Daily Science Fiction‘s featured story for today is “Kill Switch.” Check it out if you’re in the mood for a flash tale of biotechnology, professionalism, and evil.
I made my first sale to a pro market this week. I am incredibly pleased.
Obviously, money doesn’t equal quality, “pro rates” are still laughably low, etc., etc. But what I write is largely recognizable as belonging to commercial genres, and well-resourced publications attract talent. Making it to the second round of consideration in pro magazines I enjoy was a nice ego-boost last year. Clearing that final hurdle is an even bigger one.
My short story “Changeling” will be published in Corvid Queen next August. I have a soft spot for folklore, count myself a feminist, and think corvids are pretty cool, so I’m pleased a story has settled here.
I’m very pleased to announce that my story “Like Gold Upon Her Tongue” will appear in the anthology Eighteen (XVIII), edited by Mark Teppo and scheduled for publication by Underland Press in March 2020.
The book is part of the Underland Tarot series and promises stories of mischief and mayhem. The anthologies draw their themes from the Major Arcana; the eighteenth card is the Moon. The cover (which I adore) is an in-house Underland design based on a concept by Jennifer Tough. (She did the also-striking artwork for XIII, the first in the series, taking the Death card as its theme.)
I’ll be sharing the table of contents with Forrest Aguirre, Darin Bradley, Christopher East, Scott Edelman, Nicole Feldringer, Benjamin Gamblin, Ingrid Garcia, Emma Johnson-Rivard, Elizabeth Eve King, Jessie Kwak, Shannon Lawrence, Gerri Leen, Mark Mills, Jonathan Mosman, Christi Nogle, Tammie Painter, Josh Rountree, Erica Sage, Lorraine Schein, Richard Thomas, Wendy Wagner, John Waterfall, and Todd Zack. I’m looking forward to see how they play with the anthology’s theme.