep adding names to the list below through the weekend. (Because really, we all know about writers and deadlines.)

And here we go! Thanks to all of you. This has been great.

ETA, as requested, I'm trying to add links to homepages or bibliographies as I have time. Not that previous publications matter, as all of us had a first sale, and for some of us it was to F&SF. I've tried not to share information that people might not want shared (like if I know you, but your lj page contains no clues as to who you are). As of 10 a.m. Saturday, there are 44 writers participating -- very cool.

1. anghara Alma A. Hromic, aka Alma Alexander.
2. ellameena Catherine Shaffer
3. matociquala Elizabeth Bear
4. aliettedb Aliette de Bodard
5. jennreese Jenn Reese
6. leahbobet Leah Bobet
7. stillnotbored Jaime Voss
8. raecarson Rae Dawn Carson
9. hkneale Heidi Kneale
10. lisamantchev Lisa Mantchev
11. retrobabble Kelly
12. battle_of_one Karin Lowachee (I'll take this link down if she doesn't want her secret lj identity outed, but I thought her interests kinda give it away)
13. tu_sense
14. porphyrin S. Evans (does anybody know if there's a S. Evans bibliography page out there? she's published a lot the last couple years)
15. themachinestops
16. reudaly Rhonda Eudaly
17. sailormur Mur Lafferty
18. rachel_swirsky Rachel Swirsky
19. kim_richards Kim Richards
20. charmingbillie Deborah Coates (I don't think there's an up-to-date bibliography of her work either -- the Sci Fiction one is out of date)
21. kirizal Sharon Mock
22. cassiphone Tansy Rayner Roberts
23. gjules G. Jules
24. M. Lowd
25. stillsostrange Amanda Downum (I don't think she has a bibliography posted either, but with all her sales lately, it'd be hard to keep it up)
26. mekkavandexter Amber van Dyk
27. ann_leckie
28. maggiedr
29. sallytuppence Sarah Prineas (it looks like squatters have taken over her website, with all the lists of her published work)
30. Lisa Bradley
31. tanaise
32. katallen
33. ombriel
34. rambleflower
35. clarentine
36. Kaori Praschak
37. pjthompson
38. bondgwendabond
39. iagor
40. camillemulan
41. mallory_blog
42. ruralwriter
43. cicadabug
44. heavenscalyx
45. andrine and davidlevine
46. jodi_davis
47. affinity8
48. ombriel
49. Shweta
50. Barbara Gordon

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from: stillsostrange
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
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Mine is in the mail with Jaime's & Bear's. It's like going to the bathroom together, except...not.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
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Cool! I should've guessed. :)

And congratulations on the latest sale to Strange Horizons. You've been incredible lately.

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Jim C. Hines

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from: jimhines
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC)
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No bomb from me, alas. But I wanted to stop in and offer my congrats, despite all of the flack you got (including my own questions about the experiment). You saw a potential problem, and instead of just griping about it, you did something to try and address it. That's worth brownies and ice cream right there.

Good luck to all of the bombers! I'll be curious to hear the results.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. To be honest, my reactions to some of the flack had a lot more to do with other stuff going on in my life than to the actual flack -- I'm not really bothered when people disagree with me.

But I'll still take the brownies and ice cream!

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Hannah

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from: buymeaclue
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
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to see people finally decide to stop talking about it

'Finally,' Charlie? I appreciate what you're trying to do here, but that's unfair.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
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You're absolutely right. Thanks for calling me on that. I changed it.

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from: ellameena
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Woohoo! Thanks for the nudge. There are so many distractions in my life, it's easy to back burner fiction, especially short fiction.

Good luck to all the slush bombers. May the best woman win. Or sell a story. Or something. :-)

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm hoping that almost everybody wins by selling their story here or elsewhere.

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The Pea

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from: mekkavandexter
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
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if i can fix it, mine is going in, if not i have a shorter one i can send, that will be out tonight or early tomorrow (i know, day late, but it won't leave the post office until tomorrow anyway)

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Yeehaw!

Go, Pea.

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Ann Leckie

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from: ann_leckie
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
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It's in the envelope and sealed and addressed! And it will go out today. No chance of forgetting--the post office is by the grocery store, and we're out of cat litter.

And I think this was a fantastic idea, Charlie, so I'm going to be yet another one thanking you.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you think so. And good luck with the story!

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maggiedr

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from: maggiedr
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm all about the good intentions. Finished my story this week after a 3 week struggle but was hoping to get a few crits back. Hope to hear something and give it a final polish--assuming major problems don't exist that I missed--then out the door. That could happen today but seems more likely to be this weekend.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
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I had been intending to crit a bunch myself, but the time crunch lately has been killer.

Still, I'm counting you in -- congrats on getting the story done!

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sallytuppence

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from: sallytuppence
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
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I can add a name to that list, Charlie. Lisa Bradley, who is not on LJ. Woo hoo!

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
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Great! But what about your name? Did you get your story done?!

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Careswen ferch Madoc

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from: careswen
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Woot for all of you! Go Go!

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Sherwood Smith

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from: sartorias
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I tried--but another deadline overwhelmed me. If there is another, I'll join that one.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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That happens Sherwood -- and heck, school starts in another week or two also, right?

Thanks for stopping by to say something though.

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Comfort me with Apples

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from: tanaise
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Mine's printed, enveloped and sealed.

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C. C. Finlay

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from: ccfinlay
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Woo! Go, Celia!

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Darja

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from: ombriel
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Mine's going to be a tad delayed--I'll being sending it Tuesday at the latest. Hopefully it'll still contribute to the bombing element.

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They Didn't Ask Me

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from: dr_phil_physics
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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As I write this you are already up to 31 and it's not even 12:30p EDT.

But Charlie, clearly the bomb itself discriminates -- nearly all those submitting are on LiveJournal. (grin)

Anyways, here's to good stories and good fun for all!

Dr. Phil

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from: ex_filmmaker362
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm hoping against hope that somebody submits a story titled: The Attack of the 100-Story Slushbombs.

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Kelly

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from: retrobabble
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
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Aw, darn - no time!

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Heather

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from: rambleflower
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
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I got my story done late last night and it's in the mail as I type this. Whoo!

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Heather

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from: rambleflower
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and I wanted to say thank you for organizing this. I don't know if we'll see any statistical results from the bomb, but I figure there's never going to be any change in gender disparity in the field unless we stand up and make a ruckus about it. No matter whether people agree or not, folks are talking about it, and that makes me very happy.

Also, this deadline meant that I got this story -- which has needed to be revised for over a year now -- *finished* and out the door. Hooray for deadlines!

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