If you've been waiting to sink your teeth into my Lovecraftian nightmare "Never Ending, Ever-Growing," go grab a copy . . . before one grabs you instead. After receiving this awesome review from Publishers Weekly, I've been even more excited about seeing my "Lovecraftian Corporate Horror" alive and in print for the very first time.... Continue Reading →
Anthologies, Anthologies: Seeking Your Advice, Plus a Very Exciting Announcement!
Science Fiction and Fantasy author Erica Ciko Campbell needs your advice--and makes up for asking with a very special announcement!
Ron Carlson’s “Keith” Made Me Contemplate What Makes a Short Story Truly Memorable
Last night, I began a frantic search for a short story I'd read years ago in a college English class--fueled, of course, by the same feverish, all-consuming waves of OCD as always. My search brought me to/r/tipofmytongue, a very helpful forum where users can post everything from B movies they watched while drunk to commercial... Continue Reading →
Read My Short Story “Macrophages” for Free on Writerfield!
Hi everyone, I'm really excited to announce that you can now read my short story "Macrophages" for free at the following link: https://writerfield.com/macrophages/. I'm especially proud of this one as it touches on some very personal topics and opens the door to a question that has always fascinated me: Just because other people can't see... Continue Reading →
Exclusive Interview With “Science Fiction Tropes”
Last week, I was lucky enough to get asked to do an interview for Science Fiction Tropes! I had a lot of fun with it, and tried my best to give in-depth answers to all the questions. Read the full interview here: http://www.scifitropes.com/erica-ciko-campbell/
On Instant Gratification and Your First Novel
If you’re in the process of writing your first novel, congratulations! Whether you’re on the first chapter or the last page, you did what countless people around the world wish they could do. However, we all know that writing a novel doesn’t happen overnight—and it could be a long time before you get to share... Continue Reading →
5 Reasons Why You Should Cancel Your Medium Membership in 2023
Instead of crushing your confidence for the low price of just $5 a month, save your money and buy a latte instead. Like many up-and-coming writers, I was lured into Medium’s Partner Program by promises of organic growth. I looked forward to thoughtful insights from their curation team, and I hoped to gain a bit... Continue Reading →
How to Dismantle Your 4 Greatest Writing Fears
If you’re aiming for success in the writing sphere, there’s a good chance you’ve learned more about anxiety than you ever dreamed possible. Whether you’re facing the criticism of clients, the rejection of publishers, or even the misunderstanding of your friends and family, it’s a writer’s destiny to constantly fend off the unwanted judgment of... Continue Reading →
Making the Most of Rejection as a Writer
Whether you’re pitching an epic novel to an agent or posting a short article on your blog, dealing with rejection as a writer sucks. Like you, I dream of a stardust utopia where every sentence I spew out is eagerly swallowed up by the masses—but unfortunately, at this point in my career, I’m far more... Continue Reading →