A. P. Howell: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

  • Holiday Leftovers

    Holiday Leftovers

    A while back, B Cubed Press had an open call for an anthology of holiday stories. Alternative Holidays came out a few months ago, but the editors (Alicia Hilton and Bob Brown) decided they wanted to produce an overflow anthology. And so there’s now also Holiday Leftovers. As with other B Cubed titles, a portion […]

  • Brave New Weird TOC

    Brave New Weird TOC

    The Brave New Weird table of contents is out. I’ll “only” be honorably mentioned in the book, which oddly enough does not dampen my enthusiasm about reading it in a couple months.

  • Underland Arcana: Deck Two

    Underland Arcana: Deck Two

    This month, Underland Press released Underland Arcana: Deck Two, collecting the Underland Arcana stories from the past year. “Bones Placed in Apposition” is among them. I am very pleased to have this dapper hammerhead sitting on my bookshelf. If you would also like this dapper hammerhead sitting on your bookshelf or swimming on your e-reader, […]

  • The Brave New Weird shortlist

    The Brave New Weird shortlist

    The awesome folks at Tenebrous Press are kicking off a new award anthology showcasing new weird horror. (What is “new weird horror”? Matt and Alex call it “a Horror subgenre focused on progress, creatively capturing themes and questions that bleed into fiction straight from the modern reader’s life and future. It acts as a challenge […]

  • Award eligibility post, 2022 edition

    Award eligibility post, 2022 edition

    It’s that time of year again. 2022 is winding down and it’s time to flog award-eligible work—or at least make a note of it in one handy place. So if you’re reading with an eye to nominating for the Hugos, Nebulas, Stokers, Locus, etc., etc., here is a list of my published stories in order […]

  • “Harriers”

    “Harriers”

    The Dire Dark is out today, the latest in Shacklebound’s series of flash fiction anthologies. My story about werewolves in a military company is what happens when you start a story too soon, then decide that the opening bit works just fine as a little standalone (and are lucky to find an editor who agrees). […]

  • A quick note on social media

    A quick note on social media

    So…things are not looking that great for Twitter. It’s always been a fraught space, but the prospective sale to Elon Musk raised concerns about it getting worse in certain ways, and now it looks like mismanagement may crash the platform. I’m planning to keep my account active and expect to keep using it until the […]

  • Thoughts on witches and bikes and life in general

    Thoughts on witches and bikes and life in general

    Elly Blue, the motivating force behind Bikes in Space and editor of most of the volumes, is interviewing contributors to Bicycles & Broomsticks. Those interested in authors’ thoughts on creative endeavors, the meaning of witchcraft, and significant bicycle memories should head on over to the Kickstarter page. My interview went live on Wednesday.

  • Kickstart Bicycles & Broomsticks

    Kickstart Bicycles & Broomsticks

    Bicycles & Broomsticks is the latest entry in Microcosm’s Bikes in Space series of anthologies. As in the previous volumes, these stories share the themes of bikes and feminism; but this time, the secret ingredient is witchcraft. My story is set in 1890s London at the intersection of middle-class bicycling, Egyptology, occult societies, solitary magical […]

  • “Detox”

    “Detox”

    I have a little tale of addiction recovery or living with a disability in Martian Issue 6. (One of the fun things about drabbles is that they’re so short they really highlight how the reader is an active participant in creating the story. There’s just not space to spell everything out.) You can buy the […]