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Paula L. Fleming
January 2006

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    No classes planned at this time!


    "Worldbuilding in SF and Fantasy" ran August - September 2004 at Writing-World.com. My students asked excellent questions and wrote some fascinating, thought-provoking work. Really a pleasure to teach this one.


    "Writing Speculative Fiction Stories" ran August - September 2003 at Writing-World.com. I had a wonderful time and hope to offer this course again someday.


    (Erotica bibliography posted here.)


    "Seven Names for Tabitha," Tales of the Unanticipated #24, Summer 2003.


    "By the Numbers," Anotherealm, June 2002.


    "Act III: Scene 3," Tales of the Unanticipated #22, April 2001.

    "Webbed Feet," Extremes 3 CD-ROM anthology (Lone Wolf Publishing), Summer 2001.

    "True Mastery," Alternate Realities Ezine, September-October 2001 issue.


    "Hey Baby, What's Your Glamour?" (with Lazette Gifford), Jackhammer Ezine (Eggplant Publishing), April 2000.

    "Unblinking," gothic.net, May 2000.

    "Polyformus Perfectus," Such a Pretty Face anthology (Meisha Merlin Publishing), June 2001.

    "Why Endings Matter," SpaceWays Weekly, September 2000.

    "Masking," SpaceWays Weekly, November 2000.

    "Third Maiden," SpaceWays Weekly, December 2000. Readers' Poll Story of the Month.

    "May Pole Bones," Electric Wine Ezine, December 2000.

    "A Room of Their Own," Writers of the Future Honorable Mention, 1999-2000.


    "Croons the Maiden, 'Unto Virgins Only Come,'" SpaceWays Weekly, February 1999.

    "Tomb Stone," SpaceWays Weekly, April 1999.

    "Croons the Maiden, 'Unto Virgins Only Come,'" Faerie Gold sampler (Eggplant Publishing), May 1999.

    "Fear's Shadow," E-Scape Ezine, May 1999.

    "Sick Building Syndrome," Dark Matter (Eggplant Publishing), June 1999.

    "Sound of Silence," SpaceWays Weekly, July 1999.

    "Third Maiden," Tales of the Unanticipated #20, August 1999.

    "Still," An Eclipsing, August-September 1999.

    "May Pole Bones," Storisende Verlag Ezine (German), September 1999.

    "Bad Hair Days," Planet Relish Ezine, October 1999. Winner Best of the Web 1999 (Eternity Publishing). Winner of Best Online Horror Story of 1999 (Zine Guild Awards).

    "Dykerpunk," Alternatives I Poetry Contest (Eternity Publishing), 2nd Place.


    "May Pole Bones," Outer Darkness #14, April 1998.

    "Changeling," Exodus Ezine, May-June 1998.

    "Autumn," Jackhammer Print Issue (Eggplant Publishing), October 1998.

    "Certified Organic," Collective Cauldron (Bloodreams Publishing), October 1998.

    "Masking," Exodus Ezine, October 1998. Reader's Poll Story of the Month.

    "Sick Building Syndrome," Scavenger's Killer Frog Contest Anthology (1st place short story), October 1998.

    "Masking," Writers of the Future Finalist, 1997-98.


    "Changeling," QECE #4, January 1997.

    "So Full of Sin," Symphonie's Gift #6, February 1997.

    "Unblinking," Stigmata anthology (Heliocentric Net Publishing), June 1997.

    "Why Endings Matter," Hadrosaur Tales #3, August 1997.


    "Sound of Silence, "Moonletters," Winter 1996.

    "Help Wanted," Dragon Dreaming #1, April 1996.

    "Bad Hair Days," Scavenger's Killer Frog Contest Anthology (Honorable Mention short story), November 1996.



    "Imagination's Edge: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy," bi-monthly column for
    Writing World, ran October 2001 through the end of 2005 (25 installments!). Some installments have been reprinted elsewhere online.


    "Speculative Fiction: The Literature of Ideas" with Moira Allen and Marg Gilks, reprinted from The Writer at Writing-World.com.


    "Giving as Good as You Get, and Vice Versa" with Stacey Wenkel, Speculations #34, October 2000.


    "Why You Should Join Toastmasters," Writers' Network #32, April 1999.

    "What 'Type' Is Your Character?", Speculations #26, April 1999. Reprinted at Writing-World.com.

    "Good Writer! Want a Cookie?", Speculations #28, August 1999.


    "Your Writing Can Wear a Navy Blue Suit," Writers' Network #25, November 1998.