First sale of the year!
The contract is signed, so I’m pleased to announce that my novelette “Adamere in Swan” will appear in ParSec. It will probably be part of Issue 8, 9, 10, or 11 (but definitely not 7), so look for a release date in 2023 or 2024. This story is set before “The Relative Positions of Dead…
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.
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…
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…
I’m participating in this year’s write-a-thon to support the Clarion Writers’ Workshop at UC San Diego. I am not a Clarion alum, nor have I ever considered applying. A weeks-long, intensive workshop has never been logistically feasible for me (never mind the financial expense). And frankly, I’m not sure if I’d find the environment anxiety-inducing…
Release day for In Somnio
Okay, it’s been a bit of a staged release. I know some folks have already received physical copies and ebooks were available last week, but now the anthology is available for everyone in every format. The publisher, Tenebrous Press, has trade paperbacks; Godless and Amazon have ebooks. If you’re in the mood for Gothic feels,…
Honorable Mention in The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 13
I was absolutely chuffed when Ellen Datlow tweeted about the Honorable Mentions in this volume. “5:37,” published in the August 2020 issue of Translunar Travelers Lounge, made the list. I had a lot of fun writing the story, the editing process was fantastic, and I’m thrilled that other people have enjoyed it.
Kickstarting Modern Gothic Horror
In Somnio: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror, with my short story “Always an After,” will be published by Tenebrous Press. The Kickstarter campaign is about to enter its final week. The anthology is edited by Alex Woodroe and will contain a number of cool illustrations. How many illustrations? That’s still up for debate. The…
Corvid Queen announced their Pushcart nominations today. I’m very pleased that my story “Changeling” is on the list. The other nominees are “Plucked” by Tara Calaby, “The Giving Limbs” by Briana Garelli, “Beauty Pretends to Get Lost in the Garden” by Quinn Lui, “In Which His Sea Bride Regrets” by Kim Welliver, and “The Magic…
“Purple Lizard Skin”: Wyldblood
I neglected to post last week, but my SF story “Purple Lizard Skin” was Wyldblood‘s Friday Flash and is free to read on the site. It’s the first time this byline’s appeared in a publication based outside of North America. That doesn’t much matter when so much of short fiction publishing is online, but is…
“Changeling”: Corvid Queen
My short story “Changeling” is now available to read in Corvid Queen. The concept of changelings is fertile ground for fiction. It’s a way to discuss loss, theft, disability, and deception, prompting characters to question their own perceptions or belonging. In my short tale, I wanted to bring in adoption (an emotionally fraught process even…
“Digital Pyre”: Little Blue Marble
“Digital Pyre” is online at Little Blue Marble. I used to be an archivist; some of my work involved digitizing materials. There are constant sighs (or screams) within the field at the assumption that archivists should digitize everything. Professionally speaking, throwing things away is an important function. We’re living in an era of ubiquitous information.…