Thursday, June 2, 2016

Blog Who or What Is Collidor? By Jacqueline Seewald

 For those of you who write some of everything as I do (call me a Jacqueline of all trades), I guess you could say that short story writing just naturally fits into the repertoire. So when the call went out for live streaming science fiction I submitted a story.

“Shroud” is the story I offered with particular hopes for acceptance. It’s a unique story based on actual science and what plausibly may happen in the future. It’s also a suspense thriller. And yes, I really read science magazines, health journals—you name it! I get a lot of my inspiration for fiction from reading nonfiction.

I wasn’t certain what “live streaming” actually meant. The Collidor website presents one “positive science fiction short story” each week. They’re doing this for ten weeks. Lynda Williams is the editor and publisher behind this project. It’s an admitted experiment. If readers buy into it, Collidor will continue purchasing and publishing short fiction online, and yes, this is a paying market for authors, although a small one.

If you’re a writer and a reader like me, check out Collidor. My short story is now the story of the week. A portion of the story is a free read. There is also an interview with yours truly. Comments very much appreciated (of course). Check it all out here:

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Let me know what you think. Believe it or not, most writers don’t get much feedback.


  1. Great site Jacquie, thanks for sharing!
    Good luck and God's blessings.

    1. Thank you, Pam! Your good wishes are much appreciated.

  2. Interesting. I've only written one or two sci-fi stories. But, who knows? Thanks for the tip, Jacqui.

  3. John,

    We never do know what work will appeal to editors. All we can do is offer our best.

  4. I find short stories particularly difficult to write, but this looks like a great venue for marketing and promoting. Thanks!

    1. Susan,

      Thanks for coming by. There are many good markets for short fiction. I'll try to mention a few other this month on my blog.