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.…
Anthology release day
Eighteen: Stories of Mischief and Mayhem is now officially available, in trade paperback and ebook formats, from the usual bookseller suspects. (The publisher’s page has links.) The book includes my story “Like Gold Upon Her Tongue.” I spent part of the afternoon curled up reading and enjoying other people’s stories, so if you are in…
Cover and TOC: Community of Magic Pens
It’s time for updates on Community of Magic Pens, edited by E.D.E. Bell, coming in May from Atthis Arts (and available for preorder now). The cover art was revealed, in a low-key fashion, on Twitter. It’s by Journey, a young Detroit-based artist. (She also produced artwork for the Kickstarter campaign.) It’s happy and charming and…
Community of Magic Pens
I’m very pleased to announce that my short story “Shared Space” will appear in Community of Magic Pens. I think the anthology’s going to be a lot of fun (I backed it on Kickstarter before submissions opened). It’s available for preorder now, with publication expected in May.
“Kill Switch”: Daily Science Fiction
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.
First pro sale
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…
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…