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S Joan Popek

Roswell, Georgia, United States


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S. Joan Popek is an age challenged grandmother tiptoeing through the Twilight Zone while she gazes longingly at Ganymede. She is an instructor for Customized Training at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. A science fiction addict since childhood, she is a graduate of Writer's Digest Short Story and Novel School and until recently was an editor and PR Person for Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine. She also writes a monthly column, "Ask Dr. WEB-Write" for Millennium.

She won the EPPIE Award in 2000 for best Anthology and she has had two books nominated by the publishers for the First Annual Frankfurt Awards.

Her publishing accomplishments include the EPPIE 2000 Award winner, THE ADMINISTRATOR from The Fiction Works, SOUND THE RAM'S HORN, and a nonfiction, JUMP START YOUR CAREER WITH ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS which will be released soon from Atlantic Bridge soon.

She has published over 200 fiction, nonfiction and poetry works in various magazines. She is a member of EPIC, Ardeon , The Southwest Writers' Association and several associations for small press editors and publishers such as TerrorZines and The Cooperative. She is also active in several online writers' critique groups. She is currently authoring a mystery titled, HELL'S HOUNDS and compiling a collection of short stories titled, FAIRY TALES WITH A FREUDIAN FLAIR.

Although she writes in many genres, Her true love is science fiction, and her short stories have appeared in The Roswell Literary Review, Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy, Eternity, THE EDGE, Exodus, Anotherealm, Chaotic Reflections, Pulp Eternity, The Special Editors' Edition of Goddess of the Bay and others. One of her stories was featured In "The Best of Eternity, Volume 1." Another has been accepted by The Fiction Works for inclusion in OTHER TIMES, OTHER PLACES their HI-LO Science Fiction Anthology, and more.

Her nonfiction credits include: Writer's Digest, Fiction Writer, Southern New Mexico Magazine, Southern New Mexico Online, Writer's Hall, The Candlelight Poetry Journal, Feelings, FYI and Eclipsing. Many of her works have appeared in several small press anthologies and have won awards in the 1997 Best of the WEB contest by Predators & Editors, Eternity's Best of the Month contest, the 1998 Predators & Editors contest and the Alien Songs Contest/Anthology. in 1997.

Her book, THE ADMINISTRATOR, won the EPPIE 2000 Award and was nominated for the 1999 "Best of Electronic Books." Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine was nominated for the 1999 "Best E-Zine Award and her column "Ask Dr. WEB-Write" column was nominated for best article. Her book, SOUND THE RAM'S HORN was the reviewer's choice with a 5 star review at Scribes World."

She speaks at various conventions and workshops on a variety of subjects including Flash Fiction, writing science fiction, publishing electronically and writer's block.

Interests: Science fiction, modern fantasy, horror, reading, grandchildren, society, future and all points in between

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Administrator
  • Nonfiction

  • Jump Start Your Writing Career With Electronic Publishers